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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.

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To: Mr_Moonlight

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.


51 posted on 09/27/2011 7:26:37 PM PDT by cbass
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To: InvisibleChurch

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.


52 posted on 09/27/2011 7:29:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mr_Moonlight

years go by, and that movie is still one of the funniest I’ve ever seen.

regards,


53 posted on 09/27/2011 7:33:20 PM PDT by Thunder 6
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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!

Effin Moron!

Mark


54 posted on 09/27/2011 7:33:20 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

Jon Lord is battling cancer, probably the greatest rock keyboardist ever.


55 posted on 09/27/2011 7:35:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: airborne

That’s the one...sheesh...I was SO disappointed...


56 posted on 09/27/2011 7:35:32 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

But they’re awesome live and in concert!


57 posted on 09/27/2011 7:38:33 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Grizzled Bear

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.


58 posted on 09/27/2011 7:48:04 PM PDT by wastedyears (Attaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch)
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To: airborne

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.


59 posted on 09/27/2011 7:54:31 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: InvisibleChurch

I have to disagree with “Bark at the Moon.”


60 posted on 09/27/2011 7:55:14 PM PDT by RockinRight (If everyone wants to ride in the wagon, then who is pulling it?)
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To: securityman

That is true 99% of the time...but there are a few that have a “second wind” if you will.


61 posted on 09/27/2011 7:59:41 PM PDT by RockinRight (If everyone wants to ride in the wagon, then who is pulling it?)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

It’s a fine line between clever and stupid!


62 posted on 09/27/2011 7:59:55 PM PDT by Huck (But the glass IS half-empty!)
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To: cbass

I love Queensryche musically speaking, but it pisses me off what leftists they are.

What’s really bad is the things they sing about in their songs, if they had half a brain, they’d realize are more accurately attributed to the LEFT as opposed to the right.


63 posted on 09/27/2011 8:01:40 PM PDT by RockinRight (If everyone wants to ride in the wagon, then who is pulling it?)
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To: InvisibleChurch; Grizzled Bear
I agree with them on the Guns&Roses album plus a couple more of theirs as well and all the Van Halen albums with Sammy Hagar. I am guessing that when Sammy had his alien abduction they stole the part of his brain that came up with good guitar licks. And as for Kiss' “The Elder” I have no idea what they were thinking when they recorded that. I could think of several speed, thrash, and death metal albums that they over looked. Then there are several over hyped grunge metal albums that should have made the list. If I had to list one that should have been on there for me it would have been Led Zeppelin's “In Through The Out Door”. I know it is the final album as a band and Bonzo’s last Swan Song(Pun intended for their record label) but besides “In The Evening” the rest of it for me was not listenable or worth my time to spend learning the songs for guitar. I think I only played the second side of it twice. But does one see Led Zeppelin as Heavy Metal or just a Rock-N-Roll?

I guess it depends on if they were looking at bands that were considered Heavy Metal bands and albums that was supposed to chart and didn't or looking just at record sales alone as a guide line. Hopefully they had actually bought the album went home and put it on gave it a listen and said never again. Which the last is my criteria for a bad album.

I disagree with Black Sabbath's “Never Say Die” being on the list. It has some good tunes on it. I know Ozzy was flaking out on them at the time but the album over all is pretty good. Aa far as Iron Maiden's “Fear Of The Dark” I thought from a song writer's POV it has some great hooks on several of the songs. Is it their strongest album no but some good tunes on it.

Without sitting down and going through a ton of material it would be very hard for me to come up with a worst top 10 of metal albums. I guess one would need a guide line of did it ever make the top 100 and work from there up of metal bands that had made the top 100 then start sorting them out. Then there is 4 decades of material to look it. It would be a daunting task.

64 posted on 09/27/2011 8:03:33 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: SatinDoll

Iron Maiden is definitely worth checking out, I believe.


65 posted on 09/27/2011 8:03:33 PM PDT by wastedyears (Attaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch)
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To: securityman

Iron Maiden has never sucked heh.


