Top Ten Heavy Metal Bands Formed Before Black SabbathBrobusky We all know Black Sabbath were the founders of metal, but what about the bands before them?
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This is the only band on this list that had songs related to metal music. Now we know that metal is strictly based on classical music and Deep Purple were the first band that wrote such songs. Not Black Sabbath.
All other bands on this list are blues based and they are either blues rock, heavy blues rock or hard rock but not metal. Including the early stuff by Black Sabbath mentioned in the list description. Metal stays away from blues.
The Stooges and MC5 were punk, not metal. - Metal_Treasure
This is the only band on this list that is metal - christangrant
The real metal pioneers. - Userguy44
They have never been metal. They are blues inspired but metal has nothing to do with blues. - Metal_Treasure
This is proof that Led Zeppelin is Overrated they are number 1 on A Heavy Metal list when they aren't even a Metal Band at all - christangrant
I assume Led Zeppelin was heavy metal for its time, but now? They're more hard rock and folk rock like. - MontyPython
RE MontyPython's comment "Led Zeppelin was heavy metal for its time, but now? "
Something is either metal or not, no matter then or now. They were heavy for its time but it doesn't mean it was necessarily heavy metal. I guess many people mistakenly took Led Zeppelin for metal but later this mistake got fixed. - Metal_Treasure
How is this metal? - christangrant
No, No, No nononononnono. This isn't metal! - waldo
Proto-punk, not metal. - Metal_Treasure
While they are now classifieds as proto punk, back then they were heavy metal. - Brobusky
They were both punk and metal band back that time.They created some hard-core riffs which could be counted as metal - zxm
RE Brobusky's and zxm's comments: "While they are now classifieds as proto punk, back then they were heavy metal"; "They were both punk and metal band back that time".
Again, something is either metal or not, no matter then or now. They've been always punk. But people mistakenly thought they were metal. Not every heavy sound is heavy metal sound.
@zxm, hardcore doesn't count for metal because hardcore is, again, punk. - Metal_Treasure
Sorry for the comment, it doesn't mean hatred or anything. But I just let it go. My mind just blew when I saw Michael Angelo Batio calling Led Zeppelin being best heavy metal band. - zxm
Punk, not metal. - Metal_Treasure
Just read the sentence bio here. It changed from hard rock over to metal. Not started as metal - SoldierOfFortune
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