Best Extreme Metal Albums of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Reign In Blood - Slayer
2 Tomb of the Mutilated - Cannibal Corpse

Horrible album.

3 Human - Death
4 De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas - Mayhem

This is the best form of Black Metal...!

5 Welcome to Hell - Venom
6 Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile
7 Black Metal - Venom
8 None So Vile - Cryptopsy
9 Symbolic - Death
10 With Oden On Our Side - Amon Amarth

The Contenders

11 Blackwater Park - Opeth
12 Blood Fire Death - Bathory
13 Damned In Black - Immortal
14 Impressions in Blood - Vader
15 Carnival Is Forever - Decapitated
16 Under a Funeral Moon - Darkthrone
17 Iowa - Slipknot

This is not extreme metal. - ThatStrangeKid42

18 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator

Should be number 1. Even heavier than Reign In Blood.

How is slipknot above kreator? what?

19 In the Nightside Eclipse - Emperor
20 Deicide - Deicide
21 Morbid Tales - Celtic Frost
22 Twilight of the Idols - In Conspiracy With Satan - Gorgoroth
23 To Mega Therion - Celtic Frost
24 Under the Sign of The Black Mark - Bathory
25 Leprosy - Death

Whoa, I'm surprised this wanst added in list. - GREYBOYY

26 Storm of The Light's Bane - Dissection

One of the best albums to have ever come out of any sub-genre of metal. Night's Blood is a devastatingly magnificent track. Dissection as a band has left a huge imprint on the face of extreme metal. They've influenced heck of a lot of great extreme or blackened death metal bands that emerged during the late 90's, and their everlasting influence can be felt to this date. It's quite fascinating that the band member's were just in/out of their teenage phase at the time of the album's composition - well, apparently most of the pioneering metal bands actually started out their career pretty early on in their life, which reflects their immense passion and love towards making music, something that is seldom seen in modern times. A lot of emerging bands these days simply like to imitate existing bands rather than putting their own skills to the test and innovate their own sound or at least, invent their own signature style. Out of all the metal bands from the last decade or so, Be'Lakor is ...more - Arhaan95

27 Pierced from Within - Suffocation
28 Once Sent from the Golden Hall - Amon Amarth
29 Slipknot - Slipknot

This isn't extreme metal. It's nu metal.

30 Altars of Madness - Morbid Angel
31 Hell Awaits - Slayer
32 Spiritual Healing - Death
33 Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-ka - Nile
34 Butchered at Birth - Cannibal Corpse
35 Vile - Cannibal Corpse
36 Sagas - Equilibrium
37 Singularity - Solomon's Ghost
38 Close to a World Below - Immolation
39 Don't Break the Oath - Mercyful Fate

Metal-Rules.com named it the greatest extreme metal album of all time.

40 Seven Churches - Possessed
41 Anthems to The Welkin at Dusk - Emperor
42 Scum - Napalm Death
43 Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious - Carcass
44 Slaughter of The Soul - At the Gates
45 Pure Holocaust - Immortal
46 Transilvanian Hunger - Darkthrone
47 Mental Funeral - Autopsy
48 Calculating Infinity - The Dillinger Escape Plan
49 Stream from The Heavens - Thergothon
50 Jane Doe - Converge
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile
2. None So Vile - Cryptopsy
3. Symbolic - Death
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1. With Oden On Our Side - Amon Amarth
2. Tomb of the Mutilated - Cannibal Corpse
3. Damned In Black - Immortal
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1. Reign In Blood - Slayer
2. Welcome to Hell - Venom
3. Human - Death
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