Here's one of their songs:
"Children of the Grave"
If you don't know that song, I'm hope you've at least heard of this one:
"Crazy Train"@Klara-Hitler I'll tag you in case you wanted to re-give your opinion on the matter lol
- Hard Rock29% (5)6% (1)18% (6)Vote
- Heavy Metal24% (4)56% (9)39% (13)Vote
- They were heavy metal back then, but now they are hard rock (or something else)12% (2)25% (4)18% (6)Vote
- Classic Rock18% (3)6% (1)12% (4)Vote
- Something else17% (3)7% (1)13% (4)Vote
Crazy Train is part of Ozzy Osbourne's solo act, not Black Sabbath!
Most Helpful Girl
I told it yesterday.
There is no yesterday and today "heaviness". "Heavy metal" is both the name of all metal genres and it is the general tone of 70's and 80's metal. When Metallica used heavier riffing than Black Sabbath they made a new "genre" in "heavy metal" and were named Thrash. When Death changed the singing tone the new tone was called Death.
When Meshuggah used the monotonous D-jent heavy riffing sound they were called Djent.
They are all heavy metal for the fact that all of them are heavier and different than rock and classic hard rock.
Black Sabbath is heavy metal. Black Sabbath and rainbow and Dio are the godfathers of heavy metal. Having heavier sounds now doesn't make them rock or hard rock.
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Most Helpful Guy
I think they are Hard Rock... and probably pioners of it... I disagree wid term "Classic Rock" since Classic Rock doesn't exist as a genre... those bands people mention as "Classic Rock" they were 60s-70s Psychedelic Rock/Progressive Rock mostly... they're just considered Classic by today's standards...
Anyway Black Sabbath were harder and edgier than other popular bands by dat time... like The Doors or Deep Purple... so I guess Hard Rock suits 'em better... I think heavy-metal didn't exist when Black Sabbath appeared (early 70s)... but Ozzy Osburne's solo works can be considered Heavy Metal... or even Glam Metal some of 'em...