Greatest Metal Albums

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201 Mastodon - Leviathan

This album is considered a heavy metal classic; James from Metallica told Troy and Brent at a support gig that they're handing over the metal torch to Mastodon.

Lmao! They've been trying to pass that torch on for decades but no one has stepped up to the plate and taken it. I'm sure it was a huge compliment to Mastodon though.

202 Children of Bodom - Hatebreeder
203 Bathory - Blood Fire Death Bathory - Blood Fire Death Bathory was a Swedish Black/Viking Metal band formed in 1983 by Quorthon and Jonas Ã…kerlund. Bathory's first 4 albums layed the blueprint for Scandinavian Black Metal. Quorthon is often credited with creating the "shrieking" vocal style of Black Metal. Their 5th album, Hammerheart (1990) displayed more. V 1 Comment
204 Blackout - Scorpions

This is their heaviest album and I really think it is metal. Just listen to Blackout, Now, Dynamite and to all the other classics and this one - DarkSideOfDragons

205 Overkill - Ironbound

This albums reminds me very much of Master Of Puppets or Rust In Peace

206 Metallica - Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
207 Mudvayne - L.D. 50
208 Motley Crue - Dr.Feelgood
209 Ascendancy - Trivium

Yes, it is immense. They have probably released 5 top albums and a couple of good ones. Who's complaining?

The only word to describe this album is insane

210 Iron Maiden - Brave New World
211 Clayman - In Flames
212 Opeth - Morningrise

One of the best Prog metal albums

213 From Mars to Sirius - Gojira

Come on... The best metal band nowadays, in studio and on stage... FMTS is one of these albums that perfectly mix brutality and subtility, I mean, come on, Flying Whales, Where Dragons Dwell, Backbone, The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe are balanced by tracks like From Mars, Unicorn or Global Warming in such a smart way! One of the very best, deserves at least its place in the Top 50.

214 The Chemical Wedding - Bruce Dickinson
215 Annihilator - Never, Neverland

I don't get all the fuss over this one. It pales in comparison to their previous album.

216 Indestructible - Disturbed V 2 Comments
217 Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding

This should be at top 20 list

218 Slayer - Hell Awaits

It is definitely one of the best Slayer albums. The mix is The Exorcist on vinyl - probably just the way Slayer wanted it.

Slayer is too amazing! The second album by them has received world-wide critical acclaim. This album is legendary.

The production is dreadful, which ironically makes it unique. It sounds literally evil.

219 Slayer - Show No Mercy

One of Slayer's best albums, but no Reign in Blood, Reign in Blood, Raining blood.

I love Black Magic (Metallica's brief cover is smoking), Crionics, Show No Mercy, Evil Has No Boundaries...

220 Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark

Epic maiden albums with standouts - Afraid To Shoot Strangers, Fear Is The Key, From Here To Eternity, Fear of the Dark, Be Quick or Be Dead, Judas Be My Guide

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