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Top 11 Favourite Metal Albums Of 1983


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

Honourable mentions:
Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies (Punk/Thrash)

Non-Metal mentions:
The Exploited - Let's Start A War...Said Maggie One Day (Punk)

Created by: blackwreath13 | 13.07.2021



1. Dio - Holy Diver
1983 (Heavy) Holy Diver, Straight Through the Heart, Shame on the Night
2. Accept - Balls To The Wall
1983 (Heavy) Fight It Back, Balls to the Wall, Guardian of the Night
3. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
1983 (Thrash) Whiplash, Seek and Destroy, The Four Horsemen
4. Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
1983 (NWOBHM) The Trooper, Where Eagles Dare, To Tame a Land
5. Slayer - Show No Mercy
1983 (Thrash) Die By the Sword, Black Magic, The Antichrist
6. Exciter - Heavy Metal Maniac
1983 (Heavy/Thrash) Under Attack, Stand Up And Fight, Cry Of The Banshee
7. Saxon - Power And The Glory
1983 (NWOBHM) Power And The Glory, Midas Touch, The Eagle Has Landed
8. Savatage - Sirens
1983 (Heavy) Sirens, On The Run, Holocaust
9. Satan - Court In The Act
1983 (NWOBHM) No Turning Back, Broken Treaties, The Ritual
10. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
1983 (Heavy) Black Funeral, Curse Of The Pharaohs, Satan's Fall
11. Black Sabbath - Born Again
1983 (Heavy) Stone Henge/Disturbing the Priest, Keep it Warm, The Dark/Zero the Hero



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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13.07.2021 - 14:59
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
A great year of metal! My favorites: Holy Diver, Show No Mercy, Kill Em All, Piece of Mind
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13.07.2021 - 15:27
blackwreath13

Written by F3ynman2000 on 13.07.2021 at 14:59

A great year of metal! My favorites: Holy Diver, Show No Mercy, Kill Em All, Piece of Mind

The top 5 were super hard to rank, I tried to go by the total package.

84 will be even harder...
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13.07.2021 - 15:34
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by blackwreath13 on 13.07.2021 at 15:27

Written by F3ynman2000 on 13.07.2021 at 14:59

A great year of metal! My favorites: Holy Diver, Show No Mercy, Kill Em All, Piece of Mind

The top 5 were super hard to rank, I tried to go by the total package.

84 will be even harder...

Best of 84 for me:
Ride the Lightning, Powerslave, Defenders of the Faith, Metal Church, Last in Line, Don't Break the Oath
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13.07.2021 - 16:02
blackwreath13

Written by F3ynman2000 on 13.07.2021 at 15:34

Written by blackwreath13 on 13.07.2021 at 15:27

Written by F3ynman2000 on 13.07.2021 at 14:59

A great year of metal! My favorites: Holy Diver, Show No Mercy, Kill Em All, Piece of Mind

The top 5 were super hard to rank, I tried to go by the total package.

84 will be even harder...

Best of 84 for me:
Ride the Lightning, Powerslave, Defenders of the Faith, Metal Church, Last in Line, Don't Break the Oath

Those first three plus Psalm 9 are elite level all time favs to me, in most other years they'd be easy number ones. Feels like disrespecting them by putting them below that.

Admittedly I still need to check out Metal Church and Last in Line, if I do I might have to pick a bigger number than 6 - there's also Bathory, Grim Reaper, Saint Vitus, Manowar and a shit-ton others to consider. 84 was an amazing year.
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23.07.2022 - 16:56
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
A very good year indeed, one of the best in the decade imo, very consistent, and other genre's beginning to form such as thrash.

Here's my list:

1. Dio - Holy Diver
2. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
3. Slayer - Show No Mercy
4. Manilla Road - Crystal Logic
5. Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
6. Def Leppard - Pyromania
7. ZZ Top - Eliminator
8. Mötley Crüe - Shout At The Devil
9. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
10. Accept - Balls To The Wall
11. Satan - Court In The Act
12. Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon
13. Quiet Riot - Metal Health
14. Black Sabbath - Born Again
15. Motörhead - Another Perfect Day
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23.07.2022 - 17:20
Redel

Yes, with the big thrash acts becoming grown ups we have the first great year in metal.

My top albums are:

1. Slayer Show no mercy
2. DIO Holy diver
3. Mercyful Fate Melissa
4. Manilla Road Crystal logic
5. Metallica Kill em all
6. Iron Maiden Piece of mind
7. Exciter Heavy Metal maniac
8. Satan Court in the act
9. Witchfynde Cloak and dagger
10. Savage Loose 'n lethal
[excluding the excellent Queensrÿche EP]
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23.07.2022 - 18:42
doez
Hallucigenia
Once again a bit more stuff here, though not much I care about metal wise:

1. Chakra - Nanyo de Yoisho (jpop)
2. Swans - Filth
3. Mioko Yamaguchi - Tsukihime (jpop)
4. 666 - Nekrofilie (weird ass heavy / first wave black from czechoslovakia)
5. Slayer - Show No Mercy
6. Exciter - Heavy Metal Maniac
7. Ramleh - The Hand of Glory (noise)
8. Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan - The Planets
9. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
10. Dio - Holy Diver
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An album rated 6 is an album I enjoyed
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27.07.2023 - 00:31
Guib
Thrash Talker
Great list the top 5 is hard to question though I would switch them around.
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- Headbanging with mostly clogged arteries to that stuff -
Guib's List Of Essential Albums
- Also Thrash Paradise
Thrash Here
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