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Because fuck eardrums, and guitar solos kick ass. Just The Facts Heavy Metal first appeared in the music scene in the 1960's and 70's with bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, and some others that I'm too lazy to look up. It is characterized most typically by heavily distorted but intricate guitar work, dark subject matter, double-bass-pedal drumming, gnarly long hair, and in more frightening cases, tight leather pants. There are between 3 and 5,326,972 sub-genres of Heavy Metal, depending proportionally on how much of a dick you are in Youtube comment forums. Wikipedia, the great mediator, lists 28 distinct genres, which is really enough for anyone.
This completely mesmerizing dance video was created by the music/dance group World Order which is led by former martial artist Genki Sudo . Intended as a message of hope, you can find Genki Sudo’s message to the Japanese and the world in these trying times below the video. “The unprecedented disasters unfolding in Japan; earthquakes, tsunami, and nuclear explosions, will somehow change things to come.