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Best 80s metal band?

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by Deadline, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. mdmatt4ever

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    too hard. either megadeth, metallica, slayer, ozzy, anthrax, or dio unless we count hair metal then add poison, bon jovi, ratt, motley crue, twisted sister, w.a.s.p., quiet riot, queensryche, dokken
     
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    :erk: they had only one great album imo.. Pyromania everything else was mediocre or should be destroyed (Hysteria) .....
     
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    :erk: TS, WASP and Quiet Riot are hair metal bands? ... you see how ugly those guys were and how heavier the bands music were/are compared to bands like Poison, BJ, Ratt etc...

    anyways my vote would go to Metallica up to MOP if not then overall would be iron maiden because all their albums were flawless and classic in the 80's... they had so many in the 80's also compared to other bands...
     
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    My vote is for Iron Maiden. If we're talking about the decade of the 80s and who contributed the most to the excellence of the metal scene, Maiden is it. So many great albums in a row. Savatage and Queensryche are up there too, along with Metallica on the strength of the first 3.
     
  5. poundingmetal74

    poundingmetal74 Demons Will Fly

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  6. Dazed and Brutal

    Dazed and Brutal Yall About to Witness

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    Metallica and Iron Maiden. 2 different styles, so it's hard for me to compare. But personally, Metallica edges them out slightly.
     
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    Iron Maiden is the quintessential 80s metal band.
     
  9. IWP

    IWP 80s freak

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    Iron Maiden and Judas Priest hands down!
     
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    The Heartbreak Kid Afterimage

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  11. buzzardbutt

    buzzardbutt I am...Madcheese!

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    I'm going with Exudos.
     
  12. Marco Spain

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    From the 80´s: Savatage
    From the 90´s: Savatage too!

    Besides, it´s impossible deciding. I could say best 80´s albums (Queensryche: "Operation: Mindcrime", Riot "Thundersteel", Crimson GLory "Trascendence", Savatage "Gutter ballet" Candlemass "Nightfall") but bands... too much for me!
     
  13. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Well actually "Pyromania" is good (except one horrible song). Afterwards the band experimented the "Metallica effect" and became what it's today anything but NWOBHM.

    I won't go as far as destroy it, I simply ignore it.

    NP: Bloden Wedd - 'Liberty'
     
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    I consider Def Leppard´s "On through the night" and specially "High and dry" underrated albums. Both are amazing in my opinion. "Pyromania" is their highest point and then they changed a lot and forgot their roots but I still think "Hysteria" is very good, not metal at all but with fantastic songs like "Armageddon", "Animal", "Rocket" or "Run riot".
     
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    Kiss, Venom, Priest, etc
     
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    Damn straight. I even like Adrenalize. Die hard fan.
     
  17. TimeLord

    TimeLord Hi-Tech Power/Thrash

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    Classic stuff there...King Diamond's "Abigail" is definitely one my top ten favorite albums of all time.
     
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    Marlies veteran headbanger \m/

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    OMG... so many.... some favorites: Death Angel, Testament, old Metallica, old Slayer, Culprit, Overkill, Megadeth, Metal Church, Savatage, Mercyful Fate, Raven and I'm sure I'm forgetting many ;)
     
  19. Bryant

    Bryant Mr. Sleepy

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    Where is the love for Accept ?

    Accept
    Metal Church
    Metallica
    Bon Jovi (actually didn't like them much in the 80's, but love their 80's stuff now)
    Maiden
    Priest
    AC/DC (BiB was released in 1980 so for that alone they deserve mention)
    Scorpions (I thought their late 80's stuff was underrated)
    Slayer

    Bryant
     
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    METALLICA
    ANTHRAX SLAYER
    MEGADETH
    TESTAMENT OVERKILL
    NUCLEAR ASSAULT
    MERCYFUL FATE
    MAIDEN MAIDEN MAIDEN
    MORTAL SIN AND SABBAT
    AND THE WINNER IS SHIT I DUNNO ALL OF THEM
     

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