The MER Partners Top 30 Favorite Debut Albums

Metal Express Radio partners (Kris, Scott, Stig)

It’s time for the annual Metal Express Radio partners’ meeting in Chicago, which means it’s time for another one of our gargantuan top-something-of-metal shows. This year the three partners, Stig, Scott and Kris, have each selected their favorite 10 debut rock and metal albums. We’ll spin a track from each album and the partners will state their case for why the albums are good, so get ready for some good discussions as well!

Tune in at 21:00 CET/ 3:00 p.m. EST this  Saturday to hear the show!

Click here to see the running order
  1. Machine Head – Burn My Eyes – “Davidian” (picked by Kris)
  2. Joe Satriani – Not Of This Earth – “Hordes Of Locust” (picked by Scott)
  3. Pretty Maids – Red Hot and Heavy – “A Place In the Night” (picked by Stig)
  4. The Mars Volta – Deloused In The Comatorium – “Inertiatic ESP” (picked by Kris)
  5. Blue Murder – Blue Murder – “Sex Child” (picked by Scott)
  6. WASP – WASP – “Hellion” (picked by Stig)
  7. Anthrax – Fistful of Metal – “Metal Thrashing Mad” (picked by Kris)
  8. Van Halen – Van Halen – “On Fire” (picked by Scott)
  9. Queensryche – The Warning – “Take Hold of the Flame” (picked by Stig)
  10. Steve Vai – Flex-Able – “The Attitude Song” (picked by Kris)
  11. Ozzy – Blizzard Of Ozz – “Revelation (Mother Earth)” (picked by Scott)
  12. Skid Row – Skid Row – “Here I Am” (picked by Stig)
  13. Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine – “Wake Up” (picked by Kris)
  14. Tony MacAlpine – Edge Of Insanity – “The Stranger” (picked by Scott)
  15. Crimson Glory – Crimson Glory – “Queen of the Masqurade” (picked by Stig)
  16. Slayer – Show No Mercy – “Black Magic” (picked by Kris)
  17. Vinnie Moore – Mind’s Eyes – N.N.Y.” (picked by Scott)
  18. Kingdom Come – Kingdom Come – “The Shuffle” (picked by Stig)
  19. Dio – Holy Diver – “Gypsy” (picked by Kris)
  20. Dokken – Breakin’ The Chains – “Felony” (picked by Scott)
  21. Annihilator – Alice In Hell – “Welcome To Your Death” (picked by Stig)
  22. Wintersun – Wintersun – “Starchild” (picked by Kris)
  23. Ratt – Out Of The Cellar – “You’re In trouble” (picked by Scott)
  24. AC/DC – High Voltage – “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)” (picked by Stig)
  25. Alice In Chains – Facelift – “Man In the Box” (picked by Kris)
  26. Def Leppard – On Through The Night – “Satellite” (picked by Scott)
  27. Tesla – Mechanical Resonance – “Cumin’ Atcha Live” (picked by Stig)
  28. Velvet Revolver – Contraband – “Headspace” (picked by Kris)
  29. The Michael Schenker Group – The Michael Schenker Group – “Victim of Illusion” (picked by Scott)
  30. Guns ‘N Roses – Appetite For Destruction – “Nightrain” (picked by Stig)


  • Kristian Singh-Nergård

    Kristian is one of the partners at Metal Express Radio. He is Metal Express Radio's Marketing and Communications Manager, and on occasions also reviewer and photographer. Based out of Oslo, Norway, Kristian is a bass player and owner of the independent record label Pug-Nose Records. He has been a proud member of the Metal Express Radio crew since 2006.

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