[lastfm]Metallica[/lastfm]‘s classic 1986 album Master of Puppets has been picked as the number one heavy metal album of all time by Musicradar.com. The website says the album was the undisputed winner, earning 20 percent of the final vote.
[lastfm]Smashing Pumpkins[/lastfm] frontman Billy Corgan described the album as “smart metal at its greatest level.”
Metallica made another appearance in Musicradar’s top five. Ride the Lightning came in at number four.
Other albums to make the top 5 include [lastfm]Iron Maiden[/lastfm]‘s The Number Of The Beast at number two, [lastfm]Guns N’ Roses[/lastfm]‘ Appetite for Destruction at number three and [lastfm]Slayer[/lastfm]‘s Reign in Blood at number five.
The entire top 10 is listed below:
1. Metallica – Master Of Puppets
2. Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast
3. Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction
4. Metallica – Ride The Lightning
5. Slayer – Reign In Blood
6. [lastfm]Megadeth[/lastfm] – Rust In Peace
7. [lastfm]Black Sabbath[/lastfm] – Paranoid
8. [lastfm]AC/DC[/lastfm] – Back In Black
9. [lastfm]Pantera[/lastfm] – Vulgar Display Of Power
10. Iron Maiden – Powerslave