Best Heavy Metal Albums of 1986

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1Metallica - Master of Puppets

Of course this album is better than every other one! This album has everything from the thrash metal anthem Battery to the epic instrumental Orion.

I my mind some of Metallica's best work. Given a choose I would pick master of puppets every time.

I agree this album defines metal.

Metallica's best album period

2Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?

Metallica is so overrated its not even funny. They were what introduced me to thrash, but now they get so much head I swear. They're not the best band, Overkill is the best. But Megadeth is a close second and this is their best release. Megadeth!

awesome album... Speed and Violence mixed perectly with excelent lyrics

Awesome album, no greater! End of enough said

3Slayer - Reign in Blood

Master of puppets was a great album. But Reign in blood is hands down the best trash metal album ever! SLAYER FOREVER

This is by far the best and the heaviest thrash metal album ever created... metallica doesn't stand a chance... - Skorge666

4Kreator - Pleasure to Kill

Makes Reign in Blood like Miley Cyrus

5Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
6Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
7Fates Warning - Awaken The GuardianV1 Comment
8Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
9King Diamond - Fatal Portrait
10Crimson Glory - Crimson Glory

The Contenders

11Nuclear Assault - Game Over
12Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
13Flotsam & Jetsam - Doomsday for the Deceiver

Much, much better than the Overrated "MOP" from Metallica. Jason Newsted brought the Band to a really high level. And Songs like "Hammerhead", "Iron Tears", "Metalshock", Titletrack or "She Took An Axe" are Speed/Thrash Metal Classics.

14Metal Church - The Dark
15Night Songs - Cinderella
16Watchtower - Energetic Disassembly
17Judas Priest - Turbo
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1. Slayer - Reign in Blood
2. Metallica - Master of Puppets
3. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
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1. Metallica - Master of Puppets
2. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
3. Slayer - Reign in Blood
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1. Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian
2. Crimson Glory - Crimson Glory
3. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
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