Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Of The 80's


The best decade in history of heavy metal.

Created by: Mrtvozornik | 19.02.2014



1. Judas Priest - Painkiller
1990
2. Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
1986
3. Accept - Breaker
1981
4. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
1984
5. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I
1987
6. Dio - Holy Diver
1983
7. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
1988
8. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
1984
9. Blind Guardian - Tales From The Twilight World
1990
10. Aria - Герой Асфальта
1987
11. Scanner - Hypertrace
1988
12. Accept - Balls To The Wall
1983
13. Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith
1984
14. W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.
1984
15. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
1986
16. Helloween - Walls Of Jericho
1985
17. Angel Dust - To Dust You Will Decay
1988
18. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II
1988
19. Shok Paris - Steel And Starlight
1987
20. Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
1981
21. King Diamond - Abigail
1987
22. Vicious Rumors - Vicious Rumors
1990
23. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
1982
24. Aria - Игра С Огнём
1989
25. Loudness - Soldier Of Fortune
1989
26. Scanner - Terminal Earth
1989
27. Accept - Restless And Wild
1982
28. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
1988
29. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
1983
30. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
1982
31. Stormwitch - Stronger Than Heaven
1986
32. Fifth Angel - Fifth Angel
1986
33. Gravestone - Victim Of Chains
1984
34. Sortilège - Métamorphose
1984
35. Scorpions - Blackout
1982
36. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
1988
37. Loudness - The Law Of Devil's Land
1983
38. Demon - Night Of The Demon
1981
39. Savatage - Hall Of The Mountain King
1987
40. Rage - Prayers Of Steel
1985
41. Stormwitch - Walpurgis Night
1984
42. Pokolgép - Totális Metál
1986
43. Obsession - Scarred For Life
1986
44. Crimson Glory - Crimson Glory
1986
45. W.A.S.P. - The Last Command
1985
46. Manowar - Battle Hymns
1982
47. Annihilator - Never, Neverland
1990
48. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
1990
49. Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
1983
50. Shok Paris - Go For The Throat
1984
51. Sanctuary - Into The Mirror Black
1990
52. Sinner - Danger Zone
1984
53. Gravestone - Creating A Monster
1986
54. Grim Reaper - See You In Hell
1984
55. Dio - The Last In Line
1984
56. Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
1984
57. Pokolgép - Éjszakai Bevetés
1989
58. Obsession - Methods Of Madness
1987
59. Warlock - Triumph And Agony
1987
60. Leatherwolf - Street Ready
1989
61. Savatage - Gutter Ballet
1989
62. Crimson Glory - Transcendence
1988
63. Riot - Thundersteel
1988
64. Vicious Rumors - Digital Dictator
1988
65. W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children
1989
66. Anvil - Metal On Metal
1982
67. Tank - Filth Hounds Of Hades
1982
68. Nasty Savage - Nasty Savage
1985
69. Barón Rojo - Volumen Brutal
1982
70. Acid - Maniac
1983
71. Heavy Load - Stronger Than Evil
1983
72. Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon
1983
73. Sacred Oath - A Crystal Vision
1987
74. Riot - Fire Down Under
1981
75. Tygers Of Pan Tang - Spellbound
1981
76. Anvil - Hard 'N' Heavy
1981
77. Picture - Heavy Metal Ears
1981
78. Accept - Russian Roulette
1986
79. Pokolgép - Pokoli Színjáték
1987
80. Manowar - Into Glory Ride
1983
81. Iron Maiden - Killers
1981
82. Running Wild - Under Jolly Roger
1987
83. Pantera - Power Metal
1988
84. Stratovarius - Fright Night
1989
85. Manowar - Kings Of Metal
1988
86. Blind Guardian - Battalions Of Fear
1988
87. Chastain - Ruler Of The Wasteland
1986
88. Saxon - Denim And Leather
1981
89. Accept - Metal Heart
1985
90. Pokolgép - Metál Az Ész
1990
91. Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying
1990
92. Krokus - Headhunter
1983
93. Vanadium - Game Over
1984
94. Manowar - Hail To England
1984
95. Running Wild - Death Or Glory
1989
96. Grim Reaper - Fear No Evil
1985
97. Queensrÿche - The Warning
1984
98. Malice - Licence To Kill
1987
99. Demon - The Unexpected Guest
1982
100. Heavy Load - Death Or Glory
1982



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25.02.2014 - 13:06
Aristarchos
Since when was 1990 a part of the 80's?
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25.02.2014 - 14:29
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Aristarchos on 25.02.2014 at 13:06

Since when was 1990 a part of the 80's?


I was wondering the exact same thing
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25.02.2014 - 17:03
Mrtvozornik
Written by Aristarchos on 25.02.2014 at 13:06

Since when was 1990 a part of the 80's?


Because the common calendar starts with year 1, it's first full decade is the years 1 to 10, the second decade from 11 to 20, and so on. That's how I count.
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25.02.2014 - 18:51
Erik M.
Written by Mrtvozornik on 25.02.2014 at 17:03

Because the common calendar starts with year 1, it's first full decade is the years 1 to 10, the second decade from 11 to 20, and so on. That's how I count.


