Old School Heavy Metal Setlist

Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
edited February 2011 in Your Ultimate Setlist
I have handpicked 5 (Update: 10) songs from each year between 1970 and 1979 featuring nothing but metal's oldest and finest.

Atomic Rooster - "Sleeping for Years" - 1970 - Heavy Prog
Bloodrock - "Melvin Laid an Egg" - 1970 - Heavy Prog
Edgar Broughton Band - "Love in The Rain" - 1970 - Heavy Blues
Euclid - "All Over Now" - 1970 - Heavy Rock
Led Zeppelin - "Immigrant Song" - 1970 - Heavy Rock
Lucifer's Friend - "Ride in the Sky" - 1970 - Heavy Metal
Sir Lord Baltimore - "Hard Rain Fallin'" - 1970 - Heavy Metal
Seompi - "Lay on the Floor" - 1970 - Heavy Metal
The Human Beast - "Brush With The Midnight Butterfly" - 1970 - Heavy Psych
Warpig - "Melody with Balls" - 1970 - Heavy Metal

Black Sabbath - "Into the Void" - 1971 - Doom Metal
Bolder Damn - "Dead Meat" - 1971 - Stoner Metal
Cactus - "Restrictions" - 1971 - Heavy Blues
Captain Beyond - "Dancing Madly Backwards (On A Sea Of Air)" - 1971 - Stoner Metal
Leaf Hound - "Freelance Fiend" - 1971 - Heavy Psych
Possessed - "Darkness Darkness" - 1971 - Heavy Metal
Randy Holden - "Blue My Mind" - 1971 - Heavy Blues
Sudden Death - "Country Livin'" - 1971 - Stoner Metal
Tear Gas - "That's What's Real" - 1971 - Heavy Psych
Uriah Heep - "Lady in Black" - 1971 - Heavy Prog

Bang - "Idealist / Realist" - 1972 - Stoner Metal
Deep Purple - "Pictures of Home" - 1972 - Heavy Metal
Dust - "Suicide" - 1972 - Heavy Metal
Jerusalem - "She Came like a Bat from Hell" - 1972 - Heavy Metal
Night Sun - "Plastic Shotgun" - 1972 - Heavy Prog
Pentagram - "Be Forewarned" - 1972 - Doom Metal
Shinki Chen - "Gloomy Reflections" - 1972 - Heavy Psych
The Flow - "It Swallowed the Sun" - 1972 - Heavy Prog
Warhorse - "Standing Right Behind You" - 1972 - Heavy Prog
Zior - "Angel of the Highway" - 1972 - Heavy Psych

Bedlam - "Putting on the Flesh" - 1973 - Stoner Metal
Blue Oyster Cult - "Hot Rails to Hell" - 1973 - Heavy Metal
Budgie - "Breadfan" - 1973 - Heavy Metal
Buffalo - "Sunrise (Come My Way)" - 1973 - Heavy Metal
Fire - "Could You Understand Me" - 1973 - Stoner Metal
Granicus - "Bad Talk" - 1973 - Stoner Metal
Icecross - "Nightmare" - 1973 - Doom Metal
Incredible Hog - "There's a Man" - 1973 - Heavy Rock
Montrose - "Space Station #5" - 1973 - Heavy Metal
Stray Dog - "Tramp (How It Is)" - 1973 - Heavy Blues

Coven - "Blood on the Snow" - 1974 - Heavy Metal
Hydra - "If You Can Survive" - 1974 - Heavy Metal
Pinnacle - "The Ripper" - 1974 - Heavy Metal
Primevil - "High Steppin' Stomper" - 1974 - Stoner Metal
Supernaut - "Keeper of the Keys" - 1974 - Doom Metal
Sweet - "Set Me Free" - 1974 - Heavy Metal
Tempest - "Brothers" - 1974 - Heavy Prog
Three Man Army - "Polecat Woman" - 1974 - Heavy Metal
UFO - "Rock Bottom" - 1974 - Heavy Metal
White Witch - "Auntie Christy, Harlow" - 1974 - Heavy Metal

Angel - "The Tower" - 1975 - Heavy Metal
Armageddon - "Buzzard" - 1975 - Speed Metal
Cain - "Queen of the Night" - 1975 - Heavy Metal
Freeway - "Rock Teaser" - 1975 - Stoner Metal
Neil Merryweather - "Give It Everything We Got" - 1975 - Heavy Blues
Neon Rose - "A Smell of Death" - 1975 - Heavy Rock
Rainbow - "Man on the Silver Mountain" - 1975 - Heavy Metal
Rush - "Under the Shadow" - 1975 - Heavy Prog
Ted Nugent - "Stormtroopin'" - 1975 - Heavy Rock
Warlord - "The Ring" - 1975 - Heavy Prog

