Top Ten Songs that Were the Heaviest of Their Years

The Top Ten

1 A Light In the Black - Rainbow (1976)
2 Kick Out the Jams - Mc5 (1969)

Just play the sample. Do you think Dazed and Confused or Nile Song could beat this?

3 Stone Cold Crazy - Queen (1974)

Thrash from 1974.

4 Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell - The Stooges (1973)

Almost hardcore punk from 1973, and even punk wasn't a thing then.

5 Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath (1971)

Earthquake making riff, 1971.

6 Hard Lovin' Man - Deep Purple (1970)

Speed metal from 1970. Black Sabbath is darker, but not necessary heavier than this.

7 Witching Hour - Venom (1981)

Raw thrash & speed metal before Metallica.

8 Black Metal - Venom (1982)

Raw thrash metal before Metallica.

9 The Exorcist - Possessed (1985)

Possibly the first death metal song. It starts with a tubular bell solo, but the part after it is mindblowing.

10 Kill the King - Rainbow (1978)

The Contenders

11 The Witch - Sonics (1964)

You Really Got Me, eh? This song easily ahead it if we talking about heavy...

12 Raining Blood - Slayer (1986)
13 Crown of Horns - Cryptopsy (1996)
14 Ace of Spades - Motorhead (1980)

The introductory speed metal song.

15 Helter Skelter - The Beatles (1968)

First heavy metal song.

Visitor: not, it is not.

16 Whiplash - Metallica (1983)

It started thrash metal.

17 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses (1987)

Haha, NO. I'm sure that more than 100 songs of 1987 are heavier that this and here are some of them:
Zombie Ritual - Death
Woman of Dark Desires - Bathory
Suicide Command - Coroner
Over the Wall - Testament
Caught In a Mosh - Anthrax
Shot to Hell - LÄÄZ Rockit
Negative Reinforcement - Dead Brain Cells - Metal_Treasure

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