Metal is the pinnacle in modern instrumentation that is NOT of classical composition.
No other genre of music is taking musicianship to the lengths that
Metal is. It is a form of music in a sense that Rap is considered music
(technically, it is, but I personally don't consider it). The very bare
bones qualities of music are these:
1. Organized sounds
And that's pretty much it. Since the first caveman could hit a stick
against a wall in a steady pace, there has been music. Classical music
was written by great improvisers, men who heard things that many others
didn't, wrote them down, and hired musicians to bring their ideas to
life. These virtuosos still exist today. They are most prominently
involved in heavy metal music. Because Metal's earliest roots lie
within classical music, genres of metal such as Melodic Death and (more
prominently) Neo-Classical show a great influence of classical
composers. Contrary to what one poster said, Metal is not all
diminished or chromatic. Which is not to say that all Classical CAN'T
be diminished or chromatic. Either one can have any tonal quality, key
or time signature, and can incorporate any change of either one.
I like the question bud...My thoughts are that Metal uses ALL styles to make the sound we make and without realy understanding the roots of other Genre's we do not progress .
As a musician playing Metal I keep going back to my roots and that of other guitarists and re-listen to pieces and many times I hear things I missed.We have to as Musicians, especialy playing Metal be Multi Lingual in ALL genre's...so the haters of metal are the one's who lack the skill,they are stuck in one music type.
People who say metal isn't music are stupid and not worth talking to at all. I wouldn't deign to respond to them with anything other than a :facepalm: as a response almost validates it as a statement rather than a brain spasm.