Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell - promo cover pic!

Ten METAL Albums I Cannot Live Without


You know which Metal albums you can’t possibly live without! Those are the Metal albums you turn to so often, they feel like they’re a part of you! Metal albums that I can’t live without are just like Metal Buddies; they’re always there to lean on and hang out with! Here is a list of ten Metal albums I can’t live without.

This list is a part one, cause in reality, there are probably a few hundred more Metal albums that I couldn’t live without! By no means is this my top ten Metal albums of all time; in essence, what this list represents is a grand starting point for me! Therefore, a part two, three, four and more to this topic will most likely happen! Hallelujah and ring that Metal bell!

This list of Metal albums are in no particular order, other than I can’t live without them. I hope you enjoy this list and feel free to add your Metal albums you can’t live without via a comment. Metal be thy name!

As shown at the top of this post, Heaven And Hell (1980) from the Ronnie James Dio era Black Sabbath is a keeper for life. Whoa.

PANTERA "Cowboys From Hell"

PANTERA – Cowboys From Hell (1990)

Metallica - Master Of Puppets promo album pic #2!

METALLICA – Master Of Puppets (1986)

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - promo cover pic!!

MOTORHEAD – Ace Of Spades (1980)

DIO "Holy Diver" large promo album pic!

DIO – Holy Diver (1983)

Angel Witch - As Above So Below - Promo Cover Pic - Large!

ANGEL WITCH – As Above, So Below (2012)

Overkill - Horrorscope - promo cover pic!

OVERKILL – Horrorscope (1991)

Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime - promo cover pic!

QUEENSRYCHE – Operation Mindcrime (1988)

Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - promo cover pic!

BLACK SABBATH – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1974 U.S. Release)

BLACK SABBATH could very well be THE band that started METAL in the first place. It sure wasn’t Air Supply or The Carpenters that invented Metal. (That last sentence was funny, wasn’t it?)

Satyricon - The Age Of Nero - large promo album pic!

SATYRICON – The Age Of Nero (2008)



KISS - Destroyer - Promo Album Pic #2!

KISS – Destroyer (1976)

Yes, “back in the day” KISS was as close to Metal as Alice Cooper, Uriah Heep, UFO and Ted Nugent were. That’s my Metal opinion anyways!

Compiling this first installment of Ten Metal Albums I Can’t Live Without was (gulp) fun! You can count on me to continue onward with this Metal topic! It’s too enticing a Metal topic to ignore!


Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small




  1. Stone, what a great idea for a blog post. It would be so tough to pick 10 albums for me. You have a great selection and I don’t disagree with your list, however I might have dropped the Overkill and added Dokken’s Back for the Attack. Just my opinion coming from a George Lynch fan.

    • Thanks Metal Buddy! Yeah, this list is just the start of many “Ten Metal Albums I Can’t Live Without” cause I couldn’t possibly narrow down 10 “definitive” Metal albums… LOL and no way!

      I 100% agree with your choosing ‘Back For The Attack’ by Dokken… whoa! That album ROCKS and reminds me of good-times! Dokken always had some of the BEST music videos too, back in the day. \m/

      I once interviewed the legendary George Lynch for Hard Rock Hideout. Check out the link below, in case you missed it! \m/


  2. First up, anything by Maiden, Metallica or Tesla would be on my list, it would be hard to choose just one. I would also need Pyromania or High N’ Dry by Leppard – I could just go on from there. Nice list.

    • Thanks Metal Buddy! Yes, Maiden, Metallica and Tesla have enormously legendary album catalogs, to say the least! Can’t deny those 2 Def Leppard albums either… I dig “Hysteria” just as much as the 2 you’ve mentioned! \m/\m/

      “St. Anger” and the collaboration with Lou Reed and “Lulu” are 2 Metallica albums that I could easily live without. “Load” and “ReLoad” I can give a green light to, yet those 2 albums aren’t the Metallica I grew to love from the 80’s.

  3. Dio & Ozzy \m/ Legends 🙂

  4. Great to see some Metallica, Kiss, Black Sabbath and Motorhead in your list! 🙂 Rock on \m/\m/

    • Thanks! With those bands, it’s almost inevitable for them to make this “first list” of Metal albums I can’t live without!

      Rock Steady and THANKS for the visit, favorites and comment \m/\m/

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