Best Metal Albums Since 1990

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1Rust in Peace - Megadeth

Holy Wars could be the best song ever written, but all 9 other tracks are just as snarly and insane.

2Painkiller - Judas Priest

A classic, but every single song is fast and what metal really is, heavy

3Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
4Human - Death
5The Sound of Perseverance - Death

Every single track blows your mind with speed and technical prowess.

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7Blackwater Park - Opeth

Opeth isn't everyone's cup of tea, but this album is just so dark and raw at the same time, I couldn't leave it out

8Wrath - Lamb of God

Many people will say Sacrament or Ashes should be here, and I thought about it, but Wrath represents the violence and well, wrath, we all have inside us.

9The Blackening - Machine Head

I think this album deserves a higher spot because of how amazing it is, but none the less, Aesthetics of Hate remains my favourite song. Their new album Locust is extremely good as well, just didn't want the same band on here twice.

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10Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater

The Contenders

11Paradise Lost - Symphony X

It's prog, but it's awesome

12Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth

I almost gave this to Avenged Sevenfold, but the melodic viking metal Amon Amarth spit out in this album is just too gnarly to pass up.

13Slipknot - Slipknot
14Crack the Skye - Mastodon
15Octavarium - Dream Theater
16Still Life - Opeth
17Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory - Dream Theater
18The Final Frontier - Iron Maiden
19Remedy Lane - Pain of Salvation
20The Astonishing - Dream Theater
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Top Remixes

1. Rust in Peace - Megadeth
2. Painkiller - Judas Priest
3. Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera



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