Metal music and rock music are different. Metal music gets inspiration from various cultural and musical sources. It is not easy to become a fan of heavy metal music. Here are the steps of becoming a heavy metal fan.

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    You should browse through sites like Encyclopaeda Metallum. These sites have huge lists of metal bands, reviews of these bands, etc. You should also read forums and recommendations related to metal bands and listen to them.

  • When you like a particular type of band, start buying their albums and apparels. Whenever possible, try to attend their concerts.
  • You should learn about the subgenres of metal which includes Black Metal, Metal Core, Thrash Metal, Power Metal, etc.
  • You can watch the movie ‘Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey’. You will get lots of inspirations from this movie.
  • You should first start with the softer metals like Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, etc. Then you can move on to Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and slipknot. After that move on to Metallica, Venom, Motorhead, etc.

You will see that soon you’ll start headbanging like the heavy metal fans. It takes some time to get used to the unique style of music. But once you get the grasp of it, you will enjoy it.