Heavy metal has a lot of subgenres. A lot of subgenres people simply aren't aware of thanks to the misconception that heavy metal is whiny music for teenagers. Sad since heavy metal is in my opinion the most masculine of all music genres.
Heavy metal has got the manliest lyrics:
History (NWOBHM, Power metal, Folk metal)
Death (Death metal, Black metal, Doom metal)
Nature (Black metal, Folk metal, Progressive metal)
Political (Thrash metal, Grindcore)
War (Power metal, Thrash metal)
Beer (Speed metal, Thrash metal, Folk metal)
Fiction/Literature (Power metal, doom metal, black metal)
Conquering (Power metal, Folk metal)
Spiritual/Philisophical (Progressive metal, Avant-garde metal, Doom metal, Black metal)
To be expected since this is the genre that has the most songs about vikings out of any music genre. Yes viking metal is a subgenre of folk metal and black metal. Not to mention the manly atmospheres each genre has to offer. Stuff just hits your hunter instinct you know?
It has a sound for everytype of manly man:
Neofolk is manly. You know what is manlier? Agalloch.
Jazz is manly. So of course metal has it's own Buddy Rich. Cynic, Conflux, Animals As Leaders.
Of course you also have djent and progressive metal for the sophisticated manly guy.
Ethnic music is manly. So why not have metal bands fuse metal with flamenco (Flametal), Tibetan folk (Tengger Calavary), and Scandanavian folk (Wintersun). No ethnic music is safe from metal.
Oh and MANOWAR.
Anyone else think metal is the most masculine of all genres?
Sorry, I seem to be suffering a severe case of Can't Be Arsed. It's not manly if you have to use the music you listen to as a way to prove your superiority.
Who is? I sure am not.
Poison was a lot of things. Metal however, is not among them.
LMAO at sexual positions
It's not Manly Metal,, until its..... SWEDISH MEDIEVAL REENACTMENT VIKING METAL !!!!! (Complete with Dragon longship as stage prop)
I don't think you could say any one genre of music is more masculine than another. Sure you may think that heavy metal conveys masculinity, but how can we discount the music in line with Woody Guthrie and other Americana acts? Bruce Springsteen's music displays masculinity, yet is not metal. At that rate, you are comparing two genres which are not comparable at all--in my opinion. I think the larger question is how does one define masculinity. It is only from there that we can begin the discussion on what aspects of life best epitomize that definition.
I like Americana. It is very masculine. My point is that heavy metal touches and fuses with all other masculine genres of music.
Also masculine is something that is hard define, but I know heavy metal definately has masculinity in it.