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    Top 100 Heavy metal albums

    1. Judas Priest Painkiller (1990) 9.15 | 1722
    2. Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast (1982) 9.14 | 2320
    3. Iron Maiden Powerslave (1984) 9.12 | 2168
    4. Black Sabbath Paranoid (1970) 9.12 | 1476
    5. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV (1971) 9.10 | 969
    6. Queensrÿche Operation: Mindcrime (1988) 9.06 | 852
    7. Iron Maiden Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1988) 9.06 | 1959
    8. Rainbow Rising (1976) 9.04 | 579
    9. Deep Purple Machine Head (1972) 9.01 | 609
    10. Black Sabbath Black Sabbath (1970) 9.00 | 1180
    11. Dio Holy Diver (1983) 9.00 | 984
    12. Tony MacAlpine Edge Of Insanity (1986) 9.00 | 20
    13. Nevermore Dead Heart In A Dead World (2000) 8.97 | 848
    14. Black Sabbath Heaven And Hell (1980) 8.97 | 925
    15. Warlord ...And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun (1984) 8.95 | 56
    16. Crimson Glory Transcendence (1988) 8.94 | 238
    17. Nevermore This Godless Endeavor (2005) 8.93 | 978
    18. W.A.S.P. The Crimson Idol (1992) 8.92 | 404
    19. Black Sabbath Master Of Reality (1971) 8.92 | 1001
    20. Running Wild Black Hand Inn (1994) 8.90 | 221
    21. King Diamond Abigail (1987) 8.90 | 594
    22. Alice In Chains Dirt (1992) 8.89 | 682
    23. Deep Purple In Rock (1970) 8.88 | 432
    24. Running Wild Death Or Glory (1989) 8.88 | 226
    25. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II (1969) 8.88 | 626
    26. Mercyful Fate Don't Break The Oath (1984) 8.87 | 513
    27. Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind (1983) 8.87 | 1763
    28. Virgin Steele Invictus (1998) 8.86 | 150
    29. Mercyful Fate Melissa (1983) 8.86 | 502
    30. Savatage Gutter Ballet (1989) 8.85 | 355
    31. Van Halen Van Halen (1978) 8.85 | 292
    32. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin (1969) 8.83 | 622
    33. Motörhead Ace Of Spades (1980) 8.83 | 660
    34. Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time (1986) 8.83 | 1640
    35. Motörhead Overkill (1979) 8.82 | 478
    36. Riot V ThunderSteel (1988) 8.82 | 120
    37. Judas Priest Screaming For Vengeance (1982) 8.82 | 982
    38. Savatage Hall Of The Mountain King (1987) 8.79 | 397
    39. Riot V Fire Down Under (1981) 8.78 | 83
    40. W.A.S.P. The Headless Children (1989) 8.78 | 281
    41. Pretty Maids Future World (1987) 8.78 | 86
    42. Aria Игра С Огнём (1989) 8.77 | 61
    43. Crimson Glory Crimson Glory (1986) 8.76 | 147
    44. Diamond Head Lightning To The Nations (1980) 8.76 | 165
    45. Judas Priest Defenders Of The Faith (1984) 8.75 | 782
    46. Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973) 8.75 | 841
    47. Bruce Dickinson The Chemical Wedding (1998) 8.75 | 387
    48. Jason Becker Perpetual Burn (1988) 8.75 | 65
    49. Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975) 8.75 | 377
    50. Scorpions Blackout (1982) 8.74 | 310
    51. Heavens Gate In Control (1989) 8.74 | 35
    52. Running Wild Port Royal (1988) 8.73 | 195
    53. Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (1975) 8.72 | 436
    54. Raven Wiped Out (1982) 8.72 | 43
    55. Rainbow Long Live Rock 'N' Roll (1978) 8.71 | 343
    56. Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998) 8.71 | 846
    57. W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. (1984) 8.70 | 332
    58. Accept Restless And Wild (1982) 8.70 | 341
    59. Metal Church Metal Church (1984) 8.69 | 263
    60. Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) 8.69 | 611
    61. Judas Priest Sad Wings Of Destiny (1976) 8.69 | 685
    62. Iron Maiden Brave New World (2000) 8.68 | 1597
    63. Ark Burn The Sun (2001) 8.68 | 138
    64. Dio The Last In Line (1984) 8.68 | 494
    65. Sentenced The Cold White Light (2002) 8.67 | 421
    66. Raven One For All (2000) 8.67 | 24
    67. The Lord Weird Slough Feg Traveller (2003) 8.67 | 49
    68. The Lord Weird Slough Feg Down Among The Deadmen (2000) 8.67 | 33
    69. Motörhead Inferno (2004) 8.66 | 355
    70. Budgie Never Turn Your Back On A Friend (1973) 8.65 | 37
    71. Iron Maiden Iron Maiden (1980) 8.65 | 1469
    72. Raven Nothing Exceeds Like Excess (1988) 8.64 | 33
    73. Iced Earth Burnt Offerings (1995) 8.64 | 633
    74. Armored Saint Symbol Of Salvation (1991) 8.64 | 90
    75. Heavens Gate Livin' In Hysteria (1991) 8.64 | 44
    76. Accept Balls To The Wall (1983) 8.63 | 400
    77. Barón Rojo Volumen Brutal (1982) 8.63 | 41
    78. Skid Row Slave To The Grind (1991) 8.63 | 291
    79. Savatage Edge Of Thorns (1993) 8.63 | 298
    80. Wargasm Why Play Around (1988) 8.62 | 24
    81. Michael Angelo Batio Hands Without Shadows (2005) 8.62 | 21
    82. Ozzy Osbourne Diary Of A Madman (1981) 8.62 | 397
    83. Bruce Dickinson Accident Of Birth (1997) 8.62 | 311
    84. Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears (1991) 8.62 | 447
    85. Bloodbound Nosferatu (2005) 8.62 | 84
    86. Hibria Defying The Rules (2004) 8.62 | 114
    87. King Diamond Conspiracy (1989) 8.62 | 325
    88. Scorpions Love At First Sting (1984) 8.62 | 290
    89. Iced Earth Night Of The Stormrider (1992) 8.62 | 555
    90. Raven All For One (1983) 8.62 | 50
    91. Iced Earth The Dark Saga (1996) 8.62 | 663
    92. Marty Friedman Dragon's Kiss (1988) 8.62 | 58
    93. Halford Resurrection (2000) 8.61 | 197
    94. Megadeth Countdown To Extinction (1992) 8.60 | 1503
    95. Paul Gilbert Fuzz Universe (2010) 8.60 | 25
    96. Grave Digger Excalibur (1999) 8.60 | 193
    97. Spiritual Beggars Ad Astra (2000) 8.60 | 98
    98. Savatage Streets: A Rock Opera (1991) 8.59 | 278
    99. Accept Blood Of The Nations (2010) 8.59 | 447
    100. Grave Digger Tunes Of War (1996) 8.59 | 213