Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut record February 13th, 1970. It was actually Friday the 13th back in 1970, even better. The album is said to be the start of “heavy metal” and would pave the way for many other bands that would populate the genre following in their footsteps.
Love how GeeksOfDoom.com describes the band’s influence:
“…They fused together a musical amalgam of Sun Records style rock and roll, doomy blues, classical overtones, jazz complexities, and a drudging sound to create a concoction that had never been heard before it. While many of the most groundbreaking bands in musical history (even The Beatles) sort of wear their influences right on their sleeves (think about Led Zeppelin records), Black Sabbath had a sound, stance, and style that almost was like coming from a mold specifically created for them.”