Best Metal Concept Albums


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21 Epica - Kamelot
22 The Crimson Idol - W.A.S.P.

This should be in the Top 10 at least. - Rambles

Definitely one of those "Why didn't I buy you 10 years ago? " albums.

23 Dead Winter Dead - Savatage

It's an anti-war album, released in 1995. It was pretty cool that an American band wrote a concept album dealing with a Serb boy and a Muslim girl who fall in love. The story of the album also focused on the Bosnian War, which was ongoing at the time.
My fave songs: Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24), Dead Winter Dead, Doesn't Matter Anyway, I Am, One Child, Mozart and Madness (instrumental). - Metal_Treasure

24 Dreaming Neon Black - Nevermore
25 Magica - Dio

Best Dio album.

This album is amazing! Ronnie and Craig Goldy are amazing on this record and this is my favorite Dio record ever.

26 The Glorious Burden - Iced Earth
27 Mercy Falls - Seventh Wonder

It's always arguable what is the "best", but this is a damn good album, and Seventh Wonder deserve more attention than they get.

28 Remission - Mastodon V 1 Comment
29 The Scarecrow - Avantasia
30 Horror Show - Iced Earth

It's not a concept album because it doesn't follow a single story. All it's songs follow different stories.

31 Conspiracy - King Diamond
32 Imaginations from the Other Side - Blind Guardian
33 Night of the Stormrider - Iced Earth
34 01011001 - Ayreon V 1 Comment
35 Octavarium - Dream Theater
36 Secret of the Runes - Therion
37 Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson

One of the greatest concept albums of all time, it tells the story of The Worm who is considered inferior to society and it's fascism ways. So he build's himself up as The Little Horn to try and save humanity but only realizing that humanity does not want to be saved, thus he becomes The Disintegrator and destroy's humanity

Whether you like them or not this album has an amazing concept with some fantastic lyrics. It's part of the triptych which is an artistic masterpiece. - 1234567890qwerty

38 The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails

Tells of a man who slowly self destructs and eventually wants to commit suicide. An amazing album, best NIN album - RustyNail

39 Catch Thirty Three - Meshuggah
40 Paradise Lost - Symphony X
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1. Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory - Dream Theater
2. Parallax II: Future Sequence - Between the Buried and Me
3. Dreaming Neon Black - Nevermore
1. Still Life - Opeth
2. Crimson - Edge of Sanity
3. Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory - Dream Theater
1. Nightfall in Middle Earth - Blind Guardian
2. ...And Justice For All - Metallica
3. Dead Winter Dead - Savatage

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