1) Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell
In my opinion, one of the best Metal albums ever made as a whole. »Children of the Sea« is one of my all time favorite songs.
2) Grave Digger – Rheingold
Epic, heavy, and truly unique. This album has been very influential in my songwriting.
3) Manilla Road – Crystal Logic
Manilla Road in general has been a quintessential inspiration. Mark Shelton was a friend and genuinely kind soul.
4) Iron Maiden – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
This album has always stood out as special to me. The whole album has a magical and mystical atmosphere that really resonates with me.
5) Manowar – Sign of the Hammer
Manowar was among the first bands that got me into Heavy Metal. It’s difficult to narrow down to just one album for Manowar. I chose this one because the song »Mountains« is one of my favorites and has a lot of the elements that make them special.
- Medieval Steel – Dungeon Tapes
- Virgin Steele – Invictus
- Judas Priest – Screaming for Vengeance