Best Fourth Albums From Heavy Metal Bands


The Top Ten

1 Rust in Peace - Megadeth

Yeah. This record actually edges out Master of Puppets. Best fourth album? Easily - because it's the best metal album. Period.

One of the best metal albums period. - Metarock

ARE YOU..., OOHH...seriously a pop/rock bands album, not only is Bon jovi not metal but, seriously rust in peace is not only the best 4th album from a metal band, but it is the single best metal album ever...just. Wow not number 1...*sigh*

Easy choice, best metal album ever made. And Justice for all would be second and toss up between South of Heaven, Piece of Mind, Persistence of Time and Vol. 4 for third vote.

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2 ...And Justice For All - Metallica

This list shows why record companies keep pumping out the same old garbage. Thank God for Metallica. To have definitely Leopard, Bon Jovi and motley Crue in the same list is heresy.

One is in this album.

3 Piece of Mind - Iron Maiden

This has to be number one!

Cool Riffs Cool Solos Cool Cover Cool ALBUM GREATEST BAND

4 New Jersey - Bon Jovi

The 2nd Greatest Bon Jovi Album of All-time!
Born to Be My Baby, I'll Be There for You, Lay Your Hands on Me, Bad Medicine & Homebound Train...
What are you waiting for? Youtube them NOW! - Nirmal1991USA

It may be a great album, but Bon Jovi isn't metal.

LOL, the heaviest album by the heaviest metal band... - Metal_Treasure

5 South of Heaven - Slayer
6 Human - Death
7 Stained Class - Judas Priest
8 Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold

This is a very creative album. Try Afterlife and a little piece of heaven for a change.

This is just awesome album from Avenged Sevenfold... It should be top 5...

No boundaries not afraid to try new things

9 Black Sabbath Vol. 4 - Black Sabbath
10 Deep Purple in Rock - Deep Purple

The Contenders

11 Girls, Girls, Girls - Motley Crue

You call this girly stuff metal? - Metal_Treasure

I'm a huge Motley Crue fan and loved this album when it first came out, but besides Wildside and Girls, Girls, Girls, the album just doesn't hold up that well today like 'Too Fast... ', Shout... ' and '... Feelgood'. It sounds dated and has a lot of filler songs and two throwaway tracks 'Nona' and 'Jailhouse Rock'.

12 Long Live Rock n' Roll - Rainbow

Rainbow isn't metal and this is their third album but its still amazing

13 Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin isn't metal

14 Ace of Spades - Motorhead

Isn't it fifth one?
If not, definitelly should be top 2 behind RiP.

1. Rust in Peace - Megadeth
2. Ace of Spades - Motorhead
3. Indestructible - Disturbed
4. Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold
5. Piece of Mind - Iron Maiden
6. Stained Class - Judas Priest
7. The Years of Decay - Overkill
8. Empire - Queensryche
9.... And Justice for All - Metallica
10. Vol 4 - Black Sabbath

15 Hysteria - Def Leppard
16 Crack the Skye - Mastodon
17 The Years of Decay - Overkill
18 Still Life - Opeth
19 Lateralus - Tool

This isn't their fourth album. It's their third.

20 Somewhere Far Beyond - Blind Guardian
21 Empire - Queensryche
22 Natural Born Chaos - Soilwork
23 Akroasis - Obscura
24 Accident of Birth - Bruce Dickinson
25 All Hope Is Gone - Slipknot

Best Metal album ever. Maggot for life!

Their most underrated album. - TheMaelstromKing

26 Land of the Free - Gamma Ray

Absolute masterpiece - DejanKalinic

Should be in the top 10 - Metal_Treasure

27 Falling Into Infinity - Dream Theater
28 State of Euphoria - Anthrax
29 With Teeth - Nine Inch Nails

Not a metal band.

30 Morning View - Incubus
31 Indestructable - Disturbed
32 The Headless Children - W.A.S.P.
33 The Bleeding - Cannibal Corpse

The riffs are kickass

34 Power Metal - Pantera
35 Persistence of Time - Anthrax
36 Use Your Illusion II - Guns N' Roses
37 Ultra Beatdown - Dragonforce
38 Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin
39 Colony - In Flames
40 As Daylight Dies - Killswitch Engage
41 An Ocean Between Us - As I Lay Dying
42 Powerage - AC/DC

This isn't metal - Metal_Treasure

43 Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) - Marilyn Manson

Not a metal band.

44 Reise, Reise - Rammstein
45 The Wicked Symphony - Avantasia
46 Alien - Strapping Young Lad
47 The Book of Heavy Metal - Dream Evil
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Top Remixes (10)

1. Rust in Peace - Megadeth
2. Human - Death
3. The Years of Decay - Overkill
1. South of Heaven - Slayer
2. Rust in Peace - Megadeth
3. Piece of Mind - Iron Maiden
1. Rust in Peace - Megadeth
2. Still Life - Opeth
3. The Years of Decay - Overkill

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