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 Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep Cover Art

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 Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll - Blue Oyster Cult Cover Art
4 Ogre Battle - Queen Ogre Battle - Queen Cover Art
5 Natural Thing - UFO
6 Speed King - Deep Purple Speed King - Deep Purple Cover Art
7 Tie Your Mother Down - Queen Tie Your Mother Down - Queen Cover Art
8 Into the Fire - Deep Purple Into the Fire - Deep Purple Cover Art
9 Stone Cold Crazy - Queen Stone Cold Crazy - Queen Cover Art
10 Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath Cover Art

The Contenders

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

Top 10 for sure

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

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 Sympathy - Uriah Heep Cover Art
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