Hardstyle is a sub-genre of trance music that is closely related to nu style gabber and hard trance. Hardstyle, or sometimes refered to as hard dance or hardbass, sounds very similar to nu style gabber but is usually about 30 bpm slower. The average tempo is between 140 and 150 beats per minute. The sound is characterized by thunderous beats and an anthemic enthusiasm. Many hardcore artists produce hardstyle songs, which sound very similar but are more accessible. Hardstyle is generally played along side NRG and Hard House in the UK and aside hard trance or hardcore in the rest of Europe.