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Best thing happened to music besides grunge.
Early Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Black Sabbath, etc...
by Jack December 07, 2003
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Metal bitch!

Slayer
Metallica
Demon hunter
Psychostick
Lamb of God
Slipknot
Stone Sour
Pantera
Damageplan
by m0p t0p April 12, 2007
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retarded version of rock music where music is no longer appreciated and the goal is to be as offensive and stupid as possible,dress like a homo,look like a fag,or look like a scumbag,and try and act tough or macho

basically they turned good music (rock & roll) into:

RAWR RAWR,WAAAAAAA,MM YEAH SATAN SUCK ME OFF,MMM YEAH THAT'S THE SPOT,WAAAAA!
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A type of rock and roll music characterized by heavily distorted guitars, powerful drumming, and vocals often performed at an intense screaming level. Very counter culture, aggressive, and nonconformist. Usually played at very high volume.

It was made possible by advancements in electronic amplification in the 1960s.

In music, the phrase originated in the lyrics to the 1968 song "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf:

"I like smoke and lightning
Heavy metal thunder
Racin' with the wind
And the feelin' that I'm under"

William S. Burroughs used the term in a novel a few years earlier as a metaphor for drug use, but did not apply it to music.


Heavy metal bands include:

Steppenwolf
Led Zeppelin
Metallica
Garth Brooks wanted to be a Heavy Metal musician, but he's too lightweight
by FaveDave January 22, 2005
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I hate rock and metal and disco and mtv and rap and the government and new metal and pop punk and hollywood.
by fuckin bitches March 08, 2005
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A seriously awesome style of music which is much more difficult (at least for guitar) than normal rock. But I do not see anyone mentioning the band that I think owns heavy metal, Tool. I am a professional violist and I play guitar, and musically, heavy metal is very similar to classical, it takes skill to play and write.
Tool's music is 100 times what any Blink 182 or Simple Plan guitarist can play. And musically speaking, it is, well actual music.
by Skelington December 22, 2003
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1. Probably the best genre of music. Created by bands like Led Zepplin and Deep Purple, then revloutionized by 80's bands like Iron Maiden and METALLICA, and is still kept alive today by bands like Tool and Cradle of Filth. Basically, its pure anger turned into music.

2. A animated, adult-oriented film (u.s.) based on a french, Adult oriented Comic. It has gained a large cult following and, even spawned a crappy sequal, Heavy Metal 2000
1. Metallica is god.

2. Heavy metal is one of the only rated R american animated films ever.
by Pyro Maniac May 09, 2004
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