Heavy and Hard

The Heavy and Hard music category is typified by strong fast rhythms, heavy amplification and will often use distortion. This category encompasses many genres and sub genres such as Metal, Hardcore and garage to mention a few. But the overriding features are loudness, driving beats, massive sounds, distortion and vocals that are either aggressive in nature or lyrically heavy. Typically songs in this category would encompass bands that contain Guitar/s, bass, drums and vocals and can sometimes contain feedback and harmonic noises. Intense music that can be harsh yet can also be complex.

We are looking for:

  1. Strength of composition
  2. Originality
  3. Relevance to category
  4. Delivery of composition

Although recording quality and production values are not governing factors in this category, we expect a reasonable standard. A strong piece will be severely hampered either by poor delivery or recording. The winning piece will be the one which best meets these requirements.

If there are not enough entries in a category that you have entered to go ahead you will be contacted and given the choice receive a refund or if we can successfully contact you by the 9th of September 2017 we will offer you the opportunity to enter the same song into a different category that meets the criteria.