YOU TELL US: Best Metal Albums of 1988? | Overkill Reviews

What’s your favourite metal album of 1988? Give us your #1 pick in the comments below. We’ll count the votes and Sam Dunn will review the Top 5 on an upcoming Overkill Rewind video!
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Raik Grune says:

Voivod – Dimension Hatröss

Rich at the Metal Asylum says:

Maiden-Seventh Son, Queensryche-Mindcrime, Helloween- Keeper pt2, Flotsam and Jetsam – No Place for Disgrace, King Diamond -Them, Testament – New Order. Manowar – Kings of Metal, Pantera – Poweerr Metaall!!!!

Pepe Tito says:

Slayer´s South Of Heaven !!!!

Und3rkill says:

Really good year for metal, it’s so fucking hard to pick one album…
Coroner – Punishment for Decadence

Also, It’s worth mentioning:
Devil Doll – The Girl Who Was… Death, King Diamond – Them, Death – Leprosy, Riot – Thundersteel, Queensryche, Morbid Saint…what a year!

Tomi Mäkitalo says:

Slayer – South of Heaven

Harold Stoneley says:

Coroner Punishment for Decadence

Zach Smith says:

From Enslavement to Obliteration – Napalm Death

Mike Cullen says:

Testament – New Order, Queensryche – Operation:Mindcrime, Iron Maiden – 7th Son

Fanis METAL says:

Riot – Thundersteel
Death – Leprosy


Poison, Cinderella, Motley Crew….lol

Morgan Freeman says:

Slayer south of heaven


Metallica – …And Justice for All

Lurking says:

Death’s Leprosy! Reek of Putrefaction by Carcass is a very close second.

Thanasis Savvidis says:

Iron Maiden – Seventh son of a seventh son

skinnypenis500 69 says:

Death – Leprosy

Sebastian says:

Helloween – Keeper of the Seven Keys II

Johnathan Cruz says:

Seventh Son of A Seventh Son Iron Maiden

xHamadds says:

death leprosy my fav of all time

Jimpotamus says:

Seventh Son of a Seventh Son – Iron Maiden
Operation Mindcrime – Queensryche
Kings of Metal – ManOwaR
The Headless Children – W.A.S.P
Savage Amusement – Scorpions

Andre Arruda says:

1988, gee, I was there… I’m old. That year, I think, it’s a bit of intermezzo time for metal. Almost no bands released a GREAT album. Judas Priest’s Ram it Down was a leftover material from Turbo album. It’d be called Twin Turbos but the label didn’t allow such extravaganza. It sounds bad, lot’s of reverb and maybe the worst body of lyrics in Priest songwriting: ”Thousands and millions guitar/Screaming with power in the air”. C’mon… Metallica was battling against their own ghosts and …Unjustice is a very irregular album. The production is horrible, and the bass… well, we know the history. Sepultura was building their work and Beneath the Remains (their 3rd album) is the the launching pad for Arise. The guitars are good, vocal lines not much beyond from gutural spilled words.

I stay with two great records, tied:
– Slayer’s South of Heaven, a solid work with a great cover, Priest’s Dissident Agressor.
– Living Colour’s Vivid, a refreshing view of heavy/hard rock. Living Colour is a great band and somewhat understimated.

Todd's analog and more says:

It has to Ozzy: No Rest For The Wicked. Great album , miracle man a classic, and of course zakk Wylde, debut album as guitarist for ozzy.

KingJason13 says:


mistahwolfie says:

Queensryche – Operation Mindcrime

Metalhead Shenanigans says:

Megadeth So Far So Good So What is my top. But so many good classics to choose from.

The Glory Disappears says:

Either Bathory or Death.

Kevin O'Hara says:

… And Justice For All!

Mathew Bogden says:

Metallica – …And Justice For All
Slayer – South of Heaven

e-Legal Canadian says:

I was going to say Alice Cooper, Trash… but I think that came out in 89. 🙁

Oh well, next time…

Niko Kaliterna says:

so far so good so what , keeper of the seven keys part 2, perpetual burn, them, and justice for all, operation mindcrime

Karl XIV Johan says:

Ram It Down xD

Dany Ponce Castaño says:

Manowar – kings of metal

Mdan Mdan says:

Eternal Nightmare – Vio-lence

blerth rung says:

Bathory – blood fire death

Midas Baijense says:

Iron Maiden – Seventh son of a seventh son

José Alonso says:

Seventh son of a seventh son

MetalThrashingMatt says:

And Justice For All

Oscar says:

Iron Maiden – Seventh son of a seventh son

kaleb hall says:

NAPALM DEATH – From Enslavement to Obliteration

Cerberus [V.I.T.G] says:

And justice for all.
My favorite album from the band that blast me into metal

Claudio Gaete says:

Death leprosy

Chet Olsen says:

Death – Leprosy

I’d be kinda surprised if this was really up to any real debate on here…

Josh Soderman says:

And justice for all!!!!!

Grand Wazoo says:


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