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The Ten Worst Heavy Metal Albums of All-Time!
yahoo.com ^ | 9.27.11

Posted on 09/27/2011 5:32:43 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch

10) Kiss - Music From "The Elder": There comes a time in every young man's life where he must confront the fact that some bands aren't meant to evolve, because when they do, they're worse. New drummer Eric Carr showed up just in time to be part of the worst album in the KISS catalog. It's a concept album, based on an idea from the man who would put his name on anything if it generated a buck, Gene Simmons. Before Loutallica, Lou Reed co-wrote three of the songs here. I guess, even crappiness takes practice!

Purchase instead: Kiss, Hotter Than Hell, Dressed to Kill, Alive!, Alive II, and a KISS pinball machine and/or coffin.

9) Def Leppard - Slang: The 1980s were over. Just as big hair looked kinda dumb and dated while everyone was flyin' the flannel, so, too, did big super-precise productions sound ill-fitted for the new decade when everyone whined. So, after Adrenalize sounded tired, Def Leppard went back to basics. Even drummer Rick Allen used an acoustic kit. But no one buys Def Leppard albums for their natural tone. Metal dudes buy them because their girlfriends like them. And their girlfriends miss the grand productions like they secretly miss their big hair! Be who you are!

Purchase instead: High ‘n' Dry and a case of Aqua-Net hairspray.

(Excerpt) Read more at new.music.yahoo.com ...


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1 posted on 09/27/2011 5:32:48 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

BARNEY MEETS DEF LEPPARD - it sounded like a good idea after the 6th martini.


2 posted on 09/27/2011 5:36:14 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: InvisibleChurch

*popcorn graphic*


3 posted on 09/27/2011 5:36:14 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: InvisibleChurch
I have to agree with the Metallica choices.

They sucked during James Hetfield's rehab.

Lately they've improved though. But I've moved on to 'Disturbed' as my band of choice.

4 posted on 09/27/2011 5:37:05 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
I can't believe In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy by Pat Boone missed this list.
5 posted on 09/27/2011 5:41:38 PM PDT by ReeseBN38416
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To: InvisibleChurch
Kiss - Music From "The Elder"

That album wasn't even close to being heavy metal. (None of Kiss's albums were, in fact). It was a wannabe Wall.

6 posted on 09/27/2011 5:41:38 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: InvisibleChurch

Iron Maiden rules!!!


7 posted on 09/27/2011 5:41:48 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: InvisibleChurch

Iron Maiden rules!!!


8 posted on 09/27/2011 5:42:02 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: ReeseBN38416
I can't believe In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy by Pat Boone missed this list.

That actually wasn't such a bad album. Some nice work by Dweezil Zappa on that one.
9 posted on 09/27/2011 5:43:52 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (It's fun to play with your vision, but don't ever play with your eyes.-1970's PSA)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Will The Circle Be Unbroken" by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was one of the worst heavy metal albums of all time. OTOH, it was one of the best albums ever made in several other categories.
10 posted on 09/27/2011 5:47:04 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: InvisibleChurch

SHARK SANDWICH!


11 posted on 09/27/2011 5:48:59 PM PDT by Huck (But the glass IS half-empty!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
I still would take any of these over the Beiber or 30 Seconds to Mars crap out there now. But they did forget the one, ultimate worst insult to Metal ever, so bad, I want to put firecrackers in my ears just thinking about it-

12 posted on 09/27/2011 5:50:06 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: GlockThe Vote; notatard?; Rainbow Rising; garandgal; KoRn; mitch5501; Betis70; bigheadfred; ...

Metal Ping!


13 posted on 09/27/2011 5:50:13 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: NewRomeTacitus; cripplecreek; creeping death; JeffreyH; RandallFlagg; cschroe; rollo tomasi; ...

Metal Ping


14 posted on 09/27/2011 5:50:13 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: airborne
Load wasn't that bad, and Reload wasn't completely terrible. St. Anger was pure crap, though, and Lars ruined whatever flow the album may have had with his staccato and slightly off-tempo drumming. I literally listened to that entire album twice and have never listened to it again. It's on a shelf somewhere; I never even troubled myself to dump it into Napster (then) or iTunes (now).