You're counting incorrectly then, because the 80's are from 1980-1989 and the 90's are from 1990-1999 and so on. Your way of counting doesn't make any sense whatsoever, not to mention it's 100% WRONG. I can't stand it when people make dumb stuff up and act like it's an opinion, because it's not.
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25.02.2014 - 19:12
Mrtvozornik
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You're counting incorrectly then, because the 80's are from 1980-1989 and the 90's are from 1990-1999 and so on. Your way of counting doesn't make any sense whatsoever, not to mention it's 100% WRONG. I can't stand it when people make dumb stuff up and act like it's an opinion, because it's not.


Tell that to Blaise Pascal.
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25.02.2014 - 19:25
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Erik M. on 25.02.2014 at 18:51
You're counting incorrectly then, because the 80's are from 1980-1989 and the 90's are from 1990-1999 and so on. Your way of counting doesn't make any sense whatsoever, not to mention it's 100% WRONG.

To be fair, featuring an album from 1990 on here isn't totally incorrect in the sense that some/all of the music for that album may have been written in '89 or even earlier.

Of course, judging purely by release year, 1990 is a part of the '90s, not the '80s.

Wiki: "The 1990s, pronounced 'nineteen-nineties' or abbreviated as 'nineties', was a decade that began on January 1, 1990, and ended on December 31, 1999."
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25.02.2014 - 19:47
Azarath
Well, in that case this list should be called "Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Of The 199th decade".

Since the 199th decade spans 1981 to 1990.
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26.02.2014 - 17:17
Mrtvozornik
Written by Azarath on 25.02.2014 at 19:47

Well, in that case this list should be called "Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Of The 199th decade".

Since the 199th decade spans 1981 to 1990.


I can't agree more. You are totally right.
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26.02.2014 - 17:25
Mrtvozornik
Written by deadone on 26.02.2014 at 00:55

Very cool list with some brilliantly obscure stuff - only one I don't agree with is Angel Dust. Never liked the 80s output and though they got better when they reformed in the 90s and embraced Power Metal.


In my opinion, Angel Dust have only one perfect album - To Dust You Will Decay. Always heavy, speed and (originally and only) power metal from 80's than generic (I don't say gay) power metal from 90's. Again, my opinion and my taste.
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27.02.2014 - 14:27
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by deadone on 26.02.2014 at 23:35

Written by Mrtvozornik on 26.02.2014 at 17:25


In my opinion, Angel Dust have only one perfect album - To Dust You Will Decay. Always heavy, speed and (originally and only) power metal from 80's than generic (I don't say gay) power metal from 90's. Again, my opinion and my taste.



Fair enough.

I like their power metal - it's still ballsy and not too generic compared to the power metal tripe coming out today.



I for 100% agree with the compiler of this list on Angel Dust.
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28.02.2014 - 09:13
Reverend X
Where's Slayer?
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28.02.2014 - 16:47
Mrtvozornik
Written by deadone on 28.02.2014 at 03:57

I've just noticed you include 2 Demon albums.

Friend of mine had "Taking The World By Storm" on vinyl. Very cool album.

I'll need to check the ones you list on here if you think they're better than Taking TheWorld By Storm.


Taking The World By Storm is on third place on the list of Demon albums, but not in the 100 of decade. Their first two albums are much better than all other their albums.
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28.02.2014 - 16:56
Mrtvozornik
Written by Reverend X on 28.02.2014 at 09:13

Where's Slayer?


Slayer is not even partially heavy metal band. Only thrash, thrash and thrash, but (probably) the best thrash metal band.
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03.03.2014 - 07:39
Fearmeister
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.02.2014 at 19:25

Written by Erik M. on 25.02.2014 at 18:51
You're counting incorrectly then, because the 80's are from 1980-1989 and the 90's are from 1990-1999 and so on. Your way of counting doesn't make any sense whatsoever, not to mention it's 100% WRONG.

To be fair, featuring an album from 1990 on here isn't totally incorrect in the sense that some/all of the music for that album may have been written in '89 or even earlier.

Of course, judging purely by release year, 1990 is a part of the '90s, not the '80s.

Wiki: "The 1990s, pronounced 'nineteen-nineties' or abbreviated as 'nineties', was a decade that began on January 1, 1990, and ended on December 31, 1999."


The thing is that there isn't actually a year 0. The calendar goes from 2 BC, 1 BC, 1 AD, etc. Therefore, the first decade (ten years) is from 1 AD to 10 AD, the second decade is 11 AD to 20 AD and so on and so forth. Which means that technically the 80's are the years 1981-1990. However, it is the common cultural belief that the 80's are the years 1980 - 1989.

The more you know.
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03.03.2014 - 07:49
Reverend X
Written by Mrtvozornik on 28.02.2014 at 16:56

Written by Reverend X on 28.02.2014 at 09:13

Where's Slayer?


Slayer is not even partially heavy metal band. Only thrash, thrash and thrash, but (probably) the best thrash metal band.

Yes I have realize it right after I posted it. I was thinking of the whole heavy metal in general. Nobody cares about sub-genres back then anyway.
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