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Top 50 traditional heavy metal albums

including traditional speed metal
50Armored Saint
Symbol of Salvation
49Witchfinder General
Death Penalty


this belongs more to a doom list but has big nwobhm influences
48Stormwitch
Stronger Than Heaven
47tytan
Rough Justice


check this hidden gem
46Atomkraft
Future Wars


venom's cousins
45Pink Cream 69
Pink Cream 69


aside from the terrible name and glam influences, this album is full of great tracks, an awesome vocalist and structured solos
44Raven (ENG)
Rock Until You Drop


hell patrol's 10 seconds scream deserves an honorable mention
43Holy Grail
Crisis In Utopia


the beginner is one of the best modern speed metal songs ever
42Lordi
The Arockalypse


yes, it's cheesy, but the horrorific b movie atmosphere, the backing vocals and the keyboards makes this record fun to listen
41katana
Heads Will Roll


japanese themed modern metal
40manilla road
Crystal Logic


while i love the music, the impact on heavy metal and the songwriting, i never got into the vocals
39tank
filth hounds of hades


one of the biggest inpirations for sodom
38praying mantis
time tells no lies


classic nwobhm with a softer sound
37warlock
triumph and agony


one hell of a frontwoman
36enforcer
death by fire


one of the few modern heavy metal bands that knows how to tribute 80s
35 fates warning
awakening the guardian


before they went totally prog they released this greatheavy metal album with prog influences
34anvil
Forged in Fire


one of the biggest influences for thrash
33Warlord
And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun...


it gives you war vibes, great atmosphere
32Brocas Helm
Defender of the Crown


that bass sound...
31UFO
Lights Out


their "most metal" release
30Heavy Load
Death or Glory


Sweden always known how to make great music
29venom
Welcome to Hell


raw sond, fast riffs and controversial lyrics influenced subgenres like black and thrash metal
28Budgie
Never Turn Your Back on a Friend


this needs more recognition for having inspired many heavy and prog bands, it even inspired the famous bass riff on iron maiden's phantom of the opera
27Angel Witch
Angel Witch


the title track is one of the best nwobhm anthems
26riot
Thundersteel


the album that inspired painkiller
25accept
Metal Heart


classic songs like wrong is right, bound to fail and midnight mover makes this my favorite accept album
24King Diamond
abigail


one of the darkest and spookiest albums in the list
23Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time


such a virtuoso, this album is a journey through epicness
22satan
Court in the Act


some of the best melodies in nwobhm
21Van Halen
Van Halen


Van halen's guitar skills influenced thousands metal and hard rock guitarrists
20Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding


Bruce is not just one of the best vocalists on earth, he's also a great songwriter
19Ozzy Osbourne
Blizzard of Ozz


R.i.p. Randy Rhoads
18Loudness
Soldier of Fortune


maybe the most underrated album on the list, Akira is a master of tapping and Vescera's vocals were top notch
17Triumph
Allied Forces


this canadian band has lots of great album but the originality of this one takes the cake
16Skid Row
Slave to the Grind


even with glam influences this album is still one of the best heavy metal albums ever, Bach is outstanding
15Saxon
Denim and Leather


the perfect example of what nwobhm means
14Scorpions
Blackout


Scorpions managed to create an album with both iconic softer tracks (no one like you) and heavier stuff (dynamite)
13Motorhead
Ace of Spades


the creation of speed metal, this album incorporates many genres influences such as punk and blues
12dio
Holy Diver


without any doubt one of thebest frontmen in music
11Diamond Head
Lightning to the Nations


while their later albums are bretty average, their debut remains one of the most influetial albums ever
10Manowar
Kings of Metal


the biggest influence for power metal, this album contains the most epic tracks of manowar
9savatage
Hall of the Mountain King


Oliva brothers were some of the best songwriters ever, an energic effort that came after a bad album, the first of many masterpieces
8Blue Oyster Cult
Fire of Unknown Origin


while secret treaties is still their best fouo is the first boc album considered metal, great combination of psychedelic atmospheres and metal energy
7Mercyful Fate
Don't Break the Oath


goosebumps, diamond's vocals are unimitable
6W.A.S.P.
The Crimson Idol


Blacky's band never ceased to evolve, this concept album is outstanding both for the music and the story
5rainbow
rising


no one could ever recreate this majestic sound
4Deep Purple
Machine Head


the foundation of the genre
3Judas Priest
painkiller


after a 20 years of distinguished career, these masters of music created another masterpiece that incorporate every good thing possible, pure adrenaline
2Black Sabbath
Paranoid


the magnum opus of heavy metal by the creators of the genre
1Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast


the perfect heavy metal album, still sounds fresh today, it's complete, influential, every member shines and has a personal style
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