Kill Em All (1983) Ride the Lightening (1984) Master of Puppets (1986) An Justice for All (1988) Metallica (1991) Load (1996) Reload (1997) Garage Inc (1998) S & M (1999) St Anger (2003)every album has a classic track JMO
Stooie, in my humble opinion, Metallica (or the black album) was the last good thing they done!
Sepultura- Beneath The Remains Anthrax- Among The Living Slayer- Reign In Blood, South of Heaven, Seasons In The Abyss Paradise Lost- Gothic Cathedral- Forest of Equilibrium Candlemass- Nightfall Sabbat- History of a Time To Come Death- Leprosy Pantera- Vulgar Display of Power Napalm Death- Harmony Corruption, Scum Motorhead- Ace of Spades, No Sleep Til Hammersmith
stooie1971: JP - S & M is a class album..... and they did that before MTV Unplugged....and had the foresight to have an orchestra as backing..... genius!!!
Compare this to Bon Jovi's 'this far left feels right'
Procol Harum and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra did it in '71. It's nothing new, and really there's very little in rock that is. Pretty much every rif, lick, drum beat has been done before, and a lot of it has been "borrowed" from blues, country and other frms of music.
I do like the first half of your list, but the second half isn't as raw or energetic, and the bass of Cliff Burton, who was innovative and had his own style, helped make Metallica what it used to be. Now they're a bunch of corpoarte monkeys on stage going for the cash, whining about people downloading their music and likely demanding only green jelly beans and red M&Ms. I lost all respect for them around the time their self titled or black album came out.
As far as the best heavy metal album goes, there are too many acts out there to really pick just one. A lot of diversity in what people consider heavy metal or classic rock. Where does each band really fit in, and why? I don't consider Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd to be heavy metal, yet many do, even though they're two of my favorites.
Abba are you on dope??? here's a list AC DC- Back in Black Van Halen- Van Halen Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a mad man, Ultimate Sin , and etc. Deep Purple - Machine Head Led Zep- led Zep 1 Metallica- the black album Badlands - Badlands Guns and Roses- Appetite for destruction Black Sabbath- Mob Rules and others
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