Master of Puppets Voted Greatest Heavy Metal Album byRolling Stone Readers -
Metallica's epic third studio album, 'Masterof Puppets' has been voted the greatest heavy metal album ofall time by readers of Rolling Stone Magazine.
Black Sabbath came in second & third with'Paranoid' & their self-titled debut album, 'BlackSabbath' respectively.
In announcing the results of the poll, the editors of RollingStone wrote:
"Metal fans are a very passionate bunch. They're also veryopinionated, so when we asked them to vote for their favouritemetal albums we expected a huge response. We also expected a bigdebate about the very definition of 'heavy metal.' Some metal fanssay that groups like Led Zeppelin and Guns N' Roses are metal.Others think that's completely insane. We aren't here to settlethese debates. We're merely here to count the votes."
Rolling Stone's Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time as votedfor by readers of Rolling Stone are:
1. Metallica: Master of Puppets
2. Black Sabbath: Paranoid
3. Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath
4: Iron Maiden: The Number of the Beast
5. Metallica: …And Justice For All
6. Slayer: Reign in Blood
7. Guns n'Roses: Appetite for Destruction
8. Metallica: Black Album
9. Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin II
10. Metallica: Ride the Lightning