Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Albums Released in 1970

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The Top Ten

1 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

"Black Sabbath" made metal. "Paranoid" turned metal into one of the greatest genres of all time.

Ever wondered why 42% voted for this?

Glad this is first. I think In Rock should be 2nd, too. - Metarock

UK release in 1970 only; US release date 2/20/71.

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2 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Black sabbath N.I. B the wkzard behind the wall of sleep and warning super powerful album I auctually like it better than parinoid

3 Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin

Agreed - and Since I've been Loving You is so under-played on Radio.

Just listen to "Immigrant song" and "Since I've been loving you". This is hard rock but it's also the achievement Led Zep art.

4 Deep Purple in Rock - Deep Purple

Child in Time is a classic progressive song. Hard Lovin' Man was the first speed metal song - hear the gallop, which became a typical metal element later, also Gillan's vox, etc. - Metal_Treasure

Speed king 5/5
Bloodsucker 5/5
Child in time 10/5
Flight of the rat 5/5
Into the fire 4.5/5
Living wreck 4/5
Hard lovin man 10/5
Perfect album of 1970 along with parinoid and zeppilen 3

5 American Woman - The Guess Who
6 Very 'Eavy... Very 'Umble - Uriah Heep

Uriah Heep rocks! Just listen to "Gypsy". That has a good intro.

A good album one of the first Hard Rock/Metal albums together with Deep Purple in rock and Sabbath self-titled. The best songs in my opinion are "Gypsy","Walking in Your Shadow","Real Turned On" and ''Bird of Prey''(in the US release). - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

7 UFO 1 - UFO
8 Mountain Climbing! - Mountain
9 Fun House - The Stooges
10 Kingdom Come - Sir Lord Baltimore

The Contenders

11 Easy Action - Alice Cooper
12 Lucifer's Friend - Lucifer's Friend
13 The Original Human Being - Blue Cheer
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1. Deep Purple in Rock - Deep Purple
2. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
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1. Deep Purple in Rock - Deep Purple
2. Lucifer's Friend - Lucifer's Friend
3. American Woman - The Guess Who
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1. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
3. Deep Purple in Rock - Deep Purple
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