... Ritchie Blackmore is the founder of Rainbow ... We're considering Rainbow albums with Dio as metal ... Take care
One or two out of 18 studio records, doesn't quite cut it, IMO
If we're putting Rainbow just for 2-3 albums in 'greatest metal bands' list, than we can do the same for DP. Of course only if we'll decide that most of the songs from IR and MH are metal (for me, Highway Star isn't the most heavy from MH for example, so if we're going to put HS in this list than we should do the same for MH in albums list).
My vote goes to 'DP is hard rock in todays standards, so we shouldn't include DP anywhere'. But ofc if I get outvoted in this I'll add Highway Star, Child in Time, Smoke on the Water, maybe Black Night from DP, Highway to Hell, Back in Black, Hells Bells from AC/DC, Immigrant Song, Whole Lotta Love, maybe Stairway (?) from LZ, Welcome to the Jungle and Sweet Child O Mine from GnR and maybe even Rock Bottom, Purple Haze, 2112 (it's often claimed that Rush was an inspiration for metal bands), In A Gadda Da Vida, Born To Be Wild, Detroit Rock City, I Was Made For Loving You, some Van Halen etc.
Because 'if you added Highway Star, why you didn't do the same for (...)'
. And adding at least 10 songs from above will make the list a lot different. IMO, worse. But decision is up to you guys.
Oh btw - Deep Purple owns. I know, I know, words of wisdom.