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1984 Best Heavy Metal Albums

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Powerslave - Iron Maiden
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With the singles 'Aces High' and '2 Minutes to Midnight,' the band expanded on their growing success. The 'World Slavery Tour' saw Maiden play 187 shows in 11 months, hitting nearly every corner of the planet. The band brought their Egyptian stage set around the world, busting out all the hits and the epic 'Powerslave' closer, 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.'
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Ride the Lightning - Metallica
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Where Metallica really broke free was on 'Ride the Lightning,' which is an exercise in no-holds-barred thrash. From the explosive opener, 'Fight Fire With Fire' to the instrumental closer 'The Call of Ktulu,' every song has proven to be a thrash classic. In 1984, there was absolutely nothing out there like what Metallica unleashed.
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Defenders of the Faith - Judas Priest
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'Defenders of the Faith' is home to some of Priest's most outstanding displays of songwriting like 'The Sentinel.' The opener, 'Freewheel Burning' sees Rob Halford wail like never before, proving even more that he was worth his weight in gold. The band fire on all cylinders here and added yet another classic album to the mix for fans to debate which is the best.
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Don't Break the Oath - Mercyful Fate
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After the making waves in the underground with their debut album 'Melissa,' Mercyful Fate made a name for themselves with 'Don't Break the Oath.' Taking cues from '70s Judas Priest and Paul Di'Anno era Iron Maiden and putting their own Satanic twist on things with King Diamond's dynamic voice, this album helped to define an era. The overall mood from the production is haunting, furthering the Satanic lyrics, making 'Don't Break the Oath' a sinister record.
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Ratt were among the first glam bands to burst onto the scene in 1984 with their widely successful debut album 'Out of the Cellar.' The mega-hit 'Round and Round' saw significant airplay on MTV, which helped the song peak at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The sleazy riffing of Warren DeMartini and Robbin Crosby saw the ethos of the Los Angeles scene seep past the lyrics and into the music itself. Other hits off 'Out of the Cellar' include 'Back for More' and 'Wanted Man.'
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Rising Force - Yngwie Malmsteen
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Malmsteen composes traditional songs like 'Now Your Ships Are Burned' as well as instrumentals 'Far Beyond the Sun' and 'Icarus' Dream Suite Op. 4.' 'Rising Force' helped pave the way for guitarists like Michael Romeo in Symphony X among a host of others.
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'The Last in Line' shows that 'Holy Diver' was not a fluke and the legendary frontman once again was a musical force to be reckoned with
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W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.
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Metal anthems like 'I Wanna Be Somebody' and 'L.O.V.E. Machine' are found on this self-titled album along with some overlooked classics like 'Tormentor' and 'The Flame.' With 'W.A.S.P.,' the band immediately stood out in the hair genre they were always being associated with.
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Bathory - Bathory
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While Quorthon continuously evolved the Bathory sound and eventually sparked viking metal, 'Bathory' and its raw, aggressive sound still holds up as one of the finest contributions to the unabashed first wave of black metal.
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The Warning - Queensrÿche
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Cuts like 'En Force' and 'Take Hold of the Flame' have been live staples and fan favorites throughout the years, with some more hidden gems like 'NM 156' being dusted off every now and then live.
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