Without Black Sabbath the sound of heavy metal would have been very different indeed. While their contemporaries Led Zeppelin plied a heady concoction of hard blues and rock, Sabbath took rock music into far darker territory. With sludgy downtuned riffs courtesy of Tony Iommi, the band’s grinding music laid the foundation for heavy metal, doom, sludge and many other subgenres. With his grooving bass- lines, Terry ‘Geezer’ Butler was as important to the band’s success as Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne. Sometimes using a wah pedal and overdriven tones, Butler’s playing was unlike anything else heard on the bass at the time. He was also Sabbath’s primary lyricist, and his infatuation with religion, magic, science fiction and fantasy would have a lasting impact on the acts that followed up to the present day. Join us in throwing some metal horns to this true musical innovator.
Standout Tracks: ‘N.I.B.’, ‘War Pigs’, ‘Planet Caravan’
Recommended Albums: Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master Of Reality