Black Sabbath – Paranoid
Paranoid is the second studio album by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in September 1970 through Vertigo Records in England and Warner Bros. Records in the US. The album contains several of the band’s signature songs, including “Iron Man”, “War Pigs” and the title track, which was the band’s only Top 20 hit, reaching number 4 in the UK charts. In a 2017 publication by Rolling Stone magazine Paranoid ranked number one on its list of the “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time”. The album is often cited a key influence for the development of the heavy metal music genre as well as one of the earliest heavy metal albums.