Fully formed Heavy Metal songs from the70's

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Fully formed Heavy Metal songs from the70's

Post#1 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:01 pm

Hey guys I've been digging through a lot of 70's proto-Metal/Heavy Prog/Psych bands these past few months and I started thinking about what songs from the 70's that come the absolute closest to what we today would define as Heavy Metal. Here are some of my picks:
Thin Lizzy - Emerald
Quartz - Mainline riders
Scorpions - Sails of Charon
Heart - Barracuda
Riot - Warrior

Basically I'm looking for tracks that were they released in -83 would've fit right in and been clearly identifiable as Metal tracks, not hard rock.
Tracks up for consideration:
Uriah Heep: Gypsy
Deep Purple: Highway Star, Smoke on the Water
Led Zep: Immigrant Song/Achilles Last stand
Sweet: Burning (even if the riff is borrowed from Immigrant song)
UFO: Light's out
Night Sun: Got a Bone of my own

Also you might have noticed I've chosen not to include Priest, Sabbath, Motörhead or Rainbow as they might be a bit too obvious. I'm dying for something I've missed!

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Post#2 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:13 pm

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Post#3 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:21 pm

Maybe you can find what you're looking for in this thread :
http://www.thecorroseum.com/phpbb2/view ... c&start=30

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Post#4 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:23 pm

omen of hate wrote:Maybe you can find what you're looking for in this thread :
http://www.thecorroseum.com/phpbb2/view ... c&start=30
Had a look though that thread before I started this one :/ was hoping that by ressurecting the topic I'd get some new answers. :)

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Post#5 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:33 pm

You can also check this thread too : http://www.thecorroseum.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=6621

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Post#6 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:42 am

Try Bufallo : shylock
One monster of a song (and album).

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Re: Fully formed Heavy Metal songs from the70's

Post#7 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:34 pm

MechaBarbarian wrote:Sweet: Burning
"Set Me Free" too.
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Re: Fully formed Heavy Metal songs from the70's

Post#8 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:59 pm

Ernest Thesiger wrote:
MechaBarbarian wrote:Sweet: Burning
"Set Me Free" too.
+1

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Post#9 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:28 pm

Try songs from Sir Lord Baltimore, album 'Kingdom Come', for exemple the song 'Kingdom Come', sounds so Heavy Metal for me !

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Post#10 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:35 pm

Gran Max - Mistress of eternity = early Epic Metal!!!!!!!!!!
The Next Band - Close encounters = proto Power Metal
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Post#11 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:58 pm

Prowler wrote:Gran Max - Mistress of eternity = early Epic Metal!!!!!!!!!!
YES! Unfortunately their other material can't compete with this killer song.
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Post#12 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:35 pm

omen of hate wrote:You can also check this thread too : http://www.thecorroseum.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=6621

:wink:
That's a neat thread I missed it because I assumed it would mostly be NWOBHM demos! Thanks!

I know about Buffalo and sir Lord Baltimore. But IMO SLB sound more 70's to me, I'm sort of looking for songs and bands which sound like they really could've been recorded a decade later and fit in snuggly!

@Prowler: Great suggestions and I haven't heard either band mentioned before! Thank you very much!

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Post#13 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:35 am

Queen - Stone Cold Crazy

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Post#14 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:52 pm

Dokken_Uwe wrote:
Prowler wrote:Gran Max - Mistress of eternity = early Epic Metal!!!!!!!!!!
YES! Unfortunately their other material can't compete with this killer song.
One track on the album has speedy double bass parts too, unfortunately I can't recall it's title yet.

As for Queen, "Sheer heart attack" is an early Heavy Metal track too. What's interesting is that Roger Taylor already wrote and recorded that song in 1974, but it seemed to heavy for that band and wasn't successful. "Too heavy" ... sounds kinda absurd he? :wink:
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Post#15 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:15 pm

Prowler wrote:
Dokken_Uwe wrote:
Prowler wrote:Gran Max - Mistress of eternity = early Epic Metal!!!!!!!!!!
YES! Unfortunately their other material can't compete with this killer song.
One track on the album has speedy double bass parts too, unfortunately I can't recall it's title yet.

As for Queen, "Sheer heart attack" is an early Heavy Metal track too. What's interesting is that Roger Taylor already wrote and recorded that song in 1974, but it seemed to heavy for that band and wasn't successful. "Too heavy" ... sounds kinda absurd he? :wink:
How about this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zLn4pCFHTY ?
Very crude stuff, but I like it a lot. I've heard they were a college band.

To me, the rest of the stuff on the Granmax album "Kiss heaven goodbye" sounds quite good too. Like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1vRPdw9FmU or this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkruSpWoVic.
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