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Added by Happy Vader on 10 May 2011 12:12
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Iconic bands of heavy metal /hardrock + destroyers

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The 3 Pioneers!



L-R: Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, Geezer Butler & Ozzy Osbourne!

What did they contribute?

10 letters: H-E-A-V-Y M-E-T-A-L! Apart from that, they produced some of the most landmark albums in history of metal: Black Sabbath, Paranoid & Masters Of Reality which contained singles like Paranoid, Iron Man, War Pigs, Electric Funeral, Black Sabbath, N.I.B & Sabbath Bloody Sabbath!

When i heard their song 'Paranoid' it hit me like a sucker punch! 2-minutes of heavy proto-punk vocals and heavy riffs that it makes Rosie O' Donnell look light!
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L-R: Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore & Roger Glover!

What did they contribute?

They were once entered in the Guinness World Book Of Records for being the loudest band. They gave us fast tempos, speedy solos & one instantly recognizable riff! Their album, In Rock, is regarded very crucial to heavy metal even to this day. It contains hits like Speed King, Into The Fire & Child In Time, the latter which has arguably one of the sweetest solo of all time! Later they would release Machine Head, which i consider it to be their magnum opus! It contains ultra-hits like Smoke On The Water, Lazy & Space Truckin'
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L-R: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant!

What did they contribute?

Tut, tut! You have such nerve to ask a question like that, boy. Anyways, their flamboyant clothing and eccentric style influenced everyone from the teeth-gnashing Metallica to the ass-shaker Shakira, Led Zeppelin has won everyones hearts and that too, for the right reasons! Their most widely recognized album is Led Zeppelin IV (A.K.A Zoso, Untitled & simply IV) which produced a single 'Stairway To Heaven' which has become as iconic as the band itself! Their other great songs are Black Dog, Kashmir, Whole Lotta Love, Ocean, Rock 'N Roll & Immigrant Song!
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The Biggest Band In The World!



L-R: Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger & Charlie Watts!

What did they contribute?

Long before rock came into existance, there was Rolling Stone, the music saviour way back in the eary 60's. With their flair of showmanship and unusual stage styles, they quickly became one of the most respected and beloved bands of all time!

They also share the 'Biggest Band In The World' title with Led Zeppelin & The Who!
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L-R: Keith Moon, Roger Daltry, Peter Townshend, John Entwhistle!

What did they contribute?

Heavy riffs & vandalism all leads back to The Who. They delivered plently of it. While Eddie Cochran was jamming to Summertime Blues, The Who were ripping of My Generation and destroying drums, guitars & themselves onstage and in this process, became legends!
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The Big 4 Of Thrash Metal!

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L-R: Robert Trujillo, Kirk Hammet, Lars Ulrich & James Hetfield!

What did they contribute?

If 80's had a name, it would be Metallica. They single handedly wiped out all the glam and hairgel that had infested the streets and bought unusual subjects into the spotlight: Loneliness, anger & phobias! Metallica came screaming as a banshee with a bad throat and it's still going strong, more than 25 years later. Some of their notable past members include Cliff Burton (R.I.P), who is responsible in bringing bass as a more prominent instrument. After Burton died, Jason Newstead filled in for him. Arguably one of the best bass players ever! Another notable past member was Dave Mustaine! The snarling son of a... Well, we will get to him later!

Anyways, Metallica gave us Master Of Puppets, Black, ...And Justice For All & my most personal fav. album: Ride The Lightning!

Metallica has started a legacy, a monster that is so big that it makes Clover, Godzilla & King Kong look like puny creatures!
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What did they contribute?

Megadeth is known for it's speedy aggressiveness and Dave Mustaine's signature snarling voice. Their lyrics cover everything from War to Politics to Fear to Drugs! After Mustaine was kicked out of Metallica, he formed Megadeth 'in anger' because he 'wanted blood' and in this process produced one of the most fast and influential thrash metal band!

in it's history of long members, one guitarist stands out as the best: Marty Friedman. Too bad he liked Japan so much that he quit Megadeth and chose to stay there. I mean imagine, Mustaine & Friedman jamming riffs together! That was great and it's of no wonder to anyone that the Marty Friedman-era Megadeth was the most successful era they ever had, producing such iconic singles like Hangar 18, Holy Wars... Punishment Due, Tornado Of Souls, Trust & Symphony Of Destruction!
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What did they contribute?

Shorts! Anthrax's frontman Scott Ian made it okay to sing heavy metal in shorts. I may not be a big fan of Anthrax but who can pass off such songs like 'Indians', 'Caught In A Mosh' & 'Antisocial'
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Out of the 4, Slayer is the most controversial because of it's provocative & offending lyrics which range from Satanism, Blood, War & Horror. They could be the fore-runners to Death Metal. Their shouting vocals, zipping solos and scary lyrics found both fans and lawsuits. This band is reccommended for extreme, hairy audiences LOL!
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Hardrock destroyers / downfall of music

They call our music unbearable. They think it's only screaming and sweating your head off! Well, they are wrong. There's a lot of meaning behind that screaming and never-ending solos. What about these guys? You can hear their words but can you understand them? HELL NO! They talk about the same things over and over and over again... Party, Food, Drugs, Sex, Enjoyin' life and pretty princesses... Makes me sick!

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