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As a means of attempting to spark more discussion around here I plan on creating threads like this for most sub-genres. Now without any further delay here is:

 

RelentlessOblivion's Top 10 Heavy Metal albums

Accept - Restless & Wild

Satan - Court In The Act

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades

Angel Witch - Frontal Assault

Deep Purple - Fireball

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality

Judas Priest - Stained Class

Iron Maiden - self titled

Rainbow - Rainbow Rising

Dio - Holy Diver

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As with any list, I'm leaving out a ton of top shelf stuff. Limiting a genre to 10 of its best albums is no easy task, but here's what I'll throw out there. Also, this is extemporaneous, I don't currently have the time to pour through my collection at the moment, but this should still be a list that I'm happy with.

Judas Priest - Stained Class

Riot - Fire Down Under

Satan - Court in the Act

The Lord Weird Slough Feg - Traveller

Motörhead - Overkill

Deep Purple - Machine Head

Manowar - Battle Hymns

Accept - Restless and Wild

Sortilége - Sortilége

King Diamond - "Them"

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Good list. Haven't heard of several bands so I've some catching up to do. Flip of a coin for me between Overkill and Ace along with Fireball and Machine Head.

I'm regretting not finding a way to include Manilla Road, but I'm still satisfied with how it turned out.

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28 minutes ago, dennis1077 said:

This isn't relevant to a heavy/traditional metal thread. If you want to post it in the thrash section, post the actual list instead of just links to your website. Otherwise it belongs in the Events/Promotion section. Pretty sure I mentioned that to you a while ago. Any more posts like this will be considered spam.

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Mercyful Fate- "Melissa"

Iron Maiden- "Iron Maiden"

King Diamond- "Abigail"

Dio- "Holy Diver"

Black Sabbath- "Black Sabbath"

Judas Priest- "Sad Wings Of Destiny"

Metal Church- "The Dark"

In Solitude- "In Solitude"

Ghost B.C.- "Opus Eponymous"

King Diamond- "Conspiracy"

I love seeing 3 albums featuring King Diamond on this list.

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Iron Maiden - Powerslave 

Mercyful Fate - Melissa

Manowar - Into Glory Ride

Sortilège - Sortilège 

Manilla Road - Crystal Logic

Yngwie Malmsteen - Marching Out

Judas Priest - Stained Class

King Diamond - Them 

Satan - Court in the Act

Riot - Thundersteel 

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This is super hard... Off the top of my head... in no particular order...

Judas Priest - "Stained Class"

Iron Maiden - "Number of the Beast"

ManOwaR - "Battle Hymns"

Dio - "Holy Diver"

Black Sabbath - "Heaven and Hell"

Ozzy Osbourne - "Blizzard of Ozz"

Riot - "Fire Down Under"

Saxon - "Strong Arm of the Law"

Mercyful Fate - "Melissa"

Motorhead - "Ace of Spades"

The thing is... 10 is not enough...

 

Here is a top 10 list of "MINOR" pure heavy metal classics (with the occasional EPIC overtone):

Sword - "Metalized"

Armored Saint - "March of the Saint"

Quartz - "Stand Up and Fight"

Omen - "Battle Cry"

Manilla Road - "Crystal Logic"

Warlord - "Deliver Us"

Running Wild - "Gates to Purgatory"

Grave Digger -  "Heavy Metal Breakdown"

Savatage - "Power of the Night" (a close tie with "Hall of the Mountain King")

Warrior - "Fighting for the Earth"

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This is super hard... Off the top of my head... in no particular order...

Judas Priest - "Stained Class"

Iron Maiden - "Number of the Beast"

ManOwaR - "Battle Hymns"

Dio - "Holy Diver"

Black Sabbath - "Heaven and Hell"

Ozzy Osbourne - "Blizzard of Ozz"

Riot - "Fire Down Under"

Saxon - "Strong Arm of the Law"

Mercyful Fate - "Melissa"

Motorhead - "Ace of Spades"

The thing is... 10 is not enough...

 

Here is a top 10 list of "MINOR" pure heavy metal classics (with the occasional EPIC overtone):

Sword - "Metalized"

Armored Saint - "March of the Saint"

Quartz - "Stand Up and Fight"

Omen - "Battle Cry"

Manilla Road - "Crystal Logic"

Warlord - "Deliver Us"

Running Wild - "Gates to Purgatory"

Grave Digger -  "Heavy Metal Breakdown"

Savatage - "Power of the Night" (a close tie with "Hall of the Mountain King")

Warrior - "Fighting for the Earth"

 

Power of the Night ahead of Hall of the Mountain King !?! I'm gonna have to revisit this album then.....Fighting for the Earth too - glorious stuff.

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Iron Maiden - Powerslave 

Mercyful Fate - Melissa

Manowar - Into Glory Ride

Sortilège - Sortilège 

Manilla Road - Crystal Logic

Yngwie Malmsteen - Marching Out

Judas Priest - Stained Class

King Diamond - Them 

Satan - Court in the Act

Riot - Thundersteel 

 

I like your style!

 

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This is super hard... Off the top of my head... in no particular order... Judas Priest - "Stained Class"

Iron Maiden - "Number of the Beast"

ManOwaR - "Battle Hymns"

Dio - "Holy Diver"

Black Sabbath - "Heaven and Hell"

Ozzy Osbourne - "Blizzard of Ozz"

Riot - "Fire Down Under"

Saxon - "Strong Arm of the Law"

Mercyful Fate - "Melissa"

Motorhead - "Ace of Spades"

The thing is... 10 is not enough...

