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    Posted: 27 Jun 2015 at 8:42am
I am not very well versed in 80's metal but what I have heard from it has been very good. I decided to make this thread as a central place here on MMA where 80's metal recommendations can be fired back and forth between each other.

I personally enjoy traditional, speed, power (both Euro and US) and thrash the most and appreciate any recommendations in that line that are thrown my way. If you have Rate Your Music, you can also directly suggested releases to my series of 80's lists.

To kick start this I'm going list what I do know. I'm sure there's a lot I'm missing out on. Embarrassed

  1. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
  2. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
  3. Judas Priest - British Steel
  4. Samson - Head On
  5. Angel Witch - Angel Witch
  1. Iron Maiden - Killers
  2. Judas Priest - Point of Entry
  1. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
  2. Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
  3. Pagan Altar - Pagan Altar
  1. Metallica - Kill 'em All
  2. Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
  3. Savatage - Sirens
  4. Dio - Holy Diver
  5. Victim - Power Hungry
  6. Anvil - Forged in Fire
  1. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
  2. Metal Church - Metal Church
  3. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
  4. Running Wild - Gates to Purgatory
  5. Grave Digger - Heavy Metal Breakdown
  6. Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
  7. Obsession - Marshall Law
  8. Ruthless - Metal Without Mercy
  9. Warlord - And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun...
  10. Griffin - Flight of the Griffin
  11. Jag Panzer - Ample Destruction
  12. Nightmare - Waiting for the Twilight
  13. Running Wild - Victim of State's Power
  14. Queensrÿche - The Warning
  15. Hexx - No Escape
  16. Omen - Battle Cry
  1. Fates Warning - The Spectre Within
  2. Helloween - Helloween
  3. Lizzy Borden - Love You to Pieces
  4. Helloween - Walls of Jericho
  5. Agent Steel - Skeptics Apocalypse
  6. Running Wild - Branded and Exiled
  7. Chastain - Mystery of Illusion
  8. Vicious Rumors - Soldiers of the Night 
  9. Grave Digger - Witch Hunter
  10. Attacker - Battle at Helm's Deep
  11. Nightmare - Power of the Universe
  12. Omen - Warning of Danger
  13. Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! 
  14. Warrior - Fighting for the Earth
  1. Metallica - Master of Puppets
  2. Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
  3. Chastain - Ruler of the Wasteland
  4. Flotsam and Jetsam - Doomsday for the Deceiver
  5. Rage - Reign of Fear
  6. Crimson Glory - Crimson Glory
  7. Original Sin - Sin Will Find You Out
  8. Angel Dust - Into the Dark Past
  9. Fates Warning - Awaken the Guardian
  10. Grudge - Barbarians of the New Earth
  11. Metal Church - The Dark
  12. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? 
  13. Lizzy Borden - Menace of Society
  14. Grave Digger - War Games
  15. Judas Priest - Turbo
  16. Agent Steel - Mad Locust Rising
  17. Queensrÿche - Rage for Order
  18. Damien Thorne - The Sign of the Jackal
  1. Sanctuary - Refuge Denied
  2. Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
  3. Running Wild - Under Jolly Roger
  4. Chastain - The 7th of Never
  5. Agent Steel - Unstoppable Force
  6. Rage - Execution Guaranteed
  7. Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King
  8. Mayhem - Deathcrush
  9. Liege Lord - Burn to my Touch
  10. Digger - Stronger than Ever
  11. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
  1. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  2. Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II
  3. Attacker - The Second Coming
  4. Crimson Glory - Transcendence 
  5. Running Wild - Port Royal
  6. Metallica - ...and Justice for All
  7. Blind Guardian - Battalions of Fear
  8. Chastain - The Voice of the Cult
  9. Liege Lord - Master Control
  10. Riot - ThunderSteel
  11. Vicious Rumors - Digital Dictator
  12. Brocas Helm - Black Death
  13. Death - Leprosy
  14. Helstar - A Distant Thunder
  15. Scanner - Hypertrace
  16. Heretic - Breaking Point
  17. Judas Priest - Ram it Down
  18. Rage - Perfect Man
  19. Meanstreak - Roadkill
  20. Realm - Endless War
  1. Running Wild - Death or Glory
  2. Blind Guardian - Follow the Blind
  3. Sanctuary - Into the Mirror Black
  4. Coroner - No More Color
  5. Paradox - Heresy
  6. Metal Church - Blessing in Disguise
  7. Rage - Secrets in a Weird World
  8. Helstar - Nosferatu 
  9. Oliver Magnum - Oliver Magnum
  10. Amulance - Feel the Pain
  11. Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
  12. Prophets of Doom - Access to Wisdom
  13. Iced Earth - Enter the Realm
  14. Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
  15. Dream Theater - When Dream and Day Unite 


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I already recommended a couple bands on RYM, Here's some more I can think of:

Thrash metal:
Anthrax (One of my favorite bands of all time, the most underrated among the big 4)
Kreator
Annihilator
Testament
Voivod
Overkill
Exodus
Artillery
Suicidal Tendencies
Celtic Frost
Flotsam and Jetsam
White Zombie

Traditional:
Ozzy Osbourne (Solo stuff)
Warlock (Already recommended) 
Metal Church (Already recommended)
Yngwie Malmsteen

Prog:
Queensryche
Watchtower

Those are all the bands I can think of right now, there are probably more though. If you're interested in Industrial, I can give you a few suggestions for that.




