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ADD
05-02-2008, 05:50 PM
I was thinking about this recently, and I'm not sure if the discussion has come up here yet, but what year do you think saw the best metal releases and was kind of a pinnacle or high point for metal in general? For me I think it's 1983; you had just a shit ton of killer albums released all across the metal spectrum, and it was a time at the cusp of the beginning of the thrash explosion and of metal's rising popularity. A time of the perfect balance between recognition and creativity that hasn't been rivaled since. These are all the badass albums I could think of which came out that year:


Iron Maiden- Piece Of Mind
Dio- Holy Diver
Krokus- Headhunter
Metallica- Kill 'Em All
Slayer- Show No Mercy
Y&T- Mean Streak
Accept- Balls To The Wall
Exciter- Heavy Metal Maniac
Mercyful Fate- Melissa
Raven- All For One
Tokyo Blade- Tokyo Blade
Satan- Court In The Act
Venom- At War With Satan
Saxon- The Power and the Glory
Manilla Road- Crystal Logic
Witchfinder General- Friends of Hell
Anvil- Forged In Fire
Thin Lizzy- Thunder and Lightning

Can you guys think of a better year for metal?

SirLardsAlot
05-02-2008, 05:58 PM
1374

ADD
05-02-2008, 06:12 PM
1374
:dorky:

And I just remembered two more that came out in '83, Tank's "This Means War" and Savatage's "Sirens" :cool:

DethMaiden
05-02-2008, 06:40 PM
1986 or 1988.

ADD
05-02-2008, 06:42 PM
1986 or 1988.
'86 maybe, but I have a hard time coming up with such a lineup of ripper albums for '88.

ChildrenofSodom
05-02-2008, 07:44 PM
1969lol

MetalDrummer888
05-02-2008, 09:58 PM
2004

Amon Amarth - Fate of Norns
Behemoth - Demigod
Children of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Samurai
Dio - Killing the Dragon
Edguy - Hellfire Club
Fintroll - Nattfödd
Nightwish - Once
Saxon - Lionheart
Wintersun - Wintersun


a great year for modern metal :allan:

SomewhereInTime72
05-03-2008, 12:09 AM
I strongly argue '86. I think the reasons should be relatively obvious for any metal fan.

Also, I think '88 is a strong contender for the title, but unfortunately cant come close to '86.

HECHO EN MEXICO
05-03-2008, 12:54 AM
1970!


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sneakbobcat
05-03-2008, 05:20 AM
1999
Because of all the new styles of metal that were developing

hot_turkey_ed
05-03-2008, 10:06 AM
I don't know if 1983 is THE best year for metal but it's top three in my book.

:2cents:

Maiden33
05-04-2008, 06:55 AM
Honestly, 2005 for me. Many bands I really like released my favorite album of theirs that year (Kamelot, Nocturnal Rites, Dungeon). I own more albums from 2005 than any other year, and find very few releases that year from bands I like that I don't seriously enjoy. Albums that would've made my top 5 for the past to years would struggle to make my top 15 or 20 in that year's list.

Fe Maiden
05-04-2008, 10:24 AM
I was thinking about this recently, and I'm not sure if the discussion has come up here yet, but what year do you think saw the best metal releases and was kind of a pinnacle or high point for metal in general? For me I think it's 1983;

Iron Maiden- Piece Of Mind
Nothing else necessary to make '83 great!!! I think, however that tons of great metal came out throughout the 80's and is therefore the greatest decade in metal. Too difficult to narrow it down to one year. Lot's of great music in other genres then as well (RUSH, Scorpions, etc....). It may indeed be the best decade for music period!

JRA
05-04-2008, 10:42 AM
Didn't Crue's Shout At The Devil come out in 83?

DreamEvil001
05-04-2008, 11:08 AM
2004

Amon Amarth - Fate of Norns
Behemoth - Demigod
Children of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Samurai
Dio - Killing the Dragon
Edguy - Hellfire Club
Fintroll - Nattfödd
Nightwish - Once
Saxon - Lionheart
Wintersun - Wintersun


a great year for modern metal :allan:


2004 was a pretty dope year for metal and music in general

some others that came out:

Anthrax - The Greater of Two Evils
Borknagar - Epic
Children of Bodom - Trashed, Lost, and Strung Out Ep
Dream Evil - The Book of Heavy Metal
Edguy - King Of Fools Ep
Exodus - Tempo of the Damned
The Expendables - Gettin' Filthy
G. Love and Special Sauce - The Hustle
The Haunted - Revolver
Iced Earth - The Glorious Burden
Jedi Mind Tricks - Legacy of Blood
Los Lonely Boys - Self Titled
Mastodon - Leviathan
Matisyahu - Shake Off The Dust... Arise
Motorhead - Inferno
Orphaned Land - Mabool
Pepper - In With the Old
The Roots - The Tipping Point
Soulfly - Prophecy
3 Inches of Blood - Advance and Vanquish

zgodt
05-18-2008, 05:48 PM
2004

Amon Amarth - Fate of Norns
Behemoth - Demigod
Children of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Samurai
Dio - Killing the Dragon
Edguy - Hellfire Club
Fintroll - Nattfödd
Nightwish - Once
Saxon - Lionheart
Wintersun - Wintersun


a great year for modern metal :allan:
Dio and Saxon are modern metal?

HECHO EN MEXICO
05-18-2008, 07:44 PM
1970