The Top 10 Greatest Metal Riffs of the 1970s

The Top 10 Greatest Metal Riffs of the 1970s 

Posted: 6:13 am Friday, June 30th, 2017

By Aaron

Metal music website Loudwire.com has put together a list of the 10 Greatest Metal Riffs of the 1970s…but they cheated!

Instead of pouring through every riff and selecting a #1 that stands out over the rest, they chose “Every BLACK SABBATH Riff”.

Even though we agree with their sentiment, it still feels like a cheap way to cap off their list.

Here’s how the entire list plays out:

  1. Every Black Sabbath Riff
  2. “School’s Out”, Alice Cooper
  3. “Smoke on the Water”, Deep Purple
  4. “Kashmir”, Led Zeppelin
  5. “Cat Scratch Fever”, Ted Nugent
  6. “Runnin’ with the Devil”, Van Halen
  7. “Cities on Flame”, Blue Oyster Cult
  8. “Victim of Changes”, Judas Priest
  9. “Working Man”, Rush
  10. “Dead Men Tell No Tales”, Motorhead

And just in case the written list doesn’t do it for you, here’s a video of the list to get you all riffed up!