RULES: - Post up to 20 releases (5 minimum) and number your list. Your 1st pick gets 20 points, 2nd gets 19 etc. etc., 20th gets 1 point. Feel free to list more albums, but they won't count as picks. - Metal(lic) releases only. Meaning actual metal, plus anything you thought was too metallic to list in the non-metal polls. Not all the hard/prog rock that you'd include when making non-metal lists. Use some individual discretion so there's no need to police it. - EPs, demos etc. are eligible too, so long as released 1970-79. - If you're so fried that you can't rank your list, then each of your picks gets 10.5 points because math. We've basically polled every other year and it's a while since the last thread was started, so it's time we did this. Why 20 when we usually do a top 10? Because we didn't do the 70s years individually. Also, a couple of bands from Birmingham UK could take up 10 spots alone. The RYM Chart is a bit narrow for the purpose, but if you expand it to releases with heavy metal as secondary then arguably it becomes too broad (but check that out anyway). I'd suggest sticking 90% to releases that are in Encyclopaedia Metallum's list and have heavy metal as (at least) secondary on RYM. Which allows a bit of room for anything excluded from your non-metal lists that doesn't quite meet that criteria. A few deviations here and there aren't gonna ruin anyone's day. Deadline is in a few months or whatever.