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. - Aragorn98

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
10 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator

I voted for because it should be higher - somekindofaguy

The Newcomers

? Show No Mercy - Slayer

The Contenders

11 Leprosy - Death
12 Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Candlemass

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

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

13 Obsessed by Cruelty - Sodom
14 Lulu - Metallica and Lou Reed

+Metal_Treasure and not heavy LOL - somekindofaguy

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

Umm... what? - Caleb9000

15 Under the Blade - Twisted Sister

The most heavyest Heavy metal album ever

16 Beneath the Remains - Sepultura
17 World Downfall - Terrorizer
18 In Battle There is No Law - Bolt Thrower
19 Kill 'Em All - Metallica
20 Hell Awaits - Slayer
21 Spectrum of Death - Morbid Saint
22 Symphonies of Sickness - Carcass
23 Reek of Putrefaction - Carcass
24 Blood Fire Death - Bathory
25 Morbid Tales - Celtic Frost
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Top Remixes

1. Realm of Chaos - Bolt Thrower
2. Slowly We Rot - Obituary
3. Nightfall - Candlemass
1. Altars of Madness - Morbid Angel
2. Pleasure to Kill - Kreator
3. Leprosy - Death


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