Best Debut Albums by a Metal Band

A lot of metal band have their best album within their first two or so. What are the best?

The Top Ten

1 Kill 'Em All - Metallica

The original title/cover of their first album was called Metal Up Your Are and it had a drawing of a hand with a toilet with a hand emerging from it holding a dagger. However, megaforce records thought this would be inappropriate so they told the band to change the title/artwork to Kill 'Em All, this time depicting the shadow of a hand letting go of a bloody hammer.

2 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
3 Alice In Hell - Annihilator
4 New American Gospel - Lamb of God

This isn't even a debut album people, Burn The Priest is their debut album!

5 Undertow - Tool
6 Bonded by Blood - Exodus
7 Scream Bloody Gore - Death
8 The Strength/The Sound/The Songs - Volbeat
9 Slipknot - Slipknot
10 System of a Down - System of a Down

The Contenders

11 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
12 Fundamental Component - Byzantine
13 Iced Earth - Iced Earth
14 Walls of Jericho - Helloween
15 Alive or Just Breathing - Killswitch Engage
16 Remission - Mastodon
17 Batallions of Fear - Blind Guardian

Seriopusly last place? this should be MILES above Sounding the Sh! T Trumpet - christangrant

18 Onset of Putrefaction - Necrophagist
19 Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Candlemass
20 The Sickness - Disturbed
21 Altars of Madness - Morbid Angel

So sounding the Sh! t Trumpet can be on this list but this wasn't even on the list makes a whole lotta since to me - christangrant

22 Eaten Back to Life - Cannibal Corpse
23 Noble - Versailles
24 Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! - Megadeth
25 Enter the Grave - Evile

Awesome album, and was produced by the same guy that did master of puppets! Listen to Thasher and Man against Machine! Awesome songs, if you like Metallica and Slayer you will love this band! Get on it!

26 The Legacy - Testament
27 Burn My Eyes - Machine Head
28 Holy Diver - Dio

Why was this album not in the list? One of the best debut albums ever! - Jph

29 Battle Hymn - Manowar
30 Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park
31 Korn - Korn
32 Overkill - Overkill

This Motörhead not Overkill

33 Slowly We Rot - Obituary
34 Portrait of an American Family - Marilyn Manson
35 Angel Witch - Angel Witch
36 Burning the Witches - Warlock
37 An Elixir for Existence - Sirenia
38 Wheels of Steel - Saxon
39 Widow's Weeds - Tristania
40 Sounding the Seventh Trumpet - Avenged Sevenfold

This album is seriously underrated - Lem

41 Three Days Grace - Three Days Grace

They count because they're alternative metal.

42 Fistful of Metal - Anthrax
43 Doomsday for the Deceiver - Flotsam and Jetsam
44 Eye for an Eye - Corrosion of Conformity
45 Morbid Visions - Sepultura
46 Soulfly - Soulfly
47 Split Image - Excel
48 Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies
49 U.S.A. for M.O.D. - Method of Destruction
50 Infernal Overkill - Destruction
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Alice In Hell - Annihilator
2. Kill 'Em All - Metallica
3. Walls of Jericho - Helloween
1. Alice In Hell - Annihilator
2. Kill 'Em All - Metallica
3. Bonded by Blood - Exodus
1. Kill 'Em All - Metallica
2. New American Gospel - Lamb of God
3. Undertow - Tool

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