Precursors of heavy metal, heroes of the genre.
The history of heavy metal is a bit confusing, and it is not possible to say exactly where and when it arose. This thanks to the fact that this genre has different musical influences, that is to say, that different regions of the world made a significant contribution to the solid concept that exists of gender today. It is known that in the mid-1960s, many British bands provided a genuine influence to strengthen the foundations of heavy metal. It was these artists who contributed valuably to what we now know about heavy metal. Bands like Cream, The Jeff Beck Group and The Yardbirds along with professionals like Jimi Hendrix were accredited to make heavy drum beats, distorted rough riffs, and only deep bass. These styles had not been experienced before. These new forms diverted the central rock music based on the blues to a heavier approach (heavy metal) and from these mixtures, it was possible to validate that this new movement would completely shake the entire rock industry. In addition, these became the most significant contributions to the creation of heavy metal.
Many theories indicate that those who followed in the footsteps of the aforementioned artists and began to play true heavy metal were the English Black Sabbath. Since they managed to incorporate the heavy of the genre with other characteristic elements, thanks to their success, this band opened the way to many others that would be added to the list of heavy metal bands over the next few years. The thunderous and dark guitar sound of Black Sabbath would completely mark the guidelines that many others would have to follow carefully to be part of this new movement. These new sound mixes became more popular during the 70s again by English pioneer bands like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, who completely molded the current concept of heavy metal. Of course, there are many other band names that also emerged simultaneously with others mentioned above, but because they did not have a large coverage by the media, their names were known sometime later.
Within this category in time, bands like Blue Öyster Cult, UFO, Wishbone Ash, Blue Cheer, joined among other bands that later gained some followers and kept many of their songs high. This is how they became the mentioned names when it was necessary to identify certain actors of heavy metal. Although these have not been given prominence or credit for the creation of the genre, their songs were and will always be enjoyed by all heavy fans metal. After defining certain performers of the genre as pioneers, the successes that would set the tone in the genre began to come, albums such as Paranoid, Deep Purple in Rock, Led Zeppelin II, shook the music industry and secured a better platform with countless new bands that formed in time. The number of fans became increasingly large through numerous and frequent shows on stage. Hypothetical lyrics along with heavy riffs, fascinating drums and a unique singing style made heavy metal the most influential form of musical expression.