Rolling Stone ranks their top metal albums of all time



Rolling Stone magazine recently tackled the task of compiling their top 100 greatest heavy metal albums of all time. The results were posted in a list published last week.

Not surprisingly, the top of the list was heavy with Black Sabbath, along with selections from iconic bands such as Metallica, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Slayer. Here’s a look at the top 20:

1. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
2. Metallica – Master of Puppets
3. Judas Priest – British Steel
4. Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
5. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
6. Slayer – Reign In Blood
7. Motorhead – No Remorse
8. Megadeth – Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying?
9. Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Ozz
10. Pantera – Vulgar Display of Power
11. Metallica – Ride the Lightning
12. Judas Priest – Screaming for Vengeance
13. Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
14. Black Sabbath – Vol. 4
15. Ozzy Osbourne – Diary of a Madman
16. Dio – Holy Diver
17. Mercyful Fate – Melissa
18. Tool – Ænima
19. Megadeth – Rust In Peace
20. Anthrax – Among the Living

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Click here to see the full results.

So what do you think? Something on there that shouldn’t be? Or do you think there’s an album that should be much higher? Let us know in the comments below.

Photo: By Warner Bros. Records (Billboard, page 7, 18 July 1970) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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