A genre of popular music characterized by a heavy, aggressive sound, the usage of guitar distortion and drums, and great power (often manifested in screamed lyrics and chaotic sounding guitar). Unfortunately, like other genres of popular music, it tends to emphasize style over substance. Additionally, it has a slew of subgenres that seem to fragment at the slightest provocation. While it has power, most metal musicians simply don't have the skill to harness that power effectively.
Why would I want to listen to metal when I could get some classical music instead?
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