 

Here is a top 10 list of "MINOR" pure heavy metal classics (with the occasional EPIC overtone):

Sword - "Metalized"

Armored Saint - "March of the Saint"

Quartz - "Stand Up and Fight"

Omen - "Battle Cry"

Manilla Road - "Crystal Logic"

Warlord - "Deliver Us"

Running Wild - "Gates to Purgatory"

Grave Digger -  "Heavy Metal Breakdown"

Savatage - "Power of the Night" (a close tie with "Hall of the Mountain King")

Warrior - "Fighting for the Earth"

 

 

Power of the Night ahead of Hall of the Mountain King !?! I'm gonna have to revisit this album then.....Fighting for the Earth too - glorious stuff.

 

What nonsense, Power of the Night has no business on any list when Sirens, The Dungeons Are Calling, Hall of the Mountain King, or Gutter Ballet are available!

 

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I totally forgot to include a Savatage album. Damn. Well, that's what makes these lists difficult, I suppose. 

Power of the Night and Fight for the Rock are really grating attempts at commerciality. Especially when they came right after the legendary The Dungeons Are Calling EP. I don't know what on Earth compelled them to not develop their sound into what would later become Hall of the Mountain King right away. 

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Iron Maiden - Powerslave  Mercyful Fate - Melissa

Manowar - Into Glory Ride

Sortilège - Sortilège 

Manilla Road - Crystal Logic

Yngwie Malmsteen - Marching Out

Judas Priest - Stained Class

King Diamond - Them 

Satan - Court in the Act

Riot - Thundersteel 

 

 

I like your style!

 

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This is super hard... Off the top of my head... in no particular order... Judas Priest - "Stained Class" Iron Maiden - "Number of the Beast"

ManOwaR - "Battle Hymns"

Dio - "Holy Diver"

Black Sabbath - "Heaven and Hell"

Ozzy Osbourne - "Blizzard of Ozz"

Riot - "Fire Down Under"

Saxon - "Strong Arm of the Law"

Mercyful Fate - "Melissa"

Motorhead - "Ace of Spades"

The thing is... 10 is not enough...

 

Here is a top 10 list of "MINOR" pure heavy metal classics (with the occasional EPIC overtone):

Sword - "Metalized"

Armored Saint - "March of the Saint"

Quartz - "Stand Up and Fight"

Omen - "Battle Cry"

Manilla Road - "Crystal Logic"

Warlord - "Deliver Us"

Running Wild - "Gates to Purgatory"

Grave Digger -  "Heavy Metal Breakdown"

Savatage - "Power of the Night" (a close tie with "Hall of the Mountain King")

Warrior - "Fighting for the Earth"

 

 

 Power of the Night ahead of Hall of the Mountain King !?! I'm gonna have to revisit this album then.....Fighting for the Earth too - glorious stuff.

 

 

What nonsense, Power of the Night has no business on any list when Sirens, The Dungeons Are Calling, Hall of the Mountain King, or Gutter Ballet are available!

 

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Correct. Weird choice....

 

 

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I totally forgot to include a Savatage album. Damn. Well, that's what makes these lists difficult, I suppose. 

Power of the Night and Fight for the Rock are really grating attempts at commerciality. Especially when they came right after the legendary The Dungeons Are Calling EP. I don't know what on Earth compelled them to not develop their sound into what would later become Hall of the Mountain King right away. 

 

Exactly. I pretty tragic misstep that I'm glad they recovered from. I didn't include Savatage here, but I would have on a power metal list for sure.

 

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Eheh you guys know that I have a soft spot for commercialism in metal... besides, what drives me to enjoy "Power of the Night" more than other records by Savatage is... MAX NORMAN'S PRODUCTION!

I fucking love the guitar tone on that album... You know, when the riff of the title track kicks in after that sort of "Holy Diver" void intro...

"Sirens" and "Dungeons are Calling" are great, awesome if you will... but I am the kind of guy that likes 80's major productions! Unfortunately Metal Blade couldn't hold a candle against Atlantic Records!

As for "Gutter Ballet"... well, I like it, but not as much as "Hall" and "Power". 

The one record that I consider a fuck-up is "Streets". Even more so than "Fight for the Rock" (which does feature at least 3 solid songs: the title track, "Red Light Paradise" and the cover of "Wishing Well"). What I hate the most about later days Savatage are... the goddamns keyboards! Someone should hammer away all keyboard instruments from the fat hands of Jon Oliva and the skinny hands of David de Feis. Those are two American singers that believe their own hype when it comes to playing the piano.

Oh and we have to add Bruce Dickinson to that list too, because of "Empire of the Clouds". 

I should have put Lizzy Borden "Visual Lies" instead of Grave Digger "Heavy Metal Breakdown" and Y&T "Black Tiger" instead of Running Wild.

Again, I expect you guys to nail me on the cross for choosing Lizzy's most accessible record... but, again, it's got the MAX NORMAN PRODUCED sticker on it eheh

And so does that Y&T beast of an album.

Recently I bought a vinyl by a swedish band called Trash because it was produced by Max Norman... unfortunately that one sucked. "Countdown to Extinction" also sucked.

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