- guess_whyLv 61 十年前最愛解答
HEAVY METAL 重金屬搖滾
Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. With roots in blues-rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion and fast guitar solos. Allmusic declares, "Of all rock & roll's myriad forms, heavy metal is the most extreme in terms of volume, machismo, and theatricality."
Heavy metal has long had a worldwide following of fans known as "metalheads" or "headbangers". Although early heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath attracted large audiences, they were often critically reviled at the time, a status common throughout the history of the genre. In the mid-1970s, Judas Priest helped spur the genre's evolution by discarding much of its blues influence; the New Wave of British Heavy Metal followed in a similar vein, fusing the music with a punk rock sensibility and an increasing emphasis on speed.
Heavy metal became broadly popular during the 1980s, when many now-widespread subgenres first evolved. Variations more aggressive and extreme than metal music of the past were mostly restricted to an underground audience; others, including glam metal and, to a lesser extent, thrash metal went on to mainstream commercial success. In recent years, styles such as nu metal have further expanded the definition of the genre.
LIST OF HEAVY METAL BANDS:
Some of the bands included in the original movement were:
Blue Öyster Cult
Flower Travellin' Band
Jeff Beck 
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2007-06-11 01:25:22 補充：
- connieLv 51 十年前
I have following recommendations and they are inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:
Led Zeppelin - an English rock band who formed in 1968. Led Zeppelin consisted of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones. With their heavy, guitar-driven sound, Led Zeppelin are regarded as one of the first heavy metal bands.
The band have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide, including 109.5 million sales in the United States. Led Zeppelin are ranked No. 1 on VH1's list of the 100 greatest artists of hard rock. Most popular song 'Stairway to Heaven'.
Van Halen - an American rock band formed in the 1970s. From their debut album, Van Halen (1978) they became a leader in American hard rock, releasing eleven studio albums. selling more than 75 million albums worldwideearning the band the Guinness Book of World Records title for the most number one hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock List. According to the Recording Industry Association of America Van Halen is #19 on the list of Top Selling Artists of all time (having sold more than 56 million albums in the U.S.) and is one of only five rock groups that have had two albums sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S. Most popular song 'Jump'
Scorpions - Scorpions are a hard rock/heavy metal band from Hannover, Germany, best known for their '80s rock anthems. The band has sold over 70 million records worldwide.
Most popular song 'Rock you like a Hurricane'.
Guns N Roses - American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. Having sold an estimated 90 million albums worldwide. Their 1987 major label debut, Appetite for Destruction, produced by Mike Clink, went on to sell over 25 million copies worldwide and reached #1 in the USA a year after its release date. Most popular song 'Welcome to the Jungle', 'Sweet Child of Mine'
Motley Crue - is a popular American glam metal band from Los Angeles, California. The band is made up of Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, and Vince Neil. Mötley Crüe is considered one of the most successful American glam metal bands, having sold over 42 million albums worldwide and 25 million records in the US alone.
Def Leppard - a British rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. High sales of the albums Pyromania and Hysteria made Def Leppard one of the top selling rock bands of the 1980’s, having sold 70 million albums worldwide.
Metallica -a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal band formed in 1981, which has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. Metallica has sold more than 90 million records worldwide, including 57 million albums sold in the United States alone.
AC/DC - hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. The band are considered pioneers of heavy metal, alongside bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath.Its members, however, have always classified their music as "rock 'n' roll". /DC have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, including more than 68 million albums in the U.S.Back in Black has sold 42 million units worldwide, including 21 million in the U.S., making it the second-highest-selling album ever internationally, and the biggest-selling album by any band. The band are ranked fourth on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.
I would recommend Guns n Roses for not-so-into heavy metal fan as theie songs are more eay-listening. The so-called heavy metal bands nowadays are not pure heavy metal but instead having gothic, thrash, punk.... elements in their songs.資料來源： my preference + wikipedia