Best Heavy Metal Albums of 1986

The Top Ten

1 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?

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

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 Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian V 1 Comment
5 Kreator - Pleasure to Kill

Makes Reign in Blood like Miley Cyrus

6 Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
7 Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
8 Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
9 King Diamond - Fatal Portrait
10 Crimson Glory - Crimson Glory

The Contenders

11 Metal Church - The Dark
12 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 Rage for Order - Queensryche
14 Nuclear Assault - Game Over
15 Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark

It's 1987 and not 1986 - Metal_Treasure

16 Watchtower - Energetic Disassembly
17 Judas Priest - Turbo
18 Night Songs - Cinderella
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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. Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian
2. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
3. Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
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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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