I also disagree with the inclusion of Bark at the Moon, but then again, I was 11 years old or so then, so perhaps I wasn't the best critic for that work by Ozzy.

15 posted on 09/27/2011 5:53:46 PM PDT by Carling (Mitt Romney Signed a Bill that Mandated Taxpayer-funded Abortions)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Regarding number three, one name disproves the general rule on keyboard players: Jon Lord.


16 posted on 09/27/2011 5:54:09 PM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I never have heard the music put out by any of these bands. I have heard “of” thses bands, but not their music.


17 posted on 09/27/2011 5:55:05 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
The mentioned the post-Roth work done by "Van Hagar," but seemed to forget about Van Halen III with Gary Cherone.

Can't blame them for forgetting that one, I suppose. Who'd want to remember?

18 posted on 09/27/2011 5:55:39 PM PDT by edpc (Former Normalcy Bias Victim)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I think this list could be expanded - so many bad heavy metal albums that it is best just to forget them.
I’m trying to think of some great ones -
1. the early Metallica of course -
2. Black Sabbath Paranoid and Master of Reality
3. Born Again by Black Sabbath (Ian Gillian instead Dio)
4. Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
5. Helmet - Meantime
But I’m more of southern blues fan - what the heck do I know.


19 posted on 09/27/2011 5:55:56 PM PDT by bagadonutz
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To: vetvetdoug
Will The Circle Be Unbroken" by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was one of the worst heavy metal albums of all time. OTOH, it was one of the best albums ever made in several other categories.


I like volume II even better - released in the late '80's.
20 posted on 09/27/2011 5:57:57 PM PDT by bagadonutz
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To: InvisibleChurch

While I agree Elder wasn’t heavy metal - as I recall there were commercials for a movie for which it was originally intended to be the soundtrack. If you listen to the songs in order it tracks along that line. The movie was scrapped if I remember right. In the end I liked the album and still play it periodically to my daughters chagrin :)


21 posted on 09/27/2011 6:02:01 PM PDT by reed13
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To: Carling
There would have been just enough from the 3 albums to make 1 good one, but someone decided to pump out albums during a really bad time in the personal lives of the band.

I read a story about Lars. Didn't know some of his history, growing up a spoiled rich kid with a tennis pro daddy. Kind of explains some things.

22 posted on 09/27/2011 6:02:45 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
How about a list of the best heavy metal albums of all time instead? I'll contribute "Power Slave", which contains the best anti war song of all time: "Two Minutes To Midnight". How can you not love those lyrics?

We used to play it in our tank and it revved us up like nothing else!

23 posted on 09/27/2011 6:04:44 PM PDT by Batrachian (Not every human problem deserves a law.)
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To: airborne
Load wasn't that bad, and Reload wasn't completely terrible. St. Anger was pure crap, though, and Lars ruined whatever flow the album may have had with his staccato and slightly off-tempo drumming. I literally listened to that entire album twice and have never listened to it again. It's on a shelf somewhere; I never even troubled myself to dump it into Napster (then) or iTunes (now).

I also disagree with the inclusion of Bark at the Moon, but then again, I was 11 years old or so then, so perhaps I wasn't the best critic for that work by Ozzy.

24 posted on 09/27/2011 6:08:07 PM PDT by Carling (Mitt Romney Signed a Bill that Mandated Taxpayer-funded Abortions)
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To: sayuncledave
Regarding number three, one name disproves the general rule on keyboard players: Jon Lord.

Word.

25 posted on 09/27/2011 6:11:56 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: vetvetdoug

Thanks for reminding me of that one. Just downloaded it.


26 posted on 09/27/2011 6:18:11 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: InvisibleChurch; Grizzled Bear

Heard that new Metallica+Lou Reed song on satellite radio a couple of days ago. I can’t even begin to describe how bad I thought it sucked!! Oh my..... I never imagined James Hetfield to be capable of such crap, even after considering the three albums mentioned in the article.

Cliff Burton has to be rolling, rolling, and rolling in his grave! ....and rolling some more!

Don’t know what the rest of the album is like, but if that one song is any indicator of the rest, it will easily make that list.


27 posted on 09/27/2011 6:18:33 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Batrachian
How about a list of the best heavy metal albums of all time instead? I'll contribute "Power Slave", which contains the best anti war song of all time: "Two Minutes To Midnight". How can you not love those lyrics?

