Top 100 Heavy metal albums


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    Top 100 Heavy metal albums

    1 Judas Priest
    Painkiller (1990)
    9.17
    1907
    2 Iron Maiden
    9.15
    2518
    3 Black Sabbath
    Paranoid (1970)
    9.13
    1636
    4 Iron Maiden
    Powerslave (1984)
    9.13
    2352
    5 Led Zeppelin
    9.13
    1052
    6 Rainbow
    Rising (1976)
    9.10
    670
    7 Tony MacAlpine
    9.08
    25
    8 Iron Maiden
    9.08
    2135
    9 Queensrÿche
    9.05
    940
    10 Dio
    Holy Diver (1983)
    9.02
    1101
    11 Black Sabbath
    Black Sabbath (1970)
    9.01
    1325
    12 Warlord
    9.00
    64
    13 Black Sabbath
    9.00
    1071
    14 Deep Purple
    Machine Head (1972)
    9.00
    685
    15 Nevermore
    8.97
    923
    16 Black Sabbath
    8.95
    1137
    17 W.A.S.P.
    8.95
    467
    18 Nevermore
    8.93
    1050
    19 King Diamond
    Abigail (1987)
    8.91
    665
    20 Alice In Chains
    Dirt (1992)
    8.91
    761
    21 Crimson Glory
    Transcendence (1988)
    8.90
    273
    22 Mercyful Fate
    Melissa (1983)
    8.88
    569
    23 Iron Maiden
    Piece Of Mind (1983)
    8.87
    1926
    24 Led Zeppelin
    8.87
    681
    25 Mercyful Fate
    8.86
    577
    26 Riot V
    ThunderSteel (1988)
    8.85
    141
    27 Judas Priest
    8.84
    1101
    28 Iron Maiden
    8.84
    1811
    29 Virgin Steele
    Invictus (1998)
    8.84
    166
    30 Savatage
    Gutter Ballet (1989)
    8.84
    402
    31 Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin (1969)
    8.83
    676
    32 Running Wild
    8.83
    270
    33 Savatage
    8.83
    446
    34 Tony MacAlpine
    8.83
    24
    35 Running Wild
    8.83
    256
    36 Motörhead
    Ace Of Spades (1980)
    8.81
    713
    37 Motörhead
    Overkill (1979)
    8.81
    526
    38 W.A.S.P.
    8.80
    322
    39 Black Sabbath
    8.80
    960
    40 Van Halen
    Van Halen (1978)
    8.80
    333
    41 Judas Priest
    8.80
    899
    42 Heavens Gate
    In Control (1989)
    8.80
    44
    43 Jason Becker
    8.79
    78
    44 Barón Rojo
    8.77
    44
    45 Rainbow
    8.77
    433
    46 Led Zeppelin
    8.76
    483
    47 Diamond Head
    8.76
    180
    48 Deep Purple
    In Rock (1970)
    8.76
    509
    49 Crimson Glory
    Crimson Glory (1986)
    8.75
    166
    50 Rainbow
    8.74
    402
    51 Judas Priest
    8.74
    789
    52 Aria
    8.73
    78
    53 W.A.S.P.
    W.A.S.P. (1984)
    8.72
    375
    54 Aria
    8.72
    76
    55 Bruce Dickinson
    8.72
    430
    56 The Lord Weird Slough Feg
    Traveller (2003)
    8.72
    54
    57 Iced Earth
    8.72
    897
    58 Raven
    Wiped Out (1982)
    8.71
    48
    59 Metal Church
    Metal Church (1984)
    8.70
    284
    60 Riot V
    8.70
    91
    61 Dio
    8.70
    556
    62 Accept
    8.70
    383
    63 Ozzy Osbourne
    8.69
    673
    64 Iron Maiden
    8.69
    1734
    65 Running Wild
    Port Royal (1988)
    8.69
    220
    66 Virgin Steele
    8.69
    124
    67 Pretty Maids
    Future World (1987)
    8.68
    97
    68 Paul Gilbert
    Fuzz Universe (2010)
    8.68
    31
    69 King Diamond
    Conspiracy (1989)
    8.67
    364
    70 Iron Maiden
    Iron Maiden (1980)
    8.67
    1618
    71 Scorpions
    Blackout (1982)
    8.67
    344
    72 Savatage
    8.66
    326
    73 Sentenced
    8.66
    446
    74 Skid Row
    8.65
    316
    75 Motörhead
    Inferno (2004)
    8.65
    383
    76 Bruce Dickinson
    8.65
    341
    77 The Lord Weird Slough Feg
    8.65
    34
    78 Accept
    8.65
    447
    79 Halford
    Resurrection (2000)
    8.64
    222
    80 Ozzy Osbourne
    8.64
    448
    81 Ozzy Osbourne
    No More Tears (1991)
    8.64
    496
    82 Buckethead
    8.64
    22
    83 Iced Earth
    8.63
    585
    84 Rage
    Black In Mind (1995)
    8.63
    131
    85 Marty Friedman
    Dragon's Kiss (1988)
    8.63
    71
    86 Hibria
    8.63
    116
    87 Iced Earth
    The Dark Saga (1996)
    8.62
    707
    88 Spiritual Beggars
    Ad Astra (2000)
    8.62
    109
    89 Heavens Gate
    8.62
    56
    90 Avalanch
    8.62
    56
    91 Iced Earth
    8.62
    669
    92 Michael Angelo Batio
    8.62
    21
    93 Tierra Santa
    8.61
    56
    94 Ark
    Burn The Sun (2001)
    8.61
    143
    95 Megadeth
    8.61
    1629
    96 Nevermore
    8.60
    541
    97 Mägo De Oz
    Finisterra (2000)
    8.60
    131
    98 Judas Priest
    Firepower (2018)
    8.60
    462
    99 Judas Priest
    Stained Class (1978)
    8.60
    682
    100 Y&T
    Earthshaker (1981)
    8.60
    20