Blackfoot - "Flyin' High" - 1976 - Heavy Rock
Bow Wow - "Hearts on Fire" - 1976 - Heavy Metal
Dirk Steffens - "Things and Thoughts" - 1976 - Heavy Metal
Dirty Tricks - "Wait 'Till Saturday" - 1976 - Heavy Rock
Heavy Goods Vehicle - "I Shall Die Tonight" - 1976 - Doom Metal
KISS - "God of Thunder" - 1976 - Heavy Rock
Starz - "Monkey Business" - 1976 - Heavy Rock
Thin Lizzy - "Emerald" - 1976 - Heavy Metal
Triumph - "Blinding Light Show/Moonchild" - 1976 - Heavy Prog
Truth and Janey - "No Rest For the Wicked" - 1976 - Heavy Metal

Death SS - "Zombie" - 1977 - Heavy Metal
Galaxy - "Everybody Down" - 1977 - Heavy Metal
Legs Diamond - "Stage Fright" - 1977 - Heavy Metal
Motorhead - "Keep Us on the Road" - 1977 - Heavy Metal
Moxy - "Ridin' High" - 1977 - Speed Metal
Nazareth - "Expect No Mercy" - 1977 - Heavy Metal
Quartz - "Mainline Riders" - 1977 - Heavy Metal
Riot - "Warrior" - 1977 - Speed Metal
Scorpions - "Catch Your Train" - 1977 - Heavy Metal
Taste - "Same Old Story" - 1977 - Heavy Metal

Gillan - "Message in a Bottle" - 1978 - Speed Metal
Granmax - "Mistress of Eternity" - 1978 - Heavy Metal
Heavy Load - "Full At High Speed Level" - 1978 - Speed Metal
Krokus - "Killer" - 1978 - Heavy Rock
Judas Priest - "Exciter" - 1978 - Speed Metal
Magnum - "Kingdom of Madness" - 1978 - Epic Metal
Shakin' Street - "Vampire Rock" - 1978 - Heavy Metal
Sorcery - "Snowsh*t" - 1978 - Heavy Metal
The Godz - "Gotta Keep a Runnin'" - 1978 - Speed Metal
Y&T - "Dreams of Egypt" - 1978 - Heavy Metal

Accept - "Free Me Now" - 1979 - Speed Metal
Gamma - "Razor King" - 1979 - Speed Metal
Legend - "The Destroyer" - 1979 - Epic Metal
Mythra - "Death and Destiny" - 1979 - Heavy Metal
Samson - "Tomorrow or Yesterday" - 1979 - Heavy Metal
Saxon - "Militia Guard" - 1979 - Epic Metal
Silvertrain - "I Need Some More!" - 1979 - Heavy Metal
The Hand of Doom - "They Who'll Creep At Night" - 1979 - Heavy Metal
Whitesnake - "Outlaw" - 1979 - Heavy Metal
Vardis - "100 MPH" - 1979 - Speed Metal

Thanks for viewing, commenting, and listening. Hope you found something new or that you liked.

Comments

  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited July 2010
    Fizzeler;3845219 said:
    Atomic Rooster gets you a ton of credit Fei ;)

    Surprised you did not label Lucifer's Friend as Prog. Metal as well

    However,

    Eloy - "Between the Times" - 1976 - Progressive Metal

    this alone makes the list awesome, Pentagram and Supernaut enhance it even more
    That first album and particularly that song are not exceptionally proggy in regards to Lucifer's Friend.

    Supernaut I am on the fence about. First off there is absolutely no information on them. They might not have ever actually existed. Secondly they didn't have vocals. It's the one and only instrumental track on the setlist but Jesus for the mid 70's it is absolutely HEAVY.
    Pescaran Death Machine;3845289 said:
    I like it, I will have to listen to some of these, but what I know is absolutely genius. Good Job.
    Personal favorites: Icecross and first use of the double bass kick in metal, Legend for being the first epic metal track years before Manowar, and Riot for being speed metal before Judas Priest gets the credit. Also love Buffalo for being absolutely metal as **** and just as metal as 80s Motorhead and White Witch for being a more metal version of Zep.
  • soup567soup567 Headliner
    edited July 2010
    Really good list, but some of those are just Hard Rock, not metal, namely Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, KISS and Deep Purple. There is a difference between Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Robert Plant criticizes people who call Led Zeppelin Metal, because a 1/4th of their stuff is acoustic. Led Zeppelin's genres are Rock, Hard Rock, Folk Rock, and Blues-Rock.
  • x-dragon39x-dragon39 Opening Act
    edited July 2010
    soup567;3846135 said:
    Really good list, but some of those are just Hard Rock, not metal, namely Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, KISS and Deep Purple. There is a difference between Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Robert Plant criticizes people who call Led Zeppelin Metal, because a 1/4th of their stuff is acoustic. Led Zeppelin's genres are Rock, Hard Rock, Folk Rock, and Blues-Rock.
    y'know it might just be me, but Black Dog was very very metal for it's time

