As every genre has its pioneers, so metal does with Black Sabbath. Credited as “fathers” of heavy metal, Sabbath are still one of the main inspirations for thousand bands and dozens of styles and genres, from classic heavy metal to stoner and psych rock.
The band’s first period with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals was their most successful and the most inspirational one…. Based on these masterpieces, from debut album until Sabotage, whole sub-genres of rock and metal were discovered and evolved (e.g. doom and stoner). (more…)