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Kerrang! 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time

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  1. Big Ears

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    When referencing bands on Wikipedia, this poll keeps cropping up - it is the 'Kerrang! 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time' list from 20007. The magazine seems to be competing with Rolling Stone for the most bizarre lists. This one is incongruous to me because I don't like the term 'heavy metal', much less understand what it is supposed to mean. Admittedly, I have not researched Kerrang's definition of heavy metal and I'll be ironing my banknotes before doing so. It seems Boston, Sex Pistols and Bryan Adams are all heavy metal. Added to this are the incredible inconsistencies, for example: Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland is rated 8, behind Guns 'n' Roses; The Sex Pistols are at 13, ahead of Sad Wings of Destiny; Deep Purple's Machine Head at 15, is behind Slayer; and who the hell are Moot the Hoople?

    Anyway, if like me you've ever wondered what constitutes the 'Kerrang! 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time' list, here it is:


    1. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    2. Van Halen - Van Halen
    3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
    4. Montrose - Montrose
    5. Guns n'Roses - Appetite For Destruction
    6. Def Leppard - Hysteria
    7. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
    8. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
    9. Aerosmith - Rocks
    10. AC/DC - Back In Black

    11. Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation
    12. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
    13. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols
    14. Rainbow - Rising
    15. Deep Purple - In Rock
    16. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
    17. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
    18. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
    19. Def Leppard - Pyromania
    20. Aerosmith - Live Bootleg

    21. Kiss - Alive
    22. Blue Öyster Cult - Secret Treaties
    23. Motörhead - No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith
    24. Rush - 2112
    25. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
    26. AC/DC - Powerage
    27. Slayer - Reign In Blood
    28. UFO - Lights Out
    29. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
    30. Van Halen - Women And Children First

    31. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    32. Journey - Escape
    33. Legs Diamond - Legs Diamond
    34. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
    35. Deep Purple - Machine Head
    36. Kiss - Destroyer
    37. Aerosmith - Draw The Line
    38. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell
    39. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    40. Bad Company - Bad Company

    41. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
    42. Metallica - ... And Justice For All
    43. Rush - Moving Pictures
    44. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
    45. Motörhead - Overkill
    46. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
    47. UFO - Strangers In The Night
    48. Black Sabbath - Vol 4
    49. Bryan Adams - Reckless
    50. Thin Lizzy - Live And Dangerous

    51. Moot The Hoople - Live
    52. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic
    53. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
    54. Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi
    55. The Stooges - Funhouse
    56. UFO - Obsession
    57. Black Sabbath - Sabotage
    58. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades
    59. Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent
    60. Iggy And The Stooges - Raw Power

    61. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
    62. Blue Öyster Cult - Agents Of Fortune
    63. Angel - Angel
    64. Judas Priest - Unleashed In The East
    65. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
    66. Def Leppard - High 'n' Dry
    67. Van Halen - 1984
    68. Magnum - Chase The Dragon
    69. Iggy Pop - Instinct
    70. David Lee Roth - Eat'em And Smile

    71. Thin Lizzy - Thunder And Lightning
    72. Blue Öyster Cult - Some Enchanted Evening
    73. Judas Priest - Stained Class
    74. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
    75. Deep Purple - Made In Japan
    76. Van Halen - Van Halen II
    77. Magnum - On A Storyteller's Night
    78. Michael Bolton - Everybody's Crazy
    79. Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
    80. ZZ Top - Eliminator

    81. Whitesnake - Ready An' Willing
    82. Iron Maiden - Live After Death
    83. Boston - Boston
    84. Starz - Violation
    85. Rush - Rush
    86. Anthrax - Spreading The Disease
    87. Foghat - Foghat Live
    88. Queensrÿche - Rage For Order
    89. David Lee Roth - Skyscraper
    90. Mother's Finest - Iron Age

    91. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
    92. Blue Öyster Cult - On Your Feet Or On Your Knees
    93. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Smash Hits
    94. Starz - Starz
    95.Saxon - Wheels Of Steel
    96. AC/DC - If You Want Blood - You Got It
    97. Uriah Heep - Look At Yourself
    98. Queen - A Night At The Opera
    99. Iron Maiden - Killers
    100. Vinnie Vincent Invasion - Vinnie Vincent Invasion
     
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    This is Kerrang's 'Top 50 Heaviest Albums Ever list. Assuming The Beatles are included as a joke, it still does not account for the absence of Budgie and the presence of The Prodigy. Slayer are officially heavier than Black Sabbath and Judus Priest!

