Heavy and Thrash

Heavy Metal has its roots in blues rock and a variety of other rock music. The development, mainly in the UK, has had a lot to say about the music, but also the most influential bands in the west.

In the 1960s bands were influenced by American blues, but became more robust and amazing.

Bands like The Kinks, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Steppenwolf, Blue Cheer, Cream and The Jeff Beck Group introduced new ideas and influenced subsequent bands. Steppenwolf came with the sentence; Heavy metal thunder, in particular Born to be Wild in 1968.

Later, journalists in the magazine Rolling Stone went on to talk about the term on a regular basis.

In the 1980s, it was used as a shame of loud noise, but later it became more neutral, with a certain lifestyle and music.

However, the bands Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple are usually seen as the first heavyweight bands. They built their music on a tight guitar playing with distortion effects, fast guitar solos and powerful drumming and singing.

In the eighties, American bands began to make rock from the harder edge more accessible and featured a colorful stage performance. Bands like Aerosmith, Van Halen, Alice Cooper and Kiss were prominent in those sectors. AC / DC (established 1973) from Australia came with its hard version of blues rock.

Towards the end of the 1980s, new bands appeared in the UK. This new wave (known as the New Wave of British Heavy Metal) created bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Motörhead. These bands, however, had an impact on a new approach to the western world in the early 1990s, with speed being one of the main characteristics.

Thrash Metal was created by bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. The lyrics became more radical, and the Thrash bands wanted to separate themselves from the Glam Metal bands that were prominent at the same time.