Heaviest Metal Songs of the 70s

Things change:
1) These songs don't sound heavy now but they were heavy in the 70s.
2) Some of these songs weren't considered metal (or related to metal) in the 70s but history proved it wrong.
3) Some other songs that aren't on this lists were considered metal (or related to metal) in the 70s but now we know they aren't metal songs.

Keep in mind that these bands are related to early metal but not all songs by them are metal.

The Top Ten

1 Kill the King - Rainbow

I think it's the heaviest because it's the most aggressive song of the 70s, one of fastest and one of the loudest. - Metal_Treasure

2 Dissident Aggressor - Judas Priest

A pretty brutal song for 1978, particularly the riff. - Metal_Treasure

3 A Light in the Black - Rainbow

A 1976 metal masterpiece - fast, aggressive, technical and epic. Unlike most of the songs on this list, this song is 100% metal and has no poppy, bluesy and whatever parts different from metal. - Metal_Treasure

4 Stone Cold Crazy - Queen

Yes, Queen had heavier songs in their earlier albums. Ogre Battle is also heavy. - zxm

A proto-thrash song. It has some very fast and aggressive parts, with thrashy aggressive vocals, but also some poppy sections.
Nobody considered it related to metal in the 70s because thrash didn't exist. - Metal_Treasure

5 Hard Lovin' Man - Deep Purple
6 Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
7 The Wall - Squadron
8 Ride the Sky - Lucifer's Friend
9 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Not very high on this list because it's very dark but not very heavy in the strict sense. - Metal_Treasure

10 Burn - Deep Purple

The Contenders

11 Sweet F.A. - The Sweet
12 Set Me Free - Sweet
13 Symptom of the Universe - Black Sabbath
14 Stained Class - Judas Priest
15 Tyrant - Judas Priest
16 Under the Sun - Black Sabbath
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Top Remixes

1. Kill the King - Rainbow
2. Dissident Aggressor - Judas Priest
3. A Light in the Black - Rainbow



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