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Mixed Discography Ranking - Maiden, Priest, And Sabbath


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This is the most unquestionably difficult ranking I could undertake. The # of albums I consider borderline flawless from each of these bands is ridiculous. Over a dozen albums from these 3 bands have legitimate arguments to be considered the greatest traditional heavy metal album of all time.

I have a few rankings that are likely hot takes here
** Yes, I like Dance of Death more than most folks. Title track and Paschendale are both top 10 Maiden songs, and Montsegur is only a small step behind that. Those 3 songs are better than anything on Brave New World to me, but the rest of BNW is better and higher quality.
** Yes I kinda like Turbo. It's silly but it's fun and the guitar work and Rob's vocals are absolutely stellar. That kinda sucks about Ram It Down, it's got some of Priests' best lead guitar work and I don't think Rob ever sounded better, but dear lord, some of those songs...
As for the top 6 albums here, honestly put them in whatever order you want. They're that close to me and mood depending it could change

Created by: sgtrobo | 09.04.2023



1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
1970 - 10/10
2. Judas Priest - Painkiller
1990 - 10/10
3. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
1984 - 10/10
4. Black Sabbath - Sabotage
1975 - 10/10
5. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
1982 - 10/10
6. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
1971 - 10/10
7. Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
1986 - 9.9/10
8. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
1982 - 9.8/10
9. Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith
1984 - 9.8/10
10. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
1988 - 9.7/10
11. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
1976 - 9.7/10
12. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
1973 - 9.7/10
13. Judas Priest - Stained Class
1978 - 9.7/10
14. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
1970 - 9.6/10
15. Iron Maiden - Brave New World
2000 - 9.4/10
16. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
1980 - 9.4/10
17. Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death
2003 - 9.3/10
18. Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
1981 - 9.3/10
19. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
1980 - 9.3/10
20. Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
1983 - 9.3/10
21. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4
1972 - 9.2/10
22. Iron Maiden - Killers
1981 - 9.2/10
23. Judas Priest - Sin After Sin
1977 - 9.1/10
24. Judas Priest - Firepower
2018 - 8.9/10
25. Judas Priest - Killing Machine (Hell Bent For Leather)
1978 - 8.9/10
26. Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death
2006 - 8.8/10
27. Judas Priest - British Steel
1980 - 8.7/10
28. Black Sabbath - Dehumanizer
1992 - 8.6/10
29. Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
2015 - 8.4/10
30. Judas Priest - Turbo
1986 - 8.4/10
31. Black Sabbath - Headless Cross
1989 - 8.3/10
32. Black Sabbath - The Eternal Idol
1987 - 8.1/10
33. Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla
1974 - 8.0/10
34. Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
2010 - 8.0/10
35. Judas Priest - Jugulator
1997 - 7.8/10
36. Black Sabbath - 13
2013 - 7.8/10
37. Heaven And Hell - The Devil You Know
2009 - 7.4/10
38. Judas Priest - Angel Of Retribution
2005 - 7.3/10
39. Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying
1990 - 7.2/10
40. Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark
1992 - 7.1/10
41. Black Sabbath - Born Again
1983 - 7.0/10
42. Black Sabbath - Tyr
1990 - 6.8/10
43. Judas Priest - Ram It Down
1988 - 6.5/10
44. Black Sabbath - Never Say Die!
1978 - 6.3/10
45. Black Sabbath - Technical Ecstasy
1976 - 6.2/10
46. Judas Priest - Point Of Entry
1981 - 6.2/10
47. Judas Priest - Nostradamus
2008 - 6.0/10
48. Black Sabbath - Cross Purposes
1994 - 5.7/10
49. Judas Priest - Redeemer Of Souls
2014 - 5.5/10
50. .
51. .
52. ...... I can't be bothered to tighten up my ranking on these because it would require me to listen to them repeatedly, so they are listed chronologically.
53. Black Sabbath - Seventh Star
1986 - bleh/10
54. Black Sabbath - Forbidden
1995 - bleh/10
55. Iron Maiden - The X Factor
1995 - bleh/10
56. Iron Maiden - Virtual XI
1998 - Clansman/10
57. Judas Priest - Demolition
2001 - bleh/10
58. Iron Maiden - Senjutsu
2021 - bleh/10
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