|Top 50 Metal Albums Of All Time|
The top 50 metal albums of all time, in order
The Number Of The Beast
May not be everyone's favourite album, but the Maidens have influenced so many metal styles, have had so much impact on the metal genre as a whole, that there is no other band than these guys who deserve to get the top spot.
Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory
The defining prog metal album of all time. Dream Theater was the band that really put the genre on the map. Plus, it's just a killer album in all respects.
Reign In Blood
THE Thrash metal album of all time. If I didn't have this high up on my list I'd be a metal SINNER.
best concept album ever recorded, I know scenes has a concept too but the story is better here. dream theater are musically better though which is why this is at 4 and that is at 2.
Master Of Puppets
the album that brought metal to the mainstream and led half the metalheads to be where they are today, maybe not the *best* metal album but has such an influence it's ungodly.
The Jester Race
because it singlehandedly invented a new genre called Gothenburg Metal, and therefore belongs on the list
No Sabbath = bad list, this is their best album in my opinion
I'd have put Still Life but this one is more critically acclaimed and almost just as good. What a fucking killer prog death metal album.
Imaginations From The Other Side
A classic of the power metal genre
Keeper Of The Seven Keys Pt. 2
another classic of the power metal genre
Vulgar Display Of Power
despite the fact I don't like Pantera they warrant a high spot on this list due to the amount of bands they've influenced
Rust In Peace
thrash classic, best they ever recorded, belongs on every metal best of list imo
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
A doom metal classic, period
The other great melodeath band
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
I HATE black metal but since that's a subgenre too it warrants a spot
a marriage of classical symphony and power metal, definitely belongs up there
Power + thrash metal = a good thing in my opinion
Scream Bloody Gore
death metal inventor
The Sham Mirrors
avant-garde greatness, also from the black metal scene so there you go
|21||Faith No More|
I don't know if you could tag this metal or rock, but it's fucking killer nonetheless
Ride The Lightning
the other classic from Metallica
putting this somewhat lower because I specifically don't like it as much as most people but since everyone seems to love it it should again be on here
Master Of Reality
Seasons In The Abyss
Sad Wings Of Destiny
Blood Fire Death
In The Nightside Eclipse
|30||My Dying Bride|
The Angel And The Dark River
Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
Among The Living
Images And Words
V: The New Mythology Suite
Elements Pt. 1
I hate this band but...
Industrial Metal m/
|37|| ||Iced Earth|
The Horror Show
Piece Of Mind
|40|| ||Paradise Lost|
Cowboys From Hell
Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
Awaken The Guardian
Pleasure To Kill
|48||At The Gates|
Slaughter Of The Soul
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant