Friday, February 13, 2009


For those who don't want to slog through my lengthy 2003/2004 metal columns post from a couple of days ago, here are my top 25 all-time best heavy metal albums and songs. Haven't changed my mind since 2003? Well, one never really changes their minds about these kinds of things, do they? I mean, it's heavy metal. It's timeless! 

And be sure to scroll down to the longer post below to see a picture of me with Chuck Billy of Testament! 

Top 25 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

2. Slayer - Reign in Blood

3. Metallica - Master of Puppets

4. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

5. Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss

6. Metallica – Ride the Lightning

7. Neurosis - Souls at Zero

8. The Accused - Grinning Like an Undertaker

9. Megadeth - Rust in Peace

10. Celtic Frost - Into the Pandemonium

11. Voivod - Dimension Hatross

12. Kreator - Extreme Aggression

13. Helmet - Meantime

14. Anthrax - Among the Living

15. Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence

16. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine

17. Slayer – South of Heaven

18. Carcass - Heartwork

19. Sacrifice - Soldiers of Misfortune

20. Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Dealing with It

21. Sepultura - Arise

22. Pestilence – Consuming Impulse

23. Black Sabbath - Mob Rules

24. AC/DC - Back in Black

25. Iron Maiden – Powerslave



1. Black Sabbath - "War Pigs" (from: Paranoid)

2. Slayer - "Angel of Death" (from: Reign in Blood)

3. Metallica - "Damage Inc." (from: Master of Puppets)

4. Black Sabbath - "Black Sabbath" (from: Black Sabbath)

5. Celtic Frost - "Circle of the Tyrants" (from: To Mega Therion)

6. Slayer - "South of Heaven" (from: South of Heaven)7. Megadeth - "Hangar 18" (from: Rust in Peace)

8. Voivod - "Tribal Convictions" (from: Dimension Hatross)

9. Neurosis - "To Crawl Under One's Skin" (from: Souls at Zero)

10. Judas Priest - "You've Got Another Thing Coming" (from: Screaming for Vengeance)

11. Saxon - "Denim and Leather" (from: Denim and Leather)

12. Nuclear Assault - "Brainwashed" (from: Survive)

13. Megadeth - "Peace Sells…" (from: Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?)

14. Carcass - "Heartwork" (from: Heartwork)

15. Annihilator - "Alison Hell" (from: Alice in Hell)

16. The Accused - "Bullet Ridden Bodies" (from: Grinning Like an Undertaker)

17. Razor - "Evil Invaders" (from: Evil Invaders)

18. Sacrifice - "Soldiers of Misfortune" (from: Soldiers of Misfortune)

19. Black Sabbath - "Paranoid" (from: Paranoid)

20. Black Sabbath - "The Sign of the Southern Cross" (from: The Mob Rules)

21. Metallica - "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (from: Ride the Lightning)

22. Dio - "Rainbow in the Dark" (from: Holy Diver)

23. Kreator - "One of Us" (from: Terrible Certainty)

24. Helmet – “In the Meantime” (from: Meantime)

25. Suicidal Tendencies - "You Can’t Bring Me Down” (from: Lights… Camera… Revolution)


  1. no love for Judas Priest's "British Steel"? I would have had that in there. Good to see Slayer at #2. Most-deserving.

  2. never was a big priest fan, although "you've got another thing coming" creeped into the song list. i guess i listened to too much turbo and that crappy live album and cheesed out the priest classics for myself. and i saw them live this year, what a disappointment. hang it up already, guys!