Top Ten Metal Songs from Black Sabbath's First 6 Albums

The Top Ten

Children of the Grave Children of the Grave Cover Art

The best Ozzy era song and their most metal song. And insanely heavy for 1971.

This is my favorite BS song from Ozzy era. I agree it's one of the BS songs that sound like metal songs.
I wouldn't say it's "insanely" heavy though - there were heavier and more aggressive songs even before 1971. In fact, this song isn't aggressive or loud at all. Also, melody with vocals is pretty soft and again - there's no aggression it them. - Metal_Treasure

Symptom of the Universe Symptom of the Universe Cover Art


Iron Man Iron Man Cover Art

Yes, it's less overrated than War Pigs and Paranoid but it's still extremely overrated compared to songs by other bands of the 70s. Moreover, it never sounded like a metal song to me - neither the riff nor the vocals. Overall, a very simple song. - Metal_Treasure

Now I already agree with you. My first comment... the folly of the beginners...

Unlike War Pigs and Paranoid this song is not disgustingly overrated and it's quite great. The riff is definitely metal...

Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Cover Art

The first doom metal song.

Into the Void Into the Void Cover Art

The part between 3:04 and 3:35 rocks.

Under the Sun Under the Sun Cover Art

A part of the song is resemblance to DP's Flight of the Rat.

Lord of This World Lord of This World Cover Art
The Writ The Writ Cover Art
Megalomania Megalomania Cover Art
Electric Funeral Electric Funeral Cover Art

Not much metal, but if metal it's a doom metal song.

The Contenders

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Cover Art

Not a metal song for me - actually it's a pretty soft mid-tempo rock song. It lacks aggression, vocals are very soft and the chorus is extremely poppy for a metal song, etc. - Metal_Treasure

Paranoid Paranoid Cover Art

It's not a metal song.

Snowblind Snowblind Cover Art
Fairies Wear Boots Fairies Wear Boots Cover Art
Wicked World Wicked World Cover Art
A Bit of Finger / Sleeping Village / Warning A Bit of Finger / Sleeping Village / Warning Cover Art
Hole in the Sky Hole in the Sky Cover Art
Supernaut Supernaut Cover Art

Not metal...

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