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Old 08-09-2008, 09:02 PM
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Default Re: 80s metal band suggestions?

DIO was one of the quintessential metal acts of the 80s. His work with Black Sabbath (Heaven and Hell, Mob Rules) is also iconic. If you want exposure to definitive 80s metal, listen to Dio.

  • Iron Maiden (an absolute must)
  • Motorhead
  • Judas Priest
  • Anthrax
  • Queensryche
  • Ozzy Osbourne (Randy Rhoads era)
  • Metallica (goes without saying)
  • Megadeth
  • Accept

If you're into the poppier/glam side of metal, there was:
  • Bon Jovi
  • Motley Crue
  • Ratt
  • Van Halen
  • Cinderella
  • Def Leppard
  • Guns 'n' Roses

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
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