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Songs that Forged Metal-I (1964-1978)

Songs that Forged Metal : Part-I (1964-1978)

Songs that Forged Metal 1From The Kinks to Black Sabbath, MetalRulz guides you through the Songs that Forged Metal 1 (1964-1978).


The Novas – The Crusher (1964)

This relentless slab of garage surf rock from 1964 is an ode to 50s American wrestling legend Crusher Lisowski. Vocalist Bob Nolan puts in such an OTT performance that it literally pre-dates death metal vocalists such as Tom G. Warrior of Celtic Frost by some 20-plus years.


The Kinks – You Really Got Me (1964)

Up to this point had there been a rock riff so direct and in your face as You Really Got Me? Well, maybe there was, but it’s hard to think of one.


Jimi Hendrix Experience – Foxy Lady (1967)

Stoned, heavy and seriously groovy, Hendrix’s Foxy Lady is cool as hell from top to tail.


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Doom Metal

DOOM METAL (1982-present)

Doom Metal is a form of heavy metal music that typically uses slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much “thicker” or “heavier” sound than other metal genres. Both the music and the lyrics intend to evoke a sense of despair, dread, and impending doom. The genre is strongly influenced by the early work of Black Sabbath, who formed a prototype for Doom Metal with songs such as “Black Sabbath”, “Children of the Grave”, “Electric Funeral” and “Into the Void”. During the first half of the 1980s, a number of bands from England (Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General), the United States (Pentagram, Saint Vitus, Trouble) and Sweden (Candlemass, Count Raven) defined Doom Metal as a distinct genre.

Characteristics

Doom MetalInstrumentation – The electric guitar, bass guitar and drum kit a...

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