Top 10 Reasons Why War Pigs by Black Sabbath Didn't Create Power Metal

I've read many cringe worthy statements about how Black Sabbath created metal and also each and every metal subgenre - from power metal to technical death metal. I've read such statements on this site and other sites (including YouTube).

Saying that War Pigs created Power Metal clearly shows that the author never listened to Power Metal (or never listened War Pigs but this is less possible because Black Sabbath's die hard fans know their songs).

Here are my reasons why "War Pigs created Power Metal" is an annoying exaggeration (one of the many).

The Top Ten

Power Metal is the metal subgenre with the most uplifting sound. Does War Pigs sound uplifting?

@IronSabbathPriest - on the list Top Ten Metal Bands for People Who Don't Like Metal, item #3 Black Sabbath, you can read this comment, where only doom metal is correct:
"This is the band you should start with when listening to heavy metal. Their songs have greatly influenced each metal genre. Here are a few:
After Forever - Christian Metal
Symptom of the Universe - Thrash Metal
The Writ - Prog Metal
Black Sabbath - Doom Metal
War Pigs - Power Metal
Paranoid - Mainstream Metal" - Metal_Treasure

Oh Love this list because War Pigs totally sounds like Helloween and Blind Guardian (Sarcasm) seriously though War Pigs is one of the most overrated metal songs ever - christangrant

Everything in this list is correct, but has anyone ever called it power metal? I've never heard it be called so. - IronSabbathPriest

Yep, many people on different sites. It's so annoying. That's why I made this list. It's also on the list Top Ten Metal Bands for People Who Don't Like Metal, item #3 Black Sabbath - Metal_Treasure

I don't think people think that the song created power metal. Where have you heard? Please tell me - SoldierOfFortune

Power Metal is known for its strong, melodic and (often) happy sounding choruses. War Pigs has no chorus.

There's a very good youtube video - you will learn almost everything you need to know about power metal:
How To Be POWER METAL! by SteveTerreberry.
Steve Terreberry demonstrates power metal features correctly (the video is also fun to watch).
Oh, and nothing sounds like War Pigs. - Metal_Treasure

Ozzy sings this 8 minute long song within a single octave. Power Metal singers never do this.

Those vocals on War Pigs are actually killing me.

Yup the song is very easy to sing - christangrant

Power Metal is fast, War Pigs is slow

I don't count ballads by power metal bands - all types of ballads are slower. - Metal_Treasure

I can somehow agree that War Pig is a metal song. But power metal?! - zxm

Power Metal songs are usually with operatic vocals, often high pitched. War Pigs vocals aren't.

Ozzy doesn't even compare to Power Metal Vocalists especially his performance in War Pigs which he only uses 1 Octave which makes the song very easy to sing heck I could sing it right now if I wanted to and I'm a terrible singer - christangrant

War Pigs doesn't sound like any Power Metal song I know

Exactly Sounds nothing like Power Metal because it isn't - christangrant

Power Metal is focused on the vocalist. War Pigs isn't.

War Pigs actually focused on to be the most monotonous long heavy track ever...

Actually, Power Metal also has some of the most melodic guitar solos out there. - SoldierOfFortune

Again, if you still don't understand this aspect of power metal, you should watch the mentioned youtube video:
How To Be POWER METAL! by SteveTerreberry.
(he even says power metal singers are the most talented metal singers and I agree) - Metal_Treasure

Power Metal riffs are fast. War Pigs riffs aren't.

See this video "40 Power Metal Bands In 1 Song". Power metal riffs don't stick to few chords. - zxm

Power Metal has fast, classically inspired solos. War Pigs solos are far from that.

Even when a power metal song isn't extremely fast, the solo is. - Metal_Treasure

Before I forget: War Pigs isn't a metal song.

@Rambles if BS created HEAVY metal, then why Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Venom, Accept, Yngwie Malmsteen, Megadeth etc etc... NEVER tried to play like them? All of these acts tried to play more like Deep Purple than Black Sabbath even members form these bands admitted it just saying. And no, this song has nothing to do with metal.

Yup I never saw this song as metal - christangrant

It's neither power metal nor any other metal. - Metal_Treasure

Doesn't sound like Metal to me. - NuMetal

The Contenders

Power Metal drumming is fast. War Pigs isn't.

IronSabbathPriest - umm, fills are very brief passages and even their total length can't make the song power metal. You are talking about seconds out of 8 minutes... - Metal_Treasure

Stargazer by Rainbow created power metal

Stargazer isn't really power metally from my view. It sounds more like speed metal, like motorhead except metal and better vocals. - SoldierOfFortune

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