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These are the 100 essential hard rock/metal albums of the 80's, as were selected by the Greek Magazine "Metal Hammer". (August 2001)

The albums followed by a star are the "must have", whereas the rest albums are the "could have".

Created by: Kitharistas87 | 25.08.2013



1. Angel Witch - Angel Witch
1980 *Special Mention* ★
2. AC/DC - Back In Black
1980 ★
3. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
1980 ★
4. Diamond Head - Lightning To The Nations
1980 ★
5. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
1980 ★
6. Judas Priest - British Steel
1980 ★
7. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades
1980 ★
8. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz
1980 ★
9. Rush - Permanent Waves
1980 ★
10. Saxon - Wheels Of Steel
1980 ★
11. Scorpions - Animal Magnetism
1980 ★
12. Accept - I'm A Rebel
1980
13. Def Leppard - On Through The Night
1980
14. Krokus - Metal Rendez-Vous
1980
15. Michael Schenker Group - The Michael Schenker Group
1980
16. Picture - Picture
1980
17. Samson - Head On
1980
18. Saxon - Strong Arm Of The Law
1980
19. Thin Lizzy - Chinatown
1980
20. Vardis - 100 M.P.H.
1980
21. Witchfynde - Give 'Em Hell
1980
22. Mötley Crüe - Too Fast For Love
1981 *Special Mention* ★
23. Accept - Breaker
1981 ★
24. Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
1981 ★
25. Blue Öyster Cult - Fire Of Unknown Origin
1981 ★
26. Iron Maiden - Killers
1981 ★
27. Motörhead - No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith
1981 ★
28. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman
1981 ★
29. Rainbow - Difficult To Cure
1981 ★
30. Rush - Moving Pictures
1981 ★
31. Saxon - Denim And Leather
1981 ★
32. Venom - Welcome To Hell
1981 ★
33. Blackfoot - Marauder
1981
34. Cirith Ungol - Frost And Fire
1981
35. Holocaust - The Nightcomers
1981
36. Praying Mantis - Time Tells No Lies
1981
37. Raven - Rock Until You Drop
1981
38. Riot - Fire Down Under
1981
39. The Rods - The Rods
1981
40. Samson - Shock Tactics
1981
41. Triumph - Allied Forces
1981
42. Tygers Of Pan Tang - Spellbound
1981
43. Accept - Restless And Wild
1982 ★
44. Diamond Head - Borrowed Time
1982 ★
45. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
1982 ★
46. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
1982 ★
47. Scorpions - Blackout
1982 ★
48. Manowar - Battle Hymns
1982 ★
49. Michael Schenker Group - Assault Attack
1982 ★
50. Twisted Sister - Under The Blade
1982 ★
51. Venom - Black Metal
1982 ★
52. Whitesnake - Saints & Sinners
1982 ★
53. Demon - The Unexpected Guest
1982
54. Dokken - Breaking The Chains
1982
55. Hanoi Rocks - Self Destruction Blues
1982
56. Heavy Load - Death Or Glory
1982
57. Kiss - Creatures Of The Night
1982
58. Gary Moore - Corridors Of Power
1982
59. Raven - Wiped Out
1982
60. Talas - Sink Your Teeth Into That
1982
61. Witchfinder General - Death Penalty
1982
62. Y&T - Black Tiger
1982
63. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
1983 *Special Mention* ★
64. Anthrax - Fistful Of Metal
1983 ★
65. Def Leppard - Pyromania
1983 ★
66. Dio - Holy Diver
1983 ★
67. Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
1983 ★
68. Manowar - Into Glory Ride
1983 ★
69. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
1983 ★
70. Mötley Crüe - Shout At The Devil
1983 ★
71. Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon
1983 ★
72. Ratt - Ratt
1983 ★
73. Slayer - Show No Mercy
1983 ★
74. Acid - Maniac
1983
75. Exciter - Heavy Metal Maniac
1983
76. Grim Reaper - See You In Hell
1983
77. Quiet Riot - Metal Health
1983
78. Satan - Court In The Act
1983
79. Thin Lizzy - Thunder And Lightning
1983
80. Twisted Sister - You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll
1983
81. Virgin Steele - Guardians Of The Flame
1983
82. Warlord - Deliver Us
1983
83. Y&T - Mean Streak
1983
84. Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
1984 *Special Mention* ★
85. Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
1984 ★
86. Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids
1984 ★
87. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
1984 ★
88. Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith
1984 ★
89. Manowar - Hail To England
1984 ★
90. Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer
1984 ★
91. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
1984 ★
92. Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
1984 ★
93. Van Halen - 1984
1984 ★
94. W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.
1984 ★
95. Accept - Balls To The Wall
1984
96. Armored Saint - March Of The Saint
1984
97. Dio - The Last In Line
1984
98. Jag Panzer - Ample Destruction
1984
99. Heavy Load - Stronger Than Evil
1984
100. Loudness - Dissilusion
1984
101. Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath
1984
102. Queensrÿche - The Warning
1984
103. Tokyo Blade - Night Of The Blade
1984
104. Trouble - Psalm 9
1984
105. Stormtroopers Of Death - Speak English Or Die
1985 *Special Mention* ★
106. Watchtower - Energetic Disassembly
1985 *Special Mention* ★
107. Accept - Metal Heart
1985 ★
