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 Kill 'Em All - Metallica
15 Show No Mercy - Slayer
16 Lulu - Metallica and Lou Reed

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

+Metal_Treasure and not heavy LOL

Umm... what? - Caleb9000

17 Under the Blade - Twisted Sister

The most heavyest Heavy metal album ever

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