The World of Metal Genres (and Subgenres)


Remember when Rock used to be “rock”?

And when Hard Rock used to be music that was ‘harder’ than rock?

Heavy Metal (or just ‘Metal’) made its debut and was much more aggressive.

Then everything sped up and their was [very briefly] a tag called “Speed Metal.”

Then it splintered-off into all things “Thrash Metal”, “Death Metal.”

Some bands joined “Hardcore” music with Metal and it was labelled “Hardcore” or “Crossover.”

Then everything went “BLACK.”

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