Top 10 Lesser Known Heavy Metal/Rock Guitar Riffs of the 70s

Unlike Iron Man by Black Sabbath or Kashmir by Led Zeppelin these songs are less known .And some of the less known heaviest guitar riffs of 70s .

The Top Ten

1 Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep

This is an amazing song and yes - it's very underrated. Glad to see it at #1. - Metal_Treasure

2 Not Fakin It - Nazareth
3 Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll - Blue Oyster Cult
4 Ogre Battle - Queen
5 Natural Thing - UFO
6 Speed King - Deep Purple
7 Tie Your Mother Down - Queen
8 Into the Fire - Deep Purple
9 Stone Cold Crazy - Queen
10 Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath

The Contenders

11 Working Man - Rush
12 Teenage Nervous Breakdown - Nazareth
13 Free Wheeler - Nazareth
14 Mistreated - Deep Purple
15 The Shed (Subtle) - Rainbow
16 Victim of Love - Eagles
17 Shylock - Buffalo
18 Crash Course in Brain Surgery - Buffalo
19 Satori - Flower Travellin' Band
20 Plastic Shotgun - Night Sun
21 Witchy Woman - Eagles

Top 10 for sure

22 Kill the King - Rainbow
23 Larks' Tongues in Aspic, PT 1

The riff right after the intro(after the drum build-ups, also) isn't the heaviest, or in the same sense as some other bands, but it's definitely a heavy riff by a 70's rock band, never the less a Prog rock band.

24 Sympathy - Uriah Heep
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