Friday, February 13, 2009

Best bands of the 1980's

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While making my top ten lists for albums of the 80's I began to think about top bands for the decades. So I thought about the decade as a whole and here is my list.

1-Iron Maiden
2-Van Halen
3-Motorhead
4-Metallica
5-Hanoi Rocks
6-King Diamond/Mercyful Fate
7-Judas Priest
8-Slayer
9)Scorpions
10)Motley Crue
11)Anthrax
12)WASP
13)Dio
14)Twisted Sister
15)Armored Saint
16)Def Leppard
17)Overkill
18)Guns and Roses
19)Ozzy
20)Lizzy Borden
21)Celtic Frost
22)Helloween
23)Medieval
24)Testament
25)Venom

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7 Comments:

OpenID Sean said...

Good list over all, but you know I'm no Hanoi fan.

By the way, I moved my blog over to wordpress. Please update your link. :)

www.themetalfiles.com

11:21 AM  
Blogger John said...

Though Judas Priest are my favorite band of all time, I would have to say I agree with you list here. While Priest were making some fun, great heavy metal music in the 1980's, there were other bands who were making more up to date and exciting music who didn't suffer the same blunders as Priest. Turbo has like 3 good songs on it, as does Point of Entry and Ram it Down, but I feel that Priest's best and most vital work was done in the 70's. Iron Maiden were definitely the true metal band for the 80's, even if the Paul Di'Anno era is my absolutely favorite and he wasn't around for Maiden Mania.

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

slayer should be number one slayer rules

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was Queensryche on the list?? Best show I saw that I never expected...(Went for Opening Act...SUICIDAL TENDENCIES)

5:05 PM  
Blogger Litolman said...

so if its ironmaiden at the top, i'm sure a lot of heavy metal fans would want to see bruce dickinson in the picture. hehehehehehehehehe!

2:17 AM  
Anonymous Xcursion666 said...

i agree with you about these bands
1-Iron Maiden
3-Motorhead
6-King Diamond/Mercyful Fate
7-Judas Priest
8-Slayer
9)Scorpions
11)Anthrax
12)WASP
13)Dio
15)Armored Saint
17)Overkill
19)Ozzy
20)Lizzy Borden
21)Celtic Frost
22)Helloween
23)Medieval
24)Testament
25)Venom
i dont think bands like guns and roses van halen and def leppard fall into this category they seem more like hard rock bands
here are some of my favorite 8os metal bands i think you should add to your list

Liege Lord
Chastain
Nasty Savage
Hexx
Apocrypha
Vicious Rumors
Hallow's Eve
Tyrant
Lääz Rockit
Forbidden
Griffin
running wild
Tyton
Cirith Ungol
grim reaper
candlemass
riot
omen
viking
Brocas Helm
Jag Panzer
Attacker
Helstar
warlord
Manilla Road
Reverend
S.A. Slayer
Savage Grace
and those are just the bands on my ipod i have a lot more on my pc and in my vinyl lp collection

9:13 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Xcursion666-The only ones on your list I considered was Candlemass and Cirith Ungol. You have some good bands there, but top 25 for metal's best decade? I don't think many of them come close to making that list.

6:38 PM  

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