THE MAP OF METAL IS “EPIC IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD”
That’s how our friend Jeremy put it when he e-mailed us the link for the Map of Metal, and I’m inclined to agree with his assessment. It isn’t a map in any traditional sense, which is to say, there’s nothing geographic about. Instead, it just breaks metal down into all its respective genres and sub-genres (they’re classified here as “primary genre,” “metal genre,” “fusion genre,” and “related genre,” which each category getting its legend for easy use) and allows you to explore. And, oh yeah, includes an explanation of each of those genres, as well as prime examples that you can listen to as you move around. And as if all that weren’t enough, it just happens to look gorgeous.
I don’t know who made this thing, but whomever it is, he (or she — but let’s be serious for a moment, it was a dude) deserves a wristie. Check out the Map of Metal here. You will lose hours of your life playing with this thing.