108. Anthrax - Spreading The Disease
1985 ★
109. Armored Saint - Delirious Nomad
1985 ★
110. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
1985 ★
111. Destruction - Infernal Overkill
1985 ★
112. Exodus - Bonded By Blood
1985 ★
113. Yngwie Malmsteen - Marching Out
1985 ★
114. Possessed - Seven Churches
1985 ★
115. Slayer - Hell Awaits
1985 ★
116. Sodom - In The Sign Of Evil
1985 ★
117. Agent Steel - Skeptics Apocalypse
1985
118. Celtic Frost - Emperor's Return
1985
119. Lizzy Borden - Love You To Pieces
1985
120. Magnum - On A Storyteller's Night
1985
121. Omen - Warning Of Danger
1985
122. Onslaught - Power From Hell
1985
123. Q5 - Steel The Light
1985
124. Savage Grace - Master Of Disguise
1985
125. Trouble - The Skull
1985
126. W.A.S.P. - The Last Command
1985
127. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
1986 *Special Mention* ★
128. Anthrax - Among The Living
1986 ★
129. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
1986 ★
130. Crimson Glory - Crimson Glory
1986 ★
131. Helloween - Walls Of Jericho
1986 ★
132. Kreator - Pleasure To Kill
1986 ★
133. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
1986 ★
134. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
1986 ★
135. Motörhead - Orgasmatron
1986 ★
136. Queensrÿche - Rage For Order
1986 ★
137. Slayer - Reign In Blood
1986 ★
138. Cinderella - Night Songs
1986
139. Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
1986
140. Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian
1986
141. Fifth Angel - Fifth Angel
1986
142. Flotsam & Jetsam - Doomsday For The Deceiver
1986
143. Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
1986
144. King Diamond - Fatal Portrait
1986
145. Nuclear Assault - Game Over
1986
146. Sacrifice - Torment In Fire
1986
147. Slaughter - Strappado
1986
148. Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium
1987 *Special Mention* ★
149. Voivod - Killing Technology
1987 *Special Mention* ★
150. Napalm Death - Scum
1987 *Special Mention* ★
151. Bathory - Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
1987 ★
152. Candlemass - Nightfall
1987 ★
153. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
1987 ★
154. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
1987 ★
155. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I
1987 ★
156. King Diamond - Abigail
1987 ★
157. Sacred Reich - Ignorance
1987 ★
158. Savatage - Hall Of The Mountain King
1987 ★
159. Sepultura - Schizophrenia
1987 ★
160. Sodom - Persecution Mania
1987 ★
161. Agent Steel - Unstoppable Force
1987
162. Infernäl Mäjesty - None Shall Defy
1987
163. Hades - Resisting Success
1987
164. Mayhem - Deathcrush
1987
165. Overkill - Taking Over
1987
166. Running Wild - Under Jolly Roger
1987
167. Sanctuary - Refuge Denied
1987
168. Sarcófago - I.N.R.I.
1987
169. Testament - The Legacy
1987
170. Whitesnake - Whitesnake [1987]
1987
171. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
1988 ★
172. Carcass - Reek Of Putrefaction
1988 ★
173. Crimson Glory - Transcendence
1988 ★
174. Death - Leprosy
1988 ★
175. Fates Warning - No Exit
1988 ★
176. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II
1988 ★
177. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
1988 ★
178. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
1988 ★
179. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
1988 ★
180. Slayer - South Of Heaven
1988 ★
181. Blind Illusion - The Sane Asylum
1988
182. Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law
1988
183. Cinderella - Long Cold Winter
1988
184. Coroner - Punishment For Decadence
1988
185. Danzig - Danzig
1988
186. Living Death - Worlds Neuroses
1988
187. Necronomicon - Apocalyptic Nightmare
1988
188. Pestilence - Malleus Maleficarum
1988
189. Riot - ThunderSteel
1988
190. Sadus - Illusions / Chemical Exposure
1988
191. Dream Theater - When Dream And Day Unite
1989 *Special Mention* ★
192. Annihilator - Alice In Hell
1989 ★
193. Faith No More - The Real Thing
1989 ★
194. Fates Warning - Perfect Symmetry
1989 ★
195. Kreator - Extreme Aggression
1989 ★
196. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
1989 ★
197. Obituary - Slowly We Rot
1989 ★
198. Savatage - Gutter Ballet
1989 ★
199. Sepultura - Beneath The Remains
1989 ★
200. Sodom - Agent Orange
1989 ★
201. Watchtower - Control And Resistance
1989 ★
202. Autopsy - Severed Survival
1989
203. Coroner - No More Color
1989
204. Heir Apparent - One Small Voice
1989
205. Mekong Delta - The Principle Of Doubt
1989
206. Metal Church - Blessing In Disguise
1989
207. Mötley Crüe - Dr. Feelgood
1989
208. Oliver Magnum - Oliver Magnum
1989
209. Sabbat - Dreamweaver
1989
210. Skid Row - Skid Row
1989
211. Terrorizer - World Downfall
1989



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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deadone - 29.04.2014 at 08:14  
That's a pretty cool list.
Kitharistas87 - 29.04.2014 at 19:50  
Written by deadone on 29.04.2014 at 08:14

That's a pretty cool list.


I think so too. I believe that it contains many of the most essential hard rock/metal albums of the 80's.

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