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Best Black Metal Albums from 1980s

10 Best Black Metal Albums from 1980s

Best Black Metal Albums from 1980sBlack metal famously exploded with spectacular effect in the early 90s, with countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland and Greece all picking up the torch. Nevertheless, the roots of the genre lie firmly in the 80s, and even though it was a sparser and less clearly defined movement back then, there are still plenty of classic albums that deserve your attention. Here’s 10 of the Best Black Metal Albums from 1980s.


Venom – Black Metal (Neat Records, 1982)

Some say that Venom merely gave the black metal genre its name, others argue that this is a retrospective view and point out that the bands and fans who got into the sc...

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1986 : Best Year for Thrash Metal

Ten Albums of 1986 that put Thrash Metal on the Pinnacle

After Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All debut brought the frantic new genre to people’s attention in 1983, it felt like something was brewing, festering, growing in strength and potency. And then the whole thing exploded, ripping the faces of all and sundry. In 1986, you suddenly couldn’t move for amazing thrash records. You’d walk down the street and they’d leap at your head, hungry for brains. Take a look at the albums that made 1986 Best Year for Thrash Metal.

Most metal fans back then didn’t realise how spoilt they were, or how this 12-month period would mark a pinnacle in extreme music. Three decades on, though, many of the albums in this list have yet to be surpassed, even by the artists who recorded them...

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