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    Top 100 Heavy metal albums

    1. Judas Priest Painkiller (1990) 9.13 | 1709
    2. Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast (1982) 9.13 | 2282
    3. Iron Maiden Powerslave (1984) 9.11 | 2139
    4. Black Sabbath Paranoid (1970) 9.10 | 1459
    5. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV (1971) 9.09 | 961
    6. Queensrÿche Operation: Mindcrime (1988) 9.06 | 834
    7. Rainbow Rising (1976) 9.03 | 564
    8. Iron Maiden Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1988) 9.03 | 1935
    9. Deep Purple Machine Head (1972) 9.02 | 590
    10. Black Sabbath Black Sabbath (1970) 9.01 | 1162
    11. Dio Holy Diver (1983) 9.00 | 972
    12. Warlord ...And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun (1984) 8.98 | 56
    13. Nevermore Dead Heart In A Dead World (2000) 8.97 | 842
    14. Black Sabbath Heaven And Hell (1980) 8.95 | 912
    15. Nevermore This Godless Endeavor (2005) 8.94 | 977
    16. W.A.S.P. The Crimson Idol (1992) 8.92 | 398
    17. Crimson Glory Transcendence (1988) 8.92 | 234
    18. Black Sabbath Master Of Reality (1971) 8.91 | 985
    19. Deep Purple In Rock (1970) 8.90 | 416
    20. King Diamond Abigail (1987) 8.89 | 579
    21. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II (1969) 8.88 | 615
    22. Alice In Chains Dirt (1992) 8.88 | 677
    23. Virgin Steele Invictus (1998) 8.86 | 148
    24. Running Wild Black Hand Inn (1994) 8.86 | 208
    25. Mercyful Fate Don't Break The Oath (1984) 8.86 | 504
    26. Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind (1983) 8.86 | 1745
    27. Mercyful Fate Melissa (1983) 8.85 | 494
    28. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin (1969) 8.85 | 606
    29. Savatage Gutter Ballet (1989) 8.85 | 349
    30. Van Halen Van Halen (1978) 8.84 | 285
    31. Running Wild Death Or Glory (1989) 8.84 | 216
    32. Motörhead Ace Of Spades (1980) 8.83 | 656
    33. Riot V ThunderSteel (1988) 8.83 | 119
    34. Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time (1986) 8.82 | 1611
    35. Motörhead Overkill (1979) 8.81 | 473
    36. Savatage Hall Of The Mountain King (1987) 8.80 | 389
    37. Pretty Maids Future World (1987) 8.80 | 81
    38. Judas Priest Screaming For Vengeance (1982) 8.80 | 969
    39. Jason Becker Perpetual Burn (1988) 8.79 | 66
    40. Heavens Gate In Control (1989) 8.78 | 32
    41. Riot V Fire Down Under (1981) 8.78 | 83
    42. Diamond Head Lightning To The Nations (1980) 8.77 | 161
    43. W.A.S.P. The Headless Children (1989) 8.77 | 278
    44. Aria Игра С Огнём (1989) 8.77 | 57
    45. Wargasm Why Play Around (1988) 8.77 | 22
    46. Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975) 8.76 | 368
    47. Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973) 8.75 | 832
    48. Bruce Dickinson The Chemical Wedding (1998) 8.75 | 374
    49. Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (1975) 8.73 | 425
    50. Crimson Glory Crimson Glory (1986) 8.73 | 145
    51. Scorpions Blackout (1982) 8.73 | 300
    52. Rainbow Long Live Rock 'N' Roll (1978) 8.73 | 335
    53. Judas Priest Defenders Of The Faith (1984) 8.72 | 769
    54. Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998) 8.71 | 835
    55. Accept Restless And Wild (1982) 8.71 | 334
    56. Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) 8.70 | 602
    57. Demon Taking The World By Storm (1989) 8.70 | 20
    58. Judas Priest Sad Wings Of Destiny (1976) 8.70 | 673
    59. Ark Burn The Sun (2001) 8.69 | 137
    60. Running Wild Port Royal (1988) 8.69 | 184
    61. W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. (1984) 8.69 | 329
    62. Metal Church Metal Church (1984) 8.69 | 261
    63. Raven Wiped Out (1982) 8.68 | 41
    64. Dio The Last In Line (1984) 8.68 | 485
    65. Iron Maiden Brave New World (2000) 8.68 | 1579
    66. Raven One For All (2000) 8.67 | 24
    67. Sentenced The Cold White Light (2002) 8.67 | 418
    68. Motörhead Inferno (2004) 8.67 | 353
    69. Iron Maiden Iron Maiden (1980) 8.66 | 1449
    70. Hibria Defying The Rules (2004) 8.66 | 111
    71. The Lord Weird Slough Feg Down Among The Deadmen (2000) 8.66 | 32
    72. Raven Walk Through Fire (2009) 8.65 | 31
    73. Iced Earth Burnt Offerings (1995) 8.65 | 620
    74. Skid Row Slave To The Grind (1991) 8.65 | 293
    75. Raven All For One (1983) 8.65 | 48
    76. Savatage Edge Of Thorns (1993) 8.65 | 292
    77. The Lord Weird Slough Feg Traveller (2003) 8.64 | 47
    78. Barón Rojo Volumen Brutal (1982) 8.64 | 39
    79. Bloodbound Nosferatu (2005) 8.64 | 83
    80. Accept Balls To The Wall (1983) 8.64 | 390
    81. Wolf Black Wings (2002) 8.64 | 28
    82. Armored Saint Symbol Of Salvation (1991) 8.64 | 88
    83. Budgie Never Turn Your Back On A Friend (1973) 8.63 | 35
    84. Ozzy Osbourne Diary Of A Madman (1981) 8.63 | 393
    85. Marty Friedman Dragon's Kiss (1988) 8.63 | 57
    86. Michael Angelo Batio Hands Without Shadows (2005) 8.62 | 21
    87. Scorpions Love At First Sting (1984) 8.62 | 282
    88. Paul Gilbert Fuzz Universe (2010) 8.62 | 24
    89. Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears (1991) 8.62 | 448
    90. Virgin Steele The House Of Atreus Act I (1999) 8.62 | 107
    91. Raven Nothing Exceeds Like Excess (1988) 8.62 | 32
    92. Iced Earth Night Of The Stormrider (1992) 8.62 | 542
    93. Iced Earth The Dark Saga (1996) 8.61 | 653
    94. Praying Mantis Time Tells No Lies (1981) 8.61 | 28
    95. Nevermore Dreaming Neon Black (1999) 8.61 | 492
    96. King Diamond Conspiracy (1989) 8.61 | 318
    97. Halford Resurrection (2000) 8.61 | 188
    98. Down Nola (1995) 8.61 | 299
    99. Bruce Dickinson Accident Of Birth (1997) 8.61 | 300
    100. Megadeth Countdown To Extinction (1992) 8.60 | 1474