A SH definitive poll so that we have all the generals gathered in their masses to put this to a test of numbers. Is Black Sabbath considered Heavy Metal or Not? Yes or No. Black and White - no shades of grey, no maybes, no deconstruction to qualified exceptions. If you click on the thread you must vote - no abstentions, no hiding in the shadows. Quickly - gut reaction! No chin scratching pauses. Replies with lengthy dissertations and deconstructions will be met with derision and dismissal. You must vote without seeing the current results.