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    Top 100 Heavy metal albums

    1. Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast (1982) 9.14 | 2268
    2. Judas Priest Painkiller (1990) 9.13 | 1699
    3. Iron Maiden Powerslave (1984) 9.11 | 2125
    4. Black Sabbath Paranoid (1970) 9.10 | 1448
    5. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV (1971) 9.09 | 958
    6. Queensrÿche Operation: Mindcrime (1988) 9.07 | 829
    7. Rainbow Rising (1976) 9.03 | 561
    8. Iron Maiden Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1988) 9.03 | 1922
    9. Deep Purple Machine Head (1972) 9.02 | 587
    10. Black Sabbath Black Sabbath (1970) 9.01 | 1158
    11. Dio Holy Diver (1983) 9.00 | 969
    12. Warlord ...And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun (1984) 8.98 | 54
    13. Nevermore Dead Heart In A Dead World (2000) 8.96 | 839
    14. Black Sabbath Heaven And Hell (1980) 8.95 | 903
    15. Nevermore This Godless Endeavor (2005) 8.93 | 972
    16. Black Sabbath Master Of Reality (1971) 8.92 | 979
    17. Crimson Glory Transcendence (1988) 8.92 | 231
    18. W.A.S.P. The Crimson Idol (1992) 8.92 | 397
    19. Deep Purple In Rock (1970) 8.90 | 411
    20. Alice In Chains Dirt (1992) 8.90 | 672
    21. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II (1969) 8.88 | 612
    22. Mercyful Fate Don't Break The Oath (1984) 8.88 | 499
    23. Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind (1983) 8.87 | 1732
    24. Virgin Steele Invictus (1998) 8.87 | 146
    25. King Diamond Abigail (1987) 8.87 | 576
    26. Mercyful Fate Melissa (1983) 8.86 | 489
    27. Running Wild Black Hand Inn (1994) 8.86 | 207
    28. Savatage Gutter Ballet (1989) 8.85 | 346
    29. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin (1969) 8.84 | 603
    30. Running Wild Death Or Glory (1989) 8.84 | 215
    31. Van Halen Van Halen (1978) 8.83 | 282
    32. Motörhead Ace Of Spades (1980) 8.82 | 647
    33. Riot V ThunderSteel (1988) 8.82 | 118
    34. Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time (1986) 8.82 | 1599
    35. Savatage Hall Of The Mountain King (1987) 8.80 | 384
    36. Motörhead Overkill (1979) 8.80 | 468
    37. Pretty Maids Future World (1987) 8.80 | 81
    38. Jason Becker Perpetual Burn (1988) 8.79 | 66
    39. Judas Priest Screaming For Vengeance (1982) 8.79 | 964
    40. Riot V Fire Down Under (1981) 8.77 | 83
    41. Heavens Gate In Control (1989) 8.77 | 31
    42. Aria Игра С Огнём (1989) 8.77 | 57
    43. Diamond Head Lightning To The Nations (1980) 8.77 | 161
    44. W.A.S.P. The Headless Children (1989) 8.76 | 275
    45. Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975) 8.76 | 365
    46. Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973) 8.75 | 828
    47. Bruce Dickinson The Chemical Wedding (1998) 8.74 | 373
    48. Crimson Glory Crimson Glory (1986) 8.74 | 141
    49. Scorpions Blackout (1982) 8.73 | 296
    50. Rainbow Long Live Rock 'N' Roll (1978) 8.73 | 331
    51. Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (1975) 8.73 | 424
    52. Judas Priest Defenders Of The Faith (1984) 8.72 | 764
    53. Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998) 8.71 | 829
    54. Judas Priest Sad Wings Of Destiny (1976) 8.70 | 669
    55. Raven All For One (1983) 8.70 | 47
    56. Demon Taking The World By Storm (1989) 8.70 | 20
    57. Raven Wiped Out (1982) 8.70 | 40
    58. Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) 8.70 | 600
    59. Accept Restless And Wild (1982) 8.69 | 330
    60. Ark Burn The Sun (2001) 8.69 | 135
    61. W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. (1984) 8.68 | 326
    62. Dio The Last In Line (1984) 8.68 | 480
    63. Iron Maiden Brave New World (2000) 8.68 | 1570
    64. Running Wild Port Royal (1988) 8.68 | 183
    65. Raven One For All (2000) 8.67 | 24
    66. Metal Church Metal Church (1984) 8.67 | 258
    67. Jason Becker Perspective (1996) 8.67 | 33
    68. Motörhead Inferno (2004) 8.66 | 353
    69. The Lord Weird Slough Feg Down Among The Deadmen (2000) 8.66 | 32
    70. Sentenced The Cold White Light (2002) 8.66 | 419
    71. Savatage Edge Of Thorns (1993) 8.66 | 292
    72. Skid Row Slave To The Grind (1991) 8.65 | 292
    73. Hibria Defying The Rules (2004) 8.65 | 110
    74. Iron Maiden Iron Maiden (1980) 8.65 | 1441
    75. Raven Walk Through Fire (2009) 8.65 | 31
    76. Iced Earth Burnt Offerings (1995) 8.65 | 615
    77. The Lord Weird Slough Feg Traveller (2003) 8.64 | 47
    78. Bloodbound Nosferatu (2005) 8.64 | 83
    79. Armored Saint Symbol Of Salvation (1991) 8.64 | 88
    80. Virgin Steele The House Of Atreus Act I (1999) 8.64 | 106
    81. Marty Friedman Dragon's Kiss (1988) 8.63 | 57
    82. Accept Balls To The Wall (1983) 8.63 | 387
    83. Budgie Never Turn Your Back On A Friend (1973) 8.63 | 35
    84. Iced Earth Night Of The Stormrider (1992) 8.62 | 535
    85. Michael Angelo Batio Hands Without Shadows (2005) 8.62 | 21
    86. Ozzy Osbourne Diary Of A Madman (1981) 8.62 | 392
    87. Raven Nothing Exceeds Like Excess (1988) 8.62 | 32
    88. Paul Gilbert Fuzz Universe (2010) 8.62 | 24
    89. Scorpions Love At First Sting (1984) 8.62 | 281
    90. Praying Mantis Time Tells No Lies (1981) 8.61 | 28
    91. Halford Resurrection (2000) 8.61 | 185
    92. Bruce Dickinson Accident Of Birth (1997) 8.61 | 300
    93. Iced Earth The Dark Saga (1996) 8.61 | 648
    94. Accept Metal Heart (1985) 8.61 | 338
    95. Virgin Steele The House Of Atreus Act II (2000) 8.61 | 85
    96. Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears (1991) 8.61 | 446
    97. Nevermore Dreaming Neon Black (1999) 8.61 | 492
    98. King Diamond Conspiracy (1989) 8.61 | 316
    99. Savatage Streets: A Rock Opera (1991) 8.60 | 272
    100. Megadeth Countdown To Extinction (1992) 8.60 | 1472