    edit: If you believe deep purple isn't metal, I don't know what to tell you.
  • soup567soup567 Headliner
    edited July 2010
    x-dragon39;3846144 said:
    y'know it might just be me, but Black Dog was very very metal for it's time
    Black Dog is Hard Rock, but very Blues-Rock like as well.
    x-dragon39;3846144 said:
    edit: If you believe deep purple isn't metal, I don't know what to tell you.
    Deep Purple is Hard Rock. Hush, Smoke on the Water, Highway Star, Lazy, Child in Time, The Mule, Black Night, Knocking at Your Back Door, etc. are Hard Rock, not Heavy Metal. Bands like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Cream, KISS, etc. were some of the main influences to Metal bands.
  • rossinflrossinfl Unsigned
    edited July 2010
    if you have accept you have to list BALLS TO THE WALL for them. you
    should only choose songs from the 80s for accept like:

    fast as a shark or breaker or metal heart or sob or even midnight mover
    which is a great song but not on their live cds

    youre asking for a song that they didnt even put on either of their
    LIVE CDS - staying a life and all areas

    HMMMMMMMM

    good choice for priest but i would have gone with diff year and
    hell bent for leather b/c its a classic and they do it live with the
    harley and all
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited July 2010
    soup567;3846135 said:
    Really good list, but some of those are just Hard Rock, not metal, namely Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, KISS and Deep Purple. There is a difference between Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Robert Plant criticizes people who call Led Zeppelin Metal, because a 1/4th of their stuff is acoustic. Led Zeppelin's genres are Rock, Hard Rock, Folk Rock, and Blues-Rock.
    You listen to Pictures of Home, look me in the face and say that's not heavy metal. I will then laugh. Blackmoore is nothing less than a heavy metal guitarist and Ian Gillan is definitely a heavy metal vocalist. Go ahead and tell me Rainbow's not metal too, same guitarist. Also Emerald by Thin Lizzy is heavy ****ing metal if I've ever heard it. Sure many of these bands released blues, folk, progressive, disco (LOL KISS) or hard rock songs but the songs I've picked can only be considered heavy metal.
    soup567;3846171 said:
    Deep Purple is Hard Rock. Hush, Smoke on the Water, Highway Star, Lazy, Child in Time, The Mule, Black Night, Knocking at Your Back Door, etc. are Hard Rock, not Heavy Metal. Bands like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Cream, KISS, etc. were some of the main influences to Metal bands.
    Machinehead is one of my favorite albums of all time. Ask anyone around here. Every odd numbered track on that album is more heavy metal (Highway Star, Pictures, Smoke, Space Truckin). The even numbered tracks tend to be more hard rock (Maybe Im a Leo, Never Before, Lazy).
    rossinfl;3846584 said:
    if you have accept you have to list BALLS TO THE WALL for them. you
    should only choose songs from the 80s for accept like:

