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List entails my top 100 heavy/speed/doom/power metal albums, i.e. all the trad metal genres.
1Abattoir
Vicious attack


SPEED METAL. Unfiltered speed metal recklessness. This one has a sick Motorhead cover that rivals the original, if only for the faster take. Like most speed classics of the era, this one is riff after riff during solo after riff.
2Acid
Maniac


SPEED METAL. This is female fronted speed metal with plenty of quick d-beats and sweet riffs. Lots of small little nuances that tie everything together. That little guitar lick at 0:20 in Bottoms Up is a good example of this. It's hard to say much about most speed metal because it's mainly just the same perfect stuff.
3Agent Steel
Skeptics Apocalypse


SPEED METAL. One of the greatest of all time, you can hear the influence of this album on Darkthrone's The Underground Resistance (the intro to Leave No Cross Unturned is basically lifted straight from Evil Eye / Evil Minds). Speed metal classic.
4Angel Witch
Angel Witch


HEAVY METAL. The whole album here is perfect, but I'll be damned if I don't have the chorus to 'Angel Witch' pop into my head at least once a week. One of the greatest album openers ever, truly.
5Artillery
By Inheritance


SPEED/THRASH. Most consider this a thrash album for sure, but you can't deny the speed metal style that permeates this record, allowing it to border speed and thrash quite nicely. Everything from the riffs to the vocals shift from speed to thrash constantly. Makes for an unstoppable listen.
6Attacker
Battle at Helm's Deep


HEAVY/POWER. Doesn't get as much attention as it should, really, but this one is a kickass heavy/power album with some absolutely incredible solos, very dynamics songs too.
7Black Knight
Master of Disaster


HEAVY METAL. APOLLO CREED, THE MASTER OF DISASTER, THE KING OF STING. More female-fronted stuff, more classic riffs that are just hard to beat.
8Black Magic
Wizard's Spell


BLACK/HEAVY/SPEED. I think this was also on my black metal list, but since this album is half first wave black metal and half classic heavy SPEED I think I should have it here too. Basically the best heavy metal album ever. Made in 2010. Released last year.
9Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath


HEAVY/DOOM. Heavy metal really had a lot going for it right outta the gate, let's be honest. Out of the heavy psych movement in the late 60s, Black Sabbath kicked it up a notch and simultaneously pioneered both heavy metal AND doom metal. That was already a handful, and it didn't take long for the genre to spiral out from there. From bands either taking the bluesy psych approach, the doomy approach, or the punk influence, fast metal approach, heavy metal always had a lot going for it. It's impossible to deny the timelessness of a band like Black Sabbath, and they will always remain one of the greatest bands of all time. Some of my favourite drumming of all time on this record.
10Black Sabbath
Paranoid


HEAVY/DOOM. Black Sabbath, aside from Bad Religion, were the biggest band of my childhood and formative years. I spent countless hours listening to their first five records on repeat and nothing comes close to matching the nostalgia and pure brilliance of these tunes. Without a doubt the most important band in metal and the most important band in my personal history.
11Briton Rites
For Mircalla


DOOM METAL. Buncha old musicians come together and make some of the best doom metal this side've the 80s.
12Brocas Helm
Black Death


EPIC HEAVY METAL. Epic heavy with infectious riffs.
13Budgie
Never Turn Your Back on a Friend


HEAVY PSYCH/HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL. Obviously more on the early heavy pysch/hard rock side of the heavy metal scale, but when these guys decide to rock, they fuckin' ROCK. This deserves a place here if only for the opening track. Absolute classic.
14Bulldozer
The day of wrath


BLACK/SPEED. IT'S FUCKIN WHISKEY TIIIIIIIIIME. Best of black metal and speed metal right here.
15Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus


DOOM METAL. Surprisingly, it took me a while to appreciate Candlemass, but one day this clicked and the world was realised.
16Chapel
Satan's Rock 'N' Roll


BLACK/SPEED. Just incredibly stupid and fun black speed. The best qualities of good metal are stupideness and fun. None of this "ooh look at me i'm being atmospheric and emotional" bullshit. DRINK TO THE POWER OF SATAN'S MIGHT.
17Cirith Ungol
Frost and Fire


HEAVY/DOOM. There's hardly a week that goes by that I don't listen to Cirith Ungol.
18Cirith Ungol
King of the Dead


HEAVY/DOOM. This is possibly in my top ten records of all time, every time I listen to it I'm just brought to another time. No stress. No worries. Just some of the greatest riffs to have ever graced this wretched earth. This album is my reason to live.
19Coven 13
Worship New Gods


HEAVY METAL. I was actually meaning to buy this album for so long until one day, Hells Headbangers sent me a free copy with one of my orders. I was beyond stoked. Best freebie I've ever received. I mean, who could ever be disappointed with getting a heavy metal classic for free? This one's a bit of an acquired taste, very unique album.
20Dark Quarterer
Dark Quarterer


HEAVY METAL.
21Darkthrone
F.O.A.D.


