Originally Posted by El Gordo
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
Quality over quantity.
Not sure if you like these or not,but Ratt's "Out Of The Cellar",Bon Jovi's debut,Van Halen's "1984",Savatage's "The Dungeons Are Calling",Europe's "Wings Of Tomorrow",and Dokken's "Tooth & Nail" where also great albums of that year.