The first METAL SONG ever

The first METAL SONG ever is Gustav Holst’s “Mars The Bringer Of War.” Written in 1914, portions of the piece have been emulated by Black Sabbath in their song, “Black Sabbath.” Diamond Head and Metallica also coped riffs from the piece in “Am I Evil.” Yes I am muhahaha….Along the way I’ll be pointing out some of the music theory used in the composition. Get a full copy of the tab and original score below. Who knows, maybe you’ll write the next great metal song by stealing one of these riffs. So grab your axe and follow along muhahaha

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20 thoughts on “The first METAL SONG ever

  1. The BBC proms is actually a very prestigious event, so the orchestra is supposed to be very good

  2. So wait. The first metal song was also the first metal song with prog elements?!

  3. As much as I love Holst as the film composer I am… We can’t consider this as the first metal song… Even if the following link is what I consider being one of the first(and best) metal songs, nobody can really be sure ah ah! Bach rocks๐Ÿ˜Ž

  4. One could make a compelling argument that Mussorgsky’s _Night on Bald Mountain_ from 1867 is the first metal song ever.

  5. I like Holst. Jupiter in particular is my favorite . But Toccata And Fugue in D-minor (J.S. Bach) is in my eyes the first Metal Song. Before that, Pachabel had influenced many metal musicians with his Canon in D. But this is not so evil ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. A Great amount of Classical music is very heavy and technical; I think 1918 might be a bit late tho.

  7. “I like smoke and lightnin’
    Heavy metal thunder
    Racing in the wind
    And the feeling that I’m under…”

  8. after 90 years ะ’anny Elfman takes it for “Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes” main theme

  9. After the first couple minutes of Olivia Dunnowho’s whining, I needed some evil s*** and THERE IT IS!! F***ing majestic!!!

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