BLACK SABBATH, SLAYER, DIAMOND HEAD, IRON MAIDEN Among Top Albums For Riffs

December 30, 2007

Leading Japanese rock magazine Burrn! has published an article titled "Think About The Riffs" in which it cites DIAMOND HEAD's "Lightning To The Nations" album as the third greatest album for riffs following BLACK SABBATH's "Master Of Reality" and SLAYER's "Reign In Blood". The article goes on to say that "Brian's [Tatler, DIAMOND HEAD guitarist] riff-making ability was outstanding in the NWOBHM bands and the riffs in 'Lightning To The Nations' album were create new era of hard rock/heavy metal music!"

Top 20 "riff" albums, according to Burrn! magazine:

01. BLACK SABBATH - Master Of Reality
02. SLAYER - Reign In Blood
03. DIAMOND HEAD - Lightning To The Nations
04. IRON MAIDEN - Iron Maiden
05. EXODUS - Bonded By Blood
06. METALLICA - Master Of Puppets
07. MEGADETH - Peace Sells ... But Who's Buying?
08. MOTÖRHEAD - Ace Of Spades
09. AC/DC - Highway To Hell
10. DEEP PURPLE - In Rock
11. LED ZEPPELIN - II
12. SCORPIONS - Blackout
13. VAN HALEN - Van Halen
14. RAVEN - Rock Until You Drop
15. SAXON - Denim And Leather
16. JUDAS PRIEST - British Steel
17. S.O.D. - Speak English Or Die
18. VENOM - Welcome To Hell
19. PANTERA - Vulgar Display Of Power
20. CARCASS - Necroticism - Descanting The Insalbrious

View the entire Top 50 at this location.

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