The list author says: "All of these are essentials for fans of classic Heavy Metal (especially of the 80s) ranging from NWOBHM and doom to progressive and power metal. Clean soaring, powerful vocals, slow/heavy to speeding/melodic riffs and plenty of colorful leads."
""When you listen to fools the Mob Rules..." get the 2 cd deluxe editions if you like warmer brighter sound. Sabbath is the best Doom/Power combo band. The power came in with Dio's voice. Screw Ozzy only idiots who only listen to the radio and listen to fools..."
"Like the Maiden remasters the Priest remasters suck. Get the Repetoire Records or older versions of the first 2 albums and older Columbia or Sony/Epic versions of all their other essential Priest Classics (Sin After Sin, Stained Class, Killing Machine, Screaming For Vengeance, Defenders Of The Faith, Painkiller)."
"Most Epic and Proggy Maiden album. My fav. Get the Castle Records or older EMI/Capitol version CDs for best sound quality. The 1998 and 2002 remasters sound horrible unless you like compressed, flat, loudness wars production."
"Epic, Melodic, Heavy, Romantic, Pompous, Bombastic, Neoclassical, Progressive. Better than Manowar. A truly underrated, original, innovative band. Noble Savage and Age of Consent are decent albums with some really great Epic songs and alot of cheesy hair metal crap. Invictus, the Heaven and Hell albums and the House of Atreus albums are where they really start to shine."
"CRIMINALLY UNDERRATED TRUE METAL! Created by a true Metal Master guitarist called Howard Bentley. The Vocalist sounds like a cross between Jon Arch/Geoff Tate! Also check out Bentley's doom band Briton Rite's, their album For Mircalla is one of the heaviest greatest doom metal pieces of the 21st century."
"epic, neoclassical Prog/power metal. Their best, most underrated album. Also check out Divine Wings... and Twilight... New age metallers will like the loud production and tough guy vocal style present on their latest albums Paradise... and Iconoclast which kinda suck but are Ok to me."
"Better than Helloween... This album is where they really defined their sound. also check out Somewhere out in Space and Powerplant. The first three albums with vocalist Raplph Scheepers are decent too if you don't mind goofy /uplifiting powermetal."
"Uplifting, positive power-metal. don't listen to naysayers who are just hardasses insecure about getting in touch with their lighter side. their first 5 albums are all solid. The first 3 are the darkest and sound nothing like new strato at all with different vocals."