Best Traditional Heavy Metal Albums


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41 The Last in Line - Dio
42 Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne

Randy and Ozzy killing it.

43 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden

Steve Harris doesn't like it, but all his fans do. Pretty raw, but it's a classic.

44 Killers - Iron Maiden

My first ever Iron Maiden album at 11-years of age. I still love it.

45 Metal Heart - Accept
46 Triumph and Agony - Warlock
47 Death or Glory - Running Wild
48 Angel Witch - Angel Witch
49 Tunes of War - Grave Digger
50 Ram It Down - Judas Priest
51 Defenders of the Faith - Judas Priest
52 Triumph of Steel - Manowar
53 Them - King Diamond

Because Andy La Roche was one of the most graceful guitarists in metal history.

54 Sign of the Hammer - Manowar
55 Hail to England - Manowar
56 Fever - Bullet for My Valentine

Because they haven't made an average album yet, and the opening 3-tracks are ferocious.

57 Operation: Mindcrime - Queensryche

Of course it's one of the greatest progressive concept albums ever made. Suite Sister Mary is a killer.

58 Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold
59 Shogun - Trivium

I wouldn't call it traditional, but it's fantastic no matter.

Excellent concept album from Trivium.

60 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

Fantastic, not a single bad song on the album

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