GMD Poll: Top 10 Metal Albums of 1983

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1. Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
2. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
3. Savatage - Sirens
4. Satan - Court in the Act
5. Black Sabbath - Born Again
6. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
7. Dio - Holy Diver
8. Europe - Europe
9. Slayer - Show No Mercy
10. Banshee - Breakdown / I Am the Night

EDIT: Wait a sec, had to remove Queensryche, forgot about the pre-EMI 1982 press.
Anyone that thinks Kill 'em All is better than Show No Mercy should reevaluate their life.

Piece of Mind is great, but not my favourite Maiden.
Half of Show No Mercy is better than most of Kill Em All, but the weak songs are pretty gosh darn weak compared to KEA which is a paragon of consistency.
1. Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind (the greatest Maiden album)
2. Witchfinder General - Friends of Hell
3. Manilla Road - Crystal Logic
4. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
5. Satan - Court in the Act
6. Slayer - Show No Mercy
7. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
8. Sortilège - Sortilège
9. Hellhammer - Satanic Rites
10. Grim Reaper - See You in Hell
there are 5 or 6 different possible winners here. i'd probably bet on slayer but it'll be close.

i think the in-crowd will push Crystal Logic to the top spot. I like the album a lot, but i dont think ill be giving any points to it just because of the ridiculous fact that it'll probably end up beating Show No Mercy, Kill Em All, etc. Which is truly sad imho.