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TOP HEAVY METAL ALBUMS FROM “THE (EARLY) GOLDEN AGE OF HEAVY METAL”  1981 – 1991 

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There are some titles add from the Golden Age of Extreme Metal 1981-1992 This list is not my list and was originally posted here, but the formatting is so poor and the years on the records were incorrectly labeled 1981-1985. This is why I reposted it here.

Abattoir “Vicious Attack” 

Accept “Restless & Wild” 

Acid “Acid” 

Acid “Manic” 

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Agent Steel “Skeptics Apocalypse” 

Agent Steel “Mad Locust Rising” 

Anacrusis “Screams And Whispers” 

Angel Dust “Into The Dark Past” 

Angel Witch “Angel Witch” 

Angel Witch “Dr. Phibes” 

Annhilator “Alice In Hell” 

Anthrax “Fistful Of Metal” 

Anthrax “Armed And Dangerous” 

Anthrax “Spreading The Disease”

Anvil “Metal On Metal”

Anvil “Forged In Fire” 

Anvil “Live In Concert” 

Anvil “Worth The Weight” 

Anvil Chorus “Thought Criminals” 1983 Cassette Album

Armored Saint “March of the Saint” 

Artillery “Fear Of Tomorrow” 

Artillery “Terror Squad” 

Artillery “By Inheritance” 

Athiest “Piece Of Time” 

Athiest “Unquestionable Presence” 

Attacker “Battle At Helm’s Deep”

Attacker “The Second Coming”

Bathory “Bathory” 

BATHORY BLACK METAL BAND QUORTHON

Bathory “The Return….

Bitch “Be My Slave”

Bitch “The Bitch Is Back” 

Black Death “Black Death”

Black Flag “Damaged”

Black Flag “My War”

Black Flag “Slip It In”

Black Flag “Live ’84”

Black Flag “Loose Nut”

Black Flag “In My Head”

Black Sabbath “Mob Rules” 

Blessed Death “Kill or Be Killed”

Blind Illusion Band Vinyl LP With Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde of Primus
Blind Illusion Band Vinyl LP With Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde of Primus

Blind Illusion “The Sane Asylum” 

Bloodlust “Guilty As Sin” 

Cacophony “Speed Metal Symphony” 

Cage “Astronomy”

Candlemass “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” 

Candlemass “Nightfall” 

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Celtic Frost “Morbid Tales” 

Celtic Frost “Emperor’s Return” 

Celtic Frost “The Mega Therion

Celtic Frost “Into The Pandemonium” 

Chastain “Mystery of Illusion” 

Chastain “Ruler Of The Wasteland” 

Chastain “The Seventh Of Never” 

Chastain “The Voice of Cult” 

Chastain “For Those Who Dare”

Cirith Ungol “Frost And Fire” 

Cirith Ungol “King of The Dead” 

Crimson Glory “Crimson Glory” 

Coven “Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Destroys Souls”

Coven13 “Worship New Gods” 

Crytptic Slaughter “Convicted”

Culprit “Guilty As Charged” 

Cynic “Focus” 

Dark Age “Dark Age”

Dark Angel “Darkness Descends” 

Dark Angel “Leave Scars” 

Dark Angel “Time Does Not Heal” 

Darkness “Death Squad” 

Darkness “Defenders of Justice” 

Deaf Dealer “Keeper of The Flame” 

Deaf Dealer “Journey Into Fear” 

Death “Scream Bloody Gore” 

Death “Leprosy” 

Death “Spiritual Healing”

Death “Human” 

Death “Individual Thought Patterns” 

Death “Symbolic” 

Death Angel “The Ultra-Violence” 

Death Angel “Frolic Through The Park” 

Death Angel “Act III” 

Death Strike “Fuckin’ Death” 

Ded Engine “Ded Engine” 

Ded Engine “Hot Shot”

Ded Engine “Hold A Grudge” 

Deep Switch “Nine Inches of God” 

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Destruction “Infernal Overkill” 

Destructor “Maximum Destruction” 

 Détente “Recognize No Authority” 

Diamond Head “Lighting To The Nations” 

Diamond Head “Behold The Beginning” 

Discharge “Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing” 

Dream Death “Journey Into Fear” 

Doctor Butcher “Doctor Butcher” 

Exciter “Heavy Metal Maniac”

Exciter “Violence And Force”

Exciter “Double Play Classic” CD Megaforce/ Caroline 

Exhorder “Slaughter In The Vatican” 

Exodus “A Lesson In Violence”

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Exodus “Bonded By Blood” 

Exodus “Pleasures of The Flesh” 

Exodus “A Lesson In Violence” Ultimate Revenge Soundtrack plus March 1986 Demo With Paul Baloff

Exodus “Another Lesson In Violence”

