1988 Metal Album Releases

1988
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Aug 25
Metallica - ...And Justice for All
Metallica
...And Justice for All
77
critic score
(5)
82
user score
(1,105)
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
(346)
Nov 16
Death - Leprosy
Death
Leprosy
70
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(304)
Jul 5
Slayer - South of Heaven
Slayer
South of Heaven
53
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(234)
Jan 19
Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What!
Megadeth
So Far, So Good... So What!
57
critic score
(3)
68
user score
(189)
Aug 23
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
Jane's Addiction
Nothing's Shocking
91
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(169)
Oct 8
Bathory - Blood Fire Death
Bathory
Blood Fire Death
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(149)
Oct 31
Soundgarden - Ultramega OK
Soundgarden
Ultramega OK
73
critic score
(3)
70
user score
(114)
May 3
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
Queensrÿche
Operation: Mindcrime
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(105)
Oct 13
Danzig - Danzig
Danzig
Danzig
78
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(95)
Oct 11
Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey
Ministry
The Land of Rape and Honey
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(91)
May 3
Living Colour - Vivid
Living Colour
Vivid
93
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(72)
Sep 19
Anthrax - State of Euphoria
Anthrax
State of Euphoria
50
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(60)
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
(58)
May 5
Testament - The New Order
Testament
The New Order
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(55)
Jun 29
Voivod - Dimension Hatröss
Voivod
Dimension Hatröss
90
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(48)
May 17
Judas Priest - Ram It Down
Judas Priest
Ram It Down
45
critic score
(2)
58
user score
(44)
Sep 28
Ozzy Osbourne - No Rest for the Wicked
Ozzy Osbourne
No Rest for the Wicked
50
critic score
(2)
66
user score
(39)
1988
Godflesh - Godflesh
Godflesh
Godflesh
79
user score
(38)
Sep 13
King Diamond - Them
King Diamond
Them
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(30)
May 3
Poison - Open Up and Say...Ahh!
Poison
Open Up and Say...Ahh!
50
critic score
(2)
48
user score
(29)
Sep 1
Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law!
Bolt Thrower
In Battle There Is No Law!
50
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(27)
Sep 1
Celtic Frost - Cold Lake
Celtic Frost
Cold Lake
60
critic score
(1)
43
user score
(27)
Jun 24
Pantera - Power Metal
Pantera
Power Metal
50
critic score
(1)
55
user score
(26)
Nov 22
Candlemass - Ancient Dreams
Candlemass
Ancient Dreams
60
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(26)
Aug 1
Coroner - Punishment for Decadence
Coroner
Punishment for Decadence
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(25)
Jul 5
Cinderella - Long Cold Winter
Cinderella
Long Cold Winter
60
critic score
(2)
65
user score
(24)
May 17
Blind Guardian - Battalions of Fear
Blind Guardian
Battalions of Fear
50
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(21)
Nov 18
Manowar - Kings of Metal
Manowar
Kings of Metal
50
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(18)
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Apr
Vio-lence - Eternal Nightmare
Vio-lence
Eternal Nightmare
60
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(16)
Aug 28
Metallica - Harvester Of Sorrow
Metallica
Harvester Of Sorrow
88
user score
(16)
Mar 24
Riot - ThunderSteel
Riot
ThunderSteel
90
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(15)
Jul 1
Death Angel - Frolic Through the Park
Death Angel
Frolic Through the Park
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(14)
Aug 8
Jason Becker - Perpetual Burn
Jason Becker
Perpetual Burn
80
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(14)
1988
Crimson Glory - Transcendence
Crimson Glory
Transcendence
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(13)
Jul 5
Overkill - Under the Influence
Overkill
Under the Influence
60
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(13)
Sep
Pestilence - Malleus Maleficarum
Pestilence
Malleus Maleficarum
50
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(13)
Mar 30
Fates Warning - No Exit
Fates Warning
No Exit
80
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(10)
Mar 20
Iron Maiden - Can I Play With Madness?
Iron Maiden
Can I Play With Madness?
30
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(9)
May 23
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Up Your Alley
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Up Your Alley
50
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(9)
Sep 27
Running Wild - Port Royal
Running Wild
Port Royal
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(8)
1988
DOOM - Complicated Mind
DOOM
Complicated Mind
55
user score
(7)
1988
Yngwie Malmsteen - Odyssey
Yngwie Malmsteen
Odyssey
40
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(7)
Apr 14
X Japan - Vanishing Vision
X Japan
Vanishing Vision
77
user score
(7)
Aug 10
Winger - Winger
Winger
Winger
90
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(7)
1988
Razor - Violent Restitution
Razor
Violent Restitution
80
user score
(6)
1988
Scanner - Hypertrace
Scanner
Hypertrace
64
user score
(5)
1988
Whetstone - Ancient Metal
Whetstone
Ancient Metal
79
user score
(5)
Feb 17
Megadeth - Anarchy In The U.K.
Megadeth
Anarchy In The U.K.
50
user score
(5)
Dec 1
Deathrow - Deception Ignored
Deathrow
Deception Ignored
81
user score
(5)
1988
Sabbat - History of a Time to Come
Sabbat
History of a Time to Come
67
user score
(4)
Feb 9
Vicious Rumors - Digital Dictator
Vicious Rumors
Digital Dictator
66
user score
(4)
May 12
Megadeth - Mary Jane
Megadeth
Mary Jane
67
user score
(4)
May 19
Megadeth - Liar
Megadeth
Liar
72
user score
(4)
Aug 1
Iron Maiden - The Evil That Men Do
Iron Maiden
The Evil That Men Do
86
user score
(4)
Sep 12
Kix - Blow My Fuse
Kix
Blow My Fuse
90
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(4)
1988
Dethroner - First Massacre
Dethroner
First Massacre
71
user score
(3)
1988
Virgin Steele - Age Of Consent
Virgin Steele
Age Of Consent
71
user score
(3)
1988
Helstar - A Distant Thunder
Helstar
A Distant Thunder
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(3)
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