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Response to ButterflyBlood (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 02:37 PM

2. I think it's just a matter of semantics, not so much a difference per se

I'd say "hard" is the more general term, and "heavy" is maybe a way of indicating that the sound is more heavily biased by guitar. I use them both interchangably. As far as music I like, "hard" bands are "heavy", and heavy bands are hard. All the other terms are further genre subdividers: speed, thrash etc.

Take a band like 'Iron Maiden'. They would be described as heavy metal by pretty everybody that's ever heard them. But in an interview of the band, they said they don't consider themselves a heavy metal band or even a hard rock band, but just a "rock band".

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