The result of an extensive worldwide poll asking heavy metal fans to list their favorite high-octane albums, this compendium combines those survey results and Popoff's original interviews with world famous rockers. Recording session secrets, road stories, and tantalizing personal anecdotes - they reveal it all, and offer their own Top Ten ear-splitting faves.
Melded with Popoff's unique and celebrated insights into heavy metal, this essential resource becomes a rock-writing standard. From AC/DC to ZZ Top and from Black Sabbath to Pantera, both headbanging chart-toppers and lesser-known gems are catalogued and critically appraised. With reviews of early metal albums of the late '60s, as well as the latest hits from the '00s, The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time combines fearless criticism with hilarious, candid rock star quotes to produce an honest assessment of the 500 albums that topped the poll.