Best Traditional Heavy Metal Albums


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61 Too Fast for Love - Motley Crüe V 1 Comment
62 The Dark - Metal Church

All killer, no filler. One of the greatest metal records ever made.

63 Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden

Don't pull that grunge crap on me either. Cornell sings like a young Dio, and this album is Sabbath-inspired metal thru and thru.

64 Superunknown - Soundgarden

Sent this mighty heavy rock/metal band thru the stratosphere. It has so many classics on it that only the Black Album can rival it.

65 Dirt - Alice In Chains

It's heavy, it's depressing, but it is delivered with such beauty and bittersweet harmonies that you can only smile and acknowledge as one of the best. Too many classics to bother mentioning.

66 Garage Inc. - Metallica V 1 Comment
67 Awake - Godsmack
68 Melissa - Mercyful Fate
69 Headhunter - Krokus

Probably their only metal release, due to their hard rock latter releases, Eat The Rich ruled the planet for a while there.

70 Conspiracy - King Diamond
71 The Real Thing - Faith No More

Hey, despite the hits, The Real Thing is the real thing. Jim Martin is smoking on Epic, Surprise Your Dead, Zombie Eaters, The Real Thing, The Morning After and the cover War Pigs.

72 Blues for the Red Sun - Kyuss

I chose this Kyuss album specifically, because although they're regarded as stoner rock, this album is so bloody heavy that I can only call it a heavy metal album. It is a beast of a record, as all of their albums were. They mop the floor with Queens of the Stone Age.

73 Audio Secrecy - Stone Sour

Stand and deliver heavy metal, without the masks, and probably their best album.

74 Shogun - Trivium

I wouldn't call it traditional, but it's fantastic no matter.

Excellent concept album from Trivium.

75 Back In Black - AC/DC

Seriously? It's hard rock.

76 Nocturne - Nocturne

One of the heaviest and technical albums I have ever heard. It doesn't seem as heavy as others but The Human Abstract is so hard to play it would take months to learn it.

77 Digital Veil - The Human Abstract

It is a little heavier but just a wee bit less technical. This is the first album without that first singer.

78 Decimate the Weak - Winds of Plague
79 Gone Forever - God Forbid

Pretty good Metalcore.

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80 Alive or Just Breathing - Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage is the bomb. I totally love their music. I love Life to Lifeless

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