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 Post subject: The 50 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:05 am 
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Criteria (Equally Weighed):
Acclaim - Critical acclaim/fan reaction
Impact - How the album affected music as a cultural force/how much the album stood out on it's release (originality)
Influence - How an album changed the overall sound of metal
Popularity - How the album did on the charts/how many copies were shipped

Bold indicates that the album appears on the main metal albums list.

1. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
2. Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast
3. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
4. Black Sabbath – Master of Reality
5. Judas Priest – Sad Wings of Destiny
6. Motorhead – Ace of Spades
7. Iron Maiden – Powerslave
8. Venom – Welcome to Hell
9. Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Ozz
10. Rainbow – Rising
11. Judas Priest – Screaming for Vengeance
12. Dio – Holy Diver
13. Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind
14. Queensryche – Operation: Mindcrime
15. Black Sabbath – Vol 4
16. Mercyful Fate – Don't Break the Oath
17. Venom – Black Metal
18. Judas Priest – Stained Class
19. Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
20. Iron Maiden – Killers
21. Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
22. Judas Priest – Painkiller
23. Motorhead – Overkill
24. Diamond Head – Lightning to the Nations
25. Black Sabbath – Sabotage
26. Judas Priest – British Steel
27. Mercyful Fate – Melissa
28. Iron Maiden – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
29. Black Sabbath – Heaven & Hell
30. Iron Maiden – Somewhere in Time
31. Metallica – Metallica
32. Judas Priest – Killing Machine
33. Ozzy Osbourne – Diary of a Madman
34. King Diamond – Abigail
35. Motley Crue – Shout at the Devil
36. Rainbow – Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
37. Judas Priest – Defenders of the Faith

38. Budgie – Never Turn Your Back on a Friend
39. Accept – Balls to the Wall
40. Manowar – Battle Hymns
41. W.A.S.P – The Crimson Idol
42. Angel Witch – Angel Witch
43. Manowar – Kings of Metal
44. Scorpions – Love at First Sting
45. Sir Lord Baltimre – Kingdom Come
46. Accept – Restless and Wild
47. Bruce Dickinson – The Chemical Wedding
48. Savatage – Hall of the Mountain King
49. Nevermore – Dead Heart in a Dead World
50. Manilla Road – Crystal Logic


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 Post subject: Re: 50 Greatest Traditional Metal Albums
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:59 am 
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define traditional Metal, cause for some reason And Justic For All is in here but earlier Metallica isn't


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 Post subject: Re: 50 Greatest Traditional Metal Albums
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:09 pm 
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That's because early Metallica is thrash while ...And Justice for All is a blend of thrash and traditional metal.


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 Post subject: Re: 50 Greatest Traditional Metal Albums
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 4:10 pm 
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Probably needs Accept.


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 Post subject: Re: 50 Greatest Traditional Metal Albums
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joe c wrote:
That's because early Metallica is thrash while ...And Justice for All is a blend of thrash and traditional metal.


I don't see how AJFA blends that much more Traditional Metal elements than something like MoP


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 Post subject: Re: 50 Greatest Traditional Metal Albums
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 6:35 pm 
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Some of the hyper-riffing died down as well as slowing of the tempos and structures and solos more akin to early '80s trad metal rather than stuff like Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: 50 Greatest Traditional Metal Albums
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My notes:

I actually think And Justice For All is slightly more thrash than Master of Puppets. It shouldn't be here.

I think Accident of Birth beats Chemical Wedding in impact.

This list needs at least one more Motorhead album. Either 1916 or Inferno.

Helloween, Blind Guardian and Gamma Ray are all traditional bands. I always thought power metal was an evolutionary misnomer to be honest. Candlemass belongs here too.


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 Post subject: Re: 50 Greatest Traditional Metal Albums
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I don't consider power metal nor trad-doom to fall under the "traditional metal" moniker. They certainly branched out from it but in the same way that nu-metal =/= groove metal even though they are similar.


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 Post subject: Re: 50 Greatest Traditional Metal Albums
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Honestly, you could argue that Epicus Doomicus Metallicus was a traditionalist backlash response against metal getting faster/thrashier. Plus wouldn't you say Candlemass transcends doom in the same way Metallica trandscends thrash?

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joe c wrote:
That's because early Metallica is thrash while ...And Justice for All is a blend of thrash and traditional metal.


You could say the same thing about South of Heaven.

I presume you think Manowar falls under the power metal moniker. Even if you do, I still think their first three albums belong here.


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 Post subject: Re: 50 Greatest Traditional Metal Albums
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All of Manowar's important albums are mostly trad. metal.

Is there a reason for not including Restless and Wild or Balls to the Wall? I think either of those could go above the albums below Angel Witch.


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 Post subject: Re: 50 Greatest Traditional Metal Albums
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I think Traditional Metal is a pretty stupid term and don't consider it an actual genre.


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 Post subject: Re: 50 Greatest Traditional Metal Albums
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Nesquik wrote:
I think Traditional Metal is a pretty stupid term and don't consider it an actual genre.


My original post meant to convey how weird I felt this was.

I consider it more of an actual genre than power/viking metal.

Shit, in my book, Hammerheart is a traditional metal album.

and yea, Accept absolutely belongs here.


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 Post subject: Re: 50 Greatest Traditional Metal Albums
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Nesquik wrote:
I think Traditional Metal is a pretty stupid term and don't consider it an actual genre.


I named it "traditional metal" so there would be no discussion of "heavy metal", if you know what I mean.


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 Post subject: Re: 50 Greatest Traditional Metal Albums
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Nesquik wrote:
I think Traditional Metal is a pretty stupid term and don't consider it an actual genre.


Its just another term for "heavy metal", except it isn't also used for metal as a whole. Don't see the problem with it.


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 Post subject: Re: 50 Greatest Traditional Metal Albums
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Venom is traditional metal? :confused: :confused: :confused:


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