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Unformatted text preview: metal genres. Grunge bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam show hints of Black Sabbath influence. They influenced these bands with their lyrics too. Their lyrics had darker themes such as mental illness, depression, death and destruction. Songs such as Paranoid, War Pigs, and Iron Man were all darker lyrics. These themes are also present in the lyrics of Nirvana, Iron Maiden, Soundgarden and bands which can be considered their followers. Black Sabbath was an extremely influential band, in a time where the foundations for modern music were laid. They defined an entire genre and the ripples from their music affected a wide variety of artists outside of their traditional genre, the mark of true influence....
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