Evan Meadow wrote:
And I honestly say the same thing now about Maiden and Priest. The looks are metal, but listening to them, what seems to now be "defined" as metal doesn't even match.
But they're still damn incredible to listen to.
The fast chugging riffs are pure metal, and the wailing vocals, much of what is metal today is directly traceable to Priest, and to a slightly smaller degree Iron Maiden. Sabbath made it heavy, but Priest stripped the Blues away and made it metal. Vocally there are the genre's with harsh growls but the music still points back to Sabbath, Priest, Maiden, Motorhead.
If you mean American metal maybe, but much of that is more hip hop than real metal. Korn and crap like that.