Top Ten Heaviest Bands of the 1970s

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1Black SabbathBlack Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.
2Judas PriestJudas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date.V1 Comment
3Deep PurpleDeep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.

They were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as "the globe's loudest band" for a 1972 concert in London.
Find their epic song "Mistreated" performed live in California 1974 - heavy demonic riff, heavy vocals. Ritchie Blackmore's riffs are so powerful that can open your 3rd eye. - Metal_Treasure

4RainbowRainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums ...read more.

Not only heavy but also very fast for the 70s - Kill The King (1978), A Light In The Black (1976). Stargazer (1976) is epic and heavy. And awesome. - Metal_Treasure

5MotörheadMotörhead were an English heavy metal band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed metal and ...read more.
6Riot
7Night Sun
8Buffalo
9AcceptAccept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes.

Formed in 1968 but released their debut album in 1979 - it's heavy for the standards of 1979 and is very close to metal, if not metal. - Metal_Treasure

I'm ashamed myself how I forget to put Accept... thank Metal Treasure! - somekindofaguy

10Thin LizzyThin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" ...read more.

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11ScorpionsScorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.

They were heavier in the 70s than later. Song - Sails of Charon (1977). - Metal_Treasure

12Budgie
13Uriah Heep
14Flower Travellin' Band
15ExodusExodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1979 in Richmond, California. Spanning a career of 37 years, Exodus has gone through numerous lineup changes, two extended hiatuses, and the deaths of two former band members.

This band is very heavy but:
1) they released their debut in 1985 and were not a music factor in the 70s
2) they emerged in 1979 so they had less than one year to impress the people of the 70s
3) they impressed the people of the 80s and shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_Treasure

Don't I put exodus to this list, I know how they are a 80s band, someone dumbass put they to this list! Great band at all... - somekindofaguy

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1. Judas Priest
2. Deep Purple
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2. Deep Purple
3. Motörhead
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