Top 10 Similarities Between Hard Rock and Heavy MetalMetal_Treasure This comparison is based on the most typical cases in these genres and most obvious tendencies. I know that there are exceptions but I’m not interested in them now.
Currently I am a metal fan but before metal I was into hard rock.
Hard rock bands: AC/DC, Queen, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Scorpions, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Whitesnake, and many more.
I also made a list “Top 10 Differences Between Hard Rock And Heavy Metal”.
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal are different but similar - one of the reasons metal fans usually like hard rock, too.
The Top Ten
Electric guitars, bass, drums and sometimes a keyboard instrument (hence - similar sound). If you don’t know that hard rock is blues based and metal - classical based, you can easily confuse these 2 genres. - Metal_TreasureV 2 Comments
Aerosmith and AC/DC are certainly louder than The Beatles. Metal is louder, too. - Metal_Treasure
In this regard Deep Purple is a very unique early band - they experimented in both genres. They wrote faster and heavier songs based on classical (metal) and songs based on blues (hard rock). - Metal_Treasure
Screams in metal are part of the artform and singers’ vocal skills. There are even Top Ten lists about the best and longest screams in metal. But Steven Tyler and Robert Plant are hard rock singers who also scream a lot. Ian Gillan of Deep Purple is known for his crafted screams on both metal and hard rock songs. - Metal_Treasure
It's pretty nice how much thoughts
are given to the lyrics. Here's a tip:
Just don't listen to the magical music
which is given you also take the booklet
&read the lyrics. They are most of the
time well thought.
From "the visitor"
In metal Judas Priest and Manowar are the most typical cases. I don’t think Metallica, Megadeth and Iron Maiden can be associated with that. Currently I listen to metal bands that never wore leather. Probably things in metal changed a lot since the 70s-80s. - Metal_Treasure
Metallica was more into denim.
Early Slayer into leather.
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2. Both are louder than classic rock
3. Both are heavier than classic rock