Best Debut Albums by a Metal Band

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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 Alice In Hell - Annihilator
3 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
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 Battle Hymn - Manowar
29 Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park
30 Overkill - Overkill

This Motörhead not Overkill

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

This album is seriously underrated - Lem

38 Korn - Korn
39 Three Days Grace - Three Days Grace

They count because they're alternative metal.

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

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