The 10 Best Heavy Metal Albums Ever
'Rolling Stone' list includes 2 from Black Sabbath
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2017 12:44 PM CDT
Ozzy Osbourne performs with Black Sabbath in Budapest, Hungary, on June 1, 2016.   (Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP)
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(Newser) – Maybe 1986 should be remembered as a standout year in the world of heavy metal. Why? Well, three of the top 10 albums on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest metal albums of all time were released that year. The best of the best metal albums from the 1970s, when heavy metal was truly born, and beyond:

  1. Paranoid, Black Sabbath (1970)
  2. Master of Puppets, Metallica (1986)
  3. British Steel, Judas Priest (1980)
  4. The Number of the Beast, Iron Maiden (1982)
  5. Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath (1970)
  6. Reign in Blood, Slayer (1986)
  7. No Remorse, Motorhead (1984)
  8. Peace Sells … but Who's Buying?, Megadeth (1986)
  9. Blizzard of Ozz, Ozzy Osbourne (1980)
  10. Vulgar Display of Power, Pantera (1992)
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