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10.09.19 Best Italian Metal Albums

Best Italian Metal Albums

A brief list of great Italian metal albums. If you like what you hear, give a good rating on the band's page.
1Vanexa
Vanexa


One of the earliest Italian metal bands. It sounds very similar to NWOBHM. 8/10
2Dark Quarterer
Dark Quarterer


A beautiful Epic Metal album, it was totally remastered in 2013. 9/10
3Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied


Power/Prog with the great guitarist Olaf Thorsen. 8.5/10
4White Skull
Tales from the North


Power metal in the style of Grave Digger, but with more guitars and a (wonderful) female voice. 9/10
5Vision Divine
Stream of Consiousness


A true masterpiece of Progressive Power Metal, as the two following albums of the band. 10/10
6Vision Divine
The Perfect Machine


Another masterpiece from Olaf Thorsen. The concept is very interesting. 10/10
7Thy Majestie
The Lasting Power


Epic/symphonic Power metal with a medieval flavour. The perfect album that Rhapsody will never able to record. 8.5/10
8Spite Extreme Wing
Non dvcor, dvco


Black metal with italian poetical lyrics. 9/10
9Disarmonia Mundi
Nebularium


A great mix of melodic death, thrash and progressive. 9/10
10Dark Lunacy
The Diarist


Melodic Death Metal with Russian choruses. 8/10
11Ufomammut
Idolum


The masterpiece of the first half of the band's life. In comparison to "Eve", the psychedelic element is less represented, but it's a great post metal album as well. 8/10
12Spite Extreme Wing
Vltra


After the raw black metal of the previous album, Spite Extreme Wing turn to an incredibile avantgarde metal. The best Is the cover of Helter Skelter. 9.5/10
13Absentia Lunae
In Umbrarum Imperii Gloria


Black metal with industrial elements. "Memneso on" is a wonderful song. 8/10
14Necromass
Mysteria Mystica Zofiriana


A mediterranean black metal album. 9/10
15Opera IX
The Call Of The Wood


Pagan Black Metal with female singer. 9/10
16Aborym
Kali Yuga Bizarre


Absolutely scaring Industrial Black Metal. 9/10
17StormLord
Mare Nostrum


The masterpiece of the band: death, melodic black and mediterranean folk. 9/10
18Gory Blister
Skymorphosis


Technical death metal in the style of Death. 8/10
19Forgotten Tomb
Negative Megalomania


Depressive black metal mixed with depressive rock. It could be remind Shining's "V - Halmstad" or Lifelover's "Konkurs". But it's even better. 10/10
20Death SS
Black Mass


A masterpiece by the Italian Mercyful Fate. "Cursed Mama" is a jewel. 8/10
21Eldritch
Seeds Of Rage


Power/Prog with the great pianist Oleg Smirnoff. 9/10
22Raintime
Flies and Lies


Power and death metal mixed together, with a modern Mood wich reminds "Come Clarity" by In Flames and "Deathcrew Hateroll" by Children of Bodom. 8.5/10
23Inchiuvatu
Piccatu


Black/Death with flutes and lyrics in Sicilian language. 9/10
24Dark Quarterer
The Etruscan Prophecy


Another masterpiece by Italian best Epic Metal band. It's more refined than the debut, but less gloomy. 8.5/10
25Devil Doll
Dies Irae


An unique album. Industrial experimentalism, classical partitures, progressive, odd gothic metal mixed together in a true and total masterpiece by the most mysterious band in the world. 10/10
26Cultus Sanguine
Shadows' Blood


Katatonia's "Brave Murder Day", Cradle of Filth's "The Principale of Evil Made of Flesh", Emperor's "Anthems of the Welkin at Dusk", Ancient Rites' "Fatherland".... This and much more in a kaleidoscopic album wich fuse together Black, Gothic and Doom. 9/10
27Lacuna Coil
Comalies


In spite of every prejudice, this is a very good Gothic Metal album, full of odd and beautiful songs. 8.5/10
28Hortus Animae
Waltzing Mephisto


Progressive rock and black metal. 8.5/10
295 Star Grave
Corpse Breed Syndrome


What if Children of Bodom meets Murderdolls? An horror-porn death/power metal album. 9/10
30Edenshade
Ceramic Placebo for a Faint Heart


Progressive and death metal, with clean vocals and poetical lyrics. It's very original. 8/10
31Black Hole
Land of Mystery


Psychedelic Horror Doom Metal with downtuned organ for a very underground work of art. 8.5/10
32Aborym
Generator


