Any metal fan can tell you that their beloved genre stems from two bands, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Both bands are credited with creating heavy metal, but here’s the thing – is one more heavier than the other?
Black Sabbath might seem like the obvious victor in this battle, but we must look closer. While Black Sabbath embodies the attitude and darkness that is associated with what the general public considers heavy metal to be, Led Zeppelin has the weight in their sound that puts the “heavy” in heavy metal. It’s incredible how much sound Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham were able to create, noticeably more that Ozzy and his band.
The only way to settle this is to let the bands speak for themselves. Listen to each band do their thing and make up your mind on who is heavier.
“I Can’t Quit You Baby (Live)”
“War Pigs (Live 1970 France)”