#4
Oh geez... idk. Alot of years have been awesome and still continue to be awesome.
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#5
1970, the year that the first Sabbath album came out. So really, as that is more or less the first metal album, that's the most important. As for taste, 1983.
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#6
Webb, you're such a disgraceful noob...

Edit: Like a week or two ago - https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=941331&highlight=year
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#10
Wow, that's a really tough one. Right now, I'd say it's 1984, in my opinion. Here are some reasons.

Ride The Lightning came out, and killed people.

Bark At The Moon by Ozzy was riding high, establishing Jake E. Lee as a bona fide guitar demon. (maybe it was late 83, though, not sure.)

Slayer put "Haunting The Chapel" out there, featuring the classic "Chemical Warfare".

Van Halen put out its' last great album (and last album altogether) with Diamond Dave (although, that's not exactly "metal" by today's standards), "1984".

Iron Maiden put out Powerslave, and I love it! Aces High is "an obvious opener" in the words of Adrian Smith (guitarist of Maiden, next to Dave Murray).

Rising Force by Yngwie Malmsteen was released!

Death and Morbid Angel began death metal that year.

Motorhead put out "No Remorse".

Anthrax put out "Fistful Of Metal" (I believe that was their debut LP).

The Mark II Lineup of Deep Purple returned (Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Gillan sharing stages again after about a decade) and put out Perfect Strangers.

Celtic Frost puts out their debut LP, "Morbid Tales".

Dio puts out his second (my favorite, too, by far) album, The Last In Line. Vivian Campbell was God for 41 minutes and 51 seconds that year!

Possessed release the album "Death Metal", with Jeff Becerra starting the death metal scream.

Judas Priest puts a solid album out, "Defenders Of The Faith".

Megadeth were formed and working on "Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good".

'84 was the year that metal took the world by storm and established an enormous foothold on music. '84 was when it really took off. (This is JUST MY OPINION! PLEASE DON'T BASH ME FOR IT!)

That year was incredible. It also gave slow rise to a little band from Texas, later to be recognized in 1990, called Pantera!
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1980 in England would have been a great time to be around for metal actually.


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1980 in England would have been a great time to be around for metal actually.


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#16
and goddamn Angel Witch


Anywhere between 1979 - 1985 in England would've been awesome
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Heaven and Hell AND British Steel...


and ..<takes a breath>, Iron Maiden, Lightning to the Nations, Ace of Spades, Wild Cat, Angel Witch, Wheels of Steel, Head On, Stand Up and Fight.....
#18
you're missing White Spirit, Stagefright, Ethel The Frog, Demolition and The Witch of Berkeley
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#21
My Birthday..
1986, epic year, reign in blood was released..
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#22
1984 imo. For the same reasons Eruption Rocker said, particularily Ride The Lightning
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#24
Holy shit, big question.

Uhm...

Somewhere between 1992-1999 because of the amazing black metal and progressive metal/rock that came out.

If I had to pick one specific year...1995. Most visitors to the Opeth thread will understand.
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#25
1987. Death- Scream Bloody Gore and Carcass's Reek of putrefaction. Two amazing debuts from two of the most influential bands of modern metal.
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Holy shit, big question.

Uhm...

Somewhere between 1992-1999 because of the amazing black metal and progressive metal/rock that came out.

If I had to pick one specific year...1995. Most visitors to the Opeth thread will understand.


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#27
I don't want to think about nuclear holocaust right now. I have better ****ing things to do with my life than be incinerated.