1988 Metal Album Releases

1988
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Sep 7
Metallica - ...And Justice for All
Metallica
...And Justice for All
77
critic score
(5)
83
user score
(2,282)
Nov 16
Death - Leprosy
Death
Leprosy
70
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(697)
Apr 11
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
80
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(643)
Jul 5
Slayer - South of Heaven
Slayer
South of Heaven
65
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(474)
Jan 19
Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What!
Megadeth
So Far, So Good... So What!
57
critic score
(3)
69
user score
(396)
Oct 8
Bathory - Blood Fire Death
Bathory
Blood Fire Death
70
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(296)
Aug 23
Jane's Addiction
Nothing's Shocking
91
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(266)
Oct 31
Soundgarden - Ultramega OK
Soundgarden
Ultramega OK
73
critic score
(3)
69
user score
(186)
May 3
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
Queensrÿche
Operation: Mindcrime
83
critic score
(4)
81
user score
(171)
Oct 13
Danzig - Danzig
Danzig
Danzig
78
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(162)
May 3
Living Colour - Vivid
Living Colour
Vivid
90
critic score
(4)
74
user score
(133)
Aug 29
Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part II
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part II
80
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(117)
May 5
Testament - The New Order
Testament
The New Order
95
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(114)
Sep 16
Napalm Death - From Enslavement to Obliteration
Napalm Death
From Enslavement to Obliteration
85
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(107)
Sep 19
Anthrax - State of Euphoria
Anthrax
State of Euphoria
50
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(102)
May 17
Judas Priest - Ram It Down
Judas Priest
Ram It Down
45
critic score
(2)
59
user score
(85)
Jun 29
Voivod - Dimension Hatröss
Voivod
Dimension Hatröss
88
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(85)
Aug 10
Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
Guns N' Roses
Sweet Child O' Mine
100
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(79)
1988
Godflesh - Godflesh
Godflesh
Godflesh
60
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(67)
Sep 28
Ozzy Osbourne - No Rest for the Wicked
Ozzy Osbourne
No Rest for the Wicked
67
critic score
(3)
67
user score
(60)
Jun 24
Pantera - Power Metal
Pantera
Power Metal
50
critic score
(1)
54
user score
(58)
Nov 22
Candlemass - Ancient Dreams
Candlemass
Ancient Dreams
60
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(53)
Sep 13
King Diamond - Them
King Diamond
Them
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(51)
May 3
Poison - Open Up and Say...Ahh!
Poison
Open Up and Say...Ahh!
60
critic score
(3)
54
user score
(51)
Jul 14
Living Colour - Cult of Personality
Living Colour
Cult of Personality
93
user score
(48)
Aug 1
Coroner - Punishment for Decadence
Coroner
Punishment for Decadence
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(46)
Jun 20
Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law!
Bolt Thrower
In Battle There Is No Law!
50
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(43)
May 17
Blind Guardian - Battalions of Fear
Blind Guardian
Battalions of Fear
50
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(41)
Aug 28
Metallica - Harvester Of Sorrow
Metallica
Harvester Of Sorrow
87
user score
(38)
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Sep 1
Celtic Frost - Cold Lake
Celtic Frost
Cold Lake
60
critic score
(1)
42
user score
(37)
Jul 5
Overkill - Under the Influence
Overkill
Under the Influence
80
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(37)
Jul 5
Cinderella - Long Cold Winter
Cinderella
Long Cold Winter
60
critic score
(2)
66
user score
(32)
1988
Metallica - …And Justice for All
Metallica
…And Justice for All
90
user score
(30)
Nov 18
Manowar - Kings of Metal
Manowar
Kings of Metal
50
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(28)
Apr
Vio-lence - Eternal Nightmare
Vio-lence
Eternal Nightmare
60
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(25)
Jul 1
Death Angel - Frolic Through the Park
Death Angel
Frolic Through the Park
80
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(23)
Mar 24
Riot - ThunderSteel
Riot
ThunderSteel
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(23)
Aug 8
Jason Becker - Perpetual Burn
Jason Becker
Perpetual Burn
80
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(23)
1988
Crimson Glory - Transcendence
Crimson Glory
Transcendence
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(20)
Aug 10
Winger - Winger
Winger
Winger
70
critic score
(3)
72
user score
(19)
Sep
Pestilence - Malleus Maleficarum
Pestilence
Malleus Maleficarum
50
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(18)
1988
Razor - Violent Restitution
Razor
Violent Restitution
83
user score
(17)
Aug 30
Forbidden - Forbidden Evil
Forbidden
Forbidden Evil
70
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(17)
Mar 30
Fates Warning - No Exit
Fates Warning
No Exit
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(17)
May 23
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Up Your Alley
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Up Your Alley
60
critic score
(3)
71
user score
(16)
1988
Yngwie Malmsteen - Odyssey
Yngwie Malmsteen
Odyssey
60
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(16)
Mar 20
Iron Maiden - Can I Play With Madness?
Iron Maiden
Can I Play With Madness?
30
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(16)
Aug 22
Saint Vitus - Mournful Cries
Saint Vitus
Mournful Cries
70
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(14)
Apr 14
X
Vanishing Vision
79
user score
(14)
Feb 2
Lita Ford - Lita
Lita Ford
Lita
80
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(12)
Mar 7
Sadus - Illusions
Sadus
Illusions
82
user score
(11)
Sep 27
Running Wild - Port Royal
Running Wild
Port Royal
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(11)
Aug 1
Iron Maiden - The Evil That Men Do
Iron Maiden
The Evil That Men Do
88
user score
(10)
1988
Nuclear Assault - Survive
Nuclear Assault
Survive
60
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(9)
Sep 12
Kix - Blow My Fuse
Kix
Blow My Fuse
90
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(9)
1988
Sabbat - History of a Time to Come
Sabbat
History of a Time to Come
90
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(8)
1988
DOOM - Complicated Mind
DOOM
Complicated Mind
51
user score
(8)
Jul 19
Rigor Mortis - Rigor Mortis
Rigor Mortis
Rigor Mortis
90
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(8)
May 20
Flotsam and Jetsam - No Place for Disgrace
Flotsam and Jetsam
No Place for Disgrace
80
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(8)
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