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Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by Hail The Wizard!, Jul 17, 2009.
top ten metal albums of the 80s?
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.
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.
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
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.
Best metal era, absolutely impossible but let's do as Brandon
#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
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.
Grrr... I tried to start a list but too many to choose from. Screw it. I give up.
Same. It would be just as ridiculous if OP had said Top 50.
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.
No one mentioned Bathory and one person mentioned Slayer
80's Bathory is more kvlt than good and Slayer can't write an album without gradually declining half-way through.
Good calls too, specially Adramelch. Have you listen to their second album "Broken History"?
i'm not even ganna attempt to do this because its impossible
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
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
no particular order:
AC/DC- Back In Black
Riot-Fire Down Under
Michael Schenker-Assault Attack
Judas Priest-British Steel
Black Sabbath-Heaven and Hell
Metallica-Kill Em All
I am going to have to think hard about this and get back to you
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.
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).
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