Before we discovered Black Sabbath, we always thought of them as old, dark and outdated. But then we heard some songs that really kicked us right in the face. We were heavily into Maiden at the time (still are of course) and were looking for bands that sounded similar.
It was a shock to us to discover that Sabbath actually invented the heavy metal style that Maiden later had been known for. Fast paced songs, epic songs, high soaring vocals. Sabbath had it all. And by the time we heard them, some of the best metal singers in the world had been in and out of the band.
What also was really cool about Sabbath was that even how melodic their songs were, they were always kind of dark and mysterious. Most of our dark, doom influence comes from Sabbath. But they were also a huge influence when it came to the drumming, the bass playing, the guitars, image and vocals.
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