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
This band's profile is 'invisible', meaning that it's much less prominent on the site - either because it's incomplete, or maybe doesn't entirely fit MS format.
The beginnings of the band called INFER go back to the year 2002 when Peter - guitars - vocal and Robert - drums - decided to stop their music activities in the death metal band Nomenmortis... They compose songs together with guitarist Martin and bassguitarist Rastislav ex-Phantasma for their first CD. INFER begins to hold concerts and the band gains place on the music scene, all the bandmembers compose music for the debut CD... INFER do not follow the path of melodic or keyboard blackmetal, they avoid trends and their first CD called "In cold being" came out in 2005 at KRV records - Martin Belobrad. This kind of brutal black metal gains quickly fans and the CD meets with a positive response.
The first CD is followed by a first change of bandmembers when Martin and Rastislav leave INFER. The band gets a new guitarist Frenky and bassguitarist Richard ex-Phantasma. New ideas come with these new people and the band makes a step ahead and prepares new material and holds concerts. It's Frenky who leaves INFER after a short period and he is replaced by Rudolf ex-Phantasma. INFER is finishing music for the next album. Music style is in spirit of death/black metal and the band enters recording studio. However, recording is not according to imagination and finishing of material takes a long time. In spring 2008 the band finally holds awaited album in hands and signs cooperation deal with METALSWAMP records. INFER is at present again on stages to give support to the new album called ANTI-HUMAN!