Précis: This is basically a list of heavy, thrash and death metal highlights of the eighties. Numbers 3 and 17 (and of course, 5) are the exceptions; epitomic examples of electric guitar mastery, instrumental (though of somewhat various styles), always rockin'
They were the best of times, they were the worst of times. Then thrash kicked glam out of the way, and once again, it was the best of times. Aside from #13, 19 and 20, albums here with an even number of tracks mentioned score highly 9/10. All others get top marks from me.
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Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden|
Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations|
Jeff Beck - There and Back|
Iron Maiden - Killers|
Neil Young - Trans|