Best Live Metal Albums

Here is my list of the top 10 live metal albums. Most live versions of songs sound faster than the original and the sound quality is not very good. Many fans stay away from live albums because they want to hear an artist's song clearly as to not take way from the integrity of the song. If you are going to invest in a live metal album, you will not be disappointed by these.

The Top Ten

1 Live After Death - Iron Maiden

Best Live album ever made - Fahrezi

2 Unleashed In the East - Judas Priest

Hell yes

3 Live S***: Binge & Purge - Metallica

Seattle '89 is without a doubt the best Metallica show ever, period. The fastest, tightest, and most aggressive they've ever sounded. - MetalFoREVer1228

4 Speak of the Devil - Ozzy Osbourne
5 S&M - Metallica
6 Official Live: 101 Proof - Pantera
7 Alive In Athens - Iced Earth

Come on this is nr1 and it's not even been recommended?

This one is very good - Matt Barlow and Jon Schaffer at their prime in the late 90s.
It was recorded in Athens, Greece. - Metal_Treasure

8 Made in Japan - Deep Purple
9 Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 - Dio
10 Imaginations Through the Looking Glass (Live DVD 2004) - Blind Guardian Imaginations Through the Looking Glass (Live DVD 2004) - Blind Guardian

Watching this is an incredible experience for 2 reasons:
1) Blind Guardian are very good live so you get almost the same quality as in the studio versions
2) involvement of the crowd is awesome at their shows - fans sing a lot (just watch the second half of Valhalla or the entire live version of The Bard's Song). - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 If You Want Blood You've Got It - AC/DC

AC/DC aren't metal. - Metal_Treasure

12 Flight 666 - Iron Maiden
13 Live Evil - Black Sabbath
14 That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires - Megadeth
15 AC/DC Live - AC/DC
16 Tribute - Ozzy Osbourne

This should be number 1 - Sabbath

17 Score - Dream Theater
18 Priest Live - Judas Priest
19 Tokyo Tapes - Scorpions
20 None So Live - Cryptopsy
21 Live in Leipzig - Mayhem
22 Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin
23 Alive! - Kiss
24 Shovel Headed Tour Machine - Exodus
25 Dying Alive - Kreator
26 The Last Tour On Earth - Marilyn Manson
27 Music Massive Destruction - Anthrax
28 Tokyo Tales - Blind Guardian
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1. Made in Japan - Deep Purple
2. Live After Death - Iron Maiden
3. S&M - Metallica
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1. Live After Death - Iron Maiden
2. Unleashed In the East - Judas Priest
3. Live S***: Binge & Purge - Metallica
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1. Unleashed In the East - Judas Priest
2. Speak of the Devil - Ozzy Osbourne
3. Live After Death - Iron Maiden
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