Top Ten Traditional Heavy Metal Albums of the 1980s

The Top Ten

1 Holy Diver - Dio

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

2 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath

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

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

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

8 Restless and Wild - Accept

Same as British Steel.

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

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
12 Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne
13 Fire Down Under - Riot
14 Don't Break the Oath - Mercyful Fate
15 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden
16 King of the Dead - Cirith Ungol
17 Mob Rules - Black Sabbath
18 Ample Destruction - Jag Panzer
19 Crystal Logic - Manilla Road
20 Balls to the Wall - Accept
21 Somewhere in Time - Iron Maiden
22 Piece of Mind - Iron Maiden
23 Dream Evil - Dio
24 The Last in Line - Dio
25 Born Again - Black Sabbath
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Updated 20 Aug 2019

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Top Remixes

1. Powerslave - Iron Maiden
2. Holy Diver - Dio
3. Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
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