I am a huge classical music fan, being into composers like Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Carl Orff, Arvo Part, Paul Ducas, Penderecki, etc., but I want to start a thread on my favorite genre of music. Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal is possibly the most controversial form of music today, as well as one of the most unpopular, and pure. You may ask why pure? The answer is this. The form of music, yet very unpopular, continues to have so many extremely passionate followers, and musicians who create some of the most technical music in the world. Some would be suprised to hear this, but do you want to know why this form of music is so technical, like these songs?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgeR63olPh0 (opening is simple)
One of heavy metal's oldest ancestors is classical music. Most metal musicians have had training classical music for just as long, if not, more than metal training.
Discuss the genre here, and what you think about it.