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Heavy metal is a louder, way better version of rock and roll, created mainly by Black Sabbath and later revolutionized by Metallica and other bands from that era. Today, the best metal bands are 5 man bands consisting of 2 guitars, 1 bass, vocals and drums(such as Lamb of God and Devil Driver). The 2 guitars play the main tune, while the bass guitar plays a deeper, underlying tune that compliments the guitar and also the drummer's beats. Guitar in heavy metal goes from one end of the scale to the other, and good metal riffs are complex, awesome sounding and difficult to play. Therefore, metal guitarists are some of the most skilled guitarists. Drummers play fast, energizing beats usually incorperating a double bass. Metal drummers are also very skilled and adept at using double bass kickers. Vocals are usually not sung because heavy metal is loud, and you have to scream to make yourself heard over the music(also, screaming fits with the powerful and energetic sound of heavy metal - singing just doesn't sound right sometimes). So before you stereotype heavy metal into evil and satanic music, at least take a moment to appreciate the awesome music that is HEAVY METAL!!! \m/ 0_0 \m/

Awesome metal bands include Lamb of God(Burn the Priest), Metallica, Black Sabbath, Slayer, DevilDriver, As I Lay Dying, BloodShotEye, Chimaira, In Flames and Trivium.
Guy 1: You going to the Unholy Alliance Tour?
Guy 2: FUCK YEAH, Heavy Metal kicks ASS!!
Guy 1: Yeh, and fuck those emo bitches who won't go!
Guy 2: YAAHHHH!!! \m/
by Emoisforfags May 08, 2006
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The best type a musik ever.Nuthing else is evan ne god at all.

Judas Priest,Iron Maiden,Poison,Motley Crue,Cinderella,Winger,Limp Bizkit,Mercyful Fate,Britny Fox,Pink Steel,Anal Cunt,Manowar,Gwar,Kiss,WASP,
Rob Halford.
by 80's muizc fan August 10, 2005
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take the skill of classical, the creativity of jazz, the feel of blues, the intensity of rock....multiply all of that by 100 and its metal
by deepness November 18, 2003
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One guy bangs out power chords on his tuned down guitar while the other who's an awesome lead player does a wicked awesome guitar solo while any old monkey bangs on the drums and a special kind of asshole screams the stupidest shit you've ever head in your life!

A typical metal singer sounds like this:

Picture puking your guts out in the toilet while being raped in the ass with a crowbar or two-by-four or some other painfully blunt instrument.
THAT my friends is heavy metal.
by OMG RAWR<LOL May 08, 2005
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A type of powerful rock music that is split into three types:

The bad. The US screaming crap that everyone judges it on. Idiot posers shouting and attacking their guitars. Sadly this rubbish is popular and gives eveyone a bad opinion of the genre. It sells itself on retarded image. eg Slipknot and System of a Down

The good stuff. Characterised by the best and most original lyrics in music, amazing guitar playing, some incredibly beautiful singing Tarja Turunen from Nightwish and some fo the most emotional songs ever Maiden's Paschendale. It is sold by the talent of all the members of the band most music is all about the singing.

The ugly. Weird stuff that isn't for everybody. Often with strange growling vocals not shouting. Eg Finntroll and the better songs of Cradle Of Filth
Person: Metal si all screaming and bad guitar playing
Me: *Plays Nightwish's Ghost Love Score*
Person: OMG that was so beautiful, my media brainwashed mind is now cleansed
by BW February 15, 2005
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basically now it is just whoever is left from the 80's tryin to make some $$$$ cuz they are a fizzle when it comes to life ( refer to fizzle for def.)
they suck they suck they suck they suck they suck
by spam gewd November 18, 2004
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Basically take hard rock and Mtv-i-fy it(i.e. really homosexualify it) etc.

Start with hard rock like maybe a 10 member band and strip that down to three members (drums,guitar and bass).Then after you've gotten rid of the real singer replace him with some grunting or screeching satanic homosexual.Then dress your band up like they're members of the Kiss Army.Now all you need is the most retarded lyrics ever conceived of.Then make sure that ever member of the band looks femme.Make sure to wear eye makeup,lip-stick and hoop-earrings.

Okay now you've sucked all of the soul from the music and all of the music from it and put 7 of your fellow musicians out of work.You are ready to completely sell out.
Now you are ready to appear on Mtv's headbangers ball.
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