1986 was an unbelievable year for heavy metal
. With all due respect to 1980, this was probably the best year of the '80s when it came to great albums. Two of the finest metal albums of all time were released in 1986, and it's a shame that one of them had to be number 2. In almost any other year Reign In Blood
would have easily been number one, and in reality it's more 1-B than 2. Here are our picks for the best metal albums of 1986.
Flotsam and Jetsam never got the commercial success they deserved, and their main claim to fame is being Jason Newsted's former band. And being that their debut Doomsday For The Deceiver
was released in 1986, it was no surprise it was overlooked. It is a potent album with great musicianship and excellent vocals from Eric "AK" Knutson. It's an underrated album from an underrated band.