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BLACK SABBATH – THE PIONEERS OF HEAVY METAL

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Black Sabbath are THE creators of heavy metal music genre. Metallica aptly called them synonymous to heavy metal. They are not just legendary they are ultra legendary, epic, savage, the best of all time and real rock n roll greats. Before them no one had heard this kind of music that is why they are known as forefathers of heavy metal. They have been inspiration to several bands which came after like Iron Maiden, Slayer, Metallica, Nirvana, Korn, Mayhem, Venom, Judas Priest, Guns N’ Roses etc.

Black Sabbath were an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1968 by guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, bassist Geezer Butler and vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. . They have sold over 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. They have also won two Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance, and in 2019 the band were presented a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Some there songs are –

  • Paranoid – this song is so good it has been called the birthplace of heavy metal. It is such an appealing beat and great lyrics. The guitar solo is also great. I personally love everything in this song. this song is a must listen on my list

  • N.I.B – this song has very strong lyrics and vocals. This songs last line is ‘my name is Lucifer please take my hand’ which gives me the chills. This song is awesomeand again the guitar solo is breathtaking.

  • Iron Man – this song is the best. I have no words to explain how good this song is .one of the best songs I have heard

Every song by Black Sabbath is a must listen on my must listen list. They are like Beatles of Heavy Metal if they would not have been there music wouldn’t be the way it is today. Not many people can be credited for so many contributions in music industry. They have left a legacy which can never be forgotten. Their music has just something it makes every song so cool. There guitar solo, drums and vocals are unmatched

More by black Sabbath –

  • Sweet Leaf

  • Supernaut

  • War Pigs

  • Children of the Grave

  • The Wizard

I will share some very interesting trivia on heavy metal shortly. Stay tuned..

Keshav Goel

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