Best Heavy Metal Songs of the 1970s
The Top Ten
I voted because it should be higher than a light in the black. Just check out the live videos on Utube
This is a metal masterpiece in every sense. - Metal_Treasure
For me this is the most developed metal song of the 70s - it's very fast, long (8+ min) and technical. All its elements are metal - drums, guitars, vocals. Perfect composition and performance. Not to mention Dio vocals and Ritchie Blackmore epic solo. - Metal_Treasure
Agree, this isn't metal, it's hard rock at best. Melody of the vocal line is very simple and sounds like a children song which gives the song a poppy, sing-along vibe. For me this is power pop (power pop =hard rock + pop) and this explains why this is the most pop-ular Black Sabbath song. - Metal_Treasure
Not metal, it's hard rock and the vocals are very cheesy to be metal...
One of the fastest songs of that time - zxm
This is right. It's a very early prototype of speed metal.
This song showcased many aspects of metal music that became typical for metal later: there's nothing poppy or catchy in it, vocals are very powerful and kinda difficult, especially the sustain of about 8 seconds. Drumming is excellent as well as the guitars. Overall, this song is pretty complex and technical for the early 70s. - Metal_Treasure
Listen the opening riff and scream - zxm
A great song, no doubt. And yes, I agree with zxm - the intro scream is incredible. The song was released in 1970. - Metal_Treasure
Listen the riff - zxm
Same with Iron Man, more like doom than heavy metal.
Maybe this one is more metal, but still closer to the doom metal than to the heavy metal
The first metal song ever should be higher than #15, I guess. Speed, gallop, screams, operatic vocals - this song combines all basic elements of the future metal music. Typical Iron Maiden songs have the same characteristics. - Metal_Treasure
This is the best metal song by Black Sabbath but it's not 70s, it's 1980. - Metal_Treasure
I agree with somekindofaguy - this isn't metal. - Metal_Treasure
100% Blues Rock, no doubt.
OK, this is metal mostly. But not more than the Children of the Grave or the Under the Sun
First proto-thrash metal song, but still you could call it heavy metal somehow - zxm
It's metal, but mostly the instruments only.
Freddie vocals are pretty aggressive here. - Metal_Treasure
This is the most metal Black Sabbath song in the '70s!
Only the legendary riff is 100% metal but the rest of the song is not metal so I don't consider this song metal. It's hard rock for the most part. - Metal_Treasure
This song is a hard rock song mainly - zxm
As zxm said, hard rock.
This song is mostly metal - its length (10 min), progressive song structure, vocals, screams, intensity and the solo are metal. There are some small non-metal elements but hey, it was 1970 and the term "metal" didn't even exist. - Metal_Treasure
The instrumental part in the middle of the song is metal!
This deserves to be higher - zxm
Just listen the solo - zxm
It's really a speed king - zxm
This song is pretty much heavy metal. - zxm
last solo - zxm