This new Index of Topics page exists for two reasons:

  1. To present information on topics in metal whose inclusion on my home page is not logically justifiable or readily conceptualized, and which are thus absent from that page.

  2. To present fragments of metal information not yet integrated into larger sections of material at this site. The information comprising these fragments is considered accurate.

Before examining content on this Index page, you must engage in a careful read of that entire home page, or you will miss critical foundational information relevant to everyone, no matter their age, gender, favorite metal bands, or other characteristic. In other words, my home page contains the main body of information on metal present at this site, providing you the context and background knowledge required to properly and fully understand all and any other material at this site, including the topics, below.

Moreover, prior to searching for an individual topic here, on this page, read or search the home page for that topic, as even individual topics will receive their first, principal, and most substantive treatment there, when possible.



Black Sabbath

British band understood to have originated heavy metal music, in large measure through the guitar work of founding member Tony Iommi, specifically his 1.) unique and singular guitar sound and 2.) musical constructions, specifically his unique and seminal style of patterns, that is, putting chords together and striking them, also called "riffing."


Heavy Metal

Heavy metal is a form of rock generally characterized by a guitar sound variously described as fat, thick, chunky, drony, or sludgy. Common use of guitar chord technique focused on the thicker strings is partly responsible for this kind of sound, the balance of the formula being the amplifier settings.

Well-know heavy metal bands include Black Sabbath, Metallica, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Megadeth.

Heavy metal is commonly referred to simply as "metal." If a given discussion, conversation, or reference involves music, and the word metal is used, it's a near-certainty that heavy metal music is being referenced.


Iommi, Tony

Tony Iommi has been the sole guitarist for seminal and iconic heavy metal band Black Sabbath since its inception, and is widely understood as the guitarist who actually invented heavy metal.


Osbourne, John "Ozzy"

Original vocalist and frontman for pioneering metal band Black Sabbath. Still strongly associated with the band.

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