Definition of math rock in English:

math rock

noun

mass noun
  • A style of rock music characterized by complex rhythmic and instrumental patterns.

    ‘they've earned a reputation for mixing high-energy math rock with a modern take on 90s Britpop’
    • ‘Avowed influences include everything from The B52s to math rock by way of straight-up punk.’
    • ‘A math rock ethic is transposed into the distorted modern lo-fi sounds of Lee's guitar work.’
    • ‘Their debut, self-titled album is a mammoth fusion of metal, prog-rock, jazz, and math rock.’
    • ‘If I ever met a hardcore female fan of Chicago-style math rock, I'd marry her on the spot.’
    • ‘His mystifying style owes as much to African guitar as it does to the double-edged genre of math rock.’
    • ‘But fans of math rock might not find us as jarring as most bands in the genre are.’
    • ‘Math rock rarely has sounded as tuneful as this.’
    • ‘Forging ahead in the wake of post rock, math rock, indie rock, and punk rock must be a hard thing to do for a band.’
    • ‘Grungey if intelligent indie meets spiked math rock, and unexpectedly this really works.’
    • ‘Their music uses splashes of standard rock chord changes, angular math rock melodic counterpoints, and punk's thrashy nihilism.’
    • ‘As talented as guitarist Seim and drummer Hill are, the type of math rock they purvey has been done by bands both better and worse many times over.’

Origin

1990s from math + rock (noun).

Pronunciation

math rock

/ˈmaθ rɒk/