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Moonlight's Best Metal

Metal is, and always be my favorite type of music despite how much I gush over Alternative Rock. Here's the best Metal I know that is offered.
1Katatonia
The Great Cold Distance


Instead of a Viva Emptiness v2, Katatonia decides to get darker, drearier, heavier, and more...death. It's a grandiose, disturbing metal album that shows a doom metal band at their creative and sonic peaks.
2Opeth
Blackwater Park


Blackwater Park is a refined, yet crazed masterpiece; each song is heavier than the next, more unsettling as the album goes on. The death grunts are in full force here and are backed up by the frantic riffs and the excellent drumming. This will always be Opeth's best, and one of the best metal albums ever.
3Between the Buried and Me
Colors


If it's premature or not, Colors deserves to be BtBaM's masterpiece, and a metal masterpiece that albums are judged on for all time. It's classic, epic, and freaking heavy...yet very progressive. Wonderful mixture of doom, dark elements mixed with a prog metal atmosphere makes Colors one of the best metal albums, easily.
4DragonForce
Inhuman Rampage


Bring on the criticism; maybe they can't re-produce this album live; but oh well. Their music is fast as hell, insane, sporadic, and they create some of the strangest noises a guitar can ever create. Inhuman Rampage shows DragonForce at an all-time peak speedwise, musically, and creatively.
5Isis
Oceanic


Oceanic is one of the deepest, darkest, and enveloping releases in metal history; they're like a much, much heavier Tool; and with Oceanic, they refine this sound and perfect it into an aggressive punch in the face.
6Dillinger Escape Plan
Calculating Infinity


DEP is always musically consistent, evolving, and well, psychotic but in an album where they seem to try to calculate infinity, they make a quite interesting, thrashing, and structurally insane release.
7Iron Maiden
Powerslave


Iron Maiden is where metal budded, with Powerslave, they make their most addicting, fun, and culturally influenced record ever. 2 Minutes to Midnight is a great melodic metal track, and Powerslave is amazing in itself. It may be classic, but it's a masterpiece.
8Meshuggah
Destroy Erase Improve


Meshuggah is determined to be the darkest, heaviest, and grungiest metal band in metal. They successfully pull this feat off with DEI, a paranoid album that is complex, highly proficient, and extreme (to the meaning of the word).
9Metallica
Master of Puppets


Before the days of Load, Metallica was once a fast Progressive Thrash band, and their opus Master of Puppets is a flat-out punch in the face of speed and aggressive song structures; metal at heart and extreme forever. So many great tracks on here, and a progressive side to top it all off. Definitely one of the best.
10Ministry
Psalm 69


Industrial Metal hit it's peak with Psalm 69, a heavy, aggressive metal release that is still catchy and industrial. It's accessible, but as accessible as metal can possibly get. It's a flat-out kick in the balls that gets you really pissed off.
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