a very artistic genre of music that involves alot of skill and concentration to master, when you first get into listening to metal, it may make your ears hurt like hell,then your able to listen to it when your eardrums adapt so you can hear the lyrics, those of no expierience will most likely not be able to understand it and will just say it is complete shit and go back to their Eminem and 50 cent idols. when you get the ears there is no going back.
Rap Kid walks down the street and spots a metal fan listening to his headphones.
Rap Kid:"that u listen 2 is just screamin n shit, u aint no real music white boy."
metal fan:"alright if its really that bad maybe you can stand listening to it."
Rap kid hesitates for a minute.
"gimme your headphones emo."
Rap kid turns it up full volume.
Metal fan:"thats not a good idea."
rap kid:"i can stand this shit"
Presses play.........head blows up so there is nothing left but everything lower jaw down. Metal fan shruggs, whipes the blood and brains of his headphones, mutters "idiot" at the corpse and continues down the street
by Slayerfan101 September 29, 2008
The greatest genre of music ever created.
Slayer, Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Megadeth, Mayhem, other metal bands
by Metalmanx12 August 24, 2009
Metal, Adj.:
1. Music normally played at a loud volume, with fast tempos, extrodinary guitar, solid bass, and a strong drum beat (drumming is normally played with double bass drums). Metalheads normally start out listening to Iron Maiden, Metallica, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, etc. But from the point where one starts listening to "heavy" music, one's insatiable thrist for metal cannot be quenched. So, much like a drug, listeners get adicted, and they look for heavier and faster bands, such as: Death, Venom, Slayer, Sodom, Motorhead, and Pantera. Most don't dare go beyond this group of bands, for fear of geting their fucking heads blown off. But, some do still persue yet heaver bands such as: Napalm Death, Kreator, Pig Destroyer, Cannibal Corpse, and the infamous Mayhem.

Metal, Noun or Verb:
2. Usually replacing "cool", "awesome", or other words such as that, which are "extreme". For instance, "Holy shit dude, that was so fucking metal!"
"metal" can also be a verb, such as, "lets go do somthing metal", which means "lets go do somthing fun or exciting".
"Now thats metal!"
-Sebastian Bach
"Oh man... that... was so metal"
"Ok, lets go listen to some metal"
When Zakk Wylde was asked to discribe metal, he anwsered with a long swig of his pale ale, a respectfull huff, and a, "Metal.... is... metal"
by S.D.M.F. June 05, 2006
To put it simply. The GREATEST music ever!
Dex the metalhead will NOT listen to songs that don't have kickass guitar solos, amazing bass lines, amazing drumming or great vocals!
by Ryuuzaki-Is-Not-Dead December 27, 2008
Metal can also be used as an adjective. used to describe some kind of object or action that relates to the metal genre. this can relate to anything from a mood or the looks of something. it is often used in place of kvlt when someone does not want to relate it to black metal. it is not to be confused with the actual metals.
1. That guitar is metal.
2. I am feeling so metal right now. *eats babies*
by Matt Rooney September 08, 2007
A substance that most coins are composed of with the exception of the wooden nickel. Paper clips are also made of metal.
Quarters are metal.
by IdiotHunter October 06, 2008
A very deep and flexible genre of music. Ranges from sheer brutality to smooth and melodic. It mostly can be identified by the loudness and bass. The bass is what mostly sets apart metal from typical rock. Read the first definition for more info. Metal takes time to sink into and searching for good metal bands can be a chore, but it's SO worth it. And no, there are still very good and talented metal bands today, even though the majority of shitty bands far outweighs the good bands. Good metal bands usually have a talented vocalist, distorted yet recognizable guitars and fast double bass drums. Metal has very little rules which makes it so flexible and nearly endless. All type of genres have good and bad bands, people just stereotype it as incoherent screaming, which is mostly bullshit.

One particular rule that always applies to metal is you must require talent and good songwriting abilities(well, at least for good metal anyways). That's what seperates music from sound. Just listen to Iron Maiden or Iced Earth. Metal also has some of the best sub-genres of all music today. Metal is sort of like therapy to one's soul. That's why it takes patience and an open mind to get used to and appreciate the sheer talent of some metal bands (Blind Guardian anyone?). But don't just narrow your taste to one band, open your mind! If you can ignore all the droned MTV and myspace bands that make up most of music today, you're in a for the most underrated genre of music ever.

\m/
Examples of good metal bands.

Classic(80's and 70's):
Iron Maiden
Deep Purple
Black Sabbath
Slayer
Testament
Metallica
Queensryche
Judas Priest
Megadeth
Exodus
Dio
Anthrax

Most of these bands are still around today making new albums.

Good modern bands(90's - present):
Blind Guardian
Iced Earth
Dream Theater
Shadows Fall
Trivium
Soilwork
In Flames
Dragonforce
Opeth
Mastodon
3 Inches of Blood
Rob Zombie
Strapping Young Lad
Fear Factory
by Crazy Joe Davola August 06, 2006
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