Top Ten Metal Albums of the 20th Centurysomekindofaguy
The Top Ten
Probably the heaviest traditional heavy metal album! - somekindofaguy
This album was very important because in 1976 metal was a fragile baby and this album helped it grow up - with Dio impecable vocals and Ritchie Blackmore epic songwriting and technical guitar playing. After this album Judas Priest and Iron Maiden released albums that made metal a thing. - Metal_Treasure
2 masterpieces over 8 minutes: Stargazer & A Light in the Black - somekindofaguy
1998. A concept album that is essential in the power metal subgenre. - Metal_Treasure
1995. Epic, heavy, melodic. Dante's Inferno alone is a reason to consider this album one of the best. - Metal_Treasure
Thrash Metal before Metallica! - somekindofaguy
Not a pure metal album, but songs like Children of the Grave, Into the Void and Lord of This World are pretty good metal songs - somekindofaguy
Best described by Kerrang! as sounding like "sticking your head into the jet nozzle of a Stealth Bomber."
The album is nothing short of ludicrous, insane, and so many other crazy terms rolled into one, displaying Devin Townsend's HUGE vocal range and Gene Hoglan's "machine-like" drumming ability.
When it came to Extreme, "City" is the definition of extreme. - BloodyThunderX
It's a must listen album, an amazing cohesive and well crafted piece of art.
A death metal masterpiece. - Metal_Treasure
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2. Master of Puppets - Metallica
3. Rust In Peace - Megadeth
2. The Number of The Beast - Iron Maiden
3. Reign in Blood - Slayer