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Top 11 Favourite Metal Albums Of 1980


Plus my top three favourite tracks from each release. \m/

Non-Metal mentions:
Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (Goth)

Created by: blackwreath13 | 21.06.2021



1. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
1980 (Heavy) Heaven and Hell, Die Young, Children of the Sea
2. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades
1980 (Heavy) Ace of Spades, The Chase Is Better Than the Catch, Love Me Like a Reptile
3. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
1980 (NWOBHM) Phantom Of The Opera, Prowler, Transylvania
4. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz
1980 (Heavy) Crazy Train, Revelation (Mother Earth), Steal Away (The Night)
5. Diamond Head - Lightning To The Nations
1980 (NWOBHM) Am I Evil, Helpless, Sucking My Love
6. Saxon - Wheels Of Steel
1980 (NWOBHM) 747 (Strangers In The Night), Stand Up And Be Counted, Machine Gun
7. Angel Witch - Angel Witch
1980 (NWOBHM) Angel Witch, Atlantis, Gorgon
8. Saxon - Strong Arm Of The Law
1980 (NWOBHM) Heavy Metal Thunder, Dallas 1pm, To Hell And Back Again
9. Witchfynde - Give 'em Hell
1980 (NWOBHM) Unto The Ages Of The Ages, Give 'em Hell, Pay Now Love Later
10. Judas Priest - British Steel
1980 (Heavy) Rapid Fire, Breaking The Law, Steeler
11. Girlschool - Demolition
1980 (NWOBHM) Demolition Boys, Not For Sale, Deadline



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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23.07.2022 - 10:06
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Going back through the years listed I haven't yet participated in because I'm kind of getting addicted to it.

So let's go back to the beginning shall we, there were alot of all time classic heavy metal bands emerging in 1980, with some of my favourite albums, here's my ranking for 1980:

1. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
2. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
3. AC/DC - Back In Black
4. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades
5. Rush - Permanent Waves
6. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz
7. Diamond Head - Lightning To The Nations
8. Angel Witch - Angel Witch
9. Judas Priest - British Steel
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23.07.2022 - 11:14
Redel

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 23.07.2022 at 10:06

Going back through the years listed I haven't yet participated in because I'm kind of getting addicted to it.

I approve your addiction, it is not a bad thing in this case. Also kind of drives me doing these lists these days. I like to do things properly once having started them.

So, yes in 1980 metal was still sort of in its infancy. There were already some great releases but not that many yet.
These are my favourites.

1. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
2. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
3. Diamond Head - Lightning To The Nations
4. Angel Witch - Angel Witch
5. Witchfynde - Give 'em Hell
6. AC/DC - Back In Black
7. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades
8. Rush - Permanent Waves
9. Judas Priest - British Steel
10. Saxon - Wheels Of Steel
11. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz
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23.07.2022 - 13:31
doez
Hallucigenia
I am currently familiarizing myself with music from the early 80's, which means I haven't heard too many albums from then. I'll just go ahead and do an all music genres ranking:

1. Chakra - Chakra (jpop)
2. Angel Witch - Angel Witch
3. Гунеш - Гунеш (jazz fusion)
4. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
5. Yes - Drama (prog rock)
6. Sun Ra - Strange Celestial Road (avantgarde jazz)
7. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
8. Eskaton - Ardeur (zeuhl)
9. Rush - Permanent Waves

I've also heard Motörhead - Ace of Spades, Saxon - Wheels of Steel and Judas Priest - British Steel but didn't like them very much.
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An album rated 6 is an album I enjoyed
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24.07.2022 - 13:23
blackwreath13

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 23.07.2022 at 10:06

Going back through the years listed I haven't yet participated in because I'm kind of getting addicted to it.

So let's go back to the beginning shall we, there were alot of all time classic heavy metal bands emerging in 1980, with some of my favourite albums, here's my ranking for 1980:

1. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
2. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
3. AC/DC - Back In Black
4. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades
5. Rush - Permanent Waves
6. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz
7. Diamond Head - Lightning To The Nations
8. Angel Witch - Angel Witch
9. Judas Priest - British Steel

That's a lot of notifications, I can see y'all have been very busy.

Yes it is addictive, I've discovered a shit ton of great albums I hadn't heard before doing this and learned a lot about how the genre evolved.
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24.07.2022 - 13:26
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by blackwreath13 on 24.07.2022 at 13:23

That's a lot of notifications, I can see y'all have been very busy.

Yes it is addictive, I've discovered a shit ton of great albums I hadn't heard before doing this and learned a lot about how the genre evolved.

Sorry about clogging your notifications up, I kind of went overboard, but thanks for providing us with your lists
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24.07.2022 - 14:27
blackwreath13

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 24.07.2022 at 13:26

Written by blackwreath13 on 24.07.2022 at 13:23

That's a lot of notifications, I can see y'all have been very busy.

Yes it is addictive, I've discovered a shit ton of great albums I hadn't heard before doing this and learned a lot about how the genre evolved.

Sorry about clogging your notifications up, I kind of went overboard, but thanks for providing us with your lists

No thank you for checking them out, happy to provide. Look forward to seeing what you guys picked when I get a spare moment.
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