Do you like heavy metal? Then you will enjoy this list of ten awesome, heavy metal albums. The list is a little biased towards rock and roll heavy metal, but there are also some great thrash and speed metal albums in the list.
There are many more great heavy metal albums out there. But I tried to select ten albums that cover different types of heavy metal, and that had an important influence on the genre (or the music industry). In other words, it’s not only a list of great albums, but also a brief history of the genre.
I hope you enjoy it!
Humbucker is one of the simplest and most popular heavy metal albums that can be found. It includes some of the best songs to ever come out of heavy metal. The album is full of exciting riffs, catchy choruses and some great solos. There are several hits on Humbucker such as “Crazy” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, “I Wanna Be Sedated” by the Ramones, “Take Me to the River” by the Talking Heads and many more.
Heavy Metal Albums has so many great songs that they shouldn’t even have time to bother with a list of them. However, if you have time then take a look at some of these great albums that Heavy Metal Albums has put together for you. These are just some of the ones I think are worth a listen and maybe even a purchase if you are into heavy music.
The first album I want to mention is Humbucker by Lynyrd Skynyrd. This album was released in 1974 and it still ranks among the greatest albums in Heavy Metal history today. The album starts off with the title track “Crazy” which is very catchy and will get stuck in your head for
Humbucker is the second full-length album by American rock band Alice in Chains. The album was released on October 5, 1993 through Columbia Records. It is the last studio album to feature original bassist Mike Starr before his dismissal from the band in January 1993. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA and spawned four singles: “Would?”, “Rooster”, “No Excuses”, and “I Stay Away”.
Humbucker was the first Alice in Chains album not to feature a hidden track. Staley later said that he enjoyed recording Humbucker more than Dirt due to having more time to work on it, saying, “We had a lot more time to experiment, a lot more freedom.” During the tour for this album, Layne Staley began to develop a dependence on, and addiction to heroin.
In July 1993, Alice in Chains played at Lollapalooza. During the set, which lasted 40 minutes, Staley was visibly intoxicated and trouble remembering lyrics. Cantrell took over most of the singing duties. Afterward, Staley announced that he would enter rehab for drug addiction. He left rehab early in November and rejoined the band for their performances at Farm Aid VI in Ames, Iowa on November 6 and their
“Humbucker” is a very interesting album, being that it’s the second album, released in 1992 by the alternative metal band “Love Battery”. It’s a nice, dark and moody album perfect for a dark day.
The band was formed in 1987 by Ron Nine and Jim Tillman (the same year Nirvana was formed) and they were labeled as grunge music, however their music was more influenced by British rock than Seattle’s sound. The band continued to play shows around Seattle until they got the attention of Sub Pop Records who signed them onto their label in 1991.
Their first album “Between the Eyes” was released by Sub Pop, however on the second album “Humbucker”, they signed with Frontier Records who re-released the album. The single “Dayglo” got plenty of radio play on college radio as well as KISW (Seattle Radio Station).
The band created three more albums before breaking up in 1995. They have since reunited in 2009 to play at multiple festivals including Sasquatch Music Festival and Bumbershoot Festival.
I love heavy metal music, and my first guitar was a Gibson SG. So when it came time to put a humbucker in my Telecaster, the choice of which model to use was easy. I went with the Gibson ’57 Classic Plus.
I’ve used this humbucker in quite a few guitars now, including my Telecaster and Les Paul, and it sounds great in both of them. It’s also a great replacement for single-coil pickups that are too weak or muddy. For example, I’ve used this pickup on the bridge position of Fender Squier Affinity Stratocasters before, and it sounds great!
The Gibson ’57 Classic Plus is an Alnico 2 magnet humbucker with 42 AWG wire and a 4 conductor lead for your wiring pleasure. The sound is very smooth, but with enough attack to cut through the mix without any harshness. I really like how clear the top end is on this pickup, as it makes chords really sing out nicely.
This humbucker has become one of my favorite pickups overall because it works so well in so many applications. It’s a very versatile humbucker that can be used in any guitar you want to
Humbucker is an album by American jazz guitarist John Scofield. It was recorded in 1985 and released by Gramavision the same year.
Scofield plays a Gibson Les Paul guitar throughout the album.