Kyle Frame
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Background/Overview
Heavy metal is a type of music which stared back in the late 60's early 70's. One of the first true heavy metal bands was Black Sabbath,and today they are still around almost 42 years later. Heavy metal consist of rapid guitar,double kick drum,big bass sounds,screaming and in some songs strings. Over the many years heavy metal has been around,the sound is becoming harder, and will continue to get harder.




Types of Heavy Metal
There are many types of heavy metal, and its all goes all on the hardness of the song. For example, metal is a bit softer than heavy metal, its not as rapid as heavy metal. Where as Screamo is way harder than heavy metal. Where as Alternative metal relates more to hard rock. But the most common type of heavy metal is death metal.There are some bands that have songs about rebelling or acting out such as Ozzy Osbourne, and Metallica. As said before, there are new types of people and the newest is scene which came from the type of heavy metal called Screamo. Screamo is basically heavy metal but instead of singing and screaming, the vocalist screams through the whole song. Which goes to show that heavy metal is getting harder.



Violent Lyrics
The lyrics in heavy metal are usually quite negative. But in reality, some of their songs are personal experiences with relationships or whatever the song is about. Sometimes it could be about death,breakups,relationships gone bad,ect. But the most common types of lyrics you will hear is fighting lyrics. Ever since the evolution of heavy metal this gave many people idea's. Such as making clothing with graphic designs such as skulls,and things about death. Which is why some people call heavy metal "devil music". Modern heavy metal bands such as "Bullet For My Valentine" changed heavy metal as well, because not only do they write fighting,and death songs, but they also write somewhat heart break songs.


Impact on American Society
Heavy metal has changed music,and it has changed American society in many ways. Thanks to heavy metal we have new types of clothing,people,and styles of music. For instance clothe designs got darker,metal became mixed with rap and pop,and people started looking more differently.People who love heavy metal created a whole new type of people. Like back in the 60's there were hippies, now we have emo,goths,and scenes. Which is why many believe that you have to be an angry person to listen to heavy metal. A lot of parents kids who listen to heavy metal sometimes believe that their kids are rebelling.


The Original Bands Of Heavy Metal and Modern Heavy Metal Bands.
Some of the first heavy metal bands started out as 60's punk band but as the years progressed their music stared to get harder. We still have bands from the 60's such as Black Sabbath,and Led Zeplin. Those are some of the first bands to really get heavy metal started,and give people many ideas to for their versions of heavy metal. Today the we have many heavy metal bands such as Bullet For My Valentine,Slipnot,and System Of a Down. Heavy Metal is one of the most loved type of music out there and will continue to be in the future.
Metallica
Metallica




Bullet For My Valentine
Bullet For My Valentine
Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath

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