Heaviest Metal Albums of the 1980s


The Top Ten

1 Realm of Chaos - Bolt Thrower
2 Slowly We Rot - Obituary
3 Nightfall - Candlemass

This heavy?

@Caleb9000-Bewitched doesn't really sound heavier than Raining Blood.

4 Severed Survival - Autopsy
5 Consuming Impulse - Pestilence
6 Scream Bloody Gore - Death
7 Altars of Madness - Morbid Angel

Yes, this is heavy and very good as well. - Metal_Treasure

Blessed are the Sick was a bit heavier, but that didn't make as much of an impact because it wasn't as far ahead of its time as this. Altars of Madness is also just a better album in general. - Caleb9000

8 Darkness Descends - Dark Angel

Yes, this is very heavy thrash metal. And very fast. - Metal_Treasure


9 Reign In Blood - Slayer

Masterpiece for the extreme metal world.But in three years was overcomed in heaviness by Altar Of Madness.

10 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator

I voted for because it should be higher

The Contenders

11 Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Candlemass

Disagree, doom metal isn't as heavy as thrash/black or death metal.

Depends on what you consider a metal song to be heavy. If it's the more in your face and loud kind of heavy then no. If it is more of an atmospheric heaviness, than Doom Metal is a metal subgenre that does heavy well. - cjWriter1997

Not as fast as some of the others here, but the guitar tone here is gigantic, very bass-driven. - Caleb9000

12 I.N.R.I. - Sarcofago
13 Scum - Napalm Death
14 To Mega Therion - Celtic Frost
15 Kill 'Em All - Metallica
16 Show No Mercy - Slayer
17 Lulu - Metallica and Lou Reed

Troll item. It's not 80s. - Metal_Treasure

+Metal_Treasure and not heavy LOL

Umm... what? - Caleb9000

18 Under the Blade - Twisted Sister

The most heavyest Heavy metal album ever

19 Leprosy - Death
20 Obsessed by Cruelty - Sodom
21 Beneath the Remains - Sepultura
22 Hell Awaits - Slayer
23 Blood Fire Death - Bathory
24 Rigor Mortis - Rigor Mortis
25 Black Metal - Venom
26 Streetcleaner - Godflesh
27 Under the Sign of the Black Mark - Bathory
28 Welcome to Hell - Venom
29 Don't Break the Oath - Mercyful Fate
30 World Downfall - Terrorizer
31 In Battle There is No Law - Bolt Thrower
32 Spectrum of Death - Morbid Saint
33 Symphonies of Sickness - Carcass
34 Reek of Putrefaction - Carcass
35 Morbid Tales - Celtic Frost
36 Seven Churches - Possessed
37 Bloody Vengeance - Vulcano
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