Top 10 Reasons Why Symptom of the Universe by Black Sabbath Didn't Create Thrash Metal

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Symptom Of The Universe is a song released in 1975.

I've already made several lists of this type because there are many cringe worthy statements about Black Sabbath and their influence on metal music:
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- Top 10 Reasons Why After Forever by Black Sabbath Didn't Create Christian Metal

You can read ridiculous comments about Black Sabbath's importance everywhere - on this site, YouTube and some less known sites/forums. Such statements are repeated by many people - I am not talking about a single opinion.

On this list I am discussing why "Symptom of the Universe Didn't Create Thrash Metal".

The Top Ten

1 Thrash Metal songs are very aggressive, Symptom Of The Universe isn't.

Speed and aggression are the first things you notice when you hear a thrash song. Heck, even some Deep Purple and Queen songs are faster and more aggressive than Symptom Of The Universe. - Metal_Treasure

2 Thrash Metal songs are very fast. Symptom Of The Universe is a mid-tempo song.

It's faster than most of the Black Sabbath songs with Ozzy but that's all.
Rainbow, Deep Purple and Queen had much faster songs in the 70s. - Metal_Treasure

3 Thrash Metal vocals are angry, aggressive and gritty. Ozzy vocals on this song aren't.

What thrash singers sound like Ozzy? - Tom Araya, James Hetfield, Mille Petrozza...? - Metal_Treasure

4 Ozzy sings this song with a lot of pain in the voice and not aggression or anger

Singing with a lot of pain is something a grunge singer would do (for example) and not Tom Araya. In some sense, grunge and thrash vocals are opposites. - Metal_Treasure

Dave Mustaine sometimes sings with a lot pain. - Rambles

5 Symptom Of The Universe is fast for only 15 seconds (out of 6:29 minutes)

It's fast from 3:35-3:50 but that's all. - Metal_Treasure

6 Stone Cold Crazy by Queen has more thrash elements than Symptom Of The Universe
7 Stone Cold Crazy by Queen (1974) came out before Symptom Of The Universe (1975)
8 Symptom Of The Universe doesn't sound like a thrash song
9 A significant part (30%) of Symptom Of The Universe is not metal and not even rock (let alone thrash)

Two minutes and 10 seconds out of 6:30 minutes are not metal, in fact not even rock - it's exactly 30% of the song (4:20 - 6:30). - Metal_Treasure

10 In most sources Queen's Stone Cold Crazy is mentioned as the first proto-thrash song and not Black Sabbath's Symptom Of The Universe
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