Heavy Metal

by BlueBeatTimeMachine

Heavy Metal

by BlueBeatTimeMachine

30 artists, 1543 songs

As rock guitarists embraced the loud, distorted tones of the Marshall amp and the fuzz box in the late 1960s, a new style that later became known as heavy metal was born. Prototypical heavy metal bands like Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath and Mountain created simple, riff-based melodies in their individual quests to become known as the loudest band on earth, while Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple drew inspiration from a wide range of styles, including the blues, folk and classical. Heavy metal bands like Alice Cooper, AC/DC, Blue Öyster Cult, Kiss and Van Halen filled arenas and released Gold- and Platinum-selling albums during the 1970s and remain huge influences on musicians who enjoy huge, powerful guitars, thundering drums, rumbling bass and screaming vocals.