Happy Metal Fans

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Created on: 22 Jan 2010
This is a group for those who enjoy Happy Metal, as popularized by Helloween.

"Happy Metal" is a style of Heavy Metal that is part of the larger sub-genre known as Power Metal. It was first popularized by Helloween in the 80's. Happy Metal is often (but not always) characterized by fast, upbeat tempo's (although slower ballads aren't exceptional), catchy vocal lines, humorous musical ideas, the use of keyboards, positive or funny lyrics and multi-layered vocal tracks in choruses, creating a choral effect.

Happy Metal lyrics are generally quite positive and uplifting and often deal with "funny" (such as Edguy's Save Us Now or Helloween's Dr. Stein) or epic/heroic topics and encouraging themes of unity and strength. The same thing can also be applied to the covers of albums and singles.

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  • hurricane_mario

    "as popularized by Helloween."? I think it was more popularized by recent bands such as Freedom Call and Rhapsody.

    26 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Contortio

    Feel free to write about anything related to happy power metal here!

    28 Feb 2010 Reply