Major BandsIf the article interested you in some way, here's a short list of bands you could use as starters in your listening of the style.
Footnotes* Why isn't Heavy Metal the first style article? Dunno... I felt more like doing Power Metal at first. Anyway who cares? I'll do it anyway. ** It really gets complicated here. Whether which band is Power and which band is Speed, because both might be the same, if you ask me. I've heard Speed and Power Metal bands, and frankly, that's the same thing. Ex: Helloween is officially a Speed Metal band, but it almost created Power Metal, it's almost natural to place them here and merge both styles. *** Sonata Arctica really did a song called "Victoria's Secret". And it's an amazing song, but the title is a real joke... **** The 1st Metal Wave (Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal) started in 1981. The 2nd Metal Wave (Power Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal) started in 1987. The 3rd Metal Wave (Redefinition of the 5 Main Families) started in 1997. The 4th (and current) Metal Wave (Death Metal merging with Punk Family of Hardcore to create MetalCore, Nu-Metal) started in 2001. I promise... someday I'll make a Genealogical Tree for Metal Styles, it'll be easier to understand that way. Watch out for Part 4: Heavy Metal. On your screens after Christmas. Until then, Stay Heavy!