A very judged and ridiculed type of awsome music. Often put off because of it's sheer intensity, and harsh lyrics, metal is one of the few genres of music that can take the criticism and spit it back out, twice as lound and twice as angry. Often metal bands are looked at as un-inteligent brutes, but in retro-spective, they are some of the smartest and most politicly aware type's of people around. A great example of this is Dee Snider (Twisted Sister
). In his court case back in the eighties, the judges and prosecutors had not readied themselves for anything. Thinking him to be totaly outclassed and outsmarted, they sat back and watched as he enterd the court room. So they though, a lamb to the slaughter. But upon his arival, he sat down calmly, pulled out his papers, and deliverd such a rousing case that the judge and the prosecutors were dumbstruck. They were left speachless, and without a claim to make, they were forced to close the case against him, and drop the charges on him.
Many other Metal artists are looked down upon because of their music. Eg: Marilyn Manson, Till Lindmann, Alice Cooper, Danny Filth, Cory Tailor, ect...\
But In the end, its a great type of music, consisting of many different sub-genres that make it very diverse. Eg: Speed, Thrash, Grindcore, Industrial, Neo-classical, Death, Black, Swedish, Alternitive, Nu, Power, Progressive, Folk, Glam, Gothcore, Symphonic, Techno and Opratic. Suited to many different types of people. Thus, giving the term Metalhead
a whole new meaning.
Arch Enemy, Slipknot, System of a down, Rammstein, Shadows Fall, Children of Bodom, Slayer, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Megadeath, Disturbed, Godsmack, Lamb of God, Opeth, Nechrophagist, Dark Tranquility, Aman Amarth, Trivium, Meshugga, In Flames, Mudvayne, Naglfar, Cannibal Corpse, Black Lable Society, Iced Earth, Mushroomhead, Saliva, Immortal, Dimmu Borgir, Metalica, Twisted sister, The Dead Kenadies, Cradle of Filth, Murder Dolls, Papa Roach, Killswitch Engage, and many many more...
Metal is awsome!!