Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica.

Other notable Heavy Metal bands include System of a Down, Megadeth, Slayer, Pantera, Avenged Sevenfold and Slipknot .

Contributors: CrimsonShark, HCmetalhead

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