    01 Slayer - Reign In Blood
    02 Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
    03 Converge - Jane Doe
    04 Slipknot - Iowa
    05 At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
    06 Mastodon - Leviathan
    07 Black Flag - Damaged
    08 Refused - The Shape Of Punk To Come
    09 Napalm Death - Scum
    10 The Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity

    11 Everytime i Die - Hot Damn
    12 Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
    13 Rammstein - Sehnsucht
    14 Metallica - Master Of Puppets
    15 Botch - We Are The Romans
    16 Sunn 0))) - Black One
    17 Sleep - Dopesmoker
    18 Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
    19 Strapping Young Lad - City
    20 Discharge - Hear nothing see nothing say nothing

    21 Bring Me The Horizon - Suicide Season
    22 Brutal Truth - Sounds Of The Animal Kingdom
    23 Atari Teenage Riot - 60 Second Wipe Out
    24 Satyricon - Volcano
    25 Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
    26 Death - Scream Bloody Gore
    27 Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
    28 Carcass - Reek Of Putrefaction
    29 Korn - Korn
    30 NIN - The Downwards Spiral

    31 Sarcofago - INRI
    32 Bathory - Bathory
    33 American Nightmare - Background Music
    34 Megadeth - Rust In Peace
    35 Morbid Anfel - Altars Of Madness
    36 Mogwai - My Father My King
    37 Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
    38 Sepultura - Chaos AD
    39 Nirvana - Bleach
    40 Lamb Of God - Ashes Of The Wake

    41 Obituary - Slowly We Rot
    42 The Prodigy - Fat Of The Land
    43 Deftones - Around The Fur
    44 Alice in Chains - Dirt
    45 Machine Head - Burn My Eyes
    46 Judas Priest - British Steel
    47. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
    48. Cathedral - Forest Of Equilibrium
    49. The Beatles - White Album
    50. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
     
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    The Kerrang! 50 Most Influential Albums Of All Time
    (Published May 2003)

    This made me laugh, Back in Black is ahead of every Led Zeppelin album, which it copies. Faith No More are great, but more influential than Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles? No! I assume Green Day are the joker in the pack.

    1. Faith No More - Angel Dust
    2. Nirvana - Nevermind
    3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    4. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
    5. Green Day - Dookie
    6. Tool - Aenima
    7. Fugazi - Repeater
    8. Alice In Chains - Dirt
    9. Slayer - Reign In Blood
    10. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks

    11. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
    12. AC/DC - Back In Black
    13. Refused - The Shape Of Punk To Come
    14. Operation Ivy - Energy
    15. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
    16. Hole - Live Through This
    17. Deftones - Around The Fur
    18. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
    19. Guns n' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
    20. Korn - Korn

    21. Weezer - Weezer
    22. Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Valley
    23. Jimmy Eat World - Clarity
    24. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
    25. Sublime - Sublime
    26. Black Flag - Damaged
    27. Pearl Jam - Ten
    28. Descendents - Milo Goes To College
    29. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magick
    30. The Clash - London Calling

    31. Venom - Welcome To Hell
    32. Cypress Hill - Black Sunday
    33. Foo Fighters - The Colour And The Shape
    34. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    35. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
    36. Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power
    37. At The Drive-In - Relationship Of Command
    38. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
    39. Far - Water And Solutions
    40. Ramones - Ramones

    41. Sepultura - Roots
    42. Bad Brains - Rock For Light
    43. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
    44. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
    45. Helmet - Meantime
    46. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
    47. Ministry - The Land Of Rape And Honey
    48. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    49. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
    50. Quicksand - Manic Compression
     
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    Kerrang! The 100 Best British Rock Albums Ever!

    As Voted for by their readers in February 2005

    Am I the only person who has never heard of 'A’ – ‘A’ Vs Monkey Kong – 1999 (at number 89)?


    1. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath - 1970
    2. Iron Maiden – Number Of The Beast – 1982
    3. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks… - 1977
    4. Led Zeppelin – IV – 1971
    5. Black Sabbath – Paranoid – 1970
    6. Muse – Absolution – 2003
    7. The Clash – London Calling – 1979
    8. Queen – Sheer Heart Attack – 1974
    9. Iron Maiden – 1980
    10. Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible – 1994

    11. Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti – 1975
    12. Judas Priest – British Steel – 1980
    13. Def Leppard – Hysteria – 1987
    14. Black Sabbath – Vol IV – 1972
    15. The Darkness – Permission To Land – 2003
    16. Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard Of Oz – 1980
    17. The Wildhearts – Earth Vs The Wildhearts – 1993
    18. Lostprophets – Start Something – 2004
    19. Queen – A Night At The Opera – 1975
    20. Muse – Origin Of Symmetry – 2001

    21. Ash – Free All Angels – 2001
    22. Motorhead – Ace Of Spades – 1980
    23. Stereophonics – Performance And Cocktails – 1999
    24. Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go – 1996
    25. Feeder – Echo Park – 2001
    26. Led Zeppelin – II – 1969
    27. Cradle Of Filth – Cruelty And The Beast – 1998
    28. Iron Maden – Brave New World – 2000
    29. The Clash – The Clash – 1977
    30. Funeral For A Friend – Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation – 2003

