Any band who uses an electric guitar as the main melodic instrument must be considered metal, thus making Jimi Hendrix the godfather of the genre. Clearly metal originates from rock and blues Judas Priest
but traces from atonal jazz Morbid Angel
and punk Metallica
are also to be found. Acoording to this definition nu-metal and rap metal and all that new shit qualifies as metal...yes but not a very listen-worthy kind.
These bands are clearly for kids but hey..I love kids and I started off with listening to Nirvana and the black album myself, so who can blame them ?
To those people who so clearly dislikes this lovely genre i can only say: go kill yourself with an xtacy overdose...please!
Jimi - Iron Butterfly - Black Sabbath - Motörhead - Metallica - Slayer - Kreator - Morbid Angel-Deicide - Vital Remains - Decapitaded - Krisiun