Skip to comments.The Ten Worst Heavy Metal Albums of All-Time!
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.
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Anything by Jefferson Starship. OK, they’re not exactly metal but I had to get that off my chest.
It’s so bad...it’s good!
Even though it’s a dang hippie album I’ve always enjoyed Paul Kantners Blows Against The Empire
“Well, it’s not really all that offensive ....... “
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...
During the early days of OIF it was Rammstein. It was ‘killin’ music...great stuff!
Lou Reed and Metallica?!?!?!?! WTF!?!?!?
Nothing to disagree with on that list...
Lemmy's 1916 is probably to most poignant anti-war song ever done.
‘Land of Confusion’ - yeah, I don’t know what they were thinking.
I liked the author’s reference to the flannel-wearers of the 90s, which certainly ushered in a decade of garbage.
Hairbands and metal power brokers disappeared in minutes with the birth of Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Nothing against those bands, but there wasn’t the nearly the complexity or eccentricity of the 80s scene.
Anyway, if I had to pick a band that had an epic fall from grace, it’s Queensryche. Right out of the Maiden mold, but I thought they took it even further. Naturally, they were far-left anti-Americans, but at least they could put together awesome concept albums. After Empire, they were dead to me.
I seem to remember back in the late 70s/early 80s Cher did a heavy metal album......yeah, it should have been on this list.
years go by, and that movie is still one of the funniest I’ve ever seen.
Fire the keyboard player!?!?!?!?!
Oh, that’s right, no good heavy metal songs or bands had keyboards. Quick, somebody tell Deep Purple and Steppenwolf that they need to fire the keyboardists!
Jon Lord is battling cancer, probably the greatest rock keyboardist ever.
That’s the one...sheesh...I was SO disappointed...
But they’re awesome live and in concert!
How could they mention Fear of the Dark? That has some of Dave Murray’s best lead work in his career in the band. Judas Be My Guide, Chains of Misery, come on. It’s a great sounding album with some extensive work put into it.
I would LOVE to see them in concert...
but I am 58 yrs old and have bad knees!
So I watch their vids on You Tube...sigh.
I have to disagree with “Bark at the Moon.”
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