Best Second Albums From Heavy Metal Bands

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1Ride the Lightning - Metallica

Listen Linkin Park is not metal. I like rock music more but I mean Linkin Park songs sound the same. Especially their 1st two albums. They had much better albums since Minutes to Midnight. Listen I'm just saying Linkin Park does not categorize as metal and therefore should not be here.

Oh man. Really wanna give Peace Sells a vote too!

During fade to black you really can fly away

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2Paranoid - Black Sabbath

Ride the Lightening is my favourite Metallica album but it should not top this list. Paranoid is best most defining and inspirational metal masterpiece ever deserves the top spot. Mercyful Fate Don't Break the Oath is a close second in my opinion.

How Metallica continues to top these lists I'll never know. Metallica is pretty great, but they're extremely overrated and things like Paranoid and Sad Wings of Destiny get overlooked because of it.

Paranoid literally defined metal. Number 2 does this no justice, and Ride the Lightning was good but not that great. Sad Wings of Destiny should also be higher. - dubsinthetubs

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3Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Megadeth

You, you, next victim, you next to die
You, you, next victim, you, your turn to die

One of my favourite albums of all time, Dave Mustaine is a genius

Clearly up there with ride the lightning and paranoid

4Images and Words - Dream Theater

I feel bad for not voting for this, I had to give that to Ride the Lightning. Even if RtL is better, this is also an insane album. Metropolis, Pull Me Under, Another Day, you name it. They're all fantastic. - Songsta41

5Killers - Iron Maiden

This is a fantastic album Paul Di Anno's best album he has ever sang UP THE IRONS from Scotland

6Sad Wings of Destiny - Judas Priest
7Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne
8Rising - Rainbow
9The Last in Line - Dio
10Iowa - Slipknot

The Contenders

11Hell Awaits - Slayer
12Waking the Fallen - Avenged Sevenfold

Half scream half sing... Completely awesome muff said

One of the best albums ever, screaming and singing in one song is amazing

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13Don't Break the Oath - Mercy FateV1 Comment
14Spreading the Disease - Anthrax
15Meteora - Linkin ParkV2 Comments
16Leviathan - Mastodon
17Demanufacture - Fear Factory
18Morningrise - Opeth
19Leprosy - DeathV1 Comment
20Brave Murder Day - Katatonia
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
2. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Megadeth
3. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
1. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
2. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Megadeth
3. Images and Words - Dream Theater
1. Leviathan - Mastodon
2. Demanufacture - Fear Factory
3. Ride the Lightning - Metallica

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