Best Second Albums From Heavy Metal Bands

The Top Ten

1 Ride 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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2 Paranoid - 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

True masterpiece.
My top:
1. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
2. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
3. Keeper of the Seven Keys pt.1 - Helloween (I couldn't find this on the list, strange)
4. Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? - Megadeth

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3 Peace 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

4 Images 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

5 Killers - Iron Maiden

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

6 Sad Wings of Destiny - Judas Priest
7 Don't Break the Oath - Mercy Fate

This album is so so so perfect if you haven't heard it do yourself a favour and give it a listen.

8 Rising - Rainbow
9 Hell Awaits - Slayer
10 Iowa - Slipknot

The Contenders

11 Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne
12 Spreading the Disease - Anthrax
13 Morningrise - Opeth
14 The Last in Line - Dio
15 Waking 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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16 Meteora - Linkin Park V 2 Comments
17 Leprosy - Death V 1 Comment
18 Leviathan - Mastodon
19 Demanufacture - Fear Factory
20 Cosmogenesis - Obscura
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Top Remixes (7)

1. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
2. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
3. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Megadeth
1. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
2. Cosmogenesis - Obscura
3. Rising - Rainbow
1. Images and Words - Dream Theater
2. Abigail - King Diamond
3. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Megadeth

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