What was the best year for heavy metal?

Discussion in 'Music Talk' started by death_metal_fan, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    Easy (not-so) question..what do you think was the best year for heavy metal and list the albums that support your answer.

    Mine would undoubtedly be 1984 because a number of great metal bands released their best works.

    Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith
    Iron Maiden - Powerslave
    Metallica - Ride The Lightning
    Manowar - Hail To England
    Jag Panzer - Ample Destruction
    Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath
    Scorpions - Love At First Sting
    Slayer - Haunting The Chapel
    Savatage - The Dungeons Are Calling

    I'm sure there are several others that slip my mind at the moment. In short 1984 => greatest year for heavy metal.
    Mr. Scary likes this.
  2. JAZZ

    JAZZ New Member

    ita not actually the year....u better say ERA........

    i thing the best era was around 1990 ...when metallica had their album VERTIGO....
  3. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    the best era for real heavy metal is mid seveties to late eighties ...

    thats when all the NWOBHM bands were formed ... and the amroo bands were begining to be formed ...

    and simultaneously the glam metal/rock was also formed ...

    yeah grunge was not there but so what ... grunge is not exactly metal ...
  4. chintan9

    chintan9 yay! i won the ipod!

    every year is the best year for heavy metal.
  5. thecoolone

    thecoolone Judas Priest My Guide

    for me 1990 is the year of HEAVY METAL...
    megadeth and judas priest released one of their best works !
    who can argue with Painkiller & Holy wars!!
  6. sixstringsin

    sixstringsin ||||||

    Its yet to come ...hold on :))
  7. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    @DMF, you forgot the Self Titled album by Whitesnake also called as 1984. It is their best selling album of all times. It features the amazing guitar work of John Sykes.
  8. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    hey didn't they have Mr Steve Vai on Whitesnake that time?

    and i think that Mr Deff Leppard Guitarist was also there in the band once?
  9. JAZZ

    JAZZ New Member

    80 were best for metal

Share This Page