Top 10 Most Underrated Deep Purple Songs

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1Pictures of Home

This is one of the most unique songs I've ever heard. Besides its awesome riff, rhythm and melody, it has 2 guitar solos, 1 keyboards solo, 1 drum solo and even a killer bass solo!
The song demonstrates great songwriting skills at every level but the most amazing thing is that all these solos don't sound like patches. I can't even believe that a song of this type came out in 1972.
Black Label Society did a cover in 2012. - Metal_Treasure

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2The Cut Runs Deep

This is just great, especially the middle of the song. - Metal_Treasure

3April

This beautiful piece was released in 1969 and it's mostly instrumental. It's over 12 min long, and has progressive elements and symphonic arrangements. I guess it came out too early... - Metal_Treasure

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4Hungry Daze

Unigue riff, symphonic feel, 2 guitar solos and Gillan's growls towards the end. Many Deep Purple songs have 2 and more solos - something that became a trend in metal music. - Metal_Treasure

5Hard Lovin' Man

To the best of my knowledge, this was the first speed metal song ever, released in 1970 (Highway Star came out in 1972).
Ear raping vocals from Ian Gillan and again - 2 guitar solos. I like better the first solo but the outro solo is one of the longest, craziest and heaviest Blackmore solos. - Metal_Treasure

6Demon's Eyes

This riff is awesome. - Metal_Treasure

7Stormbringer

Experts called this song a "goth metal treasure".
One of my favorite Deep Purple riffs (1974). - Metal_Treasure

8Burn

A very underrated early metal song.
This song was pretty complex and odd in the 70s rock context, dominated by blues-based rock songs. Besides, the song isn't melody-driven or very catchy - it rather showcases musicianship/technicality. That's the reason it never became very popular but metal musicians appreciate it - for its riff, vocals and drumming.
Jorn Lande did an amazing cover. - Metal_Treasure

9Anya

@IronSabbathPriest - thanks a lot for adding this song. It's really underrated - I mean I forgot it, too... I'm gonna put it on my remix to get it closer to the top 10. - Metal_Treasure

This song is one of my favourites. Really groovy and catchy riff that builds well. Really underrated, this song is what metal is all about. - IronSabbathPriest

10Fortuneteller

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11Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming

Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming? - haha, I'd say Ian Gillan screams all the time, not only sometimes. He's one of the best screamers of all time and the first one who became famous for his screams. - Metal_Treasure

12Soldier of Fortune
13Bloodsucker

Gillan's signature screams never disappoint. - Metal_Treasure

14The Battle Rages On
15Anthem

Zxm, thanks for adding it. It's very beautiful and moving. And very very underrated. - Metal_Treasure

16Flight of the Rat
17Fools
18The Gypsy
19Fireball

The first metal song with double bass drum (1971). Ian Paice was really very creative - he just put a second bass drum and played them both. Yeah, it was a very primitive double bass drum kit - nothing like the metal drum kits currently used. But his idea was priceless.
There's a video on YouTube and you can see how it was in the beginning (live) - Deep Purple just bring a second drum and "install it" onstage:
Deep Purple - Fireball (Live in Copenhagen 1972) HD
Lars Ulrich of Metallica attended this show when he was 9 and it blew his mind. - Metal_Treasure

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3. When a Blind Man Cries
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1. Pictures of Home
2. The Cut Runs Deep
3. Hungry Daze
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1. Demon's Eyes
2. Soldier of Fortune
3. Stormbringer
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