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Category: Symphonic Metal

A Walkthrough of Symphonic Metal - Where Classic meets Metal

Judas Priest’s influence on British heavy metal and the new wave

The Metal Gods, Judas Priest, are the first to come to mind when people think about heavy metal as it is in its purest, most potent form. The band is described as having studs and whips. They also have chrome and black leather, and a chopper that they use on stage. This heavy metal band…
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The Divergence of Hard Rock and Metal: Early Development of Heavy Metal

There is no doubt that Heavy Metal music was born in the late sixties and early seventies. It evolved as Blues Rock and Psychedelic Rock merged in the era, and assumed a more aggressive, heavier mood and performance style. The flavor was characterized by the use of powerful basslines and evocative guitar solos that soared…
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Music and art

I know exactly what you are going to say. “Mike, music’ is ‘art. You would be right in this assumption. But I want to discuss how music can be used in other art forms, such as sketches, paintings, and sculptures. Music has always been an integral part of any art. My eighth grade teacher allowed…
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Fantasy and Heavy Metal: What is its role?

Since its inception, heavy metal has been influenced by other worlds. It draws inspiration from vast, mysterious lands and is dark and ominous. Metal’s very nature is to explore the darkest parts of humanity, our psyche, and even our own nature. Fantasy, whether it is literature, movies, sculpture or paintings, often explores the dark and…
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How to play Thrash Metal Guitar

Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy-metal music. Thrash metal was first developed in the 1980’s. It was a revolutionary genre in the worlds of metal music. Thrash has a fast, furious pace and a percussive sound guitar sound. It also has aggressive notes that can give the impression of anger to the uninitiated. American bands created thrash…
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Top 4 Metal and Hard Rock CDs from the 80’s

It was the best and worst times, but it was also the best. We’re talking about 80s music. There is nothing better than the heavy metal, hardrock, and hair bands from the 80’s. Here is our top 10 list of metal and hard rock CDs of that decade. Most of these were purchased first on…
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History lesson on Power Metal Music

Power metal Power metal is a type of heavy metal music that blends symphonic elements and traditional and speed metals to create an original sound. Two distinct styles of power metal are often described by the term “power metal”. The first is a North American version with a similar sound as speed metal, while the…
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