Top Ten Lesser Known Metal Albums That Are Very InfluentialLelouchYagami
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First Death Metal album ever.
This priceless jewel of raw brutality must be the first record that defines how the thrash must be: aggressive and relentless!
With Sacrifice Torment in Fire, Kreator Flag of Hate, HellHammer and the like
It was enormously influential in power and melodic metal
I agree it was very influential but Blind Guardian and Iced Earth were not influenced by this album. Hansi Kursch stated it many times (besides, I really don't hear Kiske's era stuff in Blind Guardian and Iced Earth).
Only Blind Guardian's first 2 albums (with speed metal) were partly influenced by Helloween but it was another Helloween album - Walls Of Jericho. - Metal_Treasure
Why is this so low? POwer Metal would'n exist without this masterpiece.And,thanks to it nad Helloween,we have Gamma Ray,Blind Guardian,Stratovarius,Rhapsody,Iced Earth and many morre awesome bands - DejanKalinic
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