Metal was built in early 1970s in England and developed from the hard rock. Brazil, Japan, Israel, China, Egypt or Australia are the leading metal nations next to Germany. In Germany there are over 60 metal concerts. Bluesrock, Psychodelic Rock and Hard Rock are the musical origins of heavy metal music, which focuses on the instruments drums and guitar. Simple rhythms, driving song structures and complex compositions, but also parallel to classical music can be found in Heavy Metal

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Pioneers and subcategories

Pioneers were Black Sabbath, LED Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Motörhead. The term ‘Heavy’ is mainly derived from the importance seriously or profound. Subcategories have developed since the 1980s and are Heavy Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal, Sleaze Metal, Glam Metal, Power Metal, Groove Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Doom Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal, Industrial Metal, Nu Metal , Folk Metal, Grindcore, Metalcore, Deathcore, Pagan Metal, Symphonic Metal, Viking Metal, Alternative Metal, White Metal and Sludge Metal.

Versatile history of origin

LED Zeppelin characterizes the metal, for example, by its volume, Jimmy Pages Virtuoses guitar game, the strong singing of Robert Plant and the strong drums. Other bands like Black Sabbath are more focused on guitar riffs and occult topics. So the Heavy Metal is a very versatile music genre and stands out from the Genre Punkrock also occurring in the 1970s. Nevertheless, the partly extreme speed of metal songs developed from the hardcore punk. After his high phase in the 1980s, the popularity of the Metal was the grunge. Mainstream focused on Pop, Techno, R&B and Hip Hop. The Gothic culture also took over. But the German record label ‘Nuclear Beast’ discovered new bands like Children of Bodom and revived the Metal again. New crossover bands like Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit and Slipknot refreshed the music market by 2002. The movement called New Wave of American Heavy Metal.

Characteristic features

Typical instruments are in metal music the electric guitar, e-bass, keyboard and drums. The frequent use of DoubleBassdrum accompanies the versatility of the metal bands. Some set classic instruments such as flute and violin, others build turntables in their songs. However, all common is the high strengthening and distortion of the guitar. An equalizer emphasizes heights and basses. Effects and humbucker pick-ups, distorted bass, guitar playing techniques such as picking and tapping and also falsett singing are characteristic of heavy metal. The orientation of modal scales such as church donors and phrygic and aeolian modes, but also pentatonics and the blueston conductors can be found in Heavy Metal. The organ point as a harmonious basis is another feature. A rhythmically repeated note is played in the deep clay area via one or more free harmonies. Also unconventional rhythms and changing clock types within a song belong to Metal.