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OPETH's Mikael Åkerfeldt Ranks His Top 10 Favorite Metal Albums

Posted by on July 26, 2017 at 1:28 pm Follow on Twitter | Follow on Instagram

Opeth, Mikael Åkerfeldt © Christer Lorichs

Rolling Stone magazine continues to roll out singular lists for their Greatest Metal Albums of All Time series.

Joining Corey TaylorLars UlrichOzzy OsbourneGojira's Joe DuplantierDeafheaven's George ClarkeAvenged Sevenfold's M. ShadowsBill Ward, Slayer's Kerry King and Rob Halford in the list making process is Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt. Unlike most of the list submitters, Akerfeldt actually felt the need to rank his choices.

10. Lucifer’s Friend – Where the Groupies Killed the Blues
9. Deep Purple – Stormbringer
8. Yngwie J. Malmsteen – Rising Force
7. Entombed – Left Hand Path
6. King Diamond – Them
5. Morbid Angel – Altars of Madness
4. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II
3. Rainbow – Rising
2. Judas Priest – Sad Wings of Destiny
1. Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

To read his detailed reasoning for each pick, head over to Rolling Stone.