Best Second Albums From Heavy Metal Bands

The Top Ten

1 Ride the Lightning - Metallica 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 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

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3 Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Megadeth 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 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 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 Sad Wings of Destiny - Judas Priest
7 Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne
8 Rising - Rainbow Rising - Rainbow
9 The Last in Line - Dio The Last in Line - Dio
10 Hell Awaits - Slayer Hell Awaits - Slayer

The Contenders

11 Iowa - Slipknot Iowa - Slipknot
12 Spreading the Disease - Anthrax Spreading the Disease - Anthrax
13 Waking the Fallen - Avenged Sevenfold 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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14 Meteora - Linkin Park Meteora - Linkin Park V 2 Comments
15 Don't Break the Oath - Mercy Fate Don't Break the Oath - Mercy Fate V 1 Comment
16 Leprosy - Death Leprosy - Death V 1 Comment
17 Leviathan - Mastodon Leviathan - Mastodon
18 Demanufacture - Fear Factory Demanufacture - Fear Factory
19 Morningrise - Opeth Morningrise - Opeth
20 Shout at the Devil - Motley Crue Shout at the Devil - Motley Crue

Best hair metal album ever motley crue's greatest album..!

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1. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
2. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
3. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Megadeth
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