The history of the genre – post-grunge

Post-grunge (eng. post-grunge) is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged in the mid 1990-s as a derivative of grunge.

The sound was similar to grunge but in a more commercial form. She came after groups such as Creed, Foo Fighters, Matchbox Twenty, and Nickelback are among the most successful rock bands of the late 1990 early 2000 years.

  • Stylistic origins: alternative rock; grunge; hard rock.
  • Cultural origins: mid-1990s; USA; UK; Canada; Australia.
  • Typical instruments: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals.
  • Mainstream popularity: mid-1990s to early 2010-s.

Even at the peak of his popularity, after the release of “Nevermind” (1991) brought grunge to the attention of the international community to the group Nirvana, experiencing more problems, partly caused by Kurt Cobain (drug abuse and the growing dissatisfaction with commercial success). In early 1994 Cobain’s picture was on the shirt that says “Grunge is Dead” (Grunge is Dead). The decline in the popularity of this genre began to be widely debated.

Because of the death of Cobain in April 1994, as well as with a touring problems Pearl Jam, there was a decline in the popularity of grunge this year. Addiction problems have Layne Staley and Alice in Chains has led to the cancellation of the planned dates of their performances in 1995. These first bands of the genre grunge faltered. Recording studios began to collaborate with musicians, who began to imitate this genre. The term post-grunge was coined precisely to describe these groups.

In 1995, former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl formed a new band Foo Fighters, which further helped popularize the genre post-grunge, becoming one of the most commercially successful rock bands in the United States. Some post-grunge bands like Candlebox, were from Seattle. However, the subgenre have been marked with an expanded geographical base of grunge, making it a viable subgenre. Although the benefit had male performers, in 1995, the work of “Jagged Little Pill” female soloist Alanis Morissette became a multiplatinum album.

After grunge, the group’s post-grunge commercial sound was the most popular by the end of the 1990s, the early 2000s years. They were already able to compete with groups performing alternative metal or rap-rock.

Post-grunge group borrowed the style from grunge, but in a commercial form (especially for many radio stations to receive popularity and profits). Unlike earlier groups of grunge, these are often worked with major music labels and was influential in pop punk, alternative metal or hard rock. The term post-grunge is a cynical response authentic rock movement.