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Old 06-01-2012, 09:36 PM
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Some of my personal all-time favorites and general recommendations, without going TOO much into specifically "my" kind of music that is probably not at all what you're looking for. Just trying to keep this in the vein of traditional/classic metal and hard rock with a few of my "all time favorites" from the Prog/Power subgenres.

Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind, Powerslave, Somewhere in Time, and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. Really, you should be familiar with all 5 of these records if you're a metal fan.

Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Dio - Holy Diver
Rainbow - Rising
Thin Lizzy - Black Rose
Saxon - The Power and the Glory
Queensryche - Operation : Mindcrime, The Warning
Fates Warning - Parallels
Savatage - Streets, Edge of Thorns, Hall of the Mountain King
Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
Blind Guardian - Imaginations From the Other Side
Helloween - Keeper of the 7 Keys
Bruce Dickinson - Accident of Birth
Whitesnake - Whitesnake
Dream Theater - Images and Words
Evergrey - In Search of Truth
WASP - The Crimson Idol
Riot - Thundersteel, The Privilege of Power
Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite
Kansas - Masque
King's X - Dogman
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