Friday, 21 May 2010

The 25 Best Heavy Metal Albums of the 1980's


The 25 best heavy metal albums from the 1980's are shown below. The list represents the combined opinion of numerous heavy metal fans: the points used to develop the rankings are derived from more than 70 heavy metal lists shown here.

Links are provided to the review pages for albums reviewed on The Ace Black Blog. The reviews are the independent opinion of the Blog and do not always agree with combined popular opinion of metal fans. The Ace Black Blog's ranked list of all-time best metal album is here.
When the points for two or more albums are equal, the tie breakers in order are (1) the number of lists that the album appeared on (higher is better); (2) highest position achieved on any list; and (3) earliest release date.

The list of 50 All-Time Best Heavy Metal Albums compiles the results from all decades.

Separate Top 25 lists are also provided by decade, for the Seventies, Nineties, and Noughties.


The 25 Best Heavy Metal Albums of the 1980's

Rank 25
Ozzy Osbourne
Diary Of A Madman (1981)
57 points























Rank 24
Def Leppard
Pyromania (1983)
62 points




















Rank 23
Motley Crue
Too Fast For Love (1981)
65 points





















Rank 22
Scorpions
Blackout (1982)
66 points





















Rank 21
Iron Maiden
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1988)
69 points




















Rank 20
Mercyful Fate
Melissa (1983)
75 points





















Rank 19
Megadeth
Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? (1986)
103 points



















Rank 18
Anthrax
Among The Living (1987)
105 points




















Rank 17
Motley Crue
Shout At The Devil (1983)
107 points





















Rank 16
Metallica
...And Justice For All (1988)
108 points





















Rank 15
Judas Priest
British Steel (1980)
121 points





















Rank 14
Metallica
Kill'Em All (1983)
125 points




















Rank 13
Motorhead
Ace Of Spades (1980)
132 points





















Rank 12
Iron Maiden
Powerslave (1984)
142 points






















Rank 11
Dio
Holy Diver (1983)
146 points




















Rank 10
Judas Priest
Screaming For Vengeance (1982)
152 points





















Rank 9
Iron Maiden
Piece Of Mind (1983)
173 points





















Rank 8
Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
234 points





















Rank 7
Ozzy Osbourne
Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
238 points





















Rank 6
Guns N' Roses
Appetite For Destruction (1987)
319 points





















Rank 5
Iron Maiden
The Number Of The Beast (1982)
380 points





















Rank 4
Metallica
Ride The Lightning (1984)
381 points




















Rank 3
Slayer
Reign In Blood (1986)
415 points




















Rank 2
AC/DC
Back In Black (1980)
436 points





















Rank 1
Metallica
Master Of Puppets (1986)
808 points




















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