Development of Heavy Metal Music

In everyday life we ​​must be familiar with the word music. Music is an idea of ​​thoughts, ideas, works of art, and a container for expressing emotions through notes created from various instruments and objects that produce sounds and melodies. Music itself developed with various types in various countries and more diverse until now. Genres of music that we usually know in the community include jazz, blues, rock, metal, pop, and many music genres are very diverse.

In the development of music in the year 1960-1970 emerged a genre of music called heavy metal. The name heavy metal itself was inspired and taken from a song from a hard rock band called Steppenwolf with the title song Born To Be Wild which in some lyrics there is the word heavy metal. The term heavy metal was not particularly well known in the 1960s until the 1970s was introduced by a British band called Black Sabbath. The heavy metal music itself can be recognized by the distinguishing features of a very strong guitar and the taps on all the instruments are relatively fast. The lyrics themselves refer to the theme of masculinity and masculinity. Of all the musical genres, heavy metal is one of the root genres of music of many genres of music that we know today.

In the development of the first heavy metal music that is in the 1970s can still be found elements of thick blues music. Influential bands in these years include Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple. They are the founding legends of this genre for the first time. In its development appeared heavy metal music that is more violent and violent with more dominant guitar distortion and loss of elements of blues music in it and more melodis and harmonics. The band that pioneered was Judas Priest, a British band. New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) is a new term that appears in the UK with pioneering bands like Motorhead, Venom, Iron Maiden, Saxon, and Diamond Head.

The subsequent development of the 1980s was influenced by NWOBHM that mixed heavy metal music with pop that produced a sub genre called glam metal. This innovation affected the existence of heavy metal music itself. Thanks to this combination of heavy metal music easily and quickly spread throughout the world. In this year heavy metal music is increasingly popular and much loved by teenagers around the world.

In the 1990s heavy metal music grew with the birth of many sub-genres which is the final stage of metamorphosis of the development of metal music that we currently know. In this period heavy metal music more emphasis on the harder elements in the lyrics and character of the vocalist. Some sub genres of heavy metal are thrash metal, death metal, black metal, power metal, alternative metal, grunge, and many other sub genres. This period is better known as The Age Of Underground Metal.

In the sub-genre thrash metal is known a term “The Big Four of Thrash”. This term is an expression intended for the musical legends of the founders of this genre, they are Metalica, Anthrax, Slayer, and Megadeth. This sub-genre has a very fast tempo feature in almost all of its musical instruments. Downstroke game on the guitar is very visible to make this music much-loved by all circles in his time to this day. Many bands have developed this type of music and popularized it worldwide as in South America pioneered by the Sepultura band. In Europe was introduced by the band Kreator and Destruction.

Other sub genres are death metal and black metal. The difference between these two types of music lies in the types of vocal characters and themes and lyrics on each song. Death metal leads to the theme of death, war, murder, and sadism. While black metal itself is more directed to the theme of satanism, hell, and darkness. This type of music develops in various countries in Europe such as Finland, Norway, Scandinavia, and Sweden. The bands that developed this music include Entombed, Dismember, Unleashed, At The Gates, Venom, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Bathory.

Power metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that is characterized by high-pitched vocal characters and fast drumming with the use of a very dominant double pedal. The vocal character of the sub genre is influenced by band vocalist Judas Priest, Rob Harlfod and Iron Maiden band vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The band that takes a lot of this type of music mostly comes from continental Europe and Asia. From Europe has bands Hellowen (Germany), Iron Maiden (UK), and Europe (Sweden). In Asia alone, many bands with power metal flows come from Indonesia, such as Power Metal.