66 posted on 09/27/2011 8:04:09 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Batrachian

More of the Doomsday Clock.

There’s also Aces High, Powerslave and Rime of the Ancient Mariner.


67 posted on 09/27/2011 8:05:37 PM PDT by wastedyears (Attaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch)
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To: cbass

Progressive metal came about, and that’s pretty complex.

There’s a great Brazilian power metal band by the name of Aquaria.


68 posted on 09/27/2011 8:10:11 PM PDT by wastedyears (Attaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch)
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To: airborne

>Lately they’ve improved though. But I’ve moved on to ‘Disturbed’ as my band of choice.<

Their first and 2nd albums were wicked. Deified’ the song however, starts off with a Bush saying “our commitment strong, our mission just” (something like that). Then again, they performed for the USO in 2009.


69 posted on 09/27/2011 8:11:42 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: InvisibleChurch

And yet, Kiss followed up “Elder” with one of their best albums, “Creatures of the Night”. I play that CD regularly to this day.


70 posted on 09/27/2011 8:19:32 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: InvisibleChurch

And yet, Kiss followed up “Elder” with one of their best albums, “Creatures of the Night”. I play that CD regularly to this day.


71 posted on 09/27/2011 8:22:42 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: dfwgator

Lemmy has more song writing ability in his liquor filled warts than 99% of the music industry. He would be up there amongst the best in my book, some of those lyrics never cease to kick ass. I would love to hear an album of ballads, and no, I don’t think that would suck at all from Lemmy.

Freegards


72 posted on 09/27/2011 8:27:51 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: InvisibleChurch
8) Motley Crue - Motley Crue: Along those lines, who buys a Motley Crue album for John Corabi? At least, the band didn't waste any good songs on their new singer. What kind of world is it where you wish Vince Neil would come back?

This was actually a great album. They just should not have called the band Motley Crue at this point. Thats what ruined it. Generation Swine? Now there's a piece of crappola.

73 posted on 09/27/2011 8:29:08 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: southern rock

I am a mega metal head. The list was stupid, but I agree load and reload sucked!

I did not hate St Anger that much to be honest.

I just saw the Big 4 at Yankee Stadium and I have to say - it was one of the best days of my entire life so far of 36 years.


74 posted on 09/27/2011 8:31:41 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: southern rock

I am a mega metal head. The list was stupid, but I agree load and reload sucked!

I did not hate St Anger that much to be honest.

I just saw the Big 4 at Yankee Stadium and I have to say - it was one of the best days of my entire life so far of 36 years.


75 posted on 09/27/2011 8:31:52 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: RockinRight

rocking roll rebel is one of my fav songs. I agree with you.


76 posted on 09/27/2011 8:33:06 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Break Like The Wind by Spinal Tap.


77 posted on 09/27/2011 8:33:39 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: securityman

disagree. slayer has been releasing amazing albums


78 posted on 09/27/2011 8:35:08 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: Bulwyf

iron Maiden has so many classics it’s not funny. phantom of the Opera , run to the hills, aces high, the trooper, Rime of the ancient Mariner, ANYONE?


79 posted on 09/27/2011 8:38:46 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

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

That statement makes me question the author's cred. "High n dry" was released in 1981. Pre - aqua net. It is perhaps one of the greatest rock records of all time.

80 posted on 09/27/2011 8:42:34 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: Batrachian

Disposible Heroes and For Whom the Bell Tolls. Two of the best War Heavy Metal Songs ever. Well can’t forget any of the Maiden War Sons. Where Eagles Dare, Tail Gunner. Bruce Dickison was a lyrical genius with the War War two knowledge..


81 posted on 09/27/2011 8:43:57 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: GlockThe Vote
"iron Maiden has so many classics it’s not funny. phantom of the Opera , run to the hills, aces high, the trooper, Rime of the ancient Mariner, ANYONE?"

Flight of Icarus, Wasted Years...

