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Can you honestly recall watching a television commercial without a catchy jingle or song playing in the background If you have these commercials are probably few and far between one another Music is everywhere nowadays and is divided into a multitude of musical genres Heavy metal and rap more specifically are two very distinct classifications of music Heavy metal and rap differ from each other by the music the bands and the fans The musical or instrumental aspect of heavy metal and rap are contrasting in many points of views It should initially be noted that heavy metal is actually a subcategory of metal music itself Other subcategories include death metal black metal speed metal and many more Yet metal is called heavy metal simply because it is a better-known term Rap on the other hand doesnt precisely have any subcategories but withholds similarities with many other musical genres such as Hip-hop reggae blues urban etc The beat and lyrics for both metal and rap however makes for an excellent example of how they oppose each other On one hand a metal song will display either on the guitar or on the drums a medium to fast beat This rhythm could be a mix of fast guitar and slow drums or vice versa it could equally be an all-out fast-paced beat on both guitar and drums alike Rap on the other hand usually has a slower much more relaxed rhythm The instrumental aspect of rap especially today is particularly focussed on the base sound If the musical rhythms of metal and rap differ from one another then the lyrical expressions of the two are consequently dissimilar For starters metal lyrics discuss about a broad range of subjects from fantastic make-believe worlds to apocalyptic death scenarios to real-life issues The lyrics are also shouted and occasionally sang Oppositely rap lyrics mainly talk about real-life issues especially about people living
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