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GMD Poll: Top 10 Metal Albums of 1986

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by no country for old wainds, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. HamburgerBoy

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    1. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
    2. Queensrÿche - Rage for Order
    3. Destruction - Eternal Devastation
    4. Metallica - Master of Puppets
    5. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
    6. Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
    7. Sacred Blade - Of the Sun + Moon
    8. Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
    9. Messiah - Hymn to Abramelin
    10. Griffin - Protectors of the Lair

    Something like that. Top 3 is pretty steady, 4-5 rotate frequently, 6-7 was a toss-up, Maiden's kinda feels too high but I can't deny the peaks on that one, and the last couple had to duke it out with a dozen contenders.
     
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    1. Détente - Recognize No Autority
    2. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
    3. Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian
    4. Sacred Blade - Of the Sun and Moon
    5. Metallica - Master of Puppets
    6. Helstar - Remnants of War
    7. Megadeth - Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?
    8. Flotsam & Jetsam - Doomsday for the Deceiver
    9. Nuclear Assault - Game Over
    10. Saint Vitus - Born Too Late
     
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    oui oui
     
  4. Baroque

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    1. Metallica - Master of Puppets
    2. Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
    3. Megadeth - Peace Sells...
    4. Yngwie Malmsteen - Trilogy
    5. Destruction - Eternal Devastation
    6. Kreator - Pleasure to Kill
    7. Slayer - Reign in Blood
    8. Nuclear Assault - Game Over
    9. Exumer - Possessed by Fire
    10. Warhead - The Day After

    This was like the peak year for unadulterated, balls to the wall pure thrash. After this year tech thrash and death started to more cleanly split into two subgenres. But if you listen to some of these albums in 1986 you can hear the beginnings of both tech thrash and death still raw and combined into one badass package.

    Also people need to check out that Warhead album, one of the better speed metal albums of all time imo.

    HM: Deathrow - Riders of Doom
     
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  5. no country for old wainds

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    i'm gonna try to check out everything i haven't heard on these lists, which so far includes the warhead, malmsteen, detente, queensryche, griffin and hallows eve albums.
     
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    you listen to Hallows eve's debut?
     
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    1. Helstar - Remnants of War
    2. Sacred Blade - Of the Sun and Moon
    3. Queensrÿche - Rage for Order
    4. Crimson Glory - S/T
    5. Yngwie Malmsteen - Trilogy
    6. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
    7. Fates Warning - Awaken the Guardian
    8. Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
    9. Kreator - Pleasure to Kill
    10. Megadeth - Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?
     
  8. no country for old wainds

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    yessir, that one i know.
     
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    Before anyone asks, no. I didn't "forget" Master of Puppets.

    EDIT: @no country for old wainds This was fucking hard, by the way. I had to leave out so much good shit.
     
  10. no country for old wainds

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    you forgot reign in blood though :D
     
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    I'll live with it. I liked Hell Awaits more anyway.
     
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    Damn this is a hard one:
    1. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
    2. Saint Vitus - Born Too Late
    3. Cirith Ungol - One Foot In Hell
    4. Manilla Road - The Deluge
    5. Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian
    6. Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
    7. Voïvod - Rrröööaaarrr
    8. King Diamond - Fatal Portrait
    9. Sacred Blade - Of the Sun And Moon
    10. Virgin Steele - Noble Savage
    Really cool to see this mentioned.
     
  13. HamburgerBoy

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    I avoided it for a long time because I heard it was generic speed/thrash metal, and didn't want to feel let down with how much I enjoy the S/T, and the first couple listens I didn't like it, but I had to include it because it's been the most steady grower for me of the last year.
     
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    I actually got it immediately and since then it's surpassed the debut for me.
     
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    I was going to include Sacrifice, but that album was 1985 no? If it's really '86 I will put it in place of Warhead.
     
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    I'm not sure, maybe it was released a little later out here in the states?
     
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    Yeah, it came out in 86 in the states but it was first released in 85. I'd have included it on my list if it was 86, too.

    Good call!
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Ok, so my #10 spot goes to Sentinel Beast - Depths of Death
     
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    The Rateyourmusic list fucked up The Strongest Power by Leviticus, which came out in 1985 but they included them due to a 1986 reissue.

    They would be in my list if so.
     
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    Master_Yoda77 True Doom

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    1. Saint Vitus - Born Too Late
    2. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
    3. Mindless Sinner - Turn On the Power
    4. Manilla Road - The Deluge
    5. Fates Warning - Awaken the Guardian
    6. Paul Chain Violet Theatre - In the Darkness
    7. Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
    8. Slayer - Reign in Blood
    9. Crimson Glory - Crimson Glory
    10. Salem's Wytch - Betrayer of the Kings

    Something like that, yeah.

    Also, are we limited to just heavy metal/thrash picks?
     
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