Heavy Metal

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

The first heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple attracted large audiences, though they were often derided by critics, a status common throughout the history of the genre. During the mid-1970s, Judas Priest helped spur the genre’s evolution by discarding much of its blues influence; Motörhead introduced a punk rock sensibility and an increasing emphasis on speed. Beginning in the late 1970s, bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal such as Iron Maiden and Saxon followed in a similar vein. Before the end of the decade, heavy metal fans became known as “metalheads” or “headbangers”.

Deep Purple – Soldier Of fortune

Deep Purple – Soldier Of fortune

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Opeth – Burden

Opeth – Burden

Opeth – Burden [arve url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FVK1fCsEmE” mode=”lazyload” thumbnail=”910″ title=”Opeth – Burden” description=”Opeth – Burden”/]   Opeth is a Swedish heavy metal…

Nightwish – Amaranth

Nightwish – Amaranth

Nightwish – Amaranth [arve url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdZn7k5rZLQ” mode=”lazyload” thumbnail=”878″ title=”Nightwish – Amaranth” description=”Nightwish – Amaranth”/] Nightwish is a symphonic power metal band…

Kiss – Forever

Kiss – Forever

Kiss – Forever [arve url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_RKO5ozLVo” mode=”lazyload” thumbnail=”834″ title=”Kiss – Forever” description=”Kiss – Forever”/] Kiss (often styled as KISS) is an…

Whitesnake – Looking For Love

Whitesnake – Looking For Love

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