When metal truly began is definitely a topic of some debate, but Sabbath's debut has by far best argument imo. There are without question elements of what we now consider to be metal in a ton of 60s songs, like bits and pieces here and there where we can hear some eventual metal tropes and stuff. And I guess Born To Be Wild could be seen as one of those examples, as are a couple of Zeppelin songs and a couple Iron Butterfly songs, Blue Cheer, The Kinks' early stuff, Cream, so on and so forth.
But a big part of what makes Metal, Metal is that it discarded the Blues Rock roots and became something relatively new entirely. And pretty much all of those bands and songs listed above are way too steeped into Blues Rock and Psychedelic Rock to fit into the definition of Heavy Metal. They lack the goth, dark atmosphere that Sabbath pioneered and that defines the sound of the genre. Admittedly Sabbath's debut has some bluesy parts at points as well, but they also reshaped it into something vulgar and ugly in a way that hadn't been done at all before. And by Paranoid and (especially) by Master of Reality, they had pretty much done away with it completely.
Eddie: Vikes: "who got drunker....Richie or Ron" Richie's a bitch. Doesn't even stand by his own team, and is nothing more that a hit-&-run artist. Too busy carving pumpkins with his new girlfriend. lol. I said...bitch... Ron>Richie ALL day EVERYDAY.
Jan 16, 2020 23:13:32 GMT -8
Eddie: Look how long it took Richie to pay upon his debt too, only after MAJOR pressure was applied for him to even be allowed to show his face here again.
Jan 16, 2020 23:17:57 GMT -8
Eddie: Maybe he can make a voice over on voco app explaining what a bitch he is? That would be funny
Jan 16, 2020 23:20:06 GMT -8
Ø𝔩åƒ Շђҽ 𝕭ҽ𝖘ҽ𝖗₭ҽ𝖗: Quit your crybaby bitching eddie. You are the biggest pussy here.
Jan 17, 2020 13:20:24 GMT -8
I_likes_the_vikes: Pruss...what's this about me passing out at the party and you taking advantage of me?
Jan 19, 2020 13:39:21 GMT -8
Eddie: Hopefully there's no pictures.
Jan 19, 2020 21:14:06 GMT -8