    31. Therapy? – Troublegum – 1994
    32. Feeder – Comfort In Sound – 2003
    33. Ozzy Osbourne – Diary Of A Madman – 1981
    34. Deep Purple – Machine Head – 1972
    35. The Dammed – Machine Gun Etiquette – 1979
    36. Def Leppard – Pyromania – 1983
    37. Hundred Reasons – Ideas Above Our Station - 2002
    38. Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon – 1973
    39. The Prodigy – Fat Of The Land – 1997
    40. Muse – Showbiz – 1999

    41. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin – 1969
    42. Manic Street Preachers – Generation Terrorists – 1992
    43. Ash – 1977 – 1996
    44. Iron Maiden –Killers – 1981
    45. Pitchshifter – Www.Pitchifter.Com – 1998
    46. Judas Priest – Screaming For Vengeance – 1982
    47. Idlewild – Hope Is Important – 1998
    48. Biffy Clyro – Infinity Land – 2004
    49. Reef – Glow – 1997
    50. Napalm Death – Scum – 1987

    51. Lost Prophets – The Fake Sound Of Progress – 2001
    52. Saxon – Wheels Of Steel – 1980
    53. The Cult – Electric – 1987
    54. Skunk Anansie – Paranoid And Sunburnt – 1995
    55. Bush – Sixteen Stone – 1994
    56. Deep Purple – Deep Purple In Rock – 1970
    57. ‘A’ – Hi Fi Serious – 2002
    58. Hell Is For Heroes – The Neon Handshake – 2003
    59. Whitesnake – 1987 – 1987
    60. Terrorvision – How To Make Friend And Influence People – 1994

    61. Free – Fire And Water – 1970
    62. Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy – 1973
    63. Black Sabbath – Master Of Reality – 1971
    64. Judas Priest – Stained Class – 1978
    65. Idlewild – 100 Broken Windows – 2000
    66. Skunk Anansie – Stoosh – 1996
    67. Killing Joke – Killing Joke - 1980
    68. Venom – Black Metal – 1982
    69. Iron Monkey – Iron Monkey – 1997
    70. The Wildhearts – P.H.U.Q. – 1995

    71. Motorhead – Overkill – 1979
    72. Queen – Queen II – 1974
    73. Feeder – Yesterday Went Too Soon – 1999
    74. Rainbow – Rising – 1976
    75. Sisters Of Mercy – Floodland – 1987
    76. Therapy? – Nurse – 1992
    77. Biffy Clyro – Blackened Sky – 2002
    78. Godflesh – Streetcleaner – 1990
    79. Earthone9 – Arc’tan’gent – 2000
    80. Bush – Razorblade Suitcase – 1997

    81. Stereophonics – Word Gets Around – 1997
    82. 3 Colours Red – Pure – 1997
    83. Cathedral – The Ethereal Mirror – 1993
    84. Thunder – Backstreet Symphony – 1990
    85. Raging Speedhorn – Raging Speedhorn – 2000
    86. Paradise Lost – Draconian Times – 1995
    87. Feeder – Polythene – 1997
    88. Stiff Little Fingers – Inflammable Material – 1979
    89. ‘A’ – ‘A’ Vs Monkey Kong – 1999
    90. Discharge – Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing – 1982

    91. The Ruts – The Crack – 1979
    92. Fudge Tunnel – Hate Songs In E Minor – 1991
    93. Baby Chaos – Love Your Self Abuse – 1996
    94. Carcass – Symphonies Of Sickness – 1989
    95. Gang Of Four – Entertainment – 1979
    96. Orange Goblin – Time Travelling Blues – 1998
    97. The Exploited – Troops Of Tomorrow – 1982
    98. Cradle Of Filth – Dusk And Her Embrace – 1996
    99. Anathema – A Fine Day To Exit – 2001
    100. Therapy? – Infernal Love – 1995
     
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    Michael Bolton is heavy metal?? (#78) OK, then I'm nominating the first 'David Cassidy and the Partridge family' album too :uh:
     
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    Everybody's Crazy is a surprisingly good hard rock album and is not at all like his later white soul material. It probably made him less money, which is why he has not recorded an album in this style since. Whether or not it is heavy metal, I don't know, but it became a cult album. Bruce Kulick plays all lead guitar, apart from on one track, and Larry Fast is on synthesizers, too!
     
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    Some good surprises, Uriah Heep - Look At Yourself, Def Leppard second(!) album, few UFO's and Whitesnake...
    I only scanned through, I should study these later.
     
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    lol Slayer Reign in Blood is so over rated its not funny, it is far from the heaviest album. I mean its a good album but I think Death, Carcass, Rust in Peace, Master of Puppets are probably far heavier in general.
     
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    As already mentioned Kerrang! just seems not to know what Metal is. So that means these lists are jokes. I do wonder where, in the top 100 Metal albums list, are the Scandinavian metal bands? Also, in the 50 Most Influential Albums Of All Time list, how did Cypress Hill make it?
     
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    95% of that list is not heavy metal.
     

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