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I am hesitant to praise Deep Purple on a metal forum, because I know that they have never seen themselves as anything other than musicians.  Nevertheless, with songs like Flight Of The Rat and Burn, they helped to set standards for heavy metal music.

 

One problem I have with Deep Purple is that tribute bands all seem to dwell on the Gillan era.  I have however seen Glen Hughes in concert (he was in the third and fourth line-ups of DP), and he played songs from the Coverdale era.

 

 

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On 1/30/2021 at 5:36 PM, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

Deep purple are a very good band. Not really metal but could be argued they were an important premetal band.

I'd definitely agree on that, however I would add that I think if there was a band that was the closest to crossing the line of Hard Rock to Heavy Metal it would be Deep Purple for sure.

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On 2/8/2021 at 3:37 PM, H34VYM3T4LD4V3 said:

I'd definitely agree on that, however I would add that I think if there was a band that was the closest to crossing the line of Hard Rock to Heavy Metal it would be Deep Purple for sure.

Some people say speed metal took inspiration from there fast songs. I can't quite see that but it's interesting idea. They also say the way Ian Gillen  sang especially  child of time  with the use of big vocals was also inspiration for metal. Im not sure about that but I like there music for the harder stuff they did. In Rock is a good one. Tbh not listened to that for few years so worth a play. Have you got a favourite record of theres 

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