Metal has been around for more than 40 years and in his glorious history this genre has brought up more music, bands and records, like no other. No matter if you are looking at modern metalcore and deathcore bands or classical death metal bands, without metal, they wouldn't be there and this would mean, that music itself would be pretty boring. But metal is hard to define and covers a wide range of music. Bands like Slayer are metal, but also bands of the New Wave of American heavy metal, like Slipknot, Machine Head or Lamb Of God are too considered metal.
In no other subculture music is such a crucial part as in metal. This means that you show your love for music openly and what would be a better way supporting your favourite bands than rocking their merch? Here we have Slayer T-Shirts, Slipknot zippers, a Machine Head T-Shirt or a Lamb Of God Hoodie. Basically everything a metal head wants.
Metal contains heavy riffs, technical skills, a straight-forward sound and of course a lot of head smashing destruction. To enjoy this special kind of music, one should definitely attend a show and no wonder that every year thousands of fans are attending big festivals like Download Festival or Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium. Cold beer, patches, long hair and a fitting band shirt are the main elements of the metal lifestyle. You can’t forget though that metal appears in many shapes and forms, which is what makes it so special.