Albums that You Will Always See at a ''Best Metal Albums of all Time'' List

These albums are always there cause they are the most popular ones,not the best ones.And some of them aren't even Metal.

The Top Ten

1 Master of Puppets - Metallica

Is this supposed to be a list of albums that pop up on most best albums list that don't deserve it or just a random list of albums that pop up rather deserving or undeserving, reading the description makes me think it is supposed to be the first one - germshep24

Yes and why not? - Metal_Treasure

This is the thing, a lot of fan naturally like to crap on the most popular album by an artist, and most of the time it isn't justified. All four of Metallica's first albums are classics for a reason. Just because one is the most popular doesn't mean it is now not as good as the others - germshep24

2 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

Yes, but it's so overrated. - Metal_Treasure

My favorite metal album of all time - Okk

Ironically the title track isn’t even metal lol. - Userguy44

3 Ride The Lightning - Metallica

Probably my favorite metal album of all time

Their best album, I even like "Escape". - truckturner

Rightfully. - Metal_Treasure

It’s just really good. I think Escape isn't even that bad. - Userguy44

4 Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

yes, true - Metal_Treasure

I actually think it is their weakest out of the classic five with Bruce in the 1980s. Piece of Mind is already better:
Invaders vs. Where Eagles Dare: Where Eagles Dare! Its chorus is much better and the instrumental work is more technical and exciting
Children of the Damned vs. Revelations: Revelations! Less repetitive and CotD has a predictable structure
The Prisoner vs. Flight of Icarus: Flight of Icarus! Catchier, not overlong and has a better solo.
22 Acacia Avenue vs. Die with Your Boots On: 22 Acacia Avenue! Less repetitive, has a better instrumental section and has more energy.
Run to the Hills vs. The Trooper: The Trooper! Less poppy, has a better intro and riff
The Number of the Beast vs. Still Life (practically the title track since it contains the lyrics "piece of mind"): Still Life! In The Number of the Beast, only the intro is really good, while Still Life also has a great chorus and buildup
Gangland vs. Quest for Fire: Gangland! Less forgettable, ...more - Alkadikce

I would even say every Iron Maiden's album 😅

5 Reign in blood - Slayer
6 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera
7 Rust In Peace - Megadeth
8 Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne
9 British Steel - Judas Priest

Not too often though and rarely in the top 10 - Metal_Treasure

The top ten is usually filled with Sabbath, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Maiden, then a bunch of artist that are none metal.
Judas Priest might just barely make it or be in the top 15
Note yes I know Sabbath isn't metal - germshep24

10 Korn - Korn

Yes, unfortunately. Because we all know (with some exceptions) they aren't metal - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 The Sickness - Disturbed

Yup, but it's annoying because this isn't a metal album - Metal_Treasure

But Nu-Metal- it is there in the genre title lol
Note I'm just kidding, please don't think I actually believe that Nu-Metal is metal - germshep24

12 Iowa - Slipknot
13 Powerslave - Iron Maiden

Yes, of course. - Metal_Treasure

14 Painkiller - Judas Priest

Yes and deserves to be - Metal_Treasure

15 Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
16 Indestructible - Disturbed

Yes but I'm sick of seeing it on metal lists because it isn't a metal album - Metal_Treasure

17 Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? - Megadeth
18 Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer
19 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
20 Stained Class - Judas Priest
21 Holy Diver - Dio

Not always in the top 10 but yes, it is on metal lists and should always be. - Metal_Treasure

22 Coma of Souls - Kreator
23 Spreading the Disease - Anthrax
24 ...And Justice for All - Metallica
25 Among the Living - Anthrax
26 Sound of White Noise - Anthrax
27 Countdown to Extinction - Megadeth
28 Screaming for Vengeance - Judas Priest
29 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
30 Master of Reality - Black Sabbath
31 Follow the Leader - Korn
32 Sacrament - Lamb of God
33 Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne
34 As the Palaces Burn - Lamb of God
35 Symbolic - Death
36 The Sound of Perseverance - Death
37 Kill Em All - Metallica
38 Octavarium - Dream Theater
39 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater
40 The Black Halo - Kamelot
41 Once - Nightwish
42 Century Child - Nightwish
43 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
44 Nightfall in Middle Earth - Blind Guardian
45 Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I - Helloween
46 Blackwater Park - Opeth
47 Bonded by Blood - Exodus
48 Horror Show - Iced Earth
49 Alice in Hell - Annihilator
50 Fallen - Evanescence

Evanescence isn't metal - yungstirjoey666

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Top Remixes

1. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
2. Master of Puppets - Metallica
3. Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
1. Master of Puppets - Metallica
2. Cowboys from Hell - Pantera
3. British Steel - Judas Priest


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