Top 10 Albums that are the Best of a Metal Band

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The Top Ten

1 Painkiller - Judas Priest
2 Ride the Lightning - Metallica
3 Rust in Peace - Megadeth

This and Peace Sells are tied for me - christangrant

4 Powerslave - Iron Maiden
5 Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
6 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

Heaven and Hell - christangrant

7 Symbolic - Death
8 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian

Well, I partly agree with Rambles and I would say this band is so good that they have several albums that deserve to be called "the best" of Blind Guardian. For me some of the condenders are: Nightfall in Middle-Earth, Somewhere Far Beyond and Beyond the Red Mirror.

But At the Edge of Time also deserves to be called their "best", it's perfect. I think choosing their best album is a matter of personal preference because Blind Guardian changed the subgenres/styles several times. A friend of mine even prefers their 80s albums with raw speed metal because he likes this subgenre and not very much symphonic metal. - Metal_Treasure

This album is nowhere near the best album for this band. - Rambles

9 Alice in Hell - Annihilator
10 Among the Living - Anthrax

Sound of White Noise - christangrant

The Contenders

11 Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold

Can I ever click on a metal list now without seeing the phrase "it's not metal". Have you ever considered that if the vast majority of people consider it metal then they're probably right? I don't even like this band but they always sounded metal to me. - IronSabbathPriest

True. I don't know what makes a band metal or not. But I saw some explanations from "X" and those were very poor explanations to consider them not a metal band. - zxm

Yes this is their best album but they aren't metal - christangrant

12 Crack the Skye - Mastodon
13 The Blackening - Machine Head
14 Lateralus - Tool
15 The Way of All Flesh - Gojira
16 Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer

This and Reign in Blood are tied for me - christangrant

17 Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile
18 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
19 The Mantle - Agalloch
20 None So Vile - Cryptopsy
21 Toxicity - System of a Down

This isn't metal though. - Metal_Treasure

22 Colors - Between the Buried and Me
23 Wolverine Blues - Entombed
24 Monotheist - Celtic Frost
25 Demanufacture - Fear Factory
26 Meantime - Helmet
27 Operation: Mindcrime - Queensr├┐che
28 Master of Puppets - Metallica
29 Century Child - Nightwish
30 Mother Earth - Within Temptation
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Painkiller - Judas Priest
2. Symbolic - Death
3. Alice in Hell - Annihilator
Metal_Treasure
1. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
2. Painkiller - Judas Priest
3. At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
christangrant
1. Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
2. Rust in Peace - Megadeth
3. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
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