Re: Must have 80s metal albums
1. Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction (1987) - The quintessential '80s metal album, and the first death knell for all style no substance 'hair bands'. Nirvana would finish the job with the 1991 release of Nevermind.
2. Metallica: Master of Puppets (1986) - The most prolific metal band of all time at their peak. Takes a backseat in terms of sales to their self-titled 1991 release, but make no mistake about it, THIS is their masterpiece.
3. AC/DC: Back in Black (1980) - This tribute to deceased singer Bon Scott launches the Brian Johnson era for the bad boys from down under.
4. Ozzy Osbourne: Blizzard of Oz (1980) - The legend hits a homerun with his first solo effort.
5. Motorhead: Ace of Spades (1980) - The best album released in the '80s by the fastest band in the land.
6. Iron Maiden: Number of the Beast (1982) - The 'maiden' voyage for new singer Bruce Dickenson launches the band into the stratosphere.
7. Megadeth: Peace Sells ... But Who is Buying? (1986) - Far superior to the bands first effort, 'Peace' does indeed sell.
8. Metallica: Kill 'em All (1983) - The first and only Metallica album featuring the original lineup with Dave Mustaine.
9. Black Sabbath: Heaven & Hell (1980) - The forefathers of modern metal find a capable replacement for Ozzy in former Elf/Rainbow lead singer Ronnie James Dio. By far the best album of the post-Ozzie era.
10. Motley Crue: Shout at the Devil (1983) - Much as I hate 'hair metal', this album is important because it brought metal into the mainstream.
Some of the bands on the original list are fantastic, but I don't consider 'em 'metal' bands (Van Halen). Some of the bands just sucked balls (all the LA hair metal bands). I really wanted to get some Judas Priest on the list, but all of their best work was done in the 70s.
Last edited by Steve4192; 01-25-2005 at 01:42 PM.