Heavy Metal Music

What is Rock and Heavy Metal Music?

Heavy Metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, originally in the United Kingdom and later in the United States.With roots in blues and psychedelic rock. The bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, guitar solos, and emphatic beats. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are often associated with aggression.

What is the evolution of this Genre of Music?

  1. "Pre Metal" Early Metal

  2. “US Division" "Early Metal

  3. UK Division

  4. New Wave of British Heavy Metal"

  5. "Glam"

  6. “Thrash"

  7. “Grunge"

  8. "Nu Metal"

  9. "Shock Rock"

  10. "Power Metal"

  11. "Progressive Metal"

  12. “Extreme Metal"


The stage on average will obtain 4 rock stars. One Drummer,Two guitarist (lead and rhythm) and one bassist. This standard though is broken up by 3 piece band or bands that have added additional instrumentation or vocalist to their band.

Some Metal Bands

Some of the most famous band include Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Judas Priest. Their are many bands to choose from in heavy metal.

Where is it Placed in Today's Music

Heavy metal music’s influence on society is profound. Most people don’t realize it, but heavy metal has spawned an entire subculture, with millions worldwide who can call themselves heavy metal fans. It is more than just aggressive music, it is an obsession and a way of life for a staggering amount of people.


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