The Best Metal Albums of the 1970s

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Black Sabbath - Paranoid
September 18, 1970
Critic Score
95
5 reviews

2. Black Sabbath - Sabotage

Black Sabbath - Sabotage
July 28, 1975
Critic Score
92
2 reviews

3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
February 13, 1970
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

4. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality

Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
July 21, 1971
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

5. Rainbow - Rising

Rainbow - Rising
May 17, 1976
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

6. Judas Priest - Stained Class

Judas Priest - Stained Class
February 10, 1978
Critic Score
90
1 review

7. Judas Priest - Killing Machine

Judas Priest - Killing Machine
October 9, 1978
Critic Score
90
1 review

8. Scorpions - Lovedrive

Scorpions - Lovedrive
February 25, 1979
Critic Score
90
1 review

9. Budgie - Never Turn Your Back on a Friend

Budgie - Never Turn Your Back on a Friend
June 1, 1973
Critic Score
90
1 review

10. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
December 1, 1973
Critic Score
90
1 review

11. Budgie - Budgie

Budgie - Budgie
June 0, 1971
Critic Score
90
1 review

12. Motörhead - Overkill

Motörhead - Overkill
March 24, 1979
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

13. Judas Priest - Sin After Sin

Judas Priest - Sin After Sin
April 8, 1977
Critic Score
80
1 review

14. Motörhead - Bomber

Motörhead - Bomber
October 27, 1979
Critic Score
80
1 review

15. Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny

Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
March 23, 1976
Critic Score
80
1 review

16. Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll

Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
April 9, 1978
Critic Score
80
1 review

18. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4
September 25, 1972
Critic Score
65
2 reviews

19. Saxon - Saxon

Saxon - Saxon
May 21, 1979
Critic Score
60
1 review

20. Motörhead - Motörhead

Motörhead - Motörhead
August 21, 1977
Critic Score
60
1 review

21. Black Sabbath - Technical Ecstasy

Black Sabbath - Technical Ecstasy
September 25, 1976
Critic Score
40
2 reviews

22. Scorpions - Taken by Force

Scorpions - Taken by Force
December 4, 1977
Critic Score
40
1 review

23. Black Sabbath - Never Say Die!

Black Sabbath - Never Say Die!
September 28, 1978
Critic Score
35
2 reviews

24. Accept - Accept

Accept - Accept
January 16, 1979
Critic Score
30
1 review
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