Most important metal albums of 1980

A Listmania! list by Brady Lessard "Brady" (Pembroke, ON)
 
Heaven and Hell
1.  Heaven and Hell by Black Sabbath
The list author says:
  "This was the first Sabbath album to feature Dio on vocals and it revitalized the career of the band and made them relevant after some subpar output."
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Ace Of Spades
2.  Ace Of Spades by Motorhead
The list author says:
  "This may be Motorhead's most popular album. It is best known for 'Ace of Spades' but the whole album is quality material. They each did personas of Western heroes on the cover."
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Lightning to the Nations (The White Album)
3.  Lightning to the Nations (The White Album) by Diamond Head
The list author says:
  "Diamond Head weren't as popular of a band in the U.K. but this is one of those albums that has stood the test of time and become a cult classic in metal."
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Iron Maiden (Remastered CD)
4.  Iron Maiden (Remastered CD) by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "The debut of Eddie. You can tell he's had some slight transformations since then. Iron Maiden with their original vocalist Paul Di'Anno."
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Blizzard Of Ozz
5.  Blizzard Of Ozz by Ozzy Osbourne
The list author says:
  "An immensely popular album. Ozzy's first album away from Black Sabbath and what most would agree is his best under his name. You'd have to live in a hole to not know about this album."
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British Steel
6.  British Steel by Judas Priest
The list author says:
  "Priest were hitting full stride with this album. With the success of the hit Breaking the Law as well as Living After Midnight this album became huge for metal."
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Strong Arm of the Law
7.  Strong Arm of the Law by Saxon
The list author says:
  "Back when the NWOBHM was taking over the U.K. and the rest of the globe you had Maiden, then Priest and then Saxon. Always cast under the shadow of other bigger metal bands but it had to be someone."
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Angel Witch 30th Anniversary [Deluxe Edition]
8.  Angel Witch 30th Anniversary [Deluxe Edition] by Angel Witch
The list author says:
  "Another cult NWOBHM classic that was a big inspiration for alot of bands in the 80's. That cover is just metal from top to bottom."
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Wheels of Steel
9.  Wheels of Steel by Saxon
The list author says:
  "Saxon pulled a Sabbath and released two great albums in one year."
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Répression
10.  Répression by TRUST
The list author says:
  "A great-yet-little known album from Trust from France. This album has both French and English versions. If this isn't the first great metal album from somewhere other than the U.K. then what is?"
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