|Me, being rather un-Metal|
Sure, they can both be pretty heavy at times and make nods to subjects on the fringe of society - but is that enough to make the comparison. To put it bluntly, no. To put it obscenely no fucking way in hell.
So what's the difference? I could make the argument that Heavy Metal requires sweat. You can't sit at a computer or turn table and churn out Metal. You don't need fancy effects for your music videos, or even actors. To make Metal, you have to have pressure, sweat, anger and conflict.
In other words, you need a measure of something completely, irrevocably badass.
|These clouds are the like the Honey Badger, they don't give a sh*t.|
But let's not forget how fucking metal clouds can be. What's that? You can see a bunny in that fluffy collection of water vapor? Maybe a hand? The 'face' of god? How about pure, unadulterated terror.
A single bolt of the lightning in this picture is about 50,000°F. To try and put that truly astronomical number in perspective, the surface of the Sun is about 10,000°F. So the surface of the life-giving center of our solar system is only 20% as hot as a bolt of lightning produced in a bunny shaped cloud. Apparently, bunnies are pretty Metal as well.
To skimp on the nerdy details (a simplified version of those details can be found here) and get to the point here's what happens in my derpy layman's terms:
The burning inside a star is caused in the beginning by Hydrogen atoms under enormous pressure undergoing a process called nuclear fusion, which results in Helium atoms and an incredible amount of energy (remember E=MC2?), which is why stars are so damn hot. After awhile (in astronomical terms) the Hydrogen starts to run out, so Helium begins fusing into Carbon and Oxygen resulting in a comparable amount of energy (that is to say, a fuckton).
More massive stars keep the fusion chain going past Silicon, but hit a brick wall (see what I did there?) with Iron. Iron can't be fused, even at these high pressures. This means the star can't produce any more energy and the outward pressure created by the energy of nuclear fusion and the massive inward pressure of gravity fall out of balance leading a chain reaction and...