Ever wonder EXACTLY where the names of well-known genres came from? Or how and why they came about? Take 'heavy metal' for example. We had a thread about the origin of that title. But how did someone come up with that to describe the music? Opinions? The same goes for subgenres. 'Death metal'? Not just a Posessed song, is it? How about 'black metal'? Not just a Venom song, right? How about power metal, jazz, disco, techno, gabber, doom metal, Oi! punk, hardcore, grindcore, avant-garde, blues, rock, etc? Why is classical music called classical? Why not Romantic or Baroque? Why not orchestral? What we call film score music? Ever wonder where these names came from? Why we still use them? Discuss.