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|Best Hard Rock/Metal albums of 1971|
Still not a lot of releases in that year, but bands start to emerge and the style is building up slowly but surely.
Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zep's magnum opus. Not just a good Hard Rock album but a great rock album.
Master of Reality
Another nice collection from the Sab'. Quite some great classics like Children of the grave or Sweet Leaf.
Love It To Death
After two really lacklustre outputs, Alice Cooper really made it thanks to Bob Ezrin inside the control room. An intriguing mix of Doorsy gothic and New York Dolls-like energy, definitely a noteworthy album.
The band didn't wait long for this follow-up. Even more gothic with a direct tribute to Jim Morrisson with Desperado. One of the first really "dark" hard rock album.
Far from being up to the level of In Rock, it remains a nice release, thanks to the "Immigrant Song"-like title song.
|AC's Killer is great. Now move on to 1972. Lots of excellent hard rock there: Toad's "Tomorrow Blue", Hard Stuff's "Bullet Proof" just to start...|
|I can stand behind both Led Zep and Black Sabbath at the top two, but to me, Master of Reality is #1. Songs like After Forever, Into the Void, Lord of this World, Sweet Leaf, and Children of the Grave are all time metal classics. And influenced so many different metal genres. As great as IV is, Led Zep were never wanting of the metal crown. |
|List is correct. \m/|
|Master of Reality fucking rules.|
Check Flower Travelin' Band
|theres quite a bit this year actually. budgie, gentle giant, t rex, the groundhogs, amon duul, mahavishnu orchestra, atomic rooster to name a few|