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1987- Best Heavy Metal Album


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Here's the 1987 poll. It's taken my long enough to put this together.

I can't even vote on this one yet. Like the other yearly polls I tried to throw in some more commercial Metal releases so everyone around here has someone they can vote for. Enjoy.

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Dude, are you TRYING to drive me crazy? You mean I gotta choose only ONE from each category?

 

GAAAAACK can't do it right now... brain exploding....

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Ooooo-kay, after much of this :doh: I think I am finally able to pick my faves:

 

From the US bands, gotta go with Guns N Roses. (Even though I personally didn't discover them till early 88 when the album started to blow up) This one is one of those benchmark/milestone releases that only comes along once a decade or so, and it still sounds great today.

 

Second place for the US bands would go to Metallica's $5.98 EP. Yes, Metallica's release was a mere EP of five songs but y'know what? They're five GREAT songs, and that EP still ranks as one of my favorite Metallica works. You can tell the band had a lot of fun making that record, which is something you don't hear a lot of in their music after this EP. Besides, the covers of "Last Caress/Green Hell" introduced me to the Misfits too! :banger:

 

Dio's DREAM EVIL would take third place for the US bands. Why? Because Dio rules, because he wouldn't sound this awesome again until MAGICA came along in 2000, and because he used my favorite Playboy Playmate turned porn star, Teri Weigel, in the video for "All The Fools Sailed Away" :)

 

On the Overseas Bands side, the crown goes to Helloween's KEEPER OF THE SEVEN KEYS PART I, no contest. Not only is it the best Helloween album of the Michael Kiske era, it's one of their best albums overall (I might like 98's BETTER THAN RAW just a smidge more but that's a whole nother poll), not to mention one of the greatest albums ever recorded in the entire power metal genre, PERIOD. It shifted my musical tastes away from simply all-thrash, all-the-time back in '87 and I still love it today. (side note, the recent reissue of this album on Sanctuary with mucho bonus tracks is a sweet one...)

 

Second place in Overseas bands would be Raven's LIFE'S A BITCH. This album was a massive comeback from their previous disc, the commercial-leaning THE PACK IS BACK (which is sorta their version of Judas Priest's TURBO, if you catch my drift) and one of their heaviest, nastiest albums overall. Besides, I'm Raven Lunatic Numero Uno around here so I gotta keep givin' my boys props. :)

 

Third place in the Overseas division is ELECTRIC by the Cult. Anyone who's heard it can tell you why... it RULES. This little slice of hard rock heaven still gets regular spins around my house even though it is twenty years old (gulp) now. Besides, has there ever been a cooler song title than "Love Removal Machine?"

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Where's Victory at???? Come on Wesley! :)

 

 

JL

 

 

I'm assuming that Victory is somewhere in Germany, that is if they still live there.

Seriously though I don't really consider Victory Metal and that's why their not there.

 

Here's the 1987 poll. It's taken my long enough to put this together.

I can't even vote on this one yet. Like the other yearly polls I tried to throw in some more commercial Metal releases so everyone around here has someone they can vote for. Enjoy.

 

 

Okay my choices after much deliberation are Guns n Roses "Appetite for Dustruction", even though it pains me so much to not choose Testament's "The Legacy"(one of the greatest thrash metal albums of all time imo) Dokken's "Back for the Attack"(their best album imo), and Dio's "Dream Evil".

 

On the 2nd part it was easy for me with Helloween's "Keeper of the Seven Keys part 1", like Keith said it's one of the greatest Metal albums of all time.

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On the 2nd part it was easy for me with Helloween's "Keeper of the Seven Keys part 1", like Keith said it's one of the greatest Metal albums of all time.

 

Hell yes... KEEPER PART I is basically Power Metal 101. I bet those wankers in DragonForce have collectively worn out about two dozen copies over the years. :)

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On the 2nd part it was easy for me with Helloween's "Keeper of the Seven Keys part 1", like Keith said it's one of the greatest Metal albums of all time.

 

Hell yes... KEEPER PART I is basically Power Metal 101. I bet those wankers in DragonForce have collectively worn out about two dozen copies over the years. :)

 

 

I almost bought that new Dragonforce for $9.99 at Target today but put it back at the last minute.

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I almost bought that new Dragonforce for $9.99 at Target today but put it back at the last minute.

 

Good call. :P Sorry to any D.F. fans out there but to me, their CDs sound like an old Helloween album being played at 78 speed!!! :lol: I'm glad that they're bringing some much needed attention to the power metal genre but I really wish it had been some other band getting all the hype...

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I almost bought that new Dragonforce for $9.99 at Target today but put it back at the last minute.

 

Good call. :P Sorry to any D.F. fans out there but to me, their CDs sound like an old Helloween album being played at 78 speed!!! :lol: I'm glad that they're bringing some much needed attention to the power metal genre but I really wish it had been some other band getting all the hype...

 

 

I'm sure I would of liked it because I have one of their songs from a comp from Classic Rock Magazine and I liked that song. I bought the new Trivium today and I figured that's enough newer bands for me in one day.

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Where's Victory at???? Come on Wesley! :)

 

 

JL

 

 

I'm assuming that Victory is somewhere in Germany, that is if they still live there.

Seriously though I don't really consider Victory Metal and that's why their not there.

 

 

No offense Wes...but you've lost your mind if you don't consider them "metal". At least melodic metal.

 

 

JL

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Well....... Of the options listed I went with Dokken and TNT!!! But i have to agree with Jarred.... Where the Hell is Victory?? :doh: You gotta consider them for this as well I think!! Culture,Hungry hearts,temples of Gold...... the list goes on and on!! Later Rich :banger:

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Where's Victory at???? Come on Wesley! :)

 

 

JL

 

 

I'm assuming that Victory is somewhere in Germany, that is if they still live there.

Seriously though I don't really consider Victory Metal and that's why their not there.

 

 

No offense Wes...but you've lost your mind if you don't consider them "metal". At least melodic metal.

 

 

JL

 

 

Okay their Metal, and no I haven't lost my mind.

When I put these polls together I have like 50 to 60 options and try my best to cut in down to 40 with 20 from the Us and 20 from other Countries and there is many that don't get included that maybe should.

This poll in particular took me about 2 weeks to finally finish. I wanted to include Lion "Dangerous Attraction" but had to leave it off.

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I almost bought that new Dragonforce for $9.99 at Target today but put it back at the last minute.

 

Good call. :P Sorry to any D.F. fans out there but to me, their CDs sound like an old Helloween album being played at 78 speed!!! :lol: I'm glad that they're bringing some much needed attention to the power metal genre but I really wish it had been some other band getting all the hype...

 

I really like the Dragonforce CD, very fast & powerful but with such a great ear for melody. I think theyre from the UK too...

 

Re:this poll, I picked:

 

TESTAMENT - The Legacy

TNT - Tell No Tales

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  • 2 weeks later...

Dio 'Dream Evil'

Pretty Maids 'Future World'

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Dio 'Dream Evil'

Pretty Maids 'Future World'

 

I' d go for Dokken as well... With Savatage's Hall of the Mountain King as a runner up...

 

I remember me buying that album just before I went on my honeymoon in '87.

I taped it on a cassette and took it along to Switzerland . Me listening to that album over and over again drove my wife crazy !

Muhahahahahaha... :banger:

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