Venom - At War With Satan Picture-LP
It seems that more often than not, "Welcome to Hell" or "Black Metal" are described as the best Venom albums. They are no doubt influential and essential albums that paved the way for the genres of thrash and black metal, with the album "Black Metal" coining the name for the genre itself. It may not really MUSICALLY be black metal, but the lyrical aesthetics were certainly there. "At War with Satan", Venom's third album, is certainly an ambitious one. Venom was never really known for technical prowess but with this album, they took a huge leap ahead in songwriting and musical ideas.