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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 | 1702
    3. Iron Maiden Powerslave (1984) 9.11 | 2128
    4. Black Sabbath Paranoid (1970) 9.10 | 1454
    5. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV (1971) 9.09 | 957
    6. Queensrÿche Operation: Mindcrime (1988) 9.06 | 829
    7. Rainbow Rising (1976) 9.03 | 563
    8. Iron Maiden Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1988) 9.03 | 1925
    9. Deep Purple Machine Head (1972) 9.02 | 589
    10. Black Sabbath Black Sabbath (1970) 9.01 | 1160
    11. Dio Holy Diver (1983) 9.00 | 970
    12. Nevermore Dead Heart In A Dead World (2000) 8.96 | 842
    13. Warlord ...And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun (1984) 8.96 | 55
    14. Black Sabbath Heaven And Hell (1980) 8.95 | 907
    15. Nevermore This Godless Endeavor (2005) 8.94 | 975
    16. Crimson Glory Transcendence (1988) 8.93 | 232
    17. W.A.S.P. The Crimson Idol (1992) 8.92 | 399
    18. Black Sabbath Master Of Reality (1971) 8.92 | 981
    19. Deep Purple In Rock (1970) 8.90 | 415
    20. Alice In Chains Dirt (1992) 8.89 | 673
    21. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II (1969) 8.89 | 612
    22. King Diamond Abigail (1987) 8.88 | 579
    23. Mercyful Fate Don't Break The Oath (1984) 8.87 | 501
    24. Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind (1983) 8.87 | 1733
    25. Virgin Steele Invictus (1998) 8.86 | 148
    26. Running Wild Black Hand Inn (1994) 8.86 | 208
    27. Savatage Gutter Ballet (1989) 8.86 | 346
    28. Mercyful Fate Melissa (1983) 8.86 | 491
    29. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin (1969) 8.85 | 604
    30. Running Wild Death Or Glory (1989) 8.84 | 215
    31. Van Halen Van Halen (1978) 8.83 | 282
    32. Riot V ThunderSteel (1988) 8.83 | 119
    33. Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time (1986) 8.82 | 1602
    34. Motörhead Ace Of Spades (1980) 8.82 | 652
    35. Motörhead Overkill (1979) 8.81 | 471
    36. Savatage Hall Of The Mountain King (1987) 8.81 | 385
    37. Pretty Maids Future World (1987) 8.80 | 81
    38. Judas Priest Screaming For Vengeance (1982) 8.80 | 966
    39. Jason Becker Perpetual Burn (1988) 8.79 | 66
    40. Riot V Fire Down Under (1981) 8.78 | 83
    41. Diamond Head Lightning To The Nations (1980) 8.77 | 161
    42. Heavens Gate In Control (1989) 8.77 | 31
    43. Aria Игра С Огнём (1989) 8.77 | 57
    44. Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973) 8.76 | 829
    45. W.A.S.P. The Headless Children (1989) 8.76 | 277
    46. Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975) 8.76 | 366
    47. Bruce Dickinson The Chemical Wedding (1998) 8.75 | 374
    48. Crimson Glory Crimson Glory (1986) 8.74 | 142
    49. Rainbow Long Live Rock 'N' Roll (1978) 8.73 | 334
    50. Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (1975) 8.73 | 424
    51. Scorpions Blackout (1982) 8.73 | 297
    52. Judas Priest Defenders Of The Faith (1984) 8.72 | 766
    53. Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998) 8.71 | 830
    54. Raven Wiped Out (1982) 8.70 | 40
    55. Raven All For One (1983) 8.70 | 47
    56. Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) 8.70 | 602
    57. Accept Restless And Wild (1982) 8.70 | 332
    58. Judas Priest Sad Wings Of Destiny (1976) 8.70 | 670
    59. Demon Taking The World By Storm (1989) 8.70 | 20
    60. Running Wild Port Royal (1988) 8.69 | 184
    61. Dio The Last In Line (1984) 8.68 | 482
    62. Ark Burn The Sun (2001) 8.68 | 136
    63. Iron Maiden Brave New World (2000) 8.68 | 1573
    64. W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. (1984) 8.68 | 329
    65. Raven One For All (2000) 8.67 | 24
    66. Motörhead Inferno (2004) 8.67 | 354
    67. Metal Church Metal Church (1984) 8.67 | 260
    68. Iron Maiden Iron Maiden (1980) 8.66 | 1442
    69. Iced Earth Burnt Offerings (1995) 8.66 | 617
    70. Sentenced The Cold White Light (2002) 8.66 | 420
    71. The Lord Weird Slough Feg Down Among The Deadmen (2000) 8.66 | 32
    72. Savatage Edge Of Thorns (1993) 8.66 | 293
    73. Skid Row Slave To The Grind (1991) 8.65 | 292
    74. Hibria Defying The Rules (2004) 8.65 | 110
    75. Raven Walk Through Fire (2009) 8.65 | 31
    76. Barón Rojo Volumen Brutal (1982) 8.64 | 39
    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. Budgie Never Turn Your Back On A Friend (1973) 8.63 | 35
    81. Ozzy Osbourne Diary Of A Madman (1981) 8.63 | 393
    82. Accept Balls To The Wall (1983) 8.63 | 389
    83. Marty Friedman Dragon's Kiss (1988) 8.63 | 57
    84. Paul Gilbert Fuzz Universe (2010) 8.62 | 24
    85. Scorpions Love At First Sting (1984) 8.62 | 281
    86. Michael Angelo Batio Hands Without Shadows (2005) 8.62 | 21
    87. Virgin Steele The House Of Atreus Act I (1999) 8.62 | 107
    88. Iced Earth Night Of The Stormrider (1992) 8.62 | 537
    89. Raven Nothing Exceeds Like Excess (1988) 8.62 | 32
    90. Iced Earth The Dark Saga (1996) 8.61 | 650
    91. Praying Mantis Time Tells No Lies (1981) 8.61 | 28
    92. Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears (1991) 8.61 | 447
    93. Nevermore Dreaming Neon Black (1999) 8.61 | 494
    94. King Diamond Conspiracy (1989) 8.61 | 317
    95. Bruce Dickinson Accident Of Birth (1997) 8.61 | 300
    96. Accept Metal Heart (1985) 8.60 | 341
    97. Savatage Streets: A Rock Opera (1991) 8.60 | 275
    98. Megadeth Countdown To Extinction (1992) 8.60 | 1472
    99. Halford Resurrection (2000) 8.60 | 186
    100. Spiritual Beggars Ad Astra (2000) 8.59 | 98