Top Ten '70s Non-Metal Albums that are Heavier Than Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" Album

Paranoid is a well rated heavy metal album and lot of people thinks this was an ultra heavy tune for 1970. Now, I'll show you 10 albums from the 1970s that aren't metal, but if you try some songs, you'll know these albums are heavier than Paranoid.

The Top Ten

1 Raw Power - Iggy & The Stooges Raw Power - Iggy & The Stooges

Listen to the songs "Death Trip", "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell" and the final tune of the "Search and Destroy" and after then try to tell Paranoid is heavier than Raw Power... Year: 1973 - somekindofaguy

2 Mournin' - Night Sun Mournin' - Night Sun

It's a heavy psych/progressive rock german album (with some metal elements) but the songs are really heavy (and some of them are incredibly fast, see: Plastic Shotgun). Year: 1972 - somekindofaguy

3 Taken by Force - Scorpions Taken by Force - Scorpions

However Sails of Charon and the riff of He's a Woman, She's a Man is metal, but the most songs from the album are hard rock. Year: 1977. - somekindofaguy

4 Volcanic Rock - Buffalo Volcanic Rock - Buffalo

Just like Black Sabbath... the songs are blues based, but a borderline with doom metal. Year: 1973. - somekindofaguy

5 Van Halen - Van Halen Van Halen - Van Halen

Though it's hard rock, some songs are very close to metal like "On Fire" or "Aromic Punk". Year: 1978 - somekindofaguy

6 Montrose - Montrose Montrose - Montrose

Sammy Hagar's first album. The sounding of this album sounds like a little bit of the late 1970s. Year: 1973 - somekindofaguy

7 Death Walks Behind You - Atomic Rooster Death Walks Behind You - Atomic Rooster
8 Let There Be Rock - AC/DC Let There Be Rock - AC/DC

This album is a little bit heavier than AC/DC's most albums. Year: 1977 - somekindofaguy

9 Lights Out - UFO Lights Out - UFO
10 Who Do We Think We Are - Deep Purple Who Do We Think We Are - Deep Purple
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1. Raw Power - Iggy & The Stooges
2. Mournin' - Night Sun
3. Taken by Force - Scorpions



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