Heavy Metal’s New Subgenres

An always evolving style, heavy metal’s ways of staying on top of music and its lovers didn’t stop at the brief flirting between rock and rap with the nu metal label. While today music fans seem to be mainly interested in progressive metal, this doesn’t mean that that is all there is to the scene. […]

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Dance Like A Metaller

Contrary to popular (and mainstream media) belief, there is more than one way to dance at a metal event. Heavy metal has been around for close to 50 years and for sure it doesn’t sound the same as back then, so it’s only obvious that dance styles have also evolved. Dancing is not a minor […]

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The Metalhead and Its Style

One of heavy metal’s most recognizable features is, without a doubt, the way fans dress. Regardless of their geographical origins or other interests, there seems to be a universally accepted uniform among metalheads (the nickname for rabid listeners of heavy metals and others types of hard rock). First things first: black is the preferred color. […]

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It must be noted (and it must be clear, too, if you’ve read through the pages of this site) that heavy metal is a predominantly male scene. Machismo is at the core of the genre, so much so that for years Judas Priest’s Rob Halford couldn’t say he was gay and had to hide his […]

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Black Sabbath or Motorhead may have created a genre with many ramifications, but they are not today’s most listened to bands. Acts like Metallica or Iron Maiden have incredibly successful tours but there are other artists that are doing much more exciting music within this style of music. System of a Down: the veterans of […]

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Our overview of heavy metal’s many sub-genres continues in this new page: not many people know but there are more than 40 styles attached to the main type, largely due to passing time and the influences from other music. Stoner Metal: referred more commonly as simply “stoner”, it’s a type of doom metal (therefore, slower […]

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