Best Metal Albums Since 1990

The Top Ten

1 Rust in Peace - Megadeth

Holy Wars could be the best song ever written, but all 9 other tracks are just as snarly and insane.

2 Painkiller - Judas Priest

A classic, but every single song is fast and what metal really is, heavy

3 Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
4 Human - Death
5 The Sound of Perseverance - Death

Every single track blows your mind with speed and technical prowess.

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7 Blackwater Park - Opeth

Opeth isn't everyone's cup of tea, but this album is just so dark and raw at the same time, I couldn't leave it out

8 Wrath - Lamb of God

Many people will say Sacrament or Ashes should be here, and I thought about it, but Wrath represents the violence and well, wrath, we all have inside us.

9 The Blackening - Machine Head

I think this album deserves a higher spot because of how amazing it is, but none the less, Aesthetics of Hate remains my favourite song. Their new album Locust is extremely good as well, just didn't want the same band on here twice.

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10 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater

The Contenders

11 Paradise Lost - Symphony X

It's prog, but it's awesome

12 Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth

I almost gave this to Avenged Sevenfold, but the melodic viking metal Amon Amarth spit out in this album is just too gnarly to pass up.

13 Slipknot - Slipknot
14 Crack the Skye - Mastodon
15 Octavarium - Dream Theater
16 Still Life - Opeth
17 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory - Dream Theater
18 The Final Frontier - Iron Maiden
19 Remedy Lane - Pain of Salvation
20 The Astonishing - Dream Theater
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