Greatest Metal Albums

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41 Nightwish - Oceanborn

One of the best albums! My favorite song of this album is definitely Stargazers! The old Nightwish is just amazing! - CenturyChild

Great album from the amazing Finnish band. A mixture of opera and metal. This is one of the best of their creations!
Best songs: Stargazers - the most difficult vocal part, Gethsemane, Swann heart, We walking in the air