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 skopek
Joined: 12/5/2010
Msg: 102
What man or band is the Godfather of Heavy Metal? Let the debate begin!Page 6 of 6    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
I'm not too sure about some of your definitions of metal. If you want to split hairs about influence you could go back as far as you want. When I think of who was the first band to be truly metal, Judas Priest. Screaming guitars, heavy drums, and an intense frontman.
 worldtraveller74
Joined: 5/10/2011
Msg: 103
What man or band is the Godfather of Heavy Metal? Let the debate begin!
Posted: 7/9/2011 7:11:12 PM
A woman, Jynx from Coven.
 RichenLosAngeles
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 104
What man or band is the Godfather of Heavy Metal? Let the debate begin!
Posted: 7/10/2011 6:53:49 PM
I would say Neil Young with CrazyHorse. Powerful feedback-laced sound, very influential to musicians for almost 40 years.
 ArtzyWoman
Joined: 6/30/2011
Msg: 107
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What man or band is the Godfather of Heavy Metal? Let the debate begin!
Posted: 7/19/2011 10:08:47 AM
My all time vote is defiantly...Black Sabbath(Heaven&Hell)
Deep Purple, King Crimson,Blind Faith, Alice Cooper on and on and on.
As for Uriah Heep, totally awesome. Saw all their concerts while living in Detroit as well as the above mentioned artists.
 PittsburghVixen
Joined: 6/27/2009
Msg: 108
What man or band is the Godfather of Heavy Metal? Let the debate begin!
Posted: 7/19/2011 6:08:07 PM
Sabbath, from the very first album.
 HalftimeDad
Joined: 5/29/2005
Msg: 109
What man or band is the Godfather of Heavy Metal? Let the debate begin!
Posted: 7/22/2011 12:47:44 PM
Generally Godfather is bestowed on someone who isn't an actual founder. James Brown is the Godfather of Soul, for example. So I don't think Sabbath would qualify - more likely to appear as Fathers of Metal.

Hendrix would be a more appropriate choice for Godfather in my opinion. Someone who strongly influenced all the guys who started metal.

The thing is though, I'm old. So I remember bands being referred to as Heavy Metal or Metal before Sabbath was founded. Iron Butterfly was a metal band. I know there were others, but that's the only one I can remember (I was a preteen at the time).
 Ska_Voovie
Joined: 10/26/2009
Msg: 110
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What man or band is the Godfather of Heavy Metal? Let the debate begin!
Posted: 7/22/2011 1:51:43 PM
i dont think anyone could be said to be the 'founder' of soul - but JB had a good claim - check this - James Brown & his Famous Flames , Try Me 1958 [and 78rpm to boot!]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGoyy8AcJlA&feature=related

from the era when R&B was changing to Soul
 TTvonb
Joined: 2/2/2011
Msg: 112
What man or band is the Godfather of Heavy Metal? Let the debate begin!
Posted: 8/27/2011 8:35:42 PM
Blue cheer
And for the pre school days
Link wray
 Rosemary24
Joined: 7/12/2008
Msg: 113
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What man or band is the Godfather of Heavy Metal? Let the debate begin!
Posted: 8/30/2011 7:42:33 PM
That would be Tony Iommi.
 Tayfire
Joined: 2/29/2008
Msg: 114
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What man or band is the Godfather of Heavy Metal? Let the debate begin!
Posted: 8/31/2011 8:03:14 AM
I would say Sabbath also but Lemmy with Motorhead has to be a contender?
 Metal_Mike667
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 115
What man or band is the Godfather of Heavy Metal? Let the debate begin!
Posted: 9/6/2011 7:51:18 PM
Black Sabbath laid the ground work for what would and is called Heavy Metal. but when the old guard was struggiling to keep up it was judas priest that took it out of the blues influence and straight into a twin lead guitar embracing metal sound and with rob halfords high banshee shrill it was the perfect ingredient for the sound kk and glen created. Theres also Iron Maiden similar to judas priest Maiden also had a twin guitar sound with the operatic sounding voice in Bruce****nson arguabbly along side maiden and priest the Most Important band in the 8Os was indeed Metallica no other band had that signature "Crunch Tone" let alone the bass genius of Cliff Burton also you cant forget that without Mustaine created those insane heavy riffs as heard on Kill Em All which paved the way for bands in the today from where sabbath passed on the torch Metallica took it. side note(with out Motorhead there would be no thrash metal period after all they had the speed and attitude of thrash back when they first started out) Halford is indeed the Metal god no pun intended. But Lemmy and the founding fathers of Heavy Metal are most def up there at the top of the list
 Metal_Mike667
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 116
What man or band is the Godfather of Heavy Metal? Let the debate begin!
Posted: 9/6/2011 7:51:59 PM
along side Metallica and Mustaine
 THROUGH THE THORNS
Joined: 5/12/2008
Msg: 117
What man or band is the Godfather of Heavy Metal? Let the debate begin!
Posted: 9/10/2011 6:22:45 PM
BLACK SABBATH now be quiet! shhhh
 FrankCH4
Joined: 11/4/2011
Msg: 118
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What man or band is the Godfather of Heavy Metal? Let the debate begin!
Posted: 11/20/2014 12:26:17 AM
Alice Cooper was the first.
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