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    Top 100 Heavy metal albums

    1. Judas Priest Painkiller (1990) 9.13 | 1637
    2. Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast (1982) 9.13 | 2174
    3. Iron Maiden Powerslave (1984) 9.11 | 2034
    4. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV (1971) 9.10 | 923
    5. Queensrÿche Operation: Mindcrime (1988) 9.09 | 784
    6. Black Sabbath Paranoid (1970) 9.09 | 1385
    7. Rainbow Rising (1976) 9.04 | 529
    8. Iron Maiden Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1988) 9.02 | 1824
    9. Deep Purple Machine Head (1972) 9.02 | 557
    10. Warlord ...And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun (1984) 9.02 | 45
    11. Dio Holy Diver (1983) 9.01 | 926
    12. Black Sabbath Black Sabbath (1970) 9.01 | 1102
    13. Crimson Glory Transcendence (1988) 8.99 | 206
    14. Nevermore Dead Heart In A Dead World (2000) 8.97 | 804
    15. Jason Becker Perpetual Burn (1988) 8.97 | 63
    16. Raven Architect Of Fear (1990) 8.95 | 20
    17. Black Sabbath Heaven And Hell (1980) 8.95 | 858
    18. Nevermore This Godless Endeavor (2005) 8.94 | 944
    19. W.A.S.P. The Crimson Idol (1992) 8.94 | 371
    20. Black Sabbath Master Of Reality (1971) 8.92 | 926
    21. Virgin Steele Invictus (1998) 8.92 | 137
    22. Raven Nothing Exceeds Like Excess (1988) 8.92 | 26
    23. Alice In Chains Dirt (1992) 8.90 | 637
    24. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II (1969) 8.90 | 587
    25. Deep Purple In Rock (1970) 8.89 | 388
    26. Running Wild Black Hand Inn (1994) 8.88 | 184
    27. Raven Walk Through Fire (2009) 8.88 | 25
    28. Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind (1983) 8.87 | 1648
    29. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin (1969) 8.86 | 575
    30. Mercyful Fate Don't Break The Oath (1984) 8.86 | 471
    31. Mercyful Fate Melissa (1983) 8.86 | 459
    32. King Diamond Abigail (1987) 8.86 | 540
    33. Van Halen Van Halen (1978) 8.84 | 261
    34. Pretty Maids Future World (1987) 8.84 | 74
    35. Savatage Gutter Ballet (1989) 8.84 | 322
    36. Riot V ThunderSteel (1988) 8.84 | 108
    37. Manilla Road Mystification (1987) 8.83 | 23
    38. Riot V The Privilege Of Power (1990) 8.83 | 42
    39. Motörhead Overkill (1979) 8.82 | 430
    40. Motörhead Ace Of Spades (1980) 8.82 | 603
    41. Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time (1986) 8.81 | 1516
    42. Running Wild Death Or Glory (1989) 8.81 | 186
    43. W.A.S.P. The Headless Children (1989) 8.80 | 259
    44. Judas Priest Screaming For Vengeance (1982) 8.80 | 912
    45. Savatage Hall Of The Mountain King (1987) 8.80 | 361
    46. Virgin Steele The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell Part II (1995) 8.80 | 95
    47. Diamond Head Lightning To The Nations (1980) 8.79 | 143
    48. Raven Life's A Bitch (1987) 8.78 | 27
    49. Riot V Fire Down Under (1981) 8.78 | 72
    50. Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (1975) 8.77 | 402
    51. Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973) 8.77 | 776
    52. Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975) 8.77 | 332
    53. Raven All For One (1983) 8.76 | 37
    54. Budgie Never Turn Your Back On A Friend (1973) 8.76 | 29
    55. Heavens Gate In Control (1989) 8.76 | 29
    56. Crimson Glory Crimson Glory (1986) 8.76 | 126
    57. Rainbow Long Live Rock 'N' Roll (1978) 8.74 | 309
    58. Krokus Headhunter (1983) 8.73 | 22
    59. Slough Feg Traveller (2003) 8.73 | 45
    60. Scorpions Blackout (1982) 8.73 | 275
    61. Accept Restless And Wild (1982) 8.73 | 303
    62. Judas Priest Defenders Of The Faith (1984) 8.73 | 720
    63. Judas Priest Sad Wings Of Destiny (1976) 8.72 | 624
    64. Bruce Dickinson The Chemical Wedding (1998) 8.72 | 357
    65. Raven Wiped Out (1982) 8.72 | 36
    66. Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) 8.71 | 574
    67. Metal Church Metal Church (1984) 8.71 | 239
    68. Savatage Edge Of Thorns (1993) 8.71 | 267
    69. W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. (1984) 8.71 | 301
    70. Alabama Thunderpussy Open Fire (2007) 8.70 | 20
    71. Ark Burn The Sun (2001) 8.70 | 131
    72. Virgin Steele The House Of Atreus Act II (2000) 8.70 | 79
    73. Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998) 8.70 | 807
    74. Dio The Last In Line (1984) 8.69 | 451
    75. Running Wild Port Royal (1988) 8.69 | 162
    76. Jason Becker Perspective (1996) 8.68 | 31
    77. Skid Row Slave To The Grind (1991) 8.68 | 275
    78. Iron Maiden Brave New World (2000) 8.68 | 1486
    79. Aria Игра С Огнём (1989) 8.67 | 55
    80. Virgin Steele The House Of Atreus Act I (1999) 8.67 | 100
    81. Motörhead Inferno (2004) 8.66 | 332
    82. Riot V Inishmore (1998) 8.65 | 31
    83. Iron Maiden Iron Maiden (1980) 8.65 | 1359
    84. Bloodbound Nosferatu (2005) 8.65 | 81
    85. Aria Герой Асфальта (1987) 8.65 | 51
    86. Praying Mantis Time Tells No Lies (1981) 8.65 | 23
    87. Sentenced The Cold White Light (2002) 8.65 | 412
    88. Manilla Road Atlantis Rising (2001) 8.64 | 22
    89. Lita Ford Lita (1988) 8.64 | 22
    90. Marty Friedman Dragon's Kiss (1988) 8.64 | 58
    91. Accept Balls To The Wall (1983) 8.64 | 360
    92. Tierra Santa Tierras De Leyenda (2000) 8.64 | 59
    93. Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears (1991) 8.64 | 427
    94. Heavens Gate Hell For Sale! (1992) 8.64 | 25
    95. Mezarkabul Anatolia (1997) 8.63 | 54
    96. Kat Oddech Wymarłych Światów (1987) 8.63 | 41
    97. Ozzy Osbourne Diary Of A Madman (1981) 8.63 | 372
    98. Satan Court In The Act (1983) 8.63 | 60
    99. Iced Earth Burnt Offerings (1995) 8.63 | 596
    100. Halford Resurrection (2000) 8.63 | 174