Top Ten Traditional Heavy Metal Albums of the 1980s

The Top Ten

1 Holy Diver - Dio Holy Diver - Dio Product Image

The best american trad. heavy metal album of the '80s, no doubt.

2 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath Product Image

CjWriter1997, what a coincidence - it's my favorite Sabbath album, too! - Metal_Treasure

3 Powerslave - Iron Maiden Powerslave - Iron Maiden Product Image
4 Melissa - Mercyful Fate Melissa - Mercyful Fate Product Image
5 Screaming for Vengeance - Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance - Judas Priest Product Image
6 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden Product Image
7 Wheels of Steel - Saxon Wheels of Steel - Saxon Product Image

Very underrated album, while Iron Maiden is still popular since the '80s, people forgetting about Saxon.

8 Restless and Wild - Accept Restless and Wild - Accept Product Image

Same as British Steel.

9 Metal on Metal - Anvil Metal on Metal - Anvil Product Image
10 British Steel - Judas Priest British Steel - Judas Priest Product Image

Well, there are some hard rock tracks in the album, but the rest of the album is still metal.

The Contenders

11 Kings of Metal - Manowar Kings of Metal - Manowar Product Image
12 Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne Product Image
13 Fire Down Under - Riot Fire Down Under - Riot Product Image
14 Don't Break the Oath - Mercyful Fate Don't Break the Oath - Mercyful Fate Product Image
15 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden Product Image
16 King of the Dead - Cirith Ungol King of the Dead - Cirith Ungol Product Image
17 Mob Rules - Black Sabbath Mob Rules - Black Sabbath Product Image
18 Ample Destruction - Jag Panzer Ample Destruction - Jag Panzer Product Image
19 Crystal Logic - Manilla Road Crystal Logic - Manilla Road Product Image
20 Balls to the Wall - Accept Balls to the Wall - Accept Product Image
21 Somewhere in Time - Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time - Iron Maiden Product Image
22 Piece of Mind - Iron Maiden Piece of Mind - Iron Maiden Product Image
23 Dream Evil - Dio Dream Evil - Dio Product Image
24 The Last in Line - Dio The Last in Line - Dio Product Image
25 Born Again - Black Sabbath Born Again - Black Sabbath Product Image
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