    fast as a shark or breaker or metal heart or sob or even midnight mover
    which is a great song but not on their live cds
    I went for a deep cut with Accept. One of their best songs ever released and definitely speed metal.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited July 2010
    excellent list... i dig pretty much everything except the kiss track.
  • soup567soup567 Headliner
    edited July 2010
    Onslaught_fei;3846708 said:
    You listen to Pictures of Home, look me in the face and say that's not heavy metal. I will then laugh. Blackmoore is nothing less than a heavy metal guitarist and Ian Gillan is definitely a heavy metal vocalist. Go ahead and tell me Rainbow's not metal too, same guitarist. Also Emerald by Thin Lizzy is heavy ****ing metal if I've ever heard it. Sure many of these bands released blues, folk, progressive, disco (LOL KISS) or hard rock songs but the songs I've picked can only be considered heavy metal.
    Rainbow is mostly Heavy Metal, and Hard Rock too. I don't see how Deep Purple is Heavy Metal, though I have never heard the two you mentioned above, that might prove me wrong. But from some songs listed in that it looks you are implying that all Hard Rock is Heavy Metal, and that is not the case. God of Thunder is definitely Hard Rock. That's how they categorize it in Brutal Legend. They get so specific in genres I think half of them don't exist (Tenacious Metal, wtf?). Seriously I don't see KISS as Heavy Metal at all, just Rock and Hard Rock.
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited July 2010
    One of KISS's more metal songs. Unfortunately I went for something recognizable with them goobers.
  • soup567soup567 Headliner
    edited July 2010
    Onslaught_fei;3846869 said:
    One of KISS's more metal songs. Unfortunately I went for something recognizable with them goobers.
    Ok, I suppose that's Heavy Metal.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited July 2010
    quick, drop kiss for the original blackwater park!
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited July 2010
    Blackwater Park is so sexy. Kiss is in 1976 though.
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited July 2010
    That's a pretty excellent setlist there. Loving the Icecross pick.
  • UltimatumUltimatum Washed Up
    edited July 2010
    Regardless of what genre they belong to, a lot of the early, and disputably, Hard Rock bands deserve to be on the list because of their influence.
  • greenzoid2greenzoid2 Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited July 2010
    clashcityrocker10;3846909 said:
    That's a pretty excellent setlist there. Loving the Icecross pick.
    So sexy, isn't it?
    greenzoid2;3849361 said:
    good list
    Thanks.
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited August 2010
    Almost done with the 80s. **** is harder. Too many bands.
  • LightningBoltLightningBolt Opening Act
    edited August 2010
    Very, very great list you've got going. Definitely my favorite Thin Lizzy song.
  • Bouffant_BettyBouffant_Betty Road Warrior
    edited November 2010
    Onslaught_fei;3845154 said:

    Legend - "The Destroyer" - 1979 - Power Metal
    Thanks for viewing, commenting, and listening. Hope you found something new or that you liked.

    Ho.
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    This is the exact sorta metal I LOVE!
    Reminds me of Manilla Road....Ill def be checkin out a ****tonnes more Legend...hopefully they didnt just do one album V.V
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited November 2010
    That Scorpions song on the list is awesome. It's a shame that most people don't acknowledge this ere of their work as well as their more well known work from the 80's.
  • Bouffant_BettyBouffant_Betty Road Warrior
    edited November 2010
    ALL Scorpions is good scorpions.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited November 2010
    Never said their 80's work wasn't good :)
  • LegendofRock3021LegendofRock3021 Nice Doggy
    edited November 2010
    Bouffant_Betty;4149587 said:
    Ho.
    Ly
    Shi
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    This is the exact sorta metal I LOVE!
    Reminds me of Manilla Road....Ill def be checkin out a ****tonnes more Legend...hopefully they didnt just do one album V.V
    Unfortunately they do only have just 1 album, but it's killer.
  • Bouffant_BettyBouffant_Betty Road Warrior
    edited November 2010
    Noooooooooooooooo'owell

    Other bands similar to this that arent Manilla Road?
    Or was it a rare breed of metal?
  • LegendofRock3021LegendofRock3021 Nice Doggy
    edited November 2010
    The Lord Weird Slough Feg/Slough Feg comes to mind, though you've probably already heard that band. Possibly Isen Torr as well.
  • Bouffant_BettyBouffant_Betty Road Warrior
    edited November 2010
    Ya, heard Lord Weird Slough Feg before, another awesome band...I'll check out Isen Torr
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited November 2010
    Found a new band last night called "Rainbows Are Free". They are like Graveyard in that they play a 70s style heavy metal. Got their album and EP, the leader guitarist and the drummer are good. Vocalist can wail but he's a bit of a goober.
  • LegendofRock3021LegendofRock3021 Nice Doggy
    edited November 2010
    Sounds cool, will have to check out those guys.
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited February 2011
    Ok thread updated. Song count doubled. Some minor genre tweaks may come later.

    Also just realized the Heavy Goods Vehicle song got taken down because of copyright infringement from the uploader. Very very hard shame as that is probably the first funeral doom or proto funeral doom song ever. If anyone can find it online, let me know.
  • gamrrpolgamrrpol Road Warrior
    edited February 2011
    Wow. Awesome, awesome list. I consider this early era of metal my favorite and there's quite a few there I'm not familiar with so I have some discoveries in store.

    To Soup....the songs OP chose from LZ, DP, etc are definitely metal songs. No need to quibble over semantics or categorizations....it's a great list. And bands like LZ and DP, while not necessarily metal in most of their songs, have their metal moments and have definitely influenced the most heavy of metal bands. Besides, I can't think of many bands that play strictly one style of music on all their songs.
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