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Post by 11razorwire on Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:08 am

I've given this a lot of thought. Metal and Hard Rock have had some good and some great years. But, for me, 1986 is where music hit an all-time high. And here are several reasons why, in no particular order other than that Megadeth is first Very Happy .

Megadeth- Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Metallica- Master of Puppets
Stryper- To Hell with the Devil
Ratt- Dancing Undercover
Judas Priest- Turbo
Iron Maiden- Somewhere in Time
Alice Cooper- Constrictor
Ozzy Osbourne- The Ultimate Sin
Queensryche- Rage for Order
Europe- The Final Countdown
Bon Jovi- Slippery When Wet
Bloodgood- s/t
Cinderella- Night Songs
Van Halen- 5150
Tesla- Mechanical Resonance
Poison- Look What the Cat Dragged In
David Lee Roth- Eat 'Em and Smile
W.A.S.P.- Inside the Electric Circus


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Post by Staybrite on Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:12 pm

I would probably go with two years earlier, 1984.

Anthrax - Fistfull of Metal
Armored Saint - March of the Saint
Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
Dio - The Last in Line
Dokken - Tooth & Nail
Fastway - All Fired Up
Gary Moore - Victims of the Future
Great White - Great White
Grim Reaper - See You in Hell
Helix - Walkin' the Razors Edge
Icon - Icon
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
Lee Aaron - Metal Queen
Metal Church - Metal Church
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
MSG - Rock Will Never Die
Q5 - Steel the Light
Rail - Rail EP
Ratt - Out of the Cellar
Rush - Grace Under Pressure
Queensryche - The Warning
Riot - Born in America
Saint - Warriors of the Sun
Saxon - Crusader
Scorpions - Love at First Sting
Spinal Tap - This is Spinal Tap
Stryper - The Yellow & Black Attack
TKO - In Your Face
TNT - Knights of the New Thunder
Triumph - Thunder Seven
Van Halen - 1984
WASP - WASP
Wendy O Williams - WOW
White Wolf - Standing Alone
Whitesnake - Slide it In
Y&T - In Rock We Trust
Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force
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Post by Hardcore Christian on Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:48 pm

1986 is one of my favorite years as well, not just because of the music, but movies and other things in pop culture at the time


For myself, I can't decide between 2005 or 2007


2005

Project 86 - And The Rest Will Follow
Disciple- Self Titled
Extol - The Blueprint Dives
Blindside - The Great Depression
Rob Rock - Holy Hell
Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster - I
Demon Hunter - The Tryptich
Spoken - Last Chance To Breathe
Switchfoot - Nothing Is Sound
As I Lay Dying - Shadows Are Security
Mortal Treason - Sunrise Over A Sea Of Blood
Becoming The Archetype - Terminate Damnation
Frost Like Ashes - Tophet
Haste The Day - When Everything Falls
Nodes Of Ranvier - The Years To Come

2007

As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us
August Burns Red - Messengers
Impending Doom - Nailed.Dead.Risen
The Showdown - Temptation Come My Way
The Devil Wears Prada - Plagues
Haste The Day - Pressure The Hinges
Demon Hunter - Storm The Gates Of Hell
Oh, Sleeper - When I Am God
Project 86 - Rival Factions
Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster - II
Thousand Foot Krutch - The Flame In All Of Us
Flatfoot 56 - Jungle Of the Midwest Sea
Agraceful - The Great I Am


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Post by Hardcore Christian on Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:05 pm

Just realized how good 1990 was as well

Mortification - Break The Curse
Vengeance - Once Dead
Tourniquet - Stop The Bleeding
Sacred Warrior - Wicked Generation
Deliverance - Weapons Of Our Warfare
Holy Soldier - Self Titled
Crystavox - Self Titled
Guardian - Fire And Love
Jet Circus - Step On It
Petra - Beyond Belief
Recon - Behind Enemy Lines
Stryper - Against The Law
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Post by exo on Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:18 am

I don't think I HAVE a specific year music peaked for me. Some years have definitely been better than others. 84/86/90 were all great......but I've also had a shift in my genre preferences as I've aged.  '99 was a HUGE year for me at this point with my current preferences.  There's always gonna be ups and downs....


Immortal - At the Heart of Winter
Opeth -Still Life
Emperor-IX Equilibrium
Agalloch - Pale Folklore
Dream Theater - Metropolis pt2
Testament - The Gathering
Amon Amarth - The Avenger
In Flames - Colony
Nevermore - Dreaming Neon Black
Children of Bodom - Hatebreeder
Extol - Burial (released on endtime last week of December 98, but didn't see wide US distribution until solidstate release it here in 99)
Sodom - Code Red
Arch Enemy - Burning Bridges


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Post by alldatndensum on Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:45 am

I don't think I have a certain year that music peaked.  I've always found new favorites along the way.  I loved 80s metal and some bands peaked early and others stayed consistent by releasing amazing albums one right after the other.
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Post by Hardcore Christian on Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:13 pm

I wouldn't say it has peaked for me and never will again either, I am just listing years that had an amazing amount and quality of releases
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