Exodus “Bonded By Baloff” A.L.I.V Remastered

Exorcist “Nighmare Theatre” 

Exumer “Possessed By Fire” 

Exumer “Rising By The Sea” 

Fates Warning “Night on Bröcken”

Fear of God “Beyond The Veil”

Marty Friedman “Dragon’s Kiss” 

Forbidden “Forbidden Evil” 

Forbidden “Twisted Into Form” 

Grave Digger “Heavy Metal Breakdown”

Grave Digger “Witch Killer” 

The Great Kat “Worship Me Or Die” 

The Great Kat “Beethoven On Speed”

Griffin “Flight Of The Griffin” 

Hawaii “One Nation Underground” 

H-Bomb “Coup De Metal” 

H-Bomb “Attack” 

Hades “Resisting Success” 

Halloween “Don’t Metal With Evil” 

Halloween “No One Gets Out!” 

Halloween “No One Gets Out!” Molten Metal Records Version / “Vicious”

Hallows Eve “Tales Of Terror

Heathen “Breaking The Silence” 

Heathen “Victims of Deception”

Hellhammer “Apocalyptic Raids” 

Hellion “The Black Book”

Hirax “Raging Violence” 

Hirax “Not Dead Yet” CD

Holocaust “The Nightcomers” 

Holy Moses “The New Machine of Liechtenstein”

Ice Age “Breaking The Ice” 

Imagika “Imagika” 

Imagika “Worship” 

Imagika “And So It Burns” 

Infernäl Mäjesty “None Shall Defy” 

Infernäl Mäjesty “Unholier Than Thou”

Infernäl Mäjesty “One Who Points To Death” 

Insanity “Death After Death” 

Iron Maiden “Iron Maiden” 

Iron Maiden “Killers” 

Iron Maiden “The Number of the Beast” 

Jag Panzer “Ample Destruction” 

Jaguar “Power Games” 

Judas Priest “Hell Bent For Leather” 

Judas Priest “Unleashed In The East”

Judas Priest “British Steel” 

Judas Priest “Painkiller” 

King Diamond “Fatal Portrait” 

King Diamond “Abigail” 

King Diamond “Them”

Kreator “Endless Pain

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Kreator “Pleasure To Kill” 

Liege Lord “Burn To My Touch” 

Liege Lord “Master Control”

Malediction “Condamnés”

Manowar “Battle Hymns” 

Manowar “Into Glory Ride” 

Manowar “Hail To England” 

Manowar “Sign Of The Hammer” 

Manowar “Kings Of Metal” 

Manowar “The Trimph of Steel” 

Manowar “Louder Than Hell” 

Manowar “Fighting The World” 

Manowar “Kings of Metal”

Massacre “From Beyond” 

Master “Master” 

Macbre “Gloom” 

Medieval “Cassette Album” 

Medieval “All Knobs To The Right” 

Medieval “Reign Of Terror” 

Medieval “Medieval Kills” 

Megadeth “Rust In Peace” 

Mercyful Fate “Mercyful Fate” 

Mercyful Fate “Melissa” 

Mercyful Fate “Don’t Break The Oath” 

Mercyful Fate “Live From The Depths of Hell” 

Mercyful Fate “Curse Of The Pharaohs” 

Mercyful Fate “The Beginning”  

Mercyful Fate “Return Of The Vampire” 

Mercyful Fate “In The Shadows”

Messiah Force “The Last Day” 

Metal Church “Metal Church” 

Metallica “No Life “Til Leather” 

Metallica “Kill ’em All” 

Metallica “Ride The Lighting” 

Metallica “Master of Puppets” 

Morbid Angel “Abominations Of Desolation” 

Morbid Angel “Altars of Madness” 

Morbid Angel “Blessed Are The Sick” 

Morbid Angel “Covenant” 

Morbid Angel “Domination” 

Morbid Angel “Entangled In Chaos” 

Mötley Crüe “Too Fast For Love” 

Mötley Crüe “Shout At The Devil”

Motörhead “Ace of Spades” 

Motörhead “No Sleep “Til Hammersmith” 

Motörhead “Iron Fist” 

Motorhead “Another Perfect Day” 

Motörhead “No Remorse”

Motörhead “Orgsamatron” 

Naplam Death “Harmony Corruption”

Naplam Death ” Utopia Banished”

Nasty Savage “Nasty Savage” 

Nasty Savage “Indulgence” 

Nightmare “Astral Deliverance” 

Nuclear Assault “Something Wicked” 

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Obituary “Slowly We Rot” 

Obituary “Cause Of Death” 

Oblivion “Nemesis” 

Onslaught “The Force” 

Original Sin “Sin You Find You Out” 

Overkill “Feel The Fire” 

Ozzy Osbourne “Blizzard Of Ozz” 

