Essential rock and metal of the 80’s


1980

AC/DC – Back in Black
Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell
Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
Judas Priest – British Steel
Kiss – Unmasked
Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Ozz
Scorpions – Animal Magnetism

1981

AC/DC – For Those About to Rock
Black Sabbath – The Mob Rules
Blue Öyster Cult – Fire of Unknown Origin
Alice Cooper – Special Forces
Iron Maiden – Killers
Judas Priest – Point of Entry
KISS – Music from “The Elder”
Mötley Crüe – Too Fast For Love
Ozzy Osbourne – Diary Of A Madman

1982

Alice Cooper – Zipper Catches Skin
Anvil – Metal On Metal
Black Sabbath – Live Evil
Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
Jethro Tull – The Broadsword and the Beast
Judas Priest – Screaming For Vengeance
KISS – Creatures of the Night
Mötley Crüe – Shout At The Devil
Ozzy Osbourne– Speak of the Devil
Quiet Riot – Metal Health
Rush – Signals
Scorpions – Blackout
Uriah Heep – Abominog

1983

AC/DC – Flick of the Switch
Armored Saint – Lesson Well Learned EP
Black Sabbath – Born Again
Def Leppard – Pyromania
Dio – Holy Diver
Fastway – Fastway
Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind
KISS – Lick it Up
Krokus – Headhunter
Mercyful Fate – Melissa
Mötley Crüe – Shout At The Devil
Ozzy Osbourne – Bark at the Moon
Queensrÿche – Queensrÿche
Saxon – Power & The Glory
Triumph – Never Surrender
ZZ Top – Eliminator

1984

Accept – Balls to the Wall
Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers
Dio – The Last In Line
Fates Warning – Night on Brocken
Great White – Great White
Grim Reaper – See You In Hell
Hanoi Rocks – Two Steps From The Move
Helstar – Burning Star
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– Icon
Iron Maiden – Powerslave
Judas Priest – Defenders of the Faith
Kick Axe – Vices
KISS – Animalize
Mercyful Fate – Don’t Break the Oath
Metal Church – Metal Church
Metallica – Ride The Lightning
Queensryche– The Warning
Ratt – Out of the Cellar
Rush – Grace Under Pressure
Saxon – Crusader
Scorpions – Love at First Sting
Spinal Tap – This Is Spinal Tap
Twisted Sister – Stay Hungry
Van Halen – 1984
W.A.S.P. – W.A.S.P.
Whitesnake – Slide It In
White Wolf – Standing Alone

1985

AC/DC – Fly on the Wall
Anthrax – Spreading the Disease
Armored Saint – Delirious Nomad
Dio – Sacred Heart
Fates Warning – The Spectre Within
Grim Reaper – Fear No Evil
Loudness – Thunder in the East
Ratt – Invasion of Your Privacy
Warrior – Fighting for the Earth

1986

AC/DC – Who Made Who
Anthrax – Among the Living
Black Sabbath – Seventh Star
Fates Warning – Awaken the Guardian
Iron Maiden – Somewhere in Time
Judas Priest – Turbo
Metallica – Master of Puppets
Metal Church – The Dark
Megadeth – Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?
Ozzy Osbourne – The Ultimate Sin
Queensrÿche – Rage for Order

1987

Dio – Dream Evil
Frehley’s Comet – Frehley’s Comet
Helloween – Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
Jethro Tull – Crest of a Knave
King Diamond – Abigail
Manowar – Fighting the World
Metallica – Garage Days Re-Revisited
Rush – Hold Your Fire
Savatage – Hall of the Mountain King

1988

Danzig – Danzig
Fates Warning – No Exit
Iron Maiden – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Metallica – …And Justice for All
Queensrÿche – Operation: Mindcrime

1989

Fates Warning – Perfect Symmetry
Metal Church – Blessing in Disguise

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