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241 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.

242 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.

243 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.

244 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.

245 Haunting the Chapel - Slayer

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

246 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.

247 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.

248 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.

249 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.

250 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.

251 Live Without Sense - Destruction

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

252 State of Euphoria - Anthrax

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

253 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.

254 Bloodstone & Diamonds - Machine Head
255 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.

256 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.

257 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.

258 Black Fuel - Channel Zero

Many think this is their best, though I disagree. It was their last album before they split-up and reformed many years later and features their best line-up.

259 Silent Machine - Twelve Foot Ninja

Do you like Mike Patton-style vocals? Do you like djent heavy riffs? Do you like melody? Do you like Mr. Bungle and Faith No More? Well listen to one of Australia's finest bands. Is it thrash? I don't even know what that means anymore, but it is definitely heavy.

260 How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today - Suicidal Tendencies

Because of Rocky George, that's why. Their punk output was great, their crossover stuff was great, and their metal stuff was great, because they were great.

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