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The Best Heavy Metal Albums of the 1980s by User Score

1. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

Iron Maiden - Powerslave
September 3rd, 1984
USER SCORE
87
125 reviews

2. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
March 22nd, 1982
USER SCORE
86
192 reviews

3. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
April 11th, 1988
USER SCORE
85
89 reviews

4. Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind

Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
May 16th, 1983
USER SCORE
84
88 reviews

5. Motörhead - Ace of Spades

Motörhead - Ace of Spades
November 8th, 1980
USER SCORE
83
49 reviews

6. Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath

Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
September 7th, 1984
USER SCORE
83
27 reviews

7. Mercyful Fate - Melissa

Mercyful Fate - Melissa
October 30th, 1983
USER SCORE
82
28 reviews

8. Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time

Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
September 29th, 1986
USER SCORE
81
77 reviews

9. Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith

Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
January 4th, 1984
USER SCORE
81
31 reviews

10. Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance

Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
July 17th, 1982
USER SCORE
81
56 reviews

11. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz

Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
September 20th, 1980
USER SCORE
81
39 reviews

12. Judas Priest - British Steel

Judas Priest - British Steel
April 14th, 1980
USER SCORE
80
46 reviews

13. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell

Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
April 25th, 1980
USER SCORE
80
71 reviews

14. Dio - Holy Diver

Dio - Holy Diver
May 25th, 1983
USER SCORE
79
37 reviews

15. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman

Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
November 7th, 1981
USER SCORE
79
25 reviews

16. Danzig - Danzig

Danzig - Danzig
October 13th, 1988
USER SCORE
78
25 reviews

17. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
April 14th, 1980
USER SCORE
78
95 reviews

18. Iron Maiden - Killers

Iron Maiden - Killers
February 2nd, 1981
USER SCORE
78
91 reviews

19. Black Sabbath - Mob Rules

Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
November 4th, 1981
USER SCORE
75
38 reviews

20. Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What!

Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What!
January 1st, 1988
USER SCORE
66
45 reviews

21. Black Sabbath - Headless Cross

Black Sabbath - Headless Cross
April 24th, 1989
USER SCORE
59
29 reviews

22. Black Sabbath - The Eternal Idol

Black Sabbath - The Eternal Idol
November 1st, 1987
USER SCORE
53
26 reviews

23. Black Sabbath - Seventh Star

Black Sabbath - Seventh Star
January 28th, 1986
USER SCORE
50
25 reviews

24. Black Sabbath - Born Again

Black Sabbath - Born Again
August 7th, 1983
USER SCORE
48
33 reviews
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