Things You Should Know About Heavy Metal

I know that most of us know about it. But still, many people out there just don't know it.

The Top Ten

1 It's not evil nor Satanic

The only metal genre that is satanic is black metal. (Not all bands though). But anyway, Heavy Metal isn't Black Metal. So not really to worry. - zxm

2 It requires talent and a lot of practice
3 It's made up of real musical notes

Notice you downvoted comment. Doesn't change facts, one of which is that noise is composed of notes. Therefore, the fact that something is composed of notes (the argument in question) does not mean it's not noise. Likewise, therefore, something composed of notes is not necessarily music.

ALL sounds are notes. All can be measured as within an audio range, or soundwave frequency. Something is not "music" simply because it is composed of notes and chords, unless one has an unlimited definition of "music," which would obviously be no definition at all.

4 Guitar solos are extremely complicated

I agree with Metalthomas' comment that he said about the techniques in solos. However these techniques are also available in genres like hard rock, blues, prog rock etc. But as for heavy metal, these are even better. - zxm

5 It is a popular music genre
6 It's not just about death
7 Heavy Metal is a genre of metal

It's basically the same thing.

Yes, its kinda true. Sometimes some people think it as a same. But heavy metal (also known as traditional heavy metal) is a sub-genre of metal. But while many people call metal as heavy metal so it has become like heavy metal is another name of metal.

Prominent heavy metal bands - Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica (some songs), Deep Purple (some songs), Black Sabbath. Dio etc. All of them are called metal bands too.

But some other metal bands like Slayer, Nightwish, Mayhem etc bands are metal. But not heavy metal.

But calling heavy metal won't be wrong though. Like some musicians call themselves rock n roll. They take rock and rock n roll as same. But usually heavy metal is the first/oldest/standard form of metal. - zxm

8 It's good for many reasons
9 It's an important part of rock music, and even the music industry
10 There are many good metal bands out there

The Contenders

11 It requires good knowledge of music
12 Heavy metal isn't just loud

Metal or heavy metal isn't just about loudness. Check some tapping heavy metal guitar solos. - zxm

13 Heavy Metal was invented from different experimentation
14 Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin are credited for first heavy metal bands

I am not saying who created heavy metal and who haven't. I am just saying that these bands are credited to be the first heavy metal bands. While from what I heard most American critics credited Led Zeppelin and most English critics credited Black Sabbath. - zxm

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