OPETH's Mikael Åkerfeldt Ranks His Top 10 Favorite Metal Albums
Rolling Stone magazine continues to roll out singular lists for their Greatest Metal Albums of All Time series.
Joining Corey Taylor, Lars Ulrich, Ozzy Osbourne, Gojira's Joe Duplantier, Deafheaven's George Clarke, Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows, Bill 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.