One of the most commonly heard fallacies about metal is that it's 'angry' music. While it's true some metal can be called angry, I would say the majority of metal isn't. Metal topics run the gamut of emotions just like any other genre, just maybe a little more intensely felt. Metal genres often embrace the darker parts of humanity, choosing to contemplate rather than ignore.
In the end metal is just like every other music genre; it can be complex or simple, dark and scary or light and joyful. So whether you love it or hate it, next time you here metal blasting out of someones car window, try to hear it with ears unclouded by misconceptions.
Kevin is a veteran Sylvan Music employee, with a profound love of usually four stringed instruments like bass and ukulele. He's also an accomplished jaw harpist. You can find him playing shows around town in his folk/rock band Sun Maiden, or his metal band Rat King. If he's not at work he's probably covered in grease working on one of his motorcycles.