Best European Metal Albums of All Time


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21 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
22 Iron Maiden - Killers
23 Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror
24 Arch Enemy - Wages of Sin

An album that is the ultimate combination of Swedish Death metal and hardcore. Great songwriting mixed with astonshing angry vocals. I punched a wall when I heard track tweleve...

25 HammerFall - Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
26 Judas Priest - British Steel
27 Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

Modern Black Metal's leading force. Insane drums, awesome keyboards, original guitar, diabolical vocals... "Triumphant" in every way.

the sound this band produced on this album is unlike anything ever heard.

28 Gamma Ray - Land of the Free
29 Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
30 Cradle of Filth - Nymphetamine

This is my favorite gothic metal ever, this album really had that hot topic quality to it and that what I was into back in Jr high so Nyphetamine best album from Europe

31 Mayhem De Mysteriis - Dom Sathanas
32 Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys

This is real metal! Real POWER METAL!
Are you understend that? I am in shock!
Helloween must be 1
Iron Maiden - 2
And Judas priest -3!

33 Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II
34 Necrophagist - Epitaph

This band is mind-numbing! Never before has there been a band with such finger-twisting guitar and such brutally insane death metal vocals. Simply amazing.

35 Immortal - At the Heart of Winter

Pioneers of Black Metal in the nineties, this band reaches greatness with "At the Heart of Winter". Singer/Songwriter Abbath displays the best black metal vocals ever recorded.

36 Kalmah - Swampsong

A band that has found a perfect median between speed and harmony. And because they just keep getting better, this most recent release is their greatest piece of art. Finland's finest!

37 Coroner - Mental Vortex

This is the most technical album on this list - considered as one of the most technical and proficient albums of thrash metal. There were not many thrash bands in Europe in the 80s and early 90s.
This album is so good that should be in the top 10 (for its high level of complexity and musicianship).
Coroner is not among the most popular European bands but is among the best.

They are a thrash/technical thrash band from Switzerland, active from 1983-1996, 2010-present. - Metal_Treasure

Certainly one of the best technical thrash albums of all times, slightly under "Grin" for my personal taste, but still SO dark, stunning and brilliant. Thanks to these swiss thrashers!

38 Scorpions - Blackout


39 King Diamond - Them
40 Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
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