Best European Metal Albums of All Time

No Black Sabbath on this list folks. These are the best extreme metal albums ever to cross the pond.

The Contenders: Page 2

21 Blind Guardian - At the Edge of Time

A perfect album, 5/5: Wheel of Time, Sacred Worlds, Ride Into Obsession, Tanelorn, Valkyries, Curse my Name, War Of The Thrones, A Voice in the Dark - Metal_Treasure

22 Children of Bodom - Follow The Reaper

I love CoB most among all these selected bands and I think this album is best of CoB not sure about all of other bands Because I have heard a few of them

V 1 Comment
23 Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire

Over the top! Over the top! Right now is killing time! This song is amazing and the list of the songs on the album is amazing.

What the hell Fever Is doing down below... It's the very good album by bullet For My Valentine but fever is their best..

Yeah... Buller RULES...
Is The Best Metal Album For Me...

Does anybody else think that this band is a disgrace to metal music and should be kept far from the top 10? - Metal_Treasure

24 Iron Maiden - Killers
25 Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror
26 Judas Priest - British Steel
27 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...

28 Gamma Ray - Land of the Free
29 HammerFall - Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
30 Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
31 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.

32 Mayhem De Mysteriis - Dom Sathanas
33 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

34 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden

81? Impossible. - Kinaivan

Are you kidding? The Number of the Beast doesn't even come close to this. Absolutely brilliant album, probably Maiden's best

Best European Metal albums in my opinion (in no particular order):

Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Nightfall in Middle Earth (Blind Guardian)
Keeper of the Seven Keys 1&2 (Helloween)
Painkiller & Screaming for Vengeance (Judas Priest)
Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
The Metal Opera pt. 1 (Avantasia)
Diary of a Madman (Ozzy)

35 Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II
36 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!

37 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.

38 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!

39 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.

40 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!

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Extreme Metal Albums of All Time Top 10 European Power Metal Albums of the 90s Most Brutal Metal Albums of All Time Best Albums of All Time Greatest Metal Albums

List Stats

1,000 votes
100 listings
12 years, 94 days old

Top Remixes (6)

1. Rainbow - Rising
2. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
3. Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle Earth
1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
3. Judas Priest - Painkiller
1. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
2. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
3. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

View All 6


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.