Editors’ Notes The ’80s were both a productive and a tumultuous time for heavy metal. The music underwent huge leaps in speed, volume, and aggression. Early in the decade, New Wave of British Heavy Metal pioneers Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Motörhead represented the genre’s vanguard thanks to their careening tempos and screaming fretwork. Yet in just a few short years they ceded leadership to thrash’s Big Four (Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax, and Megadeth), whose violent shredding, double bass drumming, and apocalyptic lyrics ushered in extreme metal. While all this was happening, headbangers’ fascination with Satanism and sleaze ignited waves of condemnation. In addition to religious leaders painting Ozzy Osbourne—who released one of the decade’s greatest albums in Blizzard of Ozz—as Lucifer himself, the Parents Music Resource Center set their sights on hair-metal bad boys Twisted Sister and Mötley Crüe, who in their eyes represented the decline of Western civilization.

SONG
ALBUM
Peace Sells (Randy Burns Mix)
3:59
 
Master of Puppets
8:35
 
Angel of Death
4:51
 
Ace of Spades
2:47
 
Living After Midnight
3:30
 
Run to the Hills (2015 Remastered Version)
3:53
 
Holy Diver
5:54
 
Looks That Kill
4:07
 
Mother
3:25
 
Metal Health (Bang Your Head)
5:16
 
Heaven and Hell
6:59
 
Indians
5:41
 
Practice What You Preach
4:57
 
Animal (F**k Like a Beast)
3:07
 
Balls to the Wall
5:42
 
Am I Evil?
7:40
 
You Can't Bring Me Down
5:48
 
Melissa
6:41
 
Queen of the Reich (Remastered)
4:25
 
Angel Witch
3:23
 
In My Darkest Hour
6:26
 
Killed by Death
4:39
 
Over the Mountain
4:31
 
Hell Awaits
6:16
 
One
7:26
 
Breaking the Law
2:33
 
The Number of the Beast (2015 Remastered Version)
4:50
 
Rainbow In the Dark
4:14
 
See You In Hell
4:18
 
Death Penalty
5:35
 
Institutionalized
3:49
 
Bonded by Blood
3:44
 
Alone In the Dark
4:02
 
I Am the Law
5:54
 
Hall of the Mountain King
5:33
 
I Wanna Be Somebody
3:43
 
Save Me
4:03
 
Live Wire
3:14
 
Neon Knights
3:53
 
Twist of Cain
4:17
 
You've Got Another Thing Comin'
5:10
 
2 Minutes to Midnight (2015 Remastered Version)
6:03
 
Iron Fist
2:51
 
Fade to Black
6:57
 
Fast As a Shark
3:48
 
South of Heaven
4:59
 
The Oath
7:34
 
Bark at the Moon
4:17
 
Die Hard (12" Version)
3:02
 
Turn the Cross Upside Down
4:30
 
Helpless
6:53
 
Hail and Kill
5:57
 
The Last In Line
5:46
 
Bewitched
6:36
 
Mechanix
4:25
 
Darkness Descends
5:47
 
The Usurper
3:25
 
Seventh Star
5:19
 
Abigail
4:50
 
Seek & Destroy
6:54
 
Flight of Icarus
3:50
 
Love Bites
4:47
 
747 (Strangers In the Night)
4:58
 
Hit and Run
3:08
 
Swords and Tequila
3:18
 
Blitzkrieg
3:24
 
Death or Glory
3:36
 
I Don't Know
5:17
 
Die By the Sword
3:36
 
Don't Break the Circle (Hill / Spooner)
4:43
 
Wild Child
5:12
 
I Want Out
4:40
 
Rising Force
4:24
 
Give 'Em the Axe
2:55
 
Orgasmatron
5:24
 
Surf Nicaragua
4:40
 
Metal On Metal
3:58
 
Turn Up the Night
3:42
 
Into the Pit
2:46
 
Antisocial
4:26
 
Piranha
3:46
 
Gods of Wrath
6:41
 
Radiation Sickness
2:47
 
Just Sit There
1:05
 
Valley of the Dolls
5:22
 
Hello from the Gutter
4:13
 
Black Metal
3:41
 
Foaming at the Mouth
3:45
 
Chaos Descends
4:55
 
Ripping Corpse
3:36
 
Black Mass
3:59
 
Voivod
4:19
 
Fast and Loud
4:16
 
Zombie Ritual
4:33
 
Seven Churches
3:13
 
Slowly We Rot
3:38
 
Chapel of Ghouls
4:57
 
Necrolust
3:37
 
Troops of Doom
3:19
 

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