Heavy Metal itself is a genre of music,influenced by blues and Classical music.It has by far the most sub genres of any form of music,the more well known being;Thrash Metal-Metallica,Anthrax,Megadeth Death Metal-Cannibal Corpse,Deicide,Cryptopsy Black Metal-Enslaved,Satryicon,Mayhem Mallcore-Slipknot,Coal Chamber,KoRn Deathcore-Whitechapel,Winds Of Plague,Salt The Wound
Metalcore-Killswitch Engage,God Forbid,Emmure
Some well deserving,yet underated bands include Amon Amarth(Melodic Death Metal)
Behemoth(Blackened Death Metal) Korpliklaani(Folk Metal)
There is more but I'm eating chips so I can't concentrate.
As for the crap descriptions of metal heads on here: We are normal people,we can't summon other-wordly rage to aid us in a fist fight,we fight just as good as we train to.
Some have shorter tempers,yes and that may be a product of the music,be we are normal.
Some may have few friends,but some have many,I have severeal,all metal heads as I am exclusive on whom I associate with.
The clothing is not a must-have to be metal,as some younger Metal heads may have parents who disapprove of the fashion.
Back to the music,Metal takes Passion,Commitment, and rage to play competently.So does Rap.Thats right,I said it.Rap And Metal are two opposing sides off music.One Mainstream and one Underground.They have the same Criteria to play.Rap has talent,it's just hard to see if you donb't have the ear for the music.There.I've had my say.
Heavy Metal.It said I had to.