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241 Reinventing the Steel - Pantera

I think this was their last studio album, and although they were running low on petrol tickets at this stage of their career, it still has its moments.

242 Fabulous Disaster - Exodus

This, in my opinion, was Exodus' best line-up, and the album is a little patchy, but there's some killer tracks on here that make it essential, like 'Fabulous Disaster', 'Toxic Waltz' etc.

243 The American Way - Sacred Reich

A big step away from 'Ignorance', this album has no weaknesses, and still has their personal and political stances on display. This album is worth owning just for the epic track 'Crimes Against Humanity'. All killer, no filler.

244 The Roots of Sepultura - Sepultura

A 2-disc set of rarities, b-sides, covers, plus some live stuff from their best mid 90's line-up. It's an essential purchase for hardcore fans, with the highlight being the Dead Kennedys cover 'Drug Me'. It's a bit of a hollow release, but if you love Max and co. Chase it down.

245 Probot - Probot

Nirvana's Dave Grohl drags Cavalera, Cronos, King Diamond, Tom G Warrior and co. From their crypts and belts out a pretty faithful bunch of new tracks from some of the best.

246 Archangel - Soulfly

I think it's awful, but it comes with a bonus live dvd, and just because I think it sucks I want someone to tell me why I haven't wasted my money.

247 Haunting the Chapel - Slayer

Because it's early Slayer, and Chemical Warfare kills it (king of puns).

248 Cold Winds On Timeless Days - Charred Walls of the Damned

Not as heavy as their debut, but this is a classy metal album from the Tim Owen's-led supergroup.

249 Decade of Aggression - Slayer

A double- album from Slayer's finest decade? Damn straight! One of the best live albums you can buy, along with Destruction's early live album.

250 Disarm the Descent - Killswitch Engage

Jesse Leech is back, and I bet their fans are thanking God for that, because he always was their best vocalist. Not to mention that this album is full of blast beats and riffs and melodic as Hell m/ It also contains an interesting documentary on the bonus disc.

251 Torn - Evergrey

Not their best, but even running at 75%, they destroy most progressive metal bands. Not to mention that the opening track is a killer.

252 Venom - Bullet for My Valentine

Their latest is just another excellent record that steps up the aggression a tad, but they're melodies are why people love them, and this album has plenty. Pretty similar to 'Scream, Aim, Fire' in many respects.

253 Live Without Sense - Destruction

Excellent live album spanning material up to and including 'Release From Agony'.

254 State of Euphoria - Anthrax

This was where I was losing a bit of interest in Anthrax, but it's solid.

255 The Powerless Rise - As I Lay Dying

Yes, they're technically metalcore, but they've always been as thrashy as Slayer, and this one is no different.

256 Bloodstone & Diamonds - Machine Head
257 St. Anger - Metallica

Regarded as one of the worst metal albums ever made, but once you get past how abhorrent the production is, and how out of form they were, it is still a heavy record.

This record shall be erased from here and the net, the history, or any record in mankind...

Hey, I put it up here just to stir you. I wouldn't buy this crap if you payed me. Suckers!

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258 A Night to Remember - Evergrey

A double-live cd (and dvd) that captures Evergrey at the height of their powers. All of the tracks are album-perfect and at this is, quite simply, my favourite live metal album - and the dvd is even better.

259 Hymns for the Broken - Evergrey

Their best line-up reunite and deliver an album that is like Queensryche on steroids. Personally, I don't think it's their best, but if you're a fan then you'll purchase it for the opening track alone.

260 Surf Nicaragua - Sacred Reich

A politically-charged ep made when Sacred Reich were at their best. The re-release has bonus tracks, so fleshes it out a bit.

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