Ozzy Osbourne “Diary of A Madman” 

Ozzy Osbourne “Tribute” 

Pagan Altar “Pagan Altar” 

Pagan Altar “Volume 1” 

Pagan Altar “Judgement of The Dead” 

Pantera “Power Metal” 

Pantera “Cowboys From Hell” 

Pantera “Vulgar Display of Power”

Pantera “Far Beyond Driven”

Pentagram “Pentagram” 

Pentagram “Day Of Reckoning”

Pentagram “Relentless” 

Pestilence “Mallevs Maleficarum”

Piledriver “Metal Inquisition”

Piledriver “Stay Ugly” 

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Possessed “Seven Churches” 

Raven “All For One”

Raven “Live At The Inferno””

Razor “Exectuioner’s Song” 

Razor “Evil Invaders” 

Repulsion “Slaughter Of The Innocent” 

Replusion “Horrified” 

Riot “Fire Down Under” 

Riot “Thundersteel” 

Riot “Privilege of Power” 

Ripper “….and The Dead Shall Rise

Rush “A Farewell To Kings” 

Rush “Hemispheres” 

Rush “Permanent Waves” 

Rush “Moving Pictures”

Rush “Exit…Stage Left” 

Rush “Signals” 

Rush “Grace Under Pressure” 

Rush “Power Windows” 

Rush “Hold Your Fire”

Rush “Presto” 

Rush “Test For Echo”

Rush “Different Stages—Live” 

Sabbat “History of A Time To Come” 

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Sacrifice “Torment In Fire” 

Sacrifice “Forward To Termination” 

Sacrifice “Soldiers of Misfortune”  

Sacrifice “Apocalypse Inside” 

Satan “Into The Fire” 

Satan “Court In The Act” 

Savatage “Sirens” 

Scorpions “Taken By Force” 

Sentinel Beast “Depths of Death” 

Sepultura “Beneath The Remains” 

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Skullview “Kings Of The Universe” 

Slaughter “Strappado” 

Slauter Xstroyes “Winterkill” 

Slauter Xstroyes “Free The Beast” 

Slayer “Show No Mercy” 

Slayer “Haunting The Chapel” 

Slayer “Hell Awaits” 

Slayer “Reign In Blood” 

Slayer “South of Heaven” 

Slayer “Season In The Abyss”

Syris “Unseen Forces” 

Tank “Filth Hounds of Hades” 

Tank “Power Of The Hunter” 

Tank “This Means War” 

Testament “The Legacy” 

Tension “Breaking Point”

Terrorizer “World Downfall” 

The Gathering “Mandylion” 

The Gathering “Nighttime Birds” 

The Gathering “In Motion” DVD

Trouble “Live 1983” Cassette Album

Trouble “Psalms 9”

Trouble “The Skull” 

Trouble “Run To The Light” 

Twisted Sister “Under The Blade” 

Tygers Of Pan Tang “WIld Cat” 

Tygers of Pan Tang “Spellbound” 

U.F.O “The Wild, The Willing, The Innocent” 

Unseen “Terror” 

Venom “Welcome To Hell” 

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Venom “Black Metal” 

Venom “At War With Satan” 

Vicious Rumors “Soldiers of the Night” 

Vicious Rumors “Digital Dictator” 

Vio-Lence “Eternal Mightmare” 

Voi Vod “War And Pain” 

W.A.S.P “Wasp” 

Warfare “Pure Filth” 

Warfare “Metal Anarchy” 

Warfare “Mayhem, Fuckin’ Mayhme

Warhead “Speedway” 

Warhead “The Day After” 

Warlock “Triumph And Agony”

Watchtower “Energetic Disassembly” 

Watchtower “Control & Resistance” 

Witch Cross “Fit For Fight” 

Witchfinder General “Death Penalty” 

Witchfinder General” Friends From Hell”

Witchkiller “Day Of THe Saxons” 

Zoser Mez “Vizier Of Wastland” 

Do you have albums like this?

I PAY TOP $$$ FOR METAL AND PUNK COLLECTIONS!

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Poll: What Was The Best Year For Thrash Metal 1983-1991?

Since it’s pretty clear many of us (including me) are living in the past (rightfully so)…what is your favorite year for Thrash Metal? You can choose from 1983-1991. Personally, I’m going to have to choose 1986 with classic such as Pleasure To Kill, Darkness Descends and Reign In Blood pulling much of the weight, but what is your pick?

Poll: What Was The Best Year For Thrash Metal 1983-1991?

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Bathory – Bathory Picture Disc Vinyl Satanic Black Metal

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BATHORY FIRST ALBUM PICTURE DISC $29.99
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Kreator – Endless Pain – German Thrash Metal

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The album combines elements of black metal and thrash metal, ultimately creating a black metal-influenced thrash sound inspired by bands like Venom, Mercyful Fate, and Bathory. On this album both Petrozza and Reil share vocal duties.

