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

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 Ogre Battle - Queen
4 Natural Thing - UFO
5 Speed King - Deep Purple
6 Tie Your Mother Down - Queen
7 Into the Fire - Deep Purple
8 Stone Cold Crazy - Queen
9 Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath
10 Working Man - Rush

The Newcomers

? Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll - Blue Oyster Cult

The Contenders

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

Top 10 for sure

21 Kill the King - Rainbow
22 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.

23 Sympathy - Uriah Heep
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