Metal music is a genre known for its heavy and aggressive sound, characterized by amplified distortion, powerful guitar riffs, fast-paced drums, and intense vocals. It often explores darker themes, including rebellion, power, and sometimes the occult. Metal encompasses various subgenres like heavy metal, thrash metal, death metal, and more, each with its own distinct characteristics and fanbase. Bands like Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Slayer have made significant contributions to the genre’s evolution and popularity.