One of the Greatest forms of Rock Music, and has many subgenres, most are respectable, but some flat out suck. Traditional Heavy metal (Judas Priest, Mötorhead, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath) is by far the most superior of all the metal styles. It encompasses pretty much everything, the best riffs, best vocals, and best subjects, Fantasy Tales, Rock N' Roll, and Girls, (Who doesn't like Girls!). Trad Heavy Metal, usually goes for an exciting, or feel-good style of song, which, coupled with its heavy distortion and anthemic choruses made it one of the best and most influential subgenres of Rock. While Trad Heavy Metal was by far the best, In a close second was 80's metal (both glam and thrash). Trad Metal had a sort of feel of both darkness (Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath) and fun (Deep Purple, Judas Priest). In the 80's metal began to divide. Thrash took the darker side of metal added the speed of hard core punk and combined, and the result was Thrash Metal. Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax, did this the best. Slayer on the other hand were Nazi, white supremacist assholes, who were more death metal, and jerks overall. Thrash was great (discounting Slayer), but Hair Metal was of equal merit. It took the fun side of Metal and made it… more fun. Glam, as it was called was heavy, but not like thrash, it heavy in a more anthemic way, Mötley Crüe, did this the best. Equally as good, if not more accesible. The 70's and 80's were the golden age of metal, the 90's things started to suck. With Exceptions of Pantera and Faith No More, the 90's was the era of grunge (which sukced) and Sucky Metal. First of all Nü metal ruined metal completely. Korn sucked big dick. They were terrible with their lameass antics and sucky songs. Limp Bizkit, equally as sucky so lameass. Rage Against the Machine was real good though. Now, we come to the most sucky sucky sucky sukcy sucky sucky sucky scucky sucky SUCKY metal band of all time. Slipknot. They should go die. Honestly, the metal world would be a lot better. First of all, Their guitars are so downtuned that it doesn't matter what note they hit. The Vocals are sucky, Corey Taylor ruined metal, along with the rest of his suckyass band. Their just the same sort of phrases shouted over and over again (Fuck You, Go Die etc.). Their is no melody, the solos suck, and their is pretty much no talent. Slipknot should die. Anyway so from now one we can only leave our trust in bands such as Wolfmother, Priestess, and The Darkness to champion Metal. Nü metal sucks, Trad Metal will always kick their lamass asses out hte door.
Korn, Limp Bizkit, slipknot (should die) = Sucky, embarassment to metal
Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath = Right On they rule, and and so much more talented then any stupid Nü metal suckyass band
Slayer = Nazi Assholes
Overall Heavy Metal will always win, and Nü metal… SUCKS
Contrary to about 400 of the definitions already listed here, Heavy Metal has nothing to do with Marilyn Manson. Heavy Metal is a genre of music inspired by American Blues music, in which people began to exploit the characteristics of the electric guitar to create louder, more discordant sounds. Heavy Metal is characterized by fast tempo, agressive rythm, and grandoise lyrics, often involving such themes as drug abuse, death, or political issues.
Megadeth, Metallica, Judas Priest = Metal
Marilyn manson, Linkin Park, rapcore music = Not Metal
A type of music that most people like better than rap, according to thumbs up/down votes in the rap and heavy metal catagory. see for you self
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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 criticis...
Pretty much everyone who bashed metal here has probably only listened to false bands like Slipknot. Most of the definitions about how metal sucks were extremley biased. Because I'm bored, I'm going to dissect this bullshit definition.
"Can you sing about something else besides Satan?"
Groups like Nuclear Assault and Sacred Reich sang about the government and war. In fact, I don't even think those bands sing any songs that go like "HAIL SATAN!". There's other bands who sing about that too. I've also heard many other metal songs about ancient Egypt, medievel times, etc etc (most notabley with Iron Maiden)
"Can you sing at all?"
Rob Halford can hit a 5th octave. Nuff said. Oh and I also suggest Iron Maiden, Edguy, Dream Theater, Hammerfall, Blind Guardian, Helloween...
"Can you not be such goth fucktards?"
Goth fucktards? Leather, spikes, and chains are hardly gothic. Gothic metal is it's own genre, and I'm not referring to "z0mg im so gawthik" bands like Slipknot and Korn, I'm talking about bands like Type-O-Negative, Paradise Lost, etc.
"Can you focus more on music and maybe write some non-retarded lyrics and maybe get someone who can actually sing to sing them?"
Again, using Iron Maiden as an example, alot of their songs are about history, and they aren't the only ones who do so...and refer to the list of bands above who can actually sing.
"Can you make it a little more normal and a little less like goth vampire shit?"
Refer to what I said about gothi...
gold, lead, platinum, mercury, etc...
This gold chain around my neck is so heavy I can't stand.
An excellent animated movie based on the Magazine. The original far outshines it's sequel, Heavy Metal 2000.
Heavy Metal is a great movie, even if it is old and cheap looking.
A genre of music that evolved from rock in the late 70s and early 80s.
Is characterized by heavily distorted guitars, giving them a deep, rough sound, which is where the "heavy" part came from; powerful drums, and thick bass. Usually includes very complex guitar work and amazing solos.
is often considered the original heavy metal band. Bands like Metallica
and Iron Maiden
are considered the perfectors of the genre, and pioneers of the overall 80s metal scene.
Over the years, it has evolved into several subgenres. The most popular one with metalheads is thrash metal
, but there are several others such as power metal
, doom metal
, black metal
, death metal
The most recent subgenre that's spawned in today's modern scene is nu metal
. This subgenre has basically the same characteristics of traditional metal, except for the fact that guitar solos are very rare, if not included at all. This has caused many metalheads to look down upon it as "shit", "poser metal