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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
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A genre of music, heavier than rock. Metal bands include, but are not limited to, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Anthrax, Pantera, Megadeth, Down, Black Label Society, Slayer, Danzig, and Iron Maiden just to name a few. There are too many subgenres, like thrash metal , death metal, metalcore, power metal, doom metal, and black metal, again just to name a few. The image of metal has been tainted by whiny emo bands who try to classify themselves as metal, giving metal heads the image of suicidal, stupid, junkies who aren't going anywhere in life. This is a stereotype and definitly doesn't describe even half the people who listen to metal
by thissucksletsgogetdrunk October 17, 2009
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A genre of music that splices with the soul of its listeners, relieves the volcanic frustrations of those who have no other outlet to release into and entrances the minds and hearts of Metalheads internationally to create the familial bonds of respect. No other genre can compare to the brutal and hallowed desecration of the senses that metal inflicts upon the masses. Those who do not understand the therapeutic properties of the music interpret it as Satanic Blasphemy, when in reality; they should be thanking metal for giving Metalheads another alternative besides the animalistic annihilation of everyone who has given them reason for murder.
Metal evolved from Classical music, Blues and Rock to birth the likes of: Black Sabbath, Slayer, Pantera, Autopsy, Lamb of God, Morbid Angel, Dissection, etc...
by Tremor_of_the_Blast Beats March 25, 2009
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Good. God's gift to all humanity.

Metal is metal, fuck the sub-genres, if its metal its metal, if its not its not. Slipknot is metal, but probably the weakest form existing.
Lamb of God, Bohemoth, Cannibal Corpse, Kataklysm, etc are all real metal.

By the way, a good band I recently found 'War of Ages' is amazing, check it out.
Metal Heads is a stereotype for the typical metal enthusiast (excuse the fail spelling). Metal heads dont give a fuck about what people think of them, DO NOT wear any specific type of clothing, they wear whatever the fuck they want, they are loyal to metal.
Metal Heads are often looked down upon and are thought to be alcahol and/or drug abusing, stupid, ignorant, greasy fuckups. WRONG. There are some Metal Heads who are like this, for personal reasons, NOT because of their music. Metal Heads, are usually loud, hae a good sence of humor, well educated, get pissed off when people diss their genre, dislike mainstream, are VERY accepting, genuine people who will do what they can to help out, and so much more.

If your in a moshpit, and you fall over or the Metal Heads around you think your feeling uncomfortable, they will help you out and make sure your alright.
Don't judge us Metal Hewads before you know us.
Metal heads: *chanting* Lamb of God! Lamb of God Lamb of God! Lamb of God!

Fail Fag: *walks past* Lam of god iz sht bo, lsten 2 mahh rahp bo, itz teh sht bo.

Metal heads: Fuck you!! *plays "Black Label"*

Fail Fag: Crys and runs to his fail fag friends who are all stoned
by Cookie Mosher LOG November 06, 2009
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Hands down one of the best genres of music. Negative stereotypes about metal come from metalheads, who always argue, that their music/band is better, than whatever you listen to, if it's not metal.
In Flames, Dark Tranquility, Metallica, AC/DC, and so on...
by malevolent friend January 08, 2011
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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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the best fucking music around! metal will never die and will live on forever!
Pantera, metallica, slayer, megadeth, exodus, nuclear assult, lamb of god etc. if you have never heard of H.M.P, go check them out right fucking now...they are a metal band from Northbend washington or the seattle area.
by schneidly 666 January 12, 2010
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