Aborym explore more symphonic soundscapes in their journey through BM. The result is a very good album, which seems an industrial version of Dimmu Borgir's "Puritanical Euphorica Misantropia". 8.5/10
33Stormlord
The Gorgon Cult


Good Symphonic Black Metal. 8/10
34Devil Doll
Eliogabalus


The first Devil Doll's masterpiece. Classical arrangements and Gothic atmospheres. 9.5/10
35Strana Officina
Rock & Roll Prisoners


One of the best Class Metal bands in Italy. The band splitted up due to the tragic death of Cappanera brothers. 9/10
36Crown of Autumn
The Treasures Arcane


A piece of art. Melodic Death Metal, Gothic and black metal, with sumptuous folk, Symphonic, Epic arrangements. 9.5/10
37Monumentum
In Absentia Christi


A band which mixes darkwave and Doom metal with middle-eastern and mediterranean sounds. 8/10
38Paul Chain
Opera 4th


A psychedelic record by the genius of Italian Doom Paul Chain. The first half is a 30 minutes psychedelic suite, the second half contains three doom metal pearls. 8/10
39Ufomammut
Eve


The zenith reached by the band from Tortona. A psychedelic way to thinking about Sludge metal, without losing an ounce of heaviness. 9/10
40Elvenking
The Scythe


The usual Folk Power Metal of the band in this release appears to be mixed with Melodic Death influences which add more variety to the band's proposal. The melodies here are great. 9/10
41Vision Divine
The 25th Hour


The second chapter of the concept begun with Stream of Consciousness, and the last with the amazing singer Michele Luppi. 8/10
42Sadist
Above the Light


The incredible debut album by the Italian fathers of Progressive Death Metal. A masterpiece 9.5/10
43Berserks
Berserks


It's probably the earliest Italian metal album (of we don't consider the debut albums by Strike and Vanadium, which were still heavily influenced by '70s hard rock) and surely the earliest Italian metal masterpiece. Berserks' music reminds strongly Iron Maiden's Killers, but with a very fresh sound and a great guitarwork, despite the mediocrity of the singer and the horrible quality of the recording. 8.5/10
44Maldoror
Ars Magika


An incredible way to play symphonic BM. Only four, long suites in which BM and gothic atmospheres are perfectly balanced. 9/10
45Assedium
Rise of the Warlords


Among the plenty of Epic Metal bands risen in Italy between 1999 and 2007 (Holy Martyr, Doomsword, Wotan, Etrusgrave, ecc.), this is one of the best. 8/10
46Sinoath
Research


A great album of death/doom, full of sick melodies and great gothic arrangements. 9/10
47Crystal Phoenix
Myriam


It's a very strange album by a one-(wo)man band. It bleds '70s prog, doom, epic and folk with the dark voice of Myriam Saglimbeni. 8.5/10
48Sadist
Tribe


When you say "progressive death metal" you often have to listen virtuosistic non-sense bands. In this album, the sound of Death meets a true progressive attitude, in a very original platter. 8.5/10
49Death SS
Heavy Demons


Another masterpiece of the band. It's more classic metal-oriented than the previous albums, but as much obscure. 8.5/10
50Aleph
In Tenebra


A very strange Progressive Metal album, full of doomish and deathrash influences. A dark jewel. 8.5/10
51Forgotten Tomb
Songs to Leave


Pure depressive BM. 8.5/10
52Necromass
Abyss Calls Life


A great step ahead of their previous album, a BM recording full of complex rithmic patterns, obliquous and dissonant melodies and classic HM shades. 8.5/10
53Infliction
The Silencer


A catchy melodic deathrash metal album, with some influences from Sentenced. 8/10
54White Skull
Public Glory Secret Agony


Another great album from the best Classic Power Metal band in Italy. 8.5/10
55Moon of Steel (ITA)
Passions


The Italian answer to Crimson Glory. A powerful album. 8/10
56Domine
Emperor of the Black Runes


This Is the best album by the band from Florence. The Epic Metal of the two earlier albums Is mixer with the Power Metal of the previous album for a very balanced result. 8/10
57Highlord
When the Aurora Falls.....


A great power metal album in the style of Stratovarius. 8/10
58Maldoror
In Saturn Mystique


Another black diamond by the band from Turin. In their last work before the band changed its name, Maldoror continue on the path of Symphonic BM of their debut, but adds some very interesting EBM elements (in particular on "Osiris Elettro Mantrum"), which remind the Aborym's debut "Kali Yuga Bizarre" (released the previous year). 8.5/10
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