I don’t know if you know this but today is Metal Day. Noooo, not cause I donned it that way. If that was so, there would be a Slip n Slide day, a feed Marina pizza day, and so on.
No my friends, this movement was donned VH1 Classic where all day its nothing but metal!!!
Lets do a journey through the music that is
Once upon a time, there was time when metal was just in its beginning stage. Metal has evolved from greats!! Lets take a look at the Pre-Metal in its early stage, the earliest sounds of metal that can be heard in the music of LED ZEPPELIN, DEEP PURPLE and JIMI HENDRIX. Wow-zaaa…. who knew some of you liked the Daddies of Metal!!
Deep Purple- Smoke on the Water
I so kicked this song’s ass in Guitar Hero!!
Led Zepplin- Black Dog
How can you not love Led?!?!? How!??!?!?
The first heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple attracted large audiences, though they were often critically reviled, a status common throughout the history of the genre. Then there was this wave of British Heavy metal bands that in the mid-70’s.
Another Thing Coming- Judas Priest
Other bands that were infamous for this movement were Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Saxon, Motorhead, Tank to name a few.
Ace of Spades- Motorhead
Of course music evolves and we experience glam in the late 70’s early 80’s. Glam metal is also known as hair metal! This area was sooooo fun. We all love Motley Crue, Poison, Lita Ford, Guns and Roses, White Snake etc etc.
Here are my favorites!!
Kiss me Deadly-Lita Ford
Up All Night- Slaughter
Then Kapow! Thrash metal busted into the scene and it was so hard, so rock, so in your face, and definitely so metal! The four bands of metal or the Four Horse Men as I call them are: Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer. These guys were greatly influenced by the bands of the british heavy metal wave yet they completely created a new genre.
Symphony of Destruction- Megadeth
Ride the Lightening- Metallica
And my personal favorite… Pantera!! Who I have seen in concert and they are totally awesome!!
Heavy Metal has certainly evolved and clearly is the poster child of how we define the years! It affected culture, fashion, and the world as it changed around us.
If you love metal like I do, today be especially proud to be known as a “Metalhead” or “Headbanger”.
Just don’t hurt yourself!