Here we are at the final top ten of our The Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time.
10- Dissection-Strom of the Light's Bane
This Swedish band bridged the thrash with black metal.
9- Dio - Holy Diver
Last In Line is a great album and it set Dio apart from the other bands he had sung for, but Holy Diver is tighter more dynamic song writing.
8- Voi Vod- Dimension Hatross
Light years ahead of it's time this sci-fi based Canadian thrash band took a turn to
7- Slayer -South of Heaven
Sure Reign in Blood is a great album, but this is where thrash got it's groove back .
6-Ozzy Osborne- Diary of A Madman
Blizzard might have the hits but Diary is darker and harder. The title track alone sets it apart from his first solo album.
5-Mercyful Fate-Don't Break the Oath
The vocals on this blow the other Fate albums out of the water and the guitar tone is fuller.
4-Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
They go beyond just rock to more dark and progressive place here.
3- Black Sabbath- Sabotage
Not the tired old greatest hits, but a drug band who dabbled in rock.
2-Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
For any one who wants to say Dianno era is better, none of the songs could have seen the light a day with him singing them.
1-King Diamond - Abigail
This album has every element you could want from a metal album, blazing leads, amazing drumming and some of the best vocals ever recorded with the power of Halford , but delving in much darker places. The heaviest of his solo work.