Re: 80s metal band suggestions?
1980's Metallica was, in my opinion, the peak of metal. Mostly post 1985 stuff, but they kicked some extreme butt. The show they did in Seattle in 1989 was in my opinion, the greatest rock concert of all time. Listen to "One" and "Master of Puppets".
I'm not going to ramble though, because as a huge Metallica fan, I could ramble on for hours.