|UserSoundoffs 5Album Ratings 354Objectivity 70%Last Active 02-08-10 7:11 pmJoined 03-24-09Forum Posts 2Review Comments 424
|Top 10 Heavy Metal Albums So Far|
The ten best heavy metal classic albums I?ve listened to so far. This is going to be my first list, so any feedback is appreciated, positive or negative. Have fun!
The most consistent metal album out there since every single one of its songs is great. Dio and his fellow musicians deliver a flawless masterpiece, not to mention the influence on the Power Metal genre.
PS: Don?t Talk To Strangers.
Master Of Puppets
Metallica?s overall best album. Expect no less than shouted vocals, frenzied guitar work and amazing creativity in songs like Battery, MoP, Welcome Home, Orion, Disposable Heroes and Damage INC.
Rust In Peace
Breathtaking. Marty Friedman and Dave Mustaine provide some of the best guitar work out there. Hangar 18, Holy Wars and the title track show that quite well.
Ride The Lightning
Ride The Lightning is a beast that shouldn?t be underestimated. Most songs are among Metallica?s best. Hell, even Escape is reasonably good.
Iron Maiden has tons of great albums, but I consider this one slightly better than the likes of 666, Seventh Son and Piece Of Mind. Why? It?s the best package, containing an instrumental track, three great hits, decent middle stuff and, of course, Rime Of The Ancient Mariner. The artwork is also top notch.
The best (almost) instrumental album I know, with a tempting classic feel. Black Star and Far Beyond The Sun examplify the former statement.
Among The Living
Interesting lyrics, heavy riffs, nice high-pitched vocals. A fascinating thrash achievement. Indians is superb, too.
Heaven And Hell
Paranoid is surely very good, but this is the definitive Black Sabbath album. Dio?s singing technique is quite different from Ozzy?s, and that made the band?s music much more interesting in my opinion. Iommi, Butler and Ward are also fantastic, which is easily proved by songs like Children Of The Sea and Die Young.
Reign In Blood
Fast and furios. After listening to this I felt like I had been beaten up, and it felt great. Raining Blood and Angel Of Death are the stand-out tracks here.
Much like Powerslave, Octavarium presents great songs such as The Root Of All Evil and Panic Attack combined with an epic finisher.
|10 is so out of place on this list, not to mention it's one of their weakest albums.|
good list though, not very original but they're all great albums definitely.
|3 and 5|
|3 should be number one.|
|4, 7, and 10 don't belong. Needs more...|
|on 4, how can you see guitar work?|
|There's nothing really wrong with these (save for 10) but the list is fairly generic|
|ok. 1 is brilliant but in my opinion not the most consistent metal album ever.|
2 and 3 are epic as are 4 and particularly 5.
Yngwie Malmsteen is a totaly toss and a massive tool.
haven't heard 7 but 8 is really really great. 9 is ok but sounds the same.
Give Painkiller by Judas Priest a go and Slave To The Drind by Skid Row, you won't be dissapointed.
|the spelled THRASH wrong..... i do enjoy all these albums cept 6 and 10. And i hardly listen to MoP, its really overrated imo. Ke'A and RtL are much better.|
|You like Dream Theater. Your Black Sabbath opinions are void. I'll take Ozzy over that ugly pedophile any day.|
|List is a tad (lol) generic but still kickass for the most part, save for 10. |
|No Manowar and Judas Priest = fail. And placing Megadeth and Anthrax among Testament is also not a good sign. Props on 1,2,4,5, and 9 though.|
|Thanks for the comments, it´s really good to receive so much feedback :)|
For those who complained about RtL, sorry but that album is probably the one I´ve listened to the most, and it´s absolutely kickass, even though other like RiP sound stronger when heard from start to finish.
Added more detailed descriptions for HaH, which I should´ve done earlier to avoid Ozzy issues.
I´ve already listened a couple times to Painkiller, and even though I don´t like it that much I must admit it´s quality.
Thanks for correcting the spelling mistake. That was quite frustrating considering that I always try to pronounce it correctly, even though Englsh isn´t my native tongue.
About Octavarium... it´s the only DT album I´ve ever listened to and I´m not really a fan of the band, but since all you guys are against it I might try to replace, gonna check some other stuff today.
And I tryied my best not to fill this with Metallica and Maiden, as that´d make the list repetitive. PoM, 666, Somewhere In time, Iron Maiden, SSoaSS, Injustice and Kill ´em All are incredible, though.
|Manowar is greater than Metallica.|
|I hope not.|
|Dream Theater is awesome. It's just weird cuz the list is all like 70s-80 thrash/heavy metal then Octavarium comes out of nowhere like wtf.|
You should check out Images and Words, Awake, and Scenes From a Memory for better Dream Theater though. Octavarium is great, but inconsistent.
|Yea that was kinda out of the blue, but back then I didn´t want to put another Megadeth/Metallica/Maiden album as there was a lot of those already.|
If I was to update this list now, 8 would become 7, 7 would become 6, and 6 would become 8. Raining Blood would probably lose its position to Painkiller (I´ve listened to it again and it´s great, Piece Of Mind/666 level imo) and Ace Of Spades or some Maiden would probably dethrone octavarium.
But the list wouldn´t chance that much so I better wait for my taste to develop more.
|Obligatory 'Opeth is the best band ever' comment.|
|I really like most of Ronnie James Dio's stuff, but wouldn't have "Holy Diver" or "Heaven & Hell" as his top work / albums.|
Have you listened to EARLY rainbow (not the crap that came out after he left)? Rainbow "Rising" & "On Stage" are much better and "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" isn't far behind.
|I've only listened to couple Rainbow songs, and liked them quite a bit. I'll definitely check their best rated stuff as soon as possible.|
|#10 absolutely works for me (can't figure out why people don't like it, but to each their own, I suppose). I might put #5 at #1, though.|
|10's all good, but out of place in a (supposed) classic metal album.|
|Agreed, and it's the only album I'd change, 4 months after making the list. Judas Priest's Painkiller would easily replace it.|
Was I to make a new list of the same type, it'd be like this:
7-Among The Living
8-Heaven And Hell