Top Ten Fast Paced Metal Songs of the 1970s


The Top Ten

1 Highway Star - Deep Purple

Haha, it's the visitor who first needs a tutorial on this subject. This song isn't hard rock - hard rock is blues based, this song is based on classical and is one of the first metal songs, speed metal in particular. - Metal_Treasure

Answer: it is well known that this song was influenced by Johann Sebastian Bach, especially the organ and guitar solos that were based on Bach-like chord sequences. - Metal_Treasure

It's hard ROCK. A tutorial on this subject is definitely in order.

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2 Dissident Aggressor - Judas Priest
3 Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath

No. This is a partial inversion of a well-known boogie riff made popular by John Lee Hooker. The bridge might be described as vaguely reminiscent of Wagner or perhaps, Mussorgsky, but even that's a stretch.

4 Kill the King - Rainbow

Yeah, power metal from 1978 - somekindofaguy

5 A Light in the Black - Rainbow

A genre defining fast and epic song (1976). The best Ritchie Blackmore solo ever, great vox from Dio and drums from Cozy Powell.. - Metal_Treasure

I'm ashamed myself how I forget this classic to put to the list... thanks! - somekindofaguy

6 Free Me Now - Accept
7 Ride the Sky - Lucifer's Friend
8 Overkill - Motörhead
9 Set Me Free - Sweet

Very underrated song, however a big influental to millions favorite 80s metal genre, the glam metal... - somekindofaguy

10 Hard Lovin' Man - Deep Purple

The Contenders

11 Burn - Deep Purple
12 Speed King - Deep Purple
13 Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep
14 Eruption - Van Halen
15 Symptom of the Universe - Black Sabbath
16 Shylock - Buffalo
17 Plastic Shotgun - Night Sun
18 On Fire - Van Halen
19 That's Rock and Roll - Accept
20 Child in Time - Deep Purple

Zxm thanks for submitted this, but only the guitar solo is fast paced in this song, so this isn't that really fast paced song! Great song at all - somekindofaguy

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1. A Light in the Black - Rainbow
2. Highway Star - Deep Purple
3. Dissident Aggressor - Judas Priest
1. Highway Star - Deep Purple
2. Speed King - Deep Purple
3. A Light in the Black - Rainbow
1. Highway Star - Deep Purple
2. Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
3. Dissident Aggressor - Judas Priest



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