05:24 - deadone That's historical revisionism. Bare in mind most NWOBHM metal bands didn't do " dark, heavy." Most speed/thrash wasn't that heavy either. Indeed Sabbathian heaviness was kept alive by doom metal.
05:16 - Apothecary Also, I wouldn't call Zeppelin JUST hard rock/proto metal either, they were also quite bluesy and very folk-influenced, so there's also that to consider as well
05:13 - Apothecary I would consider Deep Purple and Zeppelin as PROTO metal at most. It was really Sabbath that developed the dark, heavy, riff-driven style that is now essentially the core staple of the entire genre
05:05 - deadone In other news, nothing gets one out of the sadness from attending a funeral like thrash fucking metal. It's that ugly kick in the face that one needs to get out feeling sadness.
05:03 - deadone Even Sabbath didn't play "pure heavy metal" - lots of heavy blues and rock n roll here even on early stuff. In any case Zeppelin are far more metal than half the shit that gets labelled metal these days.
05:00 - deadone Led Zeppelin have always been regarded as one of the first heavy metal bands - indeed the Holy Trinity is Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. What they played did differ from modern metal.
04:34 - Apothecary I saw Led Zeppelin labeled as metal and that was my queue to stop taking whoever wrote that article seriously
01. Walk With Knowledge Wisely 02. Symmetry In White 03. The Taste Of Dying 04. Reflection Of Deceit 05. Ageless Decay 06. Amaranthine 07. The Foreboding 08. Shaman Of Belief 09. Teach The Blind To See 10. A Wealth Of Empathy 11. Symbolic Suicide 12. The Piety Of Self-Loathing
Gave it a listen a few days ago when it was first uploaded - pretty unimpressive stuff. Basically it's like 3 heavy chugging riffs back by a tired-sounding Kirk Windstein. Crowbar can do better than this drivel.