Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Albums Released in 1970

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

Nothing more sweet than 70's heavy metal.

2 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

3 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

4 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.

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.

7 Lucifer's Friend - Lucifer's Friend
8 UFO 1 - UFO
9 Kingdom Come - Sir Lord Baltimore
10 Mountain Climbing! - Mountain

The Contenders

11 Fun House - The Stooges
12 Easy Action - Alice Cooper
13 The Original Human Being - Blue Cheer
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