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Kreator Endless Pain Album 1985!

  1. Endless Pain
  2. Total Death
  3. Storm of the Beast
  4. Tormentor
  5. Son of Evil
  6. Flag of Hate
  7. Cry War
  8. Bone Breaker
  9. Living in Fear
  10. Dying Victims
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Kreator IN 1985:

Mille Petrozza – guitars, vocals
Rob Fioretti – bass
Jürgen “Ventor” Reil – drums, vocals

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Born To Metalize – 1984 Heavy Metal Compilation by Megaforce Records

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Metal Compilation With Hades, The Beast, Tortured Dog, Sneak Attack from Megaforce 1984

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Born To Metalize is a compilation issued in the very early days of Megaforce, it had a bunch of bands that never really did anything, perhaps the biggest of these obscure metal bands was Hades that would later sign with Combat Records. I’m not sure whatever happened.

Listen To Born To Metalize

Tracklist

A1 – Unknown Artist Intro – One Night In Old Bridge 0:38
A2 – The Beast – Randall Flagg 3:20
A3 – The Beast – Is This Life 2:44
A4 – The Beast – The Shape 3:15
A5 – Sneak Attack – Ultrasonic Metal 4:25
A6 – Sneak Attack – Dirty Harry – (The Enforcer) 4:50
A7 – Sneak Attack – Sneak Attack 3:50
B1 – Tortured Dog – Can’t Run From Evil 4:25
B2 – Tortured – Dog Witch Hunter 3:41
B3 – Tortured Dog – Tortured Dog 4:14
B4 – Hades – Rogues March 4:14
B5 – Hades – Gloomy Sunday 5:27

Credits

Recorded At – Music America Studios, Rochester
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Manufactured By – Megaforce Records, Inc.
Marketed By – Important Record Distributors, Inc.

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Hexx Classic Album “No Escape” 1984 – Where Are They Now?

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Hexx: Another Great Metal Band That Should Have Been Bigger!

Hexx is a thrash band that formed in San Francisco, California 1983 under the name Paradox. They are best known for “No Escape”  released in 1984 on Shrapnel Records. According to the band’s website, they are still active in 2019 after numerous line-up changes.

HEXX THRASH METAL BAND 2019 CURRENT LINE-UP

Listen To “No Escape” Full Album

1984 Vinyl Album Artwork and Sleeve

Tracklist

Terror
Invader
The Other Side
Look To The Sky
Beware The Darkness
Night Of Pain
No Escape
Live For The Night
Fear No Evil

Credits

Co-producer [In Association], Engineer – Hexx
Executive-producer – Mike Varney
Producer, Engineer – Steve Fontano

Hexx Line-Up 1985 To Present

Bobbie Wright – Guitars
Eddy Vega – Vocals
Dan Watson – Guitars
John Shafer – Drums

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VoiVod “War And Pain” 1984 (Best Track “Nuclear War”)

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WAR AND PAIN BY VOIVOD FEATURING “NUCLEAR WAR”

War and Pain is the debut studio album from Canadian heavy metal band Voivod, released on August 10, 1984, through Metal Blade Records. According to a 1986 TV interview with the band, it sold over 40,000 copies within 2 years of its release.

War and Pain was reissued several times on the CD format (sometimes on different labels in other countries): in 1990 on Enigma; remastered by Metal Blade and reissued in 1994; it was also released in Roadrunner’s Pricekillers series (furthermore 1990); and again by Metal Blade in 2004 as a remastered 3-CD boxset (see the 20th Anniversary Edition section for the bonus material).

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VOIVOD IS SQUARELY IN THE 100 MOST UNDERRATED METAL BANDS OF ALL TIME

Tracklisting

This Side (Iron)

“Voivod” – 4:16
“Warriors of Ice” – 5:04
“Suck Your Bone” – 3:30
“Iron Gang” – 4:15
“War and Pain” – 4:55

That Side (Blower)

“Blower” – 2:42
“Live for Violence” – 5:11
“Black City” – 5:08
“Nuclear War” – 7:01

The original cassette version also had a track after “Nuclear War” named “Condemned to the Gallows.” This was the track they recorded for the compilation album Metal Massacre V. Aside from one cassette pressing, “Condemned to the Gallows” was the only track that never appeared on the original LP or CD, nor has it been re-recorded for any future Voivod releases. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)

War And Pain Sleeve and Artwork

Band Photos

Voivod Players on “War And Pain”:

Denis “Snake” Bélanger – vocals
Denis “Piggy” D’Amour – guitar
Jean-Yves “Blacky” Thériault – bass
Michel “Away” Langevin – drums, artwork