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Watchtower (first two albums). Pretty much the birth of tech/prog metal, but with thrashy leanings.
Realm (MA has them as Technical Thrash/Power Metal).
Heathen and Forbidden. I can especially recommend Twisted Into Form by the latter.
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Mercyful Fate
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Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

I already recommended a couple bands on RYM, Here's some more I can think of:

Thrash metal:
Anthrax (One of my favorite bands of all time, the most underrated among the big 4)
Kreator
Annihilator
Testament
Voivod
Overkill
Exodus
Artillery
Suicidal Tendencies
Celtic Frost
Flotsam and Jetsam

Traditional:
Ozzy Osbourne (Solo stuff)
Warlock (Already recommended) 
Metal Church (Already recommended)
Yngwie Malmsteen

Those are all the bands I can think of right now, there are probably more though. If you're interested in Industrial, I can give you a few suggestions for that.



Annihilator - I had them on my list already for 1989.

Voivod - I've been meaning to try this band for a while now; I have some of their stuff saved to Spotify but I did forget to add them to my RYM lists check out sections.

Testament
Overkill

I've heard bits of both of these are enjoyed them so I'll definitely be keeping them in mind.

Artillery

I actually have their most recent as a promo and liked it. I'm most interested in hearing their By Inheritance album next but Spotify doesn't have it. Cry

Industrial metal doesn't really interest me beyond Rammstein, but I didn't make this thread to be just about recommendations for me so if you want to put up some 80's industrial recommends you go right ahead. Smile

Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Watchtower (first two albums). Pretty much the birth of tech/prog metal, but with thrashy leanings.
Realm (MA has them as Technical Thrash/Power Metal).
Heathen and Forbidden. I can especially recommend Twisted Into Form by the latter.
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Mercyful Fate
King Diamond

Realm sounds interesting with that tagging.

I already know Heathen but not their 80's stuff.

King Diamond is another one I've had on my radar to try out for a while now. 
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White Zombie is another band you should check out, 'Make Them Die Slowly' and 'God of Thunder' are both awesome thrash releases from 89.

Edited by Unitron - 27 Jun 2015 at 3:18pm
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White Zombie is good.

Annihilator I find very average, they just don't click with me.  If you want a good 80's Thrash album get Morbid Saints Spectrum of Death.  Makes Reign in Blood sound like its being played at half speed :D
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Originally posted by Dobbie03 Dobbie03 wrote:

 If you want a good 80's Thrash album get Morbid Saints Spectrum of Death.  Makes Reign in Blood sound like its being played at half speed :D

Now I'm going to have to check that out. Tongue
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^ Hope you like it :D
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thanks to this thread for reminding me how awesome Angel Witch is
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Toxik - Technical Speed/Thrash Metal
Lääz Rockit - Power/Thrash Metal
Flotsam and Jetsam - Power/Thrash Metal
Powermad - Power/Thrash Metal
Taramis - Power Metal, Progressive/Thrash Metal
Sentinel Beast - Power/Thrash Metal
Reverend - Thrash/Power Metal
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Bands I didn't see mentioned that I've rated at least 3 stars in the past (often their later releases are better)

Motörhead
Fates Warning
Virgin Steele
Queensrÿche
Pestilence
Heaven's Gate
Stratovarius
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The 80's was a great decade for metal and you have already discovered some excellent albums. Bands/albums I'd recommend not on your list would be....

Y & T - Earthshaker is a good place to start.
Accept - Restless and Wild
Scorpions - Blackout
Hughes/Thrall - self-titled
Streets - 1st (features Kansas vocalist Steve Walsh and guiarist Mike Slammer)
Dokken - Tooth and Nail
Mercyful fate - Don't break The Oath
Ratt - Out Of The Cellar (if you fancy some good glam metal)
Black n Blue - Nasty Nasty (as above)
Armored Saint - Delirious Nomad
king Diamond - any but Abigail is a good place to start.
Artillery - terror Squad
M.A.R.S. - project driver
Metal Church - The dark
Waysted - Save Your Prayers
Bathory - Blood Fire Death
Exodus - Fabulous Disaster or Pleasures of the Flesh
Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence
Kreator - terrible certainty
Forbidden - Forbidden Evil
Vicious Rumors - Vicious Rumors
Voivod - Killing Technology
Morbid Angel - Altars Of madness

I'm sure I've missed out loads but there's quite a range of sub-genre's there.


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Originally posted by Nightfly Nightfly wrote:

Vicious Rumors - Vicious Rumors

Great album. I'd have listed myself but it's actually from 1990. 
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Originally posted by Nightfly Nightfly wrote:

Vicious Rumors - Vicious Rumors

Great album. I'd have listed myself but it's actually from 1990. 

Oh yeah..ha ha...you're right, i was thinking 89. The previous one Digital Dictators is pretty good too, now that was the 80's...lol.
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Yeah I want to hear both that one and the debut, unfortunately Spotify doesn't have them. 
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Yeah I want to hear both that one and the debut, unfortunately Spotify doesn't have them. 

The debut isn't great to be honest but here they are both of them on Youtube...






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I quite like Vicious Rumors' debut actually. I think their first four albums are all good but then it took them until Warball to make something excellent again. Especially don't like the 1996 - 2001 release period.
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^ There's a couple of those mid period albums I haven't heard to be honest. Must have knocked them pretty hard losing Carl Albert in such tragic circumstances I guess. The last 2 have been good though aswell.
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I disliked the more groove metal based sound they took during that time. They returned to playing USPM with Warball though, fortunately.
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Originally posted by Nightfly Nightfly wrote:

Accept - Restless and Wild




I second that album, amazing stuff. 'Russian Roulette' is another one of my favorites from them.
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