Top 10 Reasons Why Black Sabbath's Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Didn't Create Death Metal

I've read many cringe worthy statements about how Black Sabbath created metal as well as each and every metal subgenre - from power metal to death metal. I've read such statements on this site and also other sites, such as YouTube and some less known sites/forums.

People who say that "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Created Death Metal" obviously have never listened to Death Metal. It's plain ridiculous and annoying because it's false.

I also made a list: Top 10 Reasons Why War Pigs by Black Sabbath Didn't Create Power Metal.

Here are my reasons why "Black Sabbath's Sabbath Bloody Sabbath didn't create Death Metal".

The Top Ten

1 Death Metal uses death growls, this song doesn't. There's no death metal song without death growls.

Death growls are the first thing you notice when you hear a death metal song! - Metal_Treasure

In fact theirs barley any screams in this song let alone Death Growls - christangrant

No, nobody could believe that they created Death Metal, and people who do are delusional. - SoldierOfFortune

Oh I just realized these lists are created because of the stupids at the houston press - SoldierOfFortune

2 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath doesn't sound like any Death Metal song under the sun

I think people only think this song created death metal because of the song title. The song itself sound nothing like death metal, if you ask me. - Metarock

3 Death Metal is very aggressive. This song has no aggression at all.
4 Death Metal is an extreme subgenre. There's nothing extreme in this song.

@Metal_Treasure no, they aren't "poppy." if you paid attention to the lyrics, it's supposed to be the deceiving of someone.

I said vocals and melody are poppy. We are talking about music here, not about lyrics. - Metal_Treasure

Please check out the "extreme" vocals and music to the chorus:
"Nobody will ever let you know
When you ask the reasons why
They just tell you that you're on your own
Fill your head all full of lies"
I wanted to say extreme(ly) poppy vocals and melody. - Metal_Treasure

5 Death Metal songs are much heavier than this song
6 Death Metal songs are much faster than this song
7 Just because the word "dying" is mentioned twice in the lyrics, it doesn't mean it's a death metal song

Music and lyrics are 2 different genres - music uses notes, literature uses words. We are talking about a music genre here. Music is more important than the lyrics - music is the T-bone steak, lyrics are the side dishes / salads. - Metal_Treasure

8 Death Metal is louder than this
9 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath isn't even a metal song

@Christangrant. Why do you always have to behave like a clone of Metal_Treasure? It's so annoying you know. Any erudite metal fan would know that Black Sabbath didn't create Heavy Metal, let alone Death Metal.

There's no need to attack a user for expressing a correct opinion. Strange you didn't attack all those Black Sabbath fans who think it's death metal - the reason I made this list. Oh, and you "forgot" to log-in. Again. Geez... - Metal_Treasure

So it's rock? - Userguy44

So people think this is death metal? LOL this song is very Poppy during the chorus which most of you know is basically what you don't do in death metal - christangrant

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is a pretty soft mid-tempo rock song that is too poppy at times.
Heck, even Bloodsucker by Deep Purple is heavier and more aggressive than this, and Bloodsucker is mostly considered hard rock and not metal! But Bloodsucker has more metal elements than Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. Moreover, Bloodsucker came out in 1970, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - in 1973. - Metal_Treasure

10 If this song is death metal, Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd is death metal, too.

I honestly think that music-wise Sabbath Bloody Sabbath sounds closer to Free Bird than to any death metal song. - Metal_Treasure

Oh Boy by this logic I might as well submit Free Bird to the list of best Death Metal songs LOL - christangrant

The Contenders

11 Death metal has palm muted tremolo picking and this song doesn't

Yes. The first example of tremolo picking in a metal-related song was Highway Star by Deep Purple, 1972 (even before Sabbath Bloody Sabbath). - Metal_Treasure

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