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Top 100 Heavy metal albums


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    Top 100 Heavy metal albums

    1 Judas Priest
    Painkiller (1990)
    9.25
    2260
    2 Black Sabbath
    Paranoid (1970)
    9.2
    2033
    3 Iron Maiden
    Powerslave (1984)
    9.16
    2749
    4 Iron Maiden
    9.13
    2500
    5 Iron Maiden
    9.13
    2923
    6 Led Zeppelin
    9.12
    1234
    7 Rainbow
    Rising (1976)
    9.12
    882
    8 Queensrÿche
    9.06
    1091
    9 Black Sabbath
    9.01
    1357
    10 Dio
    Holy Diver (1983)
    9
    1345
    11 Black Sabbath
    Black Sabbath (1970)
    8.99
    1693
    12 Deep Purple
    Machine Head (1972)
    8.99
    853
    13 Black Sabbath
    8.98
    1469
    14 W.A.S.P.
    8.94
    576
    15 Nevermore
    8.91
    1038
    16 Alice In Chains
    Dirt (1992)
    8.91
    965
    17 King Diamond
    Abigail (1987)
    8.91
    804
    18 Nevermore
    8.88
    1144
    19 Iron Maiden
    8.86
    2161
    20 Crimson Glory
    Transcendence (1988)
    8.85
    368
    21 Mercyful Fate
    8.83
    726
    22 Mercyful Fate
    Melissa (1983)
    8.82
    748
    23 Led Zeppelin
    8.82
    841
    24 Iron Maiden
    Piece Of Mind (1983)
    8.82
    2288
    25 Judas Priest
    8.82
    1372
    26 Motörhead
    Ace Of Spades (1980)
    8.81
    852
    27 Judas Priest
    8.81
    1159
    28 Motörhead
    Overkill (1979)
    8.8
    682
    29 Black Sabbath
    8.78
    1238
    30 Savatage
    8.77
    565
    31 Savatage
    Gutter Ballet (1989)
    8.77
    490
    32 Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin (1969)
    8.75
    843
    33 Running Wild
    8.75
    395
    34 Deep Purple
    In Rock (1970)
    8.75
    667
    35 Warlord
    8.73
    122
    36 Judas Priest
    8.71
    1028
    37 Jason Becker
    8.71
    107
    38 Van Halen
    Van Halen (1978)
    8.7
    468
    39 Ozzy Osbourne
    8.69
    831
    40 Tony MacAlpine
    8.68
    38
    41 Rainbow
    8.67
    542
    42 Aria
    8.67
    88
    43 Iron Maiden
    8.65
    2030
    44 Diamond Head
    8.65
    282
    45 Iced Earth
    8.65
    1004
    46 Dio
    8.64
    714
    47 Led Zeppelin
    8.64
    615
    48 Riot
    ThunderSteel (1988)
    8.64
    229
    49 Rainbow
    8.64
    605
    50 W.A.S.P.
    8.63
    417
    51 Bruce Dickinson
    8.63
    539
    52 Running Wild
    8.63
    358
    53 Down
    Nola (1995)
    8.63
    405
    54 Accept
    8.62
    488
    55 Sentenced
    8.62
    492
    56 Aria
    8.62
    98
    57 Motörhead
    Inferno (2004)
    8.62
    468
    58 Aria
    8.62
    68
    59 Metal Church
    Metal Church (1984)
    8.62
    372
    60 Crimson Glory
    Crimson Glory (1986)
    8.62
    257
    61 King Diamond
    Conspiracy (1989)
    8.62
    450
    62 Virgin Steele
    8.62
    167
    63 Spiritual Beggars
    Ad Astra (2000)
    8.61
    138
    64 Paul Gilbert
    Fuzz Universe (2010)
    8.61
    41
    65 Virgin Steele
    Invictus (1998)
    8.61
    235
    66 W.A.S.P.
    W.A.S.P. (1984)
    8.6
    451
    67 Iron Maiden
    Iron Maiden (1980)
    8.6
    1973
    68 Scorpions
    Blackout (1982)
    8.6
    436
    69 Bruce Dickinson
    8.59
    434
    70 Manowar
    8.59
    711
    71 Savatage
    8.59
    400
    72 Scorpions
    8.59
    409
    73 Iced Earth
    8.58
    679
    74 Iced Earth
    8.58
    762
    75 Running Wild
    Port Royal (1988)
    8.58
    315
    76 Megadeth
    8.57
    1932
    77 Mägo De Oz
    Finisterra (2000)
    8.57
    151
    78 Iced Earth
    The Dark Saga (1996)
    8.56
    810
    79 Halford
    Resurrection (2000)
    8.56
    266
    80 Accept
    8.55
    559
    81 The Lord Weird Slough Feg
    Traveller (2003)
    8.55
    76
    82 Savatage
    8.55
    357
    83 Marty Friedman
    Dragon's Kiss (1988)
    8.55
    99
    84 Judas Priest
    Stained Class (1978)
    8.55
    883
    85 Almafuerte
    8.55
    20
    86 King Diamond
    The Eye (1990)
    8.55
    377
    87 Ozzy Osbourne
    8.55
    581
    88 Black Sabbath
    Mob Rules (1981)
    8.55
    872
    89 White Skull
    8.54
    63
    90 Accept
    8.54
    555
    91 Nevermore
    8.53
    594
    92 White Skull
    8.53
    68
    93 Accept
    Metal Heart (1985)
    8.53
    475
    94 Kat
    8.53
    57
    95 Paul Gilbert
    8.53
    32
    96 Rage
    Black In Mind (1995)
    8.53
    175
    97 King Diamond
    "Them" (1988)
    8.53
    525
    98 Judas Priest
    Firepower (2018)
    8.53
    862
    99 Hibria
    8.52
    132
    100 The Lord Weird Slough Feg
    8.52
    60