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top 10 albums of the 80s?

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by Hail The Wizard!, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Hail The Wizard!

    Hail The Wizard! Baptised by Gasoline

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    top ten metal albums of the 80s?
     
  2. poundingmetal74

    poundingmetal74 Demons Will Fly

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    This is gonna be impossible, but I'll bite. 1 from each band:

    #1: Sword - Metalized
    In no order:
    Maiden - Piece of Mind
    Priest - Defenders
    Metallica - Ride
    Megadeth - Peace Sells
    Dio - Holy Diver
    Skid Row - S/T
    GNR - Appetite
    Queensryche - Mindcrime

    --------- Had to mention --------
    White Lion - Big Game
    Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
    QR - Rage
    PC69 - S/T
    Kiss - Creatures of the Night

    Sooooo many left off.
     
  3. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Member

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    Indeed, very difficult....but I'll take a stab (with 1 album per band):

    1) Sabbath - Heaven & Hell
    2) Maiden - Piece of Mind
    3) Metallica - Master
    4) Dio - Holy Diver
    5) Priest - British Steel
    6) Ozzy - Blizzard
    7) Mercyful Fate - Oath
    8) Fates Warning - Awaken the Guardian
    9) Overkill - Years of Decay
    10) Badlands - S/T

    I'm sure I've overlooked dozens of others.
     
  4. Platinum Maze

    Platinum Maze Random Star

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    yeah this is impossible....I'll try not to duplicate bands. In no order...

    King Diamond - Abigail
    Loudness - Thunder in the East
    Accept - Metal Heart
    Queensryche - Rage for Order
    Iron Maiden - Powerslave
    Metallica - Master of Puppets
    Fates Warning - Perfect Symmetry
    Flotsam and Jetsam - No Place for Disgrace
    Yngwie - Marching Out
    Dokken - Back for the Attack
     
  5. Marco Spain

    Marco Spain Member

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    Just heavy metal and thrash (not death, black or hard rock) maybe it could be:

    1. Queensryche: Operation Mindcrime
    2. Riot Thundersteel
    3. Savatage Gutter Ballet
    4. Crimson Glory Transcendence
    5. Candlemass Nightfall
    6. Black Sabbath Heaven & Hell
    7. Barón Rojo – Volumen Brutal
    8. Accept – Restless and wild
    9. Leatherwolf – Street Ready
    10.Slayer . Reign in blood

    Maybe tomorrow I´d change some of them.
     
  6. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Best metal era, absolutely impossible but let's do as Brandon :D

    #1 Black Sabbath - "Heaven And Hell"

    In no order:

    Iron Maiden - "Piece of Mind"
    Judas Priest - "Defenders Of The Faith"
    Thin Lizzy - "Chinatown"
    Deep Purple - "Perfect Strangers"
    Saxon - "Power & The Glory"
    Motorhead - "Ace Of Spades"
    Rush - "Signals"
    Helloween - "Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II"
    Candlemass - "Nightfall"
    Coroner - "No More Color"

    plus a 1000 more I left out :lol:

    P.S. I know I ended with 11, I may leave out Candlemass since already have Black Sabbath, but that is an essential doom album.
     
  7. wdiv

    wdiv Rattlehead

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    Grrr... I tried to start a list but too many to choose from. Screw it. I give up.
     
  8. Psychonaut

    Psychonaut God Of Emptiness

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    Same. It would be just as ridiculous if OP had said Top 50.
     
  9. HamburgerBoy

    HamburgerBoy Active Member

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    Adramelch - Irae Melanox
    Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
    Exodus - Bonded By Blood
    Fates Warning - Perfect Symmetry
    Iron Maiden - Killers
    Metallica - Ride the Lightning
    Queensryche - The Warning
    Realm - Endless War
    Savatage - The Hall of the Mountain King
    Watchtower - Energetic Disassembly

    Approximately, at least.
     
  10. Lateralus14

    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    No one mentioned Bathory and one person mentioned Slayer :erk:
     
  11. HamburgerBoy

    HamburgerBoy Active Member

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    80's Bathory is more kvlt than good and Slayer can't write an album without gradually declining half-way through.
     
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    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Good calls too, specially Adramelch. Have you listen to their second album "Broken History"?
     
  13. Whiplash402

    Whiplash402 Supreme Ruler

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    i'm not even ganna attempt to do this because its impossible
     
  14. TheVaine

    TheVaine Thrasher

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    Well, Top 10 Most Personally Enjoyable...

    1. Anthrax - State Of Euphoria (For whatever reason, I just enjoy it more then Among The Living)
    2. Sepultura - Beneath The Remains
    3. Blind Guardian - Battalions Of Fear
    4. Slayer - Show No Mercy
    5. Exodus - Bonded By Blood
    6. Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. II
    7. Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence
    8. King Diamond - Abigail
    9. Metallica - Kill Em All
    10. Venom - Black Metal
     
  15. mdmatt4ever

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    the 80's. thats hard because lots of good metal releases.

    1 queensryche- operation mindcrime
    2 megadeth- killing is my business
    3 twisted sister- under the blade
    4 metallica- master of puppets
    5 black sabbath- heaven and hell
    6 judas priest- screaming for vengeance
    7 slayer- reign in blood
    8 testament- the legacy
    9 fates warning- no exit
    10 GNR- appetite


    way too many to list though
     
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    AC/DC- Back In Black
    Riot-Fire Down Under
    Michael Schenker-Assault Attack
    Metal Church-S/T
    Judas Priest-British Steel
    Black Sabbath-Heaven and Hell
    Ozzy-Blizzard
    Ozzy-Diary
    Metallica-Kill Em All
    Queensryche-Warning
     
  17. Caveman Ninja

    Caveman Ninja It's a carnival... of monsters!

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    I am going to have to think hard about this and get back to you :lol:
     
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    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    80's Bathory rules (aka is good) and influenced half the music anyone talks about on this forum, and Slayer's first 3 albums were pretty consistently good. I mean what with Reign in Blood starting off with Angel of Death/Piece by Piece and ending with Postmortem/Raining Blood, I don't see how there's a decline either way.
     
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    Yes; it's not Irae Melanox but still very good traditional/power. I'm a huge sucker for the MIDI-thin-melodies and vocals that crackle on high notes, so even though Broken History is by no means too "modern", the debut has just the right type of atmosphere.

    Yeah, I won't deny that Bathory is one of metal's most important bands, but the vast majority of metal's most important albums were released in the 80's. There's no Possessed, Death, Celtic Frost, etc in this thread yet either. 80's Bathory was sloppier/kvlt and as a result more a case where most appreciate the significance but don't look forward to each listen as masterpieces of metal.

    Reign in Blood had sort of a U-shape thing going for it. Every time I see a "Best song?"-type poll for the album, I see Epidemic and Reborn and think "Wait... how do those ones go?" (srsly, I had to check Wikipedia to remember the titles just now).
     
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    no order and one per band:

    manilla road - crystal logic
    slayer - reign in blood
    adramelch - irae melanox
    fates warning - the spectre within
    blitzkrieg - a time of changes
    sodom - in the sign of evil
    celtic frost - morbid tales
    cirith ungol - king of the dead
    jag panzer - ample destruction
    mercyful fate - don't break the oath
     

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