Heavy metal is a very loud music. Only some people like it, because they think that it is awful and ugly music. But it`s not true. Of course, some types of Heavy metal are extremely unsociable. They haven`t melodic or musical lyric. But global types of heavy metal are pretty good, because in the middle 80`s heavy metal was the most popular music in the world…
Now metal is not popular, because people don`t know anything about it. People like to listen to club and pop music. I think that pop music is music without soul and it is instrumental. It is not true, listen to music, which make people without musical education. And they get a lot of money for their music! It`s terrible!
As for metal, it contains marvelous guitarists, bassists, and drummer. They take money for Their job, for their musical education. It is true.
Heavy metal was born in England in the end of 60`s by the first and the most respectful metal band of planet – Black Sabbath. The main musician
of Black Sabbath was Tommy Iommy. His wonderful guitar riffs were born the most various genre of rock music. In 70`s Black Sabbath and Deep Purple were leaders of this genre.
In 80`s was born a New Wave of British Heavy Metal (or NWOBHM). The main band of this “wave” was IRON MAIDEN. It was more aggressive, than Black Sabbath or other bands of 70`s. But they carried in heavy metal elements of opera, because vocalist of IRON MAIDEN Bruce Dickinson is a great tenor. Also he is a professional pilot of airline, a professional fencer, a composer, a musician and a vocalist. He is a Great person.
People think that metal is awful. They have known little about it. Metal has a lot of pros. It contains masters of musical education, such as great professionals of guitars, bass, drums, vocal and sintesators. Some of the most respectable guitarists are Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple and Tommy Iommy from Black Sabbath. Steve Harris from Iron Maiden is good at bass guitar. Lars Ulrich is a great drummer. There are a lot of examples. Also metal includes beautiful ballads. They are better than pop music.
As for me, I stand at the way of metal culture at the age of 15, after my 15`s birthday. Early I have listened to alternative and gothic music. They are little parts of metal music, but when I listened to them, I wasn`t metal head. I stand metal head when I saw a musical clip of Iron Maiden. All my early musical tastes went to low! Metal conquers me. After this day I listen to only metal music and my favourite band is Iron Maiden, of course. I bought discographies of a lot of metal bands, such as Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Stratovarius, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and others. It`s great music! I do love it.
I also have changed my appearance. I began to wear jeans, T-shirts with logos of favourite bands, metal chains and leather jackets. I like looking like a true metal head. It`s cool for me. Sometimes I cut long hair, because it is hard to have it. Hair needs a good care.
Metal lives in my heart and hearts of true metal heads! We never forgive Metal!