Here are some mainstream metal albums that saved us from the rest of the shit on the radio...
Black Sabbath - Paranoid: First album I ever bought, cost me a quarter at a flea market
Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power: The definitive 90's metal sound.
Rage A.T.M - Self Titled: This made metal socially relevant
Slipknot - Self-titled: Speaks for itself
Metallica - Kill �Em All / Master Of Puppets / Ride The Lightning: They won the game
Tool - Undertow: Metal that was artistic and not wanky... a major feat
AC/DC - Highway to Hell / Back In Black / High Voltage: 'Nuff said
Guns N� Roses - Appetite For Destruction: It is still the high point.
Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss: Simple, it's Slayer.
Skid Row - Slave to The Grind: It was heavy and accessible and great.
System Of A Down - Toxicity: Saved us from a lot of crap.
Misfits - Collection I & II: The Punk band that was Metal.
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine: Trent understood the mood.
Iron Maiden - Killers: What helped to start it all.
Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance: see Iron Maiden description (segment producer Darby Wheeler prefers Painkiller)
Ministry - Psalm 69: Pure evil
Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare: The first band that my mom freaked when she heard me listening to it. A reaction that would be repeated many times after.
Megadeth - Peace Sells but Who's Buying: One of the Big Four
Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil: For a while there it was nasty
White Zombie - La Sexorcisto: Metal got groove
Article by George "The United States Of" Stroumboulopoulos