BLACK/HEAVY/CRUST.
22Darkthrone
Circle the Wagons


HEAVY/SPEED.
23Darkthrone
The Underground Resistance


HEAVY/SPEED/DOOM.
24Deathhammer
Evil Power


SPEED/THRASH.
25Destructor
Maximum Destruction


SPEED METAL.
26Diamond Head
Lightning to the Nations


HEAVY METAL.
27Dio
Holy Diver


HEAVY METAL.
28Dio
The Last in Line


HEAVY METAL.
29Doomsword
Resound the Horn


HEAVY/DOOM.
30Enchanter
Defenders of the Realm


HEAVY/POWER.
31Exciter
Heavy Metal Maniac


SPEED METAL.
32Grim Reaper
See You In Hell


HEAVY METAL.
33The Groundhogs
Split


HEAVY PSYCH/HEAVY METAL.
34Hallows Eve
Tales Of Terror


SPEED/THRASH.
35Heavy Load
Death or Glory


HEAVY METAL.
36Heavy Load
Stronger Than Evil


HEAVY METAL.
37Hell (UK)
Human Remains


HEAVY METAL.
38Helloween
Walls of Jericho


SPEED/POWER.
39Helstar
A Distant Thunder


SPEED/POWER.
40Iron Dogs
Cold Bitch


SPEED METAL.
41Iron Maiden
Powerslave


HEAVY METAL.
42Iron Maiden
Somewhere in Time


HEAVY METAL.
43Jag Panzer
Ample Destruction


HEAVY/POWER.
44Jorn
The Duke


HEAVY/POWER. This is the cheesiest album on this list but I was obsessed with this for a while in my early teens so it still has mad nostalgia.
45Judas Priest
Sad Wings of Destiny


HEAVY METAL.
46Judas Priest
Stained Class


HEAVY METAL.
47Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance


HEAVY METAL.
48Judas Priest
Hell Bent for Leather


HEAVY METAL.
49Kat
666


BLACK/SPEED.
50Kat
Oddech Wymarłych Światów


HEAVY/SPEED/BLACK.
51King Diamond
Fatal Portrait


HEAVY METAL.
52King Diamond
Abigail


HEAVY METAL.
53The Lamp of Thoth
Portents, Omens, & Dooms


DOOM METAL.
54Legend (USA)
From the Fjords


EPIC HEAVY. If there's one album you need to hear on this list (that I assume you mightn't have), this is the one you MUST jam. The gods of epic heavy metal and just one of the best albums ever.
55Liege Lord
Freedom's Rise


SPEED/POWER.
56Liege Lord
Master Control


SPEED/POWER.
57Slough Feg
Traveller


HEAVY/POWER. I had to cut this in here since I have The Lord Weird Slough Feg and Slough Feg differentiated but this site doesn't.
58Slough Feg
Down Among the Dead Men


HEAVY/POWER.
59Slough Feg
Atavism


HEAVY/POWER.
60Lucifer's Friend
Lucifer's Friend


HEAVY PSYCH/HEAVY METAL.
61Manilla Road
Mark of the Beast


HEAVY PSYCH/HEAVY METAL.
62Manilla Road
Crystal Logic


EPIC HEAVY.
63Manilla Road
The Courts of Chaos


EPIC HEAVY.
64Manilla Road
Atlantis Rising


EPIC HEAVY.
65Max Planck
Kill the Pain


HEAVY METAL.
66Memento Mori
Rhymes of Lunacy


HEAVY/DOOM.
67Mercyful Fate
Melissa


HEAVY METAL.
68Mercyful Fate
Don't Break the Oath


HEAVY METAL.
69Motorhead
Ace of Spades


HEAVY METAL.
70Natur
Head of Death


HEAVY METAL.
71Overkill
Feel the Fire


SPEED METAL.
72Pagan Altar
Volume 1


HEAVY/DOOM.
73Paradox
Heresy


SPEED/THRASH.
74Parasite
Parasite


HEAVY METAL.
75Pentagram
Day of Reckoning


DOOM METAL.
76Piledriver
Metal Inquisition


HEAVY METAL.
77R.U.G.
Deathly Fighter


HEAVY METAL.
78Rainbow
Rising


HEAVY METAL.
79Ranger
Knights of Darkness


SPEED METAL.
80Running Wild
Branded and Exiled


SPEED METAL.
81Sabbat (JPN)
Envenom


BLACK/SPEED.
82Sacriphyx
The Western Front


BLACK/HEAVY/DEATH/DOOM.
83Saint Vitus
Mournful Cries


DOOM METAL.
84Sarcofagus
Cycle of Life


HEAVY METAL.
85Satan
Court in the Act


HEAVY METAL.
86Savage Grace
Master Of Disguise


SPEED METAL.
87Skullview
Kings of the Universe


EPIC HEAVY.
88Tank
Filth Hounds of Hades


HEAVY METAL.
89Traitors Gate
Devil Takes the High Road


HEAVY METAL.
90Uriah Heep
Look At Yourself


HEAVY PSYCH/HEAVY METAL.
91Valhall
Red Planet


DOOM/STONER.
92Venom
At War With Satan


BLACK/SPEED.
93Virtue
We Stand to Fight


HEAVY METAL.
94Voltz
Knight's Fall


HEAVY PSYCH/HEAVY METAL. One of the biggest unsung classics. I was lucky enough to find a copy at Hells Headbangers a year or so ago, they might still have some CDs in stock?? Doubt it, but worth checking. This band is incredible, one I frequently revisit.
95Warning
Watching from a Distance


DOOM METAL.
96Whipstriker
Troopers of Mayhem


METALPUNK.
97Winterhawk
Revival


HEAVY METAL/HARD ROCK.
98Witchfinder General
Death Penalty


HEAVY/DOOM.
99Wolfbane
Wolfbane


HEAVY METAL. Another unsung stone cold classic.
100Wytch Hazel
The Truth


HEAVY METAL.
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