The best kind of music ever made. Created as a branch of rock, jazz and blues.

People stereotype it to death, saying it's nothing but loud guitars and screaming. Most of it is actually composed of complex riffs, excellent solo's, and the best singing in the music business. Sure, there are a few black sheep's in the genre but when you ignore that stuff, you will see that it is awesome.

Listened to by metalheads, who are also stereotyped. Close-minded people think that metalheads are nothing but loud and obnoxious rejects. This is usually untrue, a vast majority of metalheads are deep thinkers and individuals who don't just follow the crowd.
Some examples of good metal bands are
Metallica
Iron Maiden
Slayer
Gojira
Lamb of God
Avenged Sevenfold (before their self-titled album)
COG
Black Sabbath
Led Zeppelin
System of a Down (although their genre can be disputed)
Megadeth
Disturbed

Examples of metal stereotyping
Dumbass: Eww, u lizen 2 metallica? dats all just screamin. u should lizen 2 50 cent or fall out boi!
Metalhead: Fuck you, I won't like something just because it's popular. Metal has deep lyrics and talented musicians.
Dumbass: nu! its just screamin! the only good metal is avril lavigne!
Metalhead: Fuck you, she's a poser? And have you ever heard Metallica?
Dumbass: yah...
Metalhead: What song?
Dumbass: Uh *runs*
Metalhead: Yeah, that's right, go conform with the crowd! *Walks off with awesome friends who are also Metalheads*
by Metalheads FTW December 16, 2007
The stiffest dick one could ever get.
I get metal every time I see Stefania!
by pentozali March 21, 2010
Something violent and/or disgusting but really cool.
Javi: Did you see that car crash?
Son: Yah it killed 3 children
Javi: Pretty Metal
by HKEBJav November 24, 2008
Adj.
Hardcore to the point of extremity.
Usually used to describe extremely awesome situations in which the happens to be much violence, killing, or just overall hardcore vibes.
HOLY SHIT, that guy just slaughtered 30 innocent civilians with an old lady's severed leg, now that's metal!
by Negro Copter September 27, 2008
A vast music genre which can house, and satisfy all of the theraputic needs of any teenage spirit. Penetrating riffs, sub-level bass playing, ubercool machine gun drumming and in many cases beautiful lyrics.
Metal has the potential to cover any emotion, unlike other genres such as Emo, which can only cover whining, and loss.
Metal is emotion, motion, melody and RAW FUCKING POWER!!! All blended into one creamy mixture of aceness which in my eye, can rarely be matched by any other genre.
Metal Guy, "I'm totally satisfied listening to this."

Emo kid, "Boo hoo..."
by Stuart Fletcher November 03, 2004
Awsome music catigorized by heavy guitars and machine gun drums.
See Master of Puppets by Metallica
by Nuh Uh December 01, 2007
1. the best genre of music ever.
2. the term used by posers to describe bands such as limp bizkit, korn, slipknot etc.
Poser: Yo! Did y'all hear that new slipknot album? That shit is pure metal.
Metal Head: Um nope... Did you hear that new arch enemy album? That is quality metal.
Poser: Arch Enemy?
by stupid May 30, 2004

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