I have a new inspiration for writing my screenplay of a guy whose death scene involves drawing a large happy face on the pavement (big enough to see from the sky) with his own blood just before expiring. He was a HEAVYMETAL poser who adopted this headbanger lifestyle by constantly bumping his head accidentally and violently (Rocky). I only have one question. How does a person distinguish HEAVYMETAL from GOTHIC METAL? My theory is the death factor. Where a METAL fan may suffer a careless image of demise, he still wants to live. I get this impression from the steady drum beat that carries the song thru to the end.
On the other hand, if a person died of natural causes while listening to GOTHIC METAL, that song would have served it`s purpose. GOTH is dark and deathlike and despite it`s similarities in grunginess to HEAVYMETAL, there doesn`t seem to be a drum beat that one`s heart can follow for the duration of the melody. Somebody please correct me. I can`t go thru life thinking this way!!