Best Albums Of '84

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Best Albums Of '84

Post#1 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:44 am

Avenger wrote:We'll stick to LP/MLP/EP/Single format. Sorry, no demos guys, because that would get too hectic. All sub-genres can be covered. This is not really an issue for the earlier years, but come the mid 80's Metal became a lot more varied.
I think it's damn well time we start this up again.


Anyone wishing to comment on the previous years that have been discussed feel free to do so:

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I suppose my list would go something like this:

Anthrax - Fistful Of Metal
Exciter - Violence And Force
Griffin - Night Of The Griffin
Future Tense - Condemned To The Gallow EP
Hexx - No Escape
Armored Saint - March Of The Saint
Icon - S/T
Sinner - Danger Zone
Running Wild - Gates To Purgatory
Proud Existence - The Trial EP
TNT - Knights Of The New Thunder
Nightmare - Waiting For The Twilight
W.A.S.P. - S/T
Leatherwolf - S/T EP
Jag Panzer - Ample Destruction
Metal Church - S/T
Avenger - Preyers Of Steel
Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith
Omen - Battle Cry
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Metallica - Ride The Lightning
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Post#2 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:40 am

Great list...I would add:

Warlock - Burning The Witches
Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer
Mercyful Fate - Don`t Break The Oath
Medieval Steel - s/t
Scorpions - Love At First Sting
Danger Zone - Victims Of Time

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Post#3 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:02 am

damn, you beat me to Love at First Sting. thought i was the only one who dug it that much :D (probably my favorite at all from that year)

more to add:

MANOWAR - Hail to England (!)
HEAVY LOAD - Stronger than Evil
DEEP PURPLE - Perfect Strangers (even W.A.S.P. is here so what the heck! ;) )
HELLHAMMER - Apocalyptic Raids
BROCAS HELM - Into Battle

loads of favorites are already in Avenger's list.
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Post#4 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:07 am

My favorite year in metal.

Gotham City "The Unknown"
Mercyful Fate "Don't Break the Oath"
Cirith Ungol "King of the Dead"
Manowar "Hail to England"
Manowar "Sign of the Hammer"
Trouble "Psaml 9"
Saint Vitus "S/T"
Celtic Frost "Morbid Tales"
Cloven Hoof "S/T"
Metal Church "S/T"
Wolf "Edge of the World"
Stormwitch "Walpurgis Night"
Sortilège "Métamorphose"
Metallica "Ride the Lightning"
Omen "Battle Cry"

That rounds out some of my top picks.
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Post#5 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:01 pm

Amebix - Arise
Anthrax - Fistful Of Metal
Cirith Ungol - King Of The Dead
Cloven Hoof - Cloven Hoof
Dark Heart - Shadows Of The Night
Dark Wizard - Devil's Victim EP
Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
Gilgamesj - Take On EP
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Manowar - Hail To England
Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath
Metal Church - Metal Church
Sad Iron - Total Damnation
Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus
Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.
Wolf/Black Axe - Edge Of The World

Since Avenger included two Dutch EP's, I decided to do the same. :D (actually just coincidence)
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Post#6 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:24 pm

Tons of ultra-classic stuff this particular year, plus the best metal album of all times

Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith

Probably it's easier to mention the not-so-classic albums
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Post#7 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:52 pm

Pretty Maids : Red, Hot and Heavy LP
Mercyful Fate : Don't Break the Oath LP
Witch Cross : Fit for Fight LP
Warlord : ..And the Cannons.. LP
Hellhammer : Apocalyptic Raids MLP
Slayer : Haunting the Chapel 12"

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Post#8 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:33 pm

A few more goodies:

Brainfever - Capture the Night
Fates Warning - Night on Bröcken
Loudness - Disillusion

Honorable mention:

Voivod - War and Pain

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Post#9 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:27 pm

In order of preference:

W.A.S.P. - S/T
Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Running Wild - Gates To Purgatory
Metallica - Ride The Lightning
Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry

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Post#10 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:54 am

Two more that haven't been mentioned yet

SODOM - In the sign of evil
THRUST - Fist held high
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Post#11 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:06 am

War And Pain.Defenders Of The Faith And Don't Break The Oath are not too bad, too.

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Post#12 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:36 am

still missing:

BATHORY: s/t
QUEENSRYCHE: The Warning
SAVATAGE: Dungeons are calling
DESTRUCTION: Sentence of Death
DIO: The Last in Line

what a year :shock:
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Post#13 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:00 pm

ION BRITTON wrote:Two more that haven't been mentioned yet

SODOM - In the sign of evil
THRUST - Fist held high
Damn, how did I miss Thrust? :oops:
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Post#14 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:23 pm

stormspell wrote:Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
Didn't remember that was from 84 too. I'll have to add it to my list as well. Awesome album. :)

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Post#15 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:44 am

Have to add the Steeler (Germany) debut. One of the most spun album when I was 13-14 years old back in the mid-eighties. Not a perfect album by any means (esp the vocals) but I find it damn pleasant all the same (and the best album Axel Rudi Pell ever did, I'm sure).

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