Best Heavy Metal Albums of 1986

The Top Ten

1 Metallica - Master of Puppets Metallica - Master of Puppets

Of course this album is better than every other one! This album has everything from the thrash metal anthem Battery to the epic instrumental Orion.

I my mind some of Metallica's best work. Given a choose I would pick master of puppets every time.

I agree this album defines metal.

Metallica's best album period

2 Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?

Metallica is so overrated its not even funny. They were what introduced me to thrash, but now they get so much head I swear. They're not the best band, Overkill is the best. But Megadeth is a close second and this is their best release. Megadeth!

awesome album... Speed and Violence mixed perectly with excelent lyrics

Awesome album, no greater! End of enough said

3 Slayer - Reign in Blood Slayer - Reign in Blood

Master of puppets was a great album. But Reign in blood is hands down the best trash metal album ever! SLAYER FOREVER

This is by far the best and the heaviest thrash metal album ever created... metallica doesn't stand a chance... - Skorge666

4 Kreator - Pleasure to Kill Kreator - Pleasure to Kill

Makes Reign in Blood like Miley Cyrus

5 Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
6 Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
7 Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian V 1 Comment
8 Dark Angel - Darkness Descends Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
9 King Diamond - Fatal Portrait King Diamond - Fatal Portrait
10 Crimson Glory - Crimson Glory Crimson Glory - Crimson Glory

The Contenders

11 Nuclear Assault - Game Over Nuclear Assault - Game Over
12 Flotsam & Jetsam - Doomsday for the Deceiver Flotsam & Jetsam - Doomsday for the Deceiver

Much, much better than the Overrated "MOP" from Metallica. Jason Newsted brought the Band to a really high level. And Songs like "Hammerhead", "Iron Tears", "Metalshock", Titletrack or "She Took An Axe" are Speed/Thrash Metal Classics.

13 Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
14 Metal Church - The Dark Metal Church - The Dark
15 Night Songs - Cinderella Night Songs - Cinderella
16 Watchtower - Energetic Disassembly Watchtower - Energetic Disassembly
17 Judas Priest - Turbo Judas Priest - Turbo
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1. Slayer - Reign in Blood
2. Metallica - Master of Puppets
3. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
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1. Metallica - Master of Puppets
2. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
3. Slayer - Reign in Blood
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1. Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
2. Slayer - Reign in Blood
3. Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
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