Top 10 Proto Metal Bandsmetal bands before metal itself was born by the release of black sabbath's eponymous debut.
they must make 2 or more studio albums before black sabbath's debut album's release date to qualify in this list.
The Top Ten
Can't blame the author. history is history. and its hard to find ten items when there isn't really ten items. Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and Black Sabbath are my only choice - zxm
Sorry, but I disagree with the rest of the list. Except Iron Butterfly and Blue Cheer you didn't put bands that could consider as proto-metal. Except the 2 bands what I wrote, the remained 8 bands in your original remix, their music is too blues based to be even close to metal. I'd put some Heavy Psych bands on my remix, which are proto-metal bands. Heavy Psych often called as proto-metal.
"Metal" probably could have done everyone a favor by chosen a different key-word for their music classification if they wanted exclusivity. "Heavy metal" was an established distinction. - Billyv
RadOn yes, I've got. This is that, how the internet pages (included google) contains lots of misleading and false informations. For people who are new in the rock/metal history thing always found on the net that the metal was invented by a popular band (see - Beatles Helter Skelter) or Pink Floyd's Nile Song, which are totally foolishness. And the popular bands are billed as the heaviest bands of that era like Led Zeppelin, Cream or Pink Floyd even, but if you'll know about MC5 and Edgar Broughton youll realize that not always the popular bands are the heaviest. And the true about the first metal song is still undecided, but it's again a not popular song, because Andromeda's Return to Sanity is the song which contains the most metal elements before the Blacl Sabbath, but BS's debut is hardly metal, Master of Reality is the most metal '70s BS album. Trust me, heavy music is not always equals with metal or metal related. Many people live in this inaccuracy, I lived in this even some ...more
RadOn with pleasure :) Of course you aren't a mindless sheep, I had similar thoughts some months ago than yours, I just extended my music knowledge and I realized lot of internet pages says misleading and false informations about metal and from anything other else. I know "what was the first metal song" is an interesting theme for new rock/metal music listeners, but it's too complex to be understand this to the first reading.
Billyv I checked metalmusicarchive right before.
1. This isn't their opinion, their main source about proto-metal is wikipedia which is a very bad source for music history
2. Purple Haze is the first heavy metal hit. WHAT?
This is just a new reason why I can't take serious these sites.
They are a metal band
No, they were a simple late '60s psychedelic rock band, there is nothing in their music that is closer to metal.
I don't know man, while they were definitely rock, they did get pretty heavy - Brobusky
@Brobusky yes, but their music is still too blues based to be mention them as "proto" metal...