Top Ten Metal Songs of the 1980s by German Bands

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The Top Ten

1 Ride the Sky - Helloween
2 Majesty - Blind Guardian
3 Fast as a Shark - Accept
4 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator
5 Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween

This is definitely the most mindblowing German metal song of the 80s and deserves the most respect for its epicness - for both composition and performance (4-11 guitar solos and great vocals, especially towards the end). Helloween haven't created anything more remarkable than this - neither before nor after it. - Metal_Treasure

6 Agent Orange - Sodom
7 Coming Home - Scorpions

The metal part starts around 1:47 - somekindofaguy

8 Priest of Evil - Stormwitch
9 Banish from Sanctuary - Blind Guardian

Find the live version from "Imaginations through the looking glass" DVD - you just don't need the studio version.
It's speed metal and is crazy fast start to finish. Not only drums, guitars are also very fast. - Metal_Treasure

10 Under Jolly Roger - Running Wild

The Contenders

11 Valhalla - Blind Guardian

This song is known mostly for its amazing chorus but I would say the riff is also interesting and pretty brutal for power metal. Drumming, lyrics and vocals are very good, too.
On this song sample, after the riff, you hear Kai Hansen singing lead vocals as a guest musician. Kai Hansen was in Helloween at the time. - Metal_Treasure

12 Judas - Helloween
13 Nuclear Winter - Sodom
14 Balls to the Wall - Accept
15 Eagle Fly Free - Helloween
16 I Want Out - Helloween
17 Halloween - Helloween
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1. Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween
2. Majesty - Blind Guardian
3. Ride the Sky - Helloween
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1. Ride the Sky - Helloween
2. Fast as a Shark - Accept
3. Majesty - Blind Guardian
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