82 posted on 09/27/2011 8:47:10 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Flag_This

I live in NYC and saw them a few years ago. Amazing concert! Maiden is simply amazing on many levels.

I have so much respect for Maiden it’s not funny.


83 posted on 09/27/2011 8:52:38 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: southern rock

High N Dry was much closer to AC/DC. Pyromania was more glam.


84 posted on 09/27/2011 8:54:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: crazydad

Metallica - One
slayer - mandatory suicide, ghosts of war, angel of death

megadeth - holy wars


85 posted on 09/27/2011 8:54:37 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: Flag_This

Maiden has a knack of making classic songs. The new stuff sounds classic to me. I think Steve Harris said something like “Yeah, we are really good at the 7+ minute song.” And they are.

Freegards


86 posted on 09/27/2011 8:55:40 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: crazydad

I am more of an American Thrash Metal guy ala the Big 4, but maiden is incredible.

Live After Death is probably the best live metal album of all time.


87 posted on 09/27/2011 8:56:46 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: Ransomed

hey made that song Mother Russia and I was shocked how well they captured the historical feel, ambiance, and context.

same w Paschandale song they did.


88 posted on 09/27/2011 8:58:43 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: Ransomed

Hey if you want an amazing album based on USA history that is pounding - check out Iced Earth - Glorius Burden.

Tea Party anthems in that album.


89 posted on 09/27/2011 9:00:36 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: matginzac

You know, if you just borrow your neighbor’s wheel chair for the night, the venue will shove you up front to the dis-abled area. That’d be a metal thing to do, right?


90 posted on 09/27/2011 9:03:47 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (welcome dies irae)
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To: who knows what evil?
Another of the BEST was mentioned as a screen name in post #13...'Rainbow Rising'. Dio, Powell and Blackmore unleashed...

I agree completely. I chose it for my screen name because I love the album so much.

91 posted on 09/27/2011 10:04:29 PM PDT by Rainbow Rising (I'm sick and tired of hearing about Warren Buffet's secretary.)
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To: matginzac
I’m down with Disturbed

I guess you haven't heard their globull warming song, yet. (Another Way to Die)

Otherwise, yeah, they have some admittedly great tunes.

92 posted on 09/27/2011 11:26:38 PM PDT by America_Right (Ron Swanson 2012)
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To: mnehring
He ~did~ have a nice album title, though.


93 posted on 09/28/2011 1:34:38 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garage_Inc.

I will personally bitch slap anybody who says their candy-assed version of “Astronomy” beats BOC’s.


94 posted on 09/28/2011 1:38:40 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: airborne

He cut his hair.

Samson wept.


95 posted on 09/28/2011 1:39:30 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: Bulwyf

Alice Cooper just keeps getting better.

“Along came A Spider” doesn’t have even one ‘bleah’ song on it and Welcome 2 My Nightmare goes back to his 70s garage band roots.

The mad man is immortal.


96 posted on 09/28/2011 1:43:41 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: Ransomed

Like The Talisman and When The Wild Wind Blows.


97 posted on 09/28/2011 3:20:50 AM PDT by wastedyears (Attaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch)
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To: Salamander

Check this out for a great song with Alice Cooper singing part of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uOP8JdJ1d0


98 posted on 09/28/2011 3:23:46 AM PDT by wastedyears (Attaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch)
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To: wastedyears

“I’m the master of toys
and all you girls and boys
are welcome to my wonderland”

Oh, how wonderfully clever, dear Malice.
[but that wonderland’s a nightmare....]

;D

Thanks for that...it made my day!

[am I the only person who’d like to see Alice star in another *good* remake of “Willy Wonka”?]


99 posted on 09/28/2011 4:33:04 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Oh thanx - I never thought of that - love the idea and will let you know how it works...but I won’t get shoved into a mosh pit, would I? But then, maybe I’d get someone in my lap...
;-)


100 posted on 09/28/2011 5:00:42 AM PDT by matginzac
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