Friday, July 1, 2011

Heavy Metal Albums – Top 50

Originally posted on the DMDB Facebook page on 7/1/11.

Here are the best heavy metal/hard rock albums, according to Dave’s Music Database. 20 lists of “heavy metal” and/or “hard rock” albums were compiled to create the aggregate list below. Note: this is a revision of a note originally posted on Facebook on 3/12/2010. See the original here.

1. Guns N’ Roses...Appetite for Destruction (1987)
2. Iron Maiden...The Number of the Beast (1982)
3. AC/DC...Back in Black (1980)
4. Van Halen...Van Halen (1978)
5. Black Sabbath...Paranoid (1970)
6. Metallica...Master of Puppets (1986)
7. Slayer...Reign in Blood (1986)
8. Metallica...Ride the Lightning (1984)
9. Metallica...Metallica (1991)
10. Def Leppard...Pyromania (1983)

11. Def Leppard...Hysteria (1987)
12. AC/DC...Highway to Hell (1979)
13. Ozzy Osbourne...Blizzard of Ozz (1980)
14. Kiss...Destroyer (1976)
15. Judas Priest...British Steel (1980)
16. Motörhead...Ace of Spades (1980)
17. Metallica...Kill ‘Em All (1983)
18. Black Sabbath...Master of Reality (1971)
19. Megadeth...Rust in Peace (1990)
20. Kiss...Alive! (1975)

21. Black Sabbath...Black Sabbath (1970)
22. Slayer...Seasons in the Abyss (1990)
23. Judas Priest...Screaming for Vengeance (1982)
24. Bon Jovi...Slippery When Wet (1986)
25. Deep Purple...Machine Head (1972)
26. Metallica...And Justice for All (1988)
27. Pantera...Vulgar Display of Power (1992)
28. Iron Maiden...Iron Maiden (1980)
29. Skid Row...Skid Row (1989)
30. Alice in Chains...Dirt (1992)

31. Led Zeppelin...Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
32. Queensrÿche...Operation Mindcrime (1988)
33. Dio...Holy Diver (1983)
34. Iron Maiden...Powerslave (1984)
35. Aerosmith...Toys in the Attic (1975)
36. Anthrax...Among the Living (1987)
37. Korn...Korn (1994)
38. Mötley Crüe...Dr. Feelgood (1989)
39. Megadeth...Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? (1986)
40. Megadeth...Countdown to Extinction (1992)

41. Soundgarden...Batmotorfinger (1991)
42. Van Halen...1984 (1984)
43. Iron Maiden...Piece of Mind (1983)
44. Led Zeppelin...Led Zeppelin II (1969)
45. Motörhead...No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith (1981)
46. Led Zeppelin...Led Zeppelin I (1969)
47. Slayer...South of Heaven (1988)
48. Judas Priest...Sad Wings of Destiny (1976)
49. Aerosmith...Rocks (1976)
50. Pantera...Cowboys from Hell (1990)


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