Metal has enjoyed it’s fair share of monumental albums over the
years, with the 1980’s arguably being the best decade of all.
It was a time that birthed many of the genre legends we know
and love today, and spawned the bounty of sub-genres we’ve become accustomed to.
Heavy music was amongst the most popular in the world at this
time, and many artists were producing the best work of their careers in an
attempt to reap the spoils, with fans winning every time.
Indeed, great offerings came from all sides of the genre; head-bangers could find solace in anything from German power metal to good
old fashioned American thrash. In fact, a number of acts would often take these newly established sub-genres and put their own spin on them with each release, resulting in one of the most experimental periods in music history.
There are so many great metal albums from this decade, but some stand head-and-shoulders above the rest, delivering hours of extraordinary entertainment with their
shredding solos, machine gun drumming, and speaker blowing vocals