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Best metal album of each year

This is a list I've wanted to try to make for a while. It's the best metal album of every year since metal first began in 1970. Not all the 70s albums im putting as best are necessarily metal in the traditional sense, but there isn't much to choose from.
1Black Sabbath
Paranoid
2Black Sabbath
Master of Reality
3Gnidrolog
Lady Lake


This isn't really metal, but this was a barren year as far as i'm concerned
4Budgie
Never Turn Your Back on a Friend
5Budgie
In for the Kill!
6Budgie
Bandolier
7Judas Priest
Sad Wings of Destiny


Honorable mention: Rainbow - Rising
8Motorhead
Motörhead
9Rainbow
Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
10Motorhead
Overkill
11Motorhead
Ace of Spades
12Venom
Welcome to Hell
13Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast


This is the first 5 on the list. What a banging album
14Mercyful Fate
Melissa


Honorable mention: Dio - Holy Diver
15Mercyful Fate
Don't Break the Oath


VERY honorable mention: Iron Maiden - Powerslave
16Possessed
Seven Churches


Honorable mention: S.O.D. - Speak English Or Die
17Slayer
Reign in Blood


The best thrash album ever made.
Honorable mention: Metallica - Master of Puppets
18King Diamond
Abigail
19Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime


honorable mention: Bathory - Blood Fire Death
20Morbid Angel
Altars of Madness


VERY honorable mention: Terrorizer - World Downfall
21Megadeth
Rust in Peace


Who could've guessed Rust would be the best for 1990?
VERY honorable mention: Judas Priest - Painkiller
22Death
Human


Very honorable mention: Dismember - Like An Everflowing Stream
23Darkthrone
A Blaze in the Northern Sky


honorable mention: Incantation - Onward To Golgotha
24Death
Individual Thought Patterns


honorable mentions: Cynic - Focus and Demilich - Nespithe
25Edge of Sanity
Purgatory Afterglow


Probably the greatest album I dont have 5'd
26Dissection
Storm of the Light's Bane


Very honorable mention: Suffocation - Pierced From Within
27Immolation
Here in After


Very honorable mention: Cryptopsy - None So Vile
28Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia


honorable mention: Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
29Immortal
At the Heart of Winter


possibly the best black metal album ever
30Immolation
Close to a World Below


There wasn't even a contest for this year. Close is just too good
31Crowbar
Sonic Excess in Its Purest Form
32Immolation
Unholy Cult


honorable mention: Immortal - Sons Of Northern Darkness
33Sargeist
Satanic Black Devotion


honorable mention: YOB - Catharsis
34Bloodbath
Nightmares Made Flesh


honorable mention: Behemoth - Demigod
35Nile
Annihilation of the Wicked


There would be too many honorable mentions this year
36Meshuggah
Nothing (Re-release)


honorable mention: Drudkh - Blood In Our Wells
37The Black Dahlia Murder
Nocturnal


This is possibly my favorite album ever. I was jamming this when I was 9 years old
38Septicflesh
Communion


Miles ahead of the competition
39Nokturnal Mortum
The Voice of Steel


honorable mention: Vektor - Black Future
40Sargeist
Let The Devil In
41Imperial Circus Dead Decadence
Kurooshiku Saita Seisan Na Mukuro Wa Kanaderu-


This album slays, check it out
42Timeghoul
Complete Discography


These are really just 90s demos, but I dont care since its better than anything else this year
43Inquisition
Obscure Verses for the Multiverse
44Behemoth
The Satanist


Behemoth's finest hour
45Batushka
Litourgiya


This is contender for the greatest album ever in my book
46Vektor
Terminal Redux


Why does this band have black metal as a tag?
47Archspire
Relentless Mutation


honorable mention: Sutrah - Dunes (this album is underrated)
48Convulsing
Grievous


probably the newest 5 album I've found
49Vehemence (FRA)
Par le sang versé


Nothing has really wowed me this year besides this
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