Heavy metal is a music genre that first emerged in England during the late 1960’s. Since then there have been a wide range of classic albums from well known bands. Over the decades these records have stood the test of time, becoming some of the most important examples of modern music.
Hysteria By Def Leppard
This may as well be a greatest hits album for the Sheffield group. Some of their most popular tracks litter this rich record. Rocket, Animal, Love Bites and Pour Some Sugar On Me stand out in particular. It is also the longest Def Leppard album ever recorded.
The Number Of The Beast By Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden is one of the most beloved heavy metal bands of all time. They have a dedicated fan base that come from all over the world. The Number of the Beast is particularly popular due to the great songs found on it. Some of these are still played live by the band. Hallowed Be Thy Name and Children of the Damned deserve a listen. Run to the Hills has taken on a life of its own and has featured in other types of pop culture.
Appetite For Destruction By Guns N’ Roses
Very few records have such a consistently impressive track list as Appetite for Destruction. Its opening one, Welcome to the Jungle is often cited as the best hard rock song ever recorded. Throughout the album there are other classic tracks such as Rocket Queen, Sweet Child o’ Mine and the stadium anthem Paradise City.
Bark At The Moon By Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne originally rose to fame as the vocalist for heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath. This solo album stands out as one of his finest pieces of work. It contains the eponymous werewolf themed single as well as the power ballad So Tired. Over 35 years after its initial release this album is still one of Ozzy’s best.