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


The Top Ten

1 Children of the Grave

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

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

2 Symptom of the Universe


3 Black Sabbath

The first doom metal song. - somekindofaguy

4 Into the Void

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

5 Iron Man

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

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

6 Under the Sun

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

7 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

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

The main riff Crushes you. It is extremely heavy. - Rambles

8 Lord of This World
9 The Writ
10 Snowblind

The Contenders

11 Electric Funeral

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

12 Megalomania
13 Hole in the Sky
14 Supernaut

Not metal... - somekindofaguy

15 Wicked World
16 Paranoid

It's not a metal song. - somekindofaguy

17 Fairies Wear Boots
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