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 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

3 Risk - Megadeth

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

Yep, this is bad. At least Metallica's St. Anger didn't have pop and disco songs on it... - Metal_Treasure

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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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 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

6 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

7 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

8 Lulu - Metallica

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

Way worse Then St. Anger.

Sucks. make this 1

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

9 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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10 Super Collider - Megadeth

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 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

13 Gloria - Disillusion

A disappointing follow up to their fantastic debut. - IronSabbathPriest

14 Killswitch Engage - Killswitch Engage
15 Virtual XI - Iron Maiden
16 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

17 Vengeance Falls - Trivium

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

18 Ember to Inferno - Trivium

Not bad, but very low compared to their later works

19 No Prayer for the Dying - Iron Maiden
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

21 Stomp 442 - Anthrax
22 Projects in the Jungle - Pantera

Probably the most listenable of the glam albums. I don't consider Power Metal glam - Caleb9000

All of there glam was meh, if you couldn't figure it out by now - EliHbk

23 I Am the Night - Pantera
24 The Unspoken King - Cryptopsy
25 Chinese Democracy - Guns and Roses
26 Cold Lake - Celtic Frost
27 Sounding the Seventh Trumpet - Avenged Sevenfold
28 Load - Metallica

This album isn't bad at all. The first half is great. The rest is average, apart from Outlaw Torn which is awesome. - IronSabbathPriest

@IronSabbathPriest - I even like Bleeding Me, track #7 out of 14 (don't know where you put it - in the great first or in the second average half? ) - Metal_Treasure

29 When Dream and Day Unite - Dream Theater

I actually think that this is one of their best - Caleb9000

Not a bad album, just not so powerful as Train Of Thought or Imagen And Words

30 Roots - Sepultura
31 Reload - Metallica
32 Diabolus in Musica - Slayer
33 A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park
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Top Remixes (7)

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

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