Master Of Puppets Crowned No.1 Metal Album
Metallica’s Master Of Puppets has been named the best heavy metal album of all time in a poll by MusicRadar.com.
With the results released on International Noise Awareness Day, MusicRadar.com (a sister site to Classic Rock) teamed up with Metal Hammer (a sister mag to Classic Rock) to create a countdown of the ultimate headbanging records.
The online poll attracted over 6,000 votes from musicians and metal enthusiasts.
Accounting for a whopping 20% of total votes, Master Of Puppets remains as popular today as when it was released in March 1986.
In fact, Metallica’s grip on the metal scene is evident throughout the chart, with four of their albums appearing in the MusicRadar top 25.
The top 10 is as follows:
1 Metallica – Master Of Puppets (1986)
2 Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast (1982)
3 Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction (1987)
4 Metallica – Ride The Lightning (1984)
5 Slayer – Reign In Blood (1986)
6 Megadeth – Rust In Peace (1990)
7 Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)
8 AC/DC – Back In Black (1980)
9 Pantera – A Vulgar Display Of Power (1992)
10 Iron Maiden – Powerslave (1984)
Far be it for us to quibble, but we’d question the inclusion of Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC in a ‘heavy metal’ chart. What do you reckon? Post your comments!
The full rundown of MusicRadar’s poll is available online at www.musicradar.com/heavymetalpoll