Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Albums Released in 1976
The Top Ten
Listen to Victim of Changes.
Stargazer-greatest vocal performance ever
This band gets forgotten about too often because Blackmore drove it into the ground after Dio left, but before then, in the 70's, they were amazing. This is their best album for sure and certainly the best of the year it came out. Filled with songs like Tarot Woman, Stargazer, and A Light in the Black that influenced many metal bands to come. You should be able to hear what influenced Iron Maiden and Judas Priest in this album!
This album is just epic at all levels - epic songs, epic vocals (Dio) and instrumental performances (Ritchie Blackmore, Cozy Powell, Jimmy Bain, Tony Carey). Songs like Stargazer and A Light In the Black are classics. - Metal_Treasure
The greatest album of all time
Why is Rush at Nr. 1? They aren't hard rock or heavy metal, and this is a list for that.
Rocks is a very consistent hard rock record and doesn't have 1 bad song on it. It's awesome.
Told a story better than some books.
... but this album is neither hard rock nor metal ... - Metal_Treasure
Come on, you can't beat Shout It Out Loud, Detroit Rock City, Beth, God Of Thunder, etc.
Once upon a time AC/DC did a song called "Big Balls", and I belive that AC/DC has the biggest balls of all. the album that this song was on was Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap) so AC/DC has Dirty, Cheap, Balls
Mindblowing album of 70's
THIS WAS 77!
Achilles Last Stand is as powerful a Zeppelin track as you can get. Pure driving metal.
Woefully underrated Zeppelin gem.
I'm pretty sure that AC/DC doesn't have an album that named T.N.T.. - Feirceraven
This was released in 1975 - ACDC-
Ac/DC can not be matched.
Best of the best
Not that bad it has dirty women and rock n roll doctor I like it