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Classic / Traditional Metal - (TRAD) The seminal genre of Metal music before it evolved and splintered into many different styles and sub-genres. As time rolls on, this term has less to do with the 70’s, & more to do with the 80’s describing bands with heavy technical, gothic, progressive elements, vaguely bracketed by Judas Priest, Dio, Iron Maiden, Accept, Manowar, U.D.O., Warlock, Doro, Blaze, Ozzy Osbourne, Halford, Metal Church, Sinner, Saxon, Wolf, Savatage, Scorpions, Anvil, Holyhell, Metalforce, D.S.G. & perhaps Helloween. Can be somewhat interchangeable with the terms 'Classic Metal', 'True Metal' by the diehard defenders or simply 'Heavy Metal'.