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Probably the most controversial of all rock music for its lyrics and image. Its loud, aggressive music and characterized by the electric guitar play the central role in the music backed up with vocals, drumming and base. It branched off of psychedelic music and blues rock in the 60's. The original heavy metal band is no doubt Black Sabbath and it has been going on for 30-35 years.

The idealogy of the music is very romantic which means it is a praise of imagination, emotion and fantasy. Another central theme heavy metal obsessed apon is chaos which involves mental illness, confusion, war, hell demons and what not. Bands go at this theme to find excitement within it or deep personal and emotional involvement or it can be the band reflecting on the human condition from the outside. Finally, the prime reason of its controversy is its anti-Jeudo Christian imagery and themes like Satan, hell and evil. Like written earlier, metal bands make songs about evil because it goes back to chaos. Also, Jeudo-Chrisitanity is the very foundation of Western civilization and making negative (or anti) songs about it means it is the ultimate rebellion. She further explains why they make songs about evil to question society what is really profane. Yes, but there are still bands who use satanic imagery simply as a gimmick to look rebellious or simply just having fun being offensive. There are some themes of hedonism themes (sex, drugs, rock & roll etc) as praise or sometimes negative criticism. And some metal bands do start bands to blow off teen angst just like any other type of rock music. But the difference is, heavy metal is against the idea of rebellion to be cool and hip. So, understand there is more to heavy metal music than the old, tired "kill your mother/rape your dog" stereotypes.

It has branched out into many sub-genres over the years. It started in the early 70s with traditional metal and then New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWBHM in short), then thrash metal and hair metal in the 80s. 2 children sub-genres Black metal and death metal arose in the late 80s from the parent thrash metal. The 90's is considered the depression of heavy metal when its popularity started to die down. Nu-metal/rapcore, which only a few of them should be considered heavy metal at all, became popular in the mainstream. Doom metal were born in the underground then in the shadow. Now in the 00's, metalcore bands are hitting mainstream while most nu-metal bands popularity withered away.
traditional metal - Black Sabbath and Judas Priest

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal - Iron Maiden and Judas Priest

thrash/speed metal - Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax, Sepultura, Overkill, Megadeth, and Kreator

hair metal - Motley Crew, Kiss, Poison, and Whitesnake

black metal - Burzum, Emperor, Mayhem, Enslaved and Dark Funeral

death metal - Death, The Possesed, Obituary, Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower and Dying Fetus

nu-metal (most nu-metal shouldnt be even counted as heavy metal) - Korn, Deftones, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, and Linkin Park

doom metal - Cathedral, Katatonia, Theatre of Tragedy and My Dying Bride

sludgecore - Crowbar, Eyehategod, Soilent Green and Iron Monkey

power metal - Manowar, Blind Guardian, Primal Fear and Memory Guardian

modern metal (or groove metal) - Pantera, Pissing Razors, Machine Head and Skinlab

metalcore - Lamb of God, Caliban, Killswitch Engage, and Annubus Rising
by murai May 29, 2005
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A bunch of retards shouting at each other and shakin their heads.
the heavy metal group Slipknot is a great example of this
by Ruudboy93 April 27, 2006
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The future of music is all shit.Kids today are all either goth/metal or emo.That's what they are all into.And they are going to be making the music of the future? Somebody needs to beat the emo out of these goth kids.
Heavy metal is so emo.
by goth kids are fags September 11, 2005
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Undefinable mix of mostly electrical and synthetical instrumentation blurred into unknown fields of music, blended from all previous types of music from our planet.
Slide into some early Pink Floyd followed by some Iron Butterfly and top it off with some Led Zeppelin or The Who or early Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Sabbath and countless other bands leading the way to Heavy Metal
by Mississippi Queen December 17, 2003
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A crap style of music where more often than not the only thing worthwhile about it is the guitar playing.

A bunch of ass clowns in assless leather pants singing about their gayness and proffessing their love for the hershey highway.Typically a bunch of stupid ass lyrics and attrocious vocals and a fetish for goats.
Since guitar playing is usually the only thing worth a fuck in most metal then I choose to listen to intrumental rock guitar artists instead such as Joe Satriani and Steve Vai or Steve Morse or Eric Johnson or Gary Hoey or Firkins or Greg Howe or Vinnie Moore.That way I get all the great guitar without having to suffer through the most hideou vocals ever conceived of and the stupidest lyrics ever written sang by some cow-dependent satanic leather-clad tattooed and pierced little L.A. homos with 666 tattooed between their eyes as they masturbate onstage to the image of their goat god (teh devil).All of this crap in metal is pointless bullshit designed to sell image not make good music.All this serves to do is to make a bunch of little fags on the internet use 666 in their screennames and have pentagrams for avatars.
by Rock & Roll-over metal January 22, 2005
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The most terrible music ever!!!! it freaking sucks!!!! New Wave and pop all the way!!! Heavy Metal is shit!!! All heavy Metal sounds like is a big gross blur!!! PLUCK!!!!
Heavy Metal sucks asses!!!
by Shelby the pop and new wave girl January 24, 2008
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Can you sing about something else besides Satan?
Can you sing at all?
Can you not be such goth fucktards?
Can you focus more on music and maybe write some non-retarded lyrics and maybe get someone who can actually sing to sing them?
Can you make it a little more normal and a little less like goth vampire shit?
Can you make it a little more closer to rock & roll?
Can you go five seconds without mentioning Satan?
^And why the fuck do you do that anyways in the first place?
Do you even know the difference between something that sounds like shit and noise and mud vs. something that actually sounds good?
After all of these years heavy metal turned out to only be good for giving us very few bands that could rock and spew something lyrically that wasn't about Satan every other word.I guess there were also alot of faggy hair metal bands and not all of them were Satanic so that's an amazing fact but they still sounded like shit.And since that era it's all been really goth and just trying to push more of the Satanic shit from the back burner to the front burner.Um,what about music?? What ever happened to that?
by choke on a huge cock December 31, 2005
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The WORST thing to happen to ROCK & ROLL since DISCO!!!
DISCO,METAL,MTV,and RAP ruined music!!
by stupid fags February 19, 2005
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