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Most Important Albums in Heavy Metal History, part 2

 
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B5ERIK



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2001 10:26 am    Post subject: Most Important Albums in Heavy Metal History, part 2 Reply with quote

1973:

Montrose - Montrose
This album set the stage for the American Hard Rock and Metal bands of the 80's. Motley Crue owes Ronnie Montrose and Sammy Hagar a huge debt as the Crue borrowed heavily from the Montrose style. This album is a rarity - not one filler track. Each song is a Hard Rock/Heavy Metal classic.

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
Arguably Alice's best album. One of the heaviest Alice Cooper albums, solo or A.C. band. Influenced dozens of bands.

Queen - Queen
Queen started out as a very theatrical Hard Rock band, and this album features such great songs as "Keep Yourself Alive," "Liar," and "Son and Daughter." An album that introduced Brian May's guitar style and tone to the world.

1974:

A huge year for debut albums.

Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla
Not a great album, but it did hint at the greatness to come.

KISS - KISS
This one is still one of their best albums, with such classics as "Strutter," "Firehouse," "Cold Gin," "Deuce," "100,000 Years," and "Black Diamond." KISS' influence cannot be overstated, as literally dozens of recording bands list them as a primary influence.

Rush - Rush
As most people on this board know Rush's debut was a pretty heavy album for 1974. They would become more "progressive" and influential later on, but this album is a Hard Rock classic all the same.

Also in 1974:

Deep Purple - Burn
Introducing new singer David Coverdale and bass player/singer Glenn Hughes Burn adds some funk influences to their Hard Rock/Heavy Metal sound.

coming soon - 1975
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Mordax



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2001 10:38 am    Post subject: Most Important Albums in Heavy Metal History, part 2 Reply with quote

Excellent call on the Montrose... truly a killer album. The others are all pretty obvious classics but that early Montrose never seems to get its due.
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