Top Ten Bad Albums by Good Metal Bands


The Top Ten

1 St. Anger - Metallica

St. Anger is terrible. In other news, fire is hot. - AngryByrd

Well duh. I hate this album. - IronSabbathPriest

Metallica later albums are nothing compared to their first five - EvilAngel

Lulu is way worse, and I like the song St. Anger
sucks that the cover art was wasted though - EliHbk

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2 Risk - Megadeth

Crush Em and The Doctor Is Calling were good songs but this album is just made up of ear bleeding pop songs that make me cringe. - jack2244

As the title suggests, Megadeth took a risk in changing their sound. The result? See for yourself... Or can you risk it? - IronSabbathPriest

I blame Marty for this album. Glad they fired him. - gemcloben

This album is just boring. Like Metallica with St Anger, Megadeth tried something new and it didn't work. We all forgave them.

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3 Illud Divinum Insanus - Morbid Angel

I think that the idea of mixing industrial metal and death metal and the songwriting on this album is pretty cool, but there are some flaws in its execution. The technique this album uses of "industrializing" everything is making the music incredibly distorted, which is definitely very industrial sounding. The problem is, the production doesn't quite match up, so the instruments start to sound watered down and not as clear as they should be. The drums are probably what suffer the most on this album, because along with their tone being less than pleasing, they seem a bit slow, lackluster, and again, unclear. This album isn't completely terrible though. Dave's vocals aren't too bad, and Trey Azagthoth's guitar skills are still evident throughout the album. I think this album can best be described as an ambitious concept marred by bad production. - AngryByrd

Lesson Learned: death metal and industrial metal don't mix. - IronSabbathPriest

4 Forbidden - Black Sabbath

The '80s era of Sabbath is underrated. However the '90s brought something new to the table... This garbage. - IronSabbathPriest

Their worst album - waldo

I like Ice T and Body Count, just not here. Seriously, why did Tony Iommi think that having him rap on and produce the album would work? - AngryByrd

5 Pink Bubbles Go Ape - Helloween

They had just released Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2! One of the greatest albums of all time! How could they make such a bad follow up! And the follow up to THIS was pretty bad too. - IronSabbathPriest

6 Metal Magic - Pantera

Unfortunately, this isn't the Pantera we know and love. This is glam rock, shouldn't even be called Metal Magic. More like Studio Magic. - IronSabbathPriest

I still thought they would have been good with Dimebag and Vinnie. - gemcloben

7 Lulu - Metallica

This isn't even in the top ten? - RalphBob

This is horrible,and St. Anger is one of their best in my humble opinion

8 Dedicated to Chaos - Queensryche

Between the period of 1995 - 2011, Queensryche released a lot of crap material. However none were quite as bad as this. - IronSabbathPriest

9 Super Collider - Megadeth
10 Divine Intervention - Slayer

I've personally never really disliked this album. I certainly wouldn't say I like it, but whatever. The title track is not bad, but the production is easily a huge turnoff. - AngryByrd

As with Morbid Angel, thrash and nu metal don't mix. - IronSabbathPriest

Could have had better production, but the album is AWESOME. Sounds better live!

Dude... Divine intervention isn't nu metal it was hands down 100% pure thrash. Diabolus in musical was the nu metal album

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The Contenders

11 Framing Armageddon - Iced Earth

I could equally say The Crucible of man, but this came out first. They're still both equally disappointing. - IronSabbathPriest

12 Gloria - Disillusion

A disappointing follow up to their fantastic debut. - IronSabbathPriest

13 Virtual XI - Iron Maiden
14 No Prayer for the Dying - Iron Maiden
15 Devildriver - Devildriver

DevilDriver turned out to be a great modern groove metal outfit, but their early life was a bit rough. This album tries to be extreme, but it seems to retain a bit too much nu-metal influence from Dez Fafara's Coal Chamber days. Thankfully, it was all uphill from here, and each subsequent release from them has been great. - AngryByrd

16 The Path of Totality - Korn

Nu-metal, and dubstep. The pioneers of nu-metal, and dubstep. I'll let that sink in a little bit. - AngryByrd

Not good, not very - EliHbk

17 Stomp 442 - Anthrax
18 I Am the Night - Pantera
19 Vengeance Falls - Trivium

What the hell are you talking about? This albums is in the same level than Shogun or Ascedancy

20 Siren Charms - In Flames

It's listenable, but it wouldn't be so hard to digest if it didn't have "In Flames" written all over it as a reminder of how good every other album of theirs is compared to this. - AngryByrd

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Top Remixes (7)

1. St. Anger - Metallica
2. Metal Magic - Pantera
3. Forbidden - Black Sabbath
1. Lulu - Metallica
2. Risk - Megadeth
3. Metal Magic - Pantera
1. Killswitch Engage - Killswitch Engage
2. Dedicated to Chaos - Queensryche
3. Ember to Inferno - Trivium

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