Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic ...
The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists is a book with a mission. Since we emerged from the primeval ooze, mankind has laboured under the mistaken impression that hard rock is heavy metal and heavy metal is hard rock.
The new wave of British heavy metal (commonly abbreviated as NWOBHM) was a nationwide musical movement that started in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s and achieved international attention by the early 1980s.
Fast as hell, ridiculously loud and best performed in rundown basements… it's the 10 Greatest Grindcore Bands. Who do we have to thank for grindcore? Merry old England! The condensed subgenre of extreme hardcore and metal is ridiculously unpalatable, but much like a fat spoonful of Marmite ...
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Loudwire picks the 10 greatest American heavy metal bands of all time.
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July 7, 2002: The first band was added to Metal Archives. ~117,000 bands later, here we are. We would like to thank all contributors, past and present (and future!), big and small, for their contributions to the site and making Encyclopaedia Metallum the definitive resource for metal.
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If you really want to rankle the ire of metal fans you only need to do two things: ask if an artist is really metal or bring up the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You can't ignore a genre as culturally, commercially and creatively important as heavy metal, so what's the criterion that's shutting ...
A list of the Top 25 New Wave of British Heavy Metal albums.
There are a few lists out about female front women, but this list is for the best female fronted bands that are considered metal including metalcore, nu-metal, death metal, etc.
If you count Black Sabbath's 1970 release of their self-titled debut as the birth of heavy metal, the genre is now over 40. It can no longer be called a fad. Hell, it can have adult children, and it can run for president.