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What was the first metal breakdown?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by OOZMAN, May 1, 2011.



    Jun 16, 2010
    The middle section in Slayer's Raining blood? (1986)

    I can't think of any earlier than that.

    Wish they still sounded as awesome as they did back then now...
  2. sabbath man
  3. :ninja:Blue Cheer...for me the most memorable in Peace of Mind where they blast out some solid bass chords while the guitarist(s) does some minisolos... pretty sweetish
  4. jkramer5


    Jul 14, 2008
    Fairfield, CA
    Intro to Iron Man?
  5. Nolifer


    Apr 14, 2009
    I'm thinking Warning by Sabbath
  6. EdHunter


    Jan 14, 2010
    Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath. The "Is this the end my friend?" section
  7. I used to think Led Zep was metal, That was my first metal breakdown,
  8. ronster91


    Apr 10, 2008
    Collins NY
    I think Electric Funeral was the first breakdown
  9. Many of Black Sabbath's songs are actually reverse breakdowns. The main song IS the breakdown and the middle is a frenzy of awesomeness. I think Children of the Grave has to be one of the earlier real "breakdown" songs. 1971 !!!

    YouTube - black sabbath-children of the grave
  10. OOZMAN


    Jun 16, 2010
    I Don't have time to check out those songs right now, but what I mean by breakdown is the 'modern' type. The ones in mostly metalcore that are purely rythmic sections of strumming the 2 or 3 lowest open strings (guitar), with little to no melody, like from 1:06 to the end of this song YouTube - Attack Attack! - AC-130

  11. OOZMAN


    Jun 16, 2010
    Actually that whole song is pretty much a giant breakdown. :D
  12. What you're asking for isn't the first metal breakdown, but the first metal breakdown that you happen to like. Oh well, I bow to Black Sabbath, and you should too !!!
  13. recreate.me


    Apr 2, 2010
    I dont even know what the first 'metal' song was, genres keep changing... we'll never know... Just pick one you like haha
  14. well thats about 500 votes for sabbath, discussion over :)
  15. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
  16. OOZMAN


    Jun 16, 2010
    Well that's what a breakdown is dude.
  17. You're young, you will understand some day.
  18. Hmmmmmmmmmm............maybe you're right! Maybe a band as influential and signifigant as Sabbath never played a breakdown. This is a definition I found for breakdown.

    very popular in most styles of music which involve men wearing thier sisters pants screaming about thier ex girlfriends and period pains. a chugging action performed on guitar which only one arm is needed to perform, one armed retards, aswell as, normal retards, love this because, it's an excuse not to have a riff which takes time to write and practice to perfect, people who enjoy this usally start having fits and waving thier arms and legs around trying to be as gay as they can in the biggest amount of space possible.

  19. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Dude, if you have access to Reign in Blood, why would you even be listening to Attack Attack?
  20. JdoubleH

    JdoubleH Cold, Daring. No flies on me. Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Columbus, GA
    I thought a breakdown was what happens before a midlife