34 definitions by Gabriel

A subgenre of Rock music, closely related to Hard Rock. It was developed during the 70's by bands such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin (although they stuck to their blues and folk roots, and weren't completely Heavy Metal), Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep - even some prog-rock bands experimented with heavier sounds, Heavy Metal sounds. It is said that the first Heavy Metal band was Black Sabbath - I can boldly say they were the first BRITISH Metal band, and Blue Cheer the first American Metal band.

The music is characterized for it's technical and heavy riffs, long songs, and solos played with virtuosity. Lyrics are very varied (contrary to what many people think, they don't all have "satanic" or evil lyrics, and hateful lyrics) - they range from love and sex, through war and nuclear holocaust to fantasy and dragons.

Heavy metal is one of the most misunderstood genres of music in our day. Rather unfortunately, this is often a result of brazen ignorance about the subject, brought about by certain sectors of the media, society, and listeners themselves.
Most notable bands are: Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Dio, Manowar, Stratovarius, Deep Purple, Dokken, Judas Priest

Great vocalists: Ronnie James Dio, Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford
by Gabriel December 13, 2004
California Police codes for a drive-by shooting
"We have a 246 resulting in a 187"
by Gabriel November 14, 2003
Used to say that you were kicked-off the game, the pool, or whatever.
Dude1: Hey, guess what.
Dude2: huh?
Dude1: They kicked me off Counter Strike...
by Gabriel February 18, 2005
noun: not quite one thing or the other.
I wasn't the best student, or the worst. I was more of an inbetweener.

Did you see that person with the big arms?

Is that a guy or girl?

Looks like a 'tweener?
by Gabriel May 08, 2005
Something we need but don't want and that doesn't work due to the stupidity of humans.
The governmant will one day fall and we will all kill each other.
by Gabriel March 21, 2005
Verb: the act of crushing and snorting pills.
I had to bang some Addies so I could study well.
by Gabriel May 09, 2005
the act of trying to distract your opponent in a game of beer pong.
Did you see mary's psyche out in our game last night? She mooned me.
by Gabriel May 06, 2005

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