Rock Music vs. Metal Music

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Zeppelin and Sabbath were both regarded as heavy metal bands for their time.  both bands were into the heavy blues and rock sound.  they both developed the metal sound of loud music and those long drawn out guitar solos.  but Sabbath went to a whole other level with the sound.  but Zeppelin was most definitely a part of the heavy metal movement when it was starting out...

side note- both bands also formed around the same year.  and both bands are awesome. 


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Vash the Stampede
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ones metal because of the music, the other is metal because they spanked people with sharks!!!  lmao!

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*shakes head* was that ever proven?

i still stand behind what i said.  Led Zeppelin rocks regardless of what category anyone wants to put them in.  woot!


"With my big black boots and an old suitcase, I do believe I'll find myself a new place..."


Vash the Stampede
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yup led zeppelin is one the best bands of all time.

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Meh... rock... metal... all the effing same basically.  Different eq and gain settings on guitar amps and maybe some more palm mutes and extra hairspray with metal.  Chord wise... I, IV, V ... the same.

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Generally, it came from Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer. Classic Bands like such.
It later evolved into more extreme stuff, things you've probably never heard of, Incorporating vast varieties of instruments ranging from keyboards, brass sections, orchestras, wind instruments, etc. etc..
These are things none of the above bands ever really tempted to care for, being US born and being so far behind in the music compared to Europe didn't help much - this excludes Maiden.

Now, ALL ABOVE MENTIONED BANDS, are not considered REAL metal now, however pioneers of HEAVY METAL. Which is more or less Mainstream now. Metal has stemmed heavily into a pond of genres, each pulling different influences; that being said, Almost ALL of these genres have mixed with one another at some point, spawning their very own "sub-genre".

Newer, real metal bands, have developed the ability to strain the voice, and use it as a whole new distorted vocal instrument, producing various sounds ranging from caveman grunts to squeals. RESEARCH 'GROWLING', 'VOCAL FRY' or 'SCREAMING' for more.

Most GOOD, and I say good in the sense of well structured and well composed music, has come from Europe.
I HIGHLY suggest looking up the band TOOL, they're an amazing rock/progressive/metal band aswell as Porcupine tree; this will smoothen the transition if you're exploring metal.

Genres with bands

Heavy Metal - Megadeth, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Ozzy.
Melodic Death Metal - In Flames, Insomnium, Kalmah (Swamp Metal), Wintersun (Winter)..
Death Metal - Obituary, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid, Celtic Frost.
Black Metal - Mayhem, Skagos, Valterra, Arthemesia.
Blackened Death Metal - Vesania, Behemoth.
Neo-Classical - Children of Bodom, Yngwie Maalmsteen.
Blackened Classical - Mirrothrone.
DJENT - Messhugah, Periphery, Vildjharta, Tesseract.
Folk Metal - Ensiferum, Finntroll, Equilibrium.
Viking Metal - Ancestral, Amon Amarth.
Winter Metal - Wintersun, Starborn.
Swamp Metal - Kalmah.

Every band generally pulls their own local influence or clearly incorporates famous influences.


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