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16 hours ago, Requiem said:

Your double-crossing has nought to tic (tak) toes boxes, and now I’m mad at yer, as a march hare or there as I down this rabbit whole with gravy. 

Had Matter parTea'd with why?ne instead, you wouldn't be ravin' like a writing desk, all hare-brained in the head. But march on, I can tell that you've been painting, your prose is red.

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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 Ch

If classic heavy metal is in case, my list would look likr this 1. Iron Maiden-Somewhere in Time 2. Accept-Balls to the Wall 3. Grim Reaper-Fear no Evil 4. Black Sabbath-Black Sabb

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I think that the albums below are the best for a beginner metal fan. 

So, my list (without Thrash, Power, Glam etc)

Accept -- Breaker (or Metal Heart, or Balls To The Wall)

Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time

Judas Prist - British Steel or Painkiller (but it's more Power-Metal disk)

Saxon - Wheels Of Steel

Manowar - Kings Of Metal

Iron Maiden - Seventh Son... 

Iron Maiden - Killers

Dio - Holy Diver

U.D.O. - Animal House

Warlock - Burning The Witches

 

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This is my list in no particular order:

Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny

Mercyful Fate - Melissa

Satan - Court In The Act

Sortilége - Metalmorphose

Iron Maiden - Killers

Saxon - Wheels Of Steel

Running Wild - Gates To Purgatory 

Venom - Welcome To Hell

Angel Witch - Angel Witch

Grim Reaper - See You In Hell

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1. Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind

2. Helloween - Keeeper of the Seven Key part 2

3. Metallica - Ride the Lightning

4. King Diamond - The Eye

5. Judas Priest - Painkiller

6. Trouble - Manic Frustration

7. Slayer - Reign in Blood

8. Manowar - Kings on Metal

9. Megadeth - Rust in Piece

10. Merciful Fate - Mellisa

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AJ2 some phenomenal albums but there' s a lot of thrash metal in there.  And no qualms with thrash  - it's my favourite genre!

 

 

Personally this one's too hard for me.

 

Iron Maiden come in with like most of their first 7 albums.

Then there's like 8 Black Sabbath albums (6 Ozzy, 2 Dio).  And speaking of Dio, there's Holy Diver as well!

Then there's Accept and particularly Balls to the Wall but also Restless and Wild and Stalingrad.

Motörhead has a ton of entries as well - mainly 1980s but also some later albums like Inferno.

And some personal lesser known faves like Enforcer's From Beyond (they slowed down sufficiently here to come under trad metal).

And does the umbrella incorporate Metal Church - that's 3 more albums that are godly (Metal Church, The Dark and Blessing In Disguise).

 

Saxon also comes in with Wheels of Steel and Strong Arm of the Law.

 

And finally Iced Earth who really carried the flame of US crunchy 1980s heavy metal (neither power metal nor thrash enough to fit in those).  Night of the Stormrider, Burnt Offerings, Dark Saga and Something Wicked This Way comes are phenomenal.  

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Wow, I love Metal Church, especially The Dark. Awesome album. As for Black Sabbath, my favorites are the the Ozzy era albums. If I had to choose 1, it would probably be Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. I also really like Headless Cross.

Accept are also very good. Will also go with Balls to the Wall.

I would have liked to include Death- The Sound of Perseverance, but will probably be called out on that one for obvious reasons.

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