Heavy metal
(HEH-vee MEH-tul)


A style of rock music characterized by the extreme use of the electric guitar, a persistent beat, either fast or slow, and a vocal part usually sung in a wailing, screaming, or barking manner. This style of music is an Anglo-American invention, and became very popular in the later half of the 20th century mostly among young audiences.

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