Another of the BEST was mentioned as a screen name in post #13...'Rainbow Rising'. Dio, Powell and Blackmore unleashed...

28 posted on 09/27/2011 6:19:25 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

A Metallica/Reed retake on Rock n Roll Animal would rule. I don’t think that’s likely, supposedly Lou hates that album and it’s the best thing he ever did. The guitarists went on to the Alice Cooper band.

And Fear of The Dark is an awesome album, “afraid to shoot stangers?! That awesomsauce. It seems to go down live pretty good too.

No way Never Say Die is as bad as some of the later 80’s Sabbath records, either.

And Lemmy has a great song with piano, “I ain’t No Nice Guy After All”.

Freegards


29 posted on 09/27/2011 6:19:25 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Carling

It’s a hard choice, but I’m going with this as my all time favorite Metallica song -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmvG2ZiPfoo


30 posted on 09/27/2011 6:21:29 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Carling

Load had some good cuts on it,as usual the ones that didn’t get airplay were the best. As far as Reload, I like Fuel.


31 posted on 09/27/2011 6:27:40 PM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: All

Worst metal album of all time?

Any band that hangs around to long starts to suck. Thats just the way it is. After 4 or 5 albums it’s over. No exceptions.


32 posted on 09/27/2011 6:33:54 PM PDT by securityman
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To: airborne

I whole heartily agree!


33 posted on 09/27/2011 6:34:38 PM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: Batrachian

Megadeath==== “Holy Wars” was played loud in our “workspaces” during D.S.


34 posted on 09/27/2011 6:34:53 PM PDT by BigpapaBo (If it don't kill you it'll make you _________!)
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To: vetvetdoug

“Lowlands” is one of the best songs I can think of.


35 posted on 09/27/2011 6:45:50 PM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Ah, the worst of the worst. Like selecting the worst Terry Jacks albums. Or Bobby Goldsboro. Tough choices.


36 posted on 09/27/2011 6:48:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: mnehring
I'll raise you one Paul Anka


37 posted on 09/27/2011 6:50:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Carling

bark at the moon had a few real good songs but some crap as well.


38 posted on 09/27/2011 6:52:11 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: Huck

39 posted on 09/27/2011 6:55:22 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: InvisibleChurch; JoeProBono; a fool in paradise; Domestic Church; Slings and Arrows; dfwgator
PINGing all fans of GWAR!
(I know I didn't forget anyone.)


40 posted on 09/27/2011 6:56:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Anything by Jefferson Starship. OK, they’re not exactly metal but I had to get that off my chest.


41 posted on 09/27/2011 6:59:52 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Mr_Moonlight

It’s so bad...it’s good!

regards,


42 posted on 09/27/2011 7:05:27 PM PDT by Thunder 6
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To: Billthedrill

Even though it’s a dang hippie album I’ve always enjoyed Paul Kantners Blows Against The Empire


43 posted on 09/27/2011 7:09:19 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (welcome dies irae)
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To: Thunder 6

“Well, it’s not really all that offensive ....... “


44 posted on 09/27/2011 7:10:29 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: airborne

I’m down with Disturbed but recently heard their take on an old Phil Collins song, “This is the World We Live In”, and it was AWFUL!!!!!
Hope they don’t do THAT again...
OOOOWHAHAHAHA!


45 posted on 09/27/2011 7:14:16 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: BigpapaBo

During the early days of OIF it was Rammstein. It was ‘killin’ music...great stuff!

regards,


46 posted on 09/27/2011 7:16:49 PM PDT by Thunder 6
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To: airborne

Lou Reed and Metallica?!?!?!?! WTF!?!?!?


47 posted on 09/27/2011 7:18:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: InvisibleChurch

Nothing to disagree with on that list...


48 posted on 09/27/2011 7:20:15 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: Ransomed
And Lemmy has a great song with piano, “I ain’t No Nice Guy After All”.

Lemmy's 1916 is probably to most poignant anti-war song ever done.

49 posted on 09/27/2011 7:20:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: matginzac

‘Land of Confusion’ - yeah, I don’t know what they were thinking.


50 posted on 09/27/2011 7:26:27 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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