In 1970, Led Zeppelin III was released. Leaving some of the Blues influences behind, you the group incorporating lots of Folk elements and some Country influences into their music. The result was Led Zeppelin III. This record will influence what would become Folk Metal and Viking Metal in the late 1990’s – 2000’s. This record also leaves behind much of the hard electric riffs and moving into a more acoustically structure that is still just as powerful. The group is expanding musically and this record is proof of that. The result was another very good record that still influences musicians today.
Not is is gone when it comes to Heavy Metal/Hard Rock guitar riffs. “Immigrant Song” is a great example of the heaviness of what Led Zeppelin has been known for up to this point. The Blues influences that this album lacks, is still there. “Since I’ve Been Loving You” is a great example of the Blues style of Hard Rock that Led Zeppelin is known for.
Just like the previous albums, Led Zeppelin delivers great musicianship. The song structures are pieced together flawlessly. The harmony and melody is there. This record contains some great riffs and leads that only Jimmy Page could manufacture. Vocals by Robert Plant are again, done wonderfully. He has plenty of range and just wails on this record. He has established what a front man should be in Heavy Metal music. John Paul Jones and Jon Bonham again drive the music home with their playing and setting the tone and tempo of the music.
1. “Immigrant Song” 2:26
2. “Friends” 3:55
3. “Celebration Day” 3:29
4. “Since I’ve Been Loving You”7:25
5. “Out on the Tiles” 4:04
6. “Gallows Pole” Traditional 4:58
7. “Tangerine” 3:12
8. “That’s the Way” 5:38
9. “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” 4:20
10. “Hats Off to (Roy) Harper” Traditional 3:41