Saturday, 14 March 2009

Heavy Metal CD Review Index: The Ace Black Blog



Last updated December 7 2014: added Cowboys From Hell, by Pantera (1990).

All the Heavy Metal CDs reviewed on the Ace Black Blog are indexed below, ranked by the overall average CD score. Another index organized by year of release is here. And the index by band name is here.

9.00+

Master Of Reality, by Black Sabbath (1971): 9.33
Swamplord, by Kalmah (2001): 9.25
From Your Grave, by The Absence (2005): 9.13
Machine Head, by Deep Purple (1972): 9.00


8.99 to 8.80

Back In Black, by AC/DC (1980): 8.90
Devoid, by Dark Lunacy (2000): 8.90
Wages of Sin, by Arch Enemy (2002): 8.90
Piece Of Mind, by Iron Maiden (1983): 8.89
...And Justice For All, by Metallica (1988): 8.89
Painkiller, by Judas Priest (1990): 8.89
Are You Dead Yet?, by Children of Bodom (2005): 8.89
Powerslave, by Iron Maiden (1984): 8.88
Black Sabbath, by Black Sabbath (1970): 8.83


8.79 to 8.60

Hatebreeder, by Children of Bodom (1999): 8.78
The Black Waltz, by Kalmah (2006): 8.60
The March, by Unearth (2008): 8.60


8.59 to 8.50

Love At First Sting, by Scorpions (1984): 8.56
Swampsong, by Kalmah (2003): 8.56
Khaos Legions, by Arch Enemy (2011): 8.55
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, by Black Sabbath (1973): 8.50
Houses Of The Holy, by Led Zeppelin (1973): 8.50
Rising, by Rainbow (1976): 8.50
Bomber, by Motorhead (1979): 8.50
Ride The Lightning, by Metallica (1984): 8.50
So Far, So Good...So What!, by Megadeth (1988): 8.50
Appetite For Destruction, by Guns 'N' Roses (1987): 8.50
Romulus, by Ex Deo (2009): 7.45
Endgame, by Megadeth (2009): 7.45


7.44 to 7.40


Ratings Guide:


The scores shown for each CD represent the average of the individual song ratings. The average CD ratings can be interpreted as follows:

9.00 to 10.00: Genius.
8.50 to 8.99: Brilliant.
8.00 to 8.49: Excellent.
7.50 to 7.99: Good.
7.00 to 7.49: Fair to Middling.
6.50 to 6.99: Irritating.
6.49 and below: Terrible.


Other links of interest:

The 50 Best Heavy Metal Albums of All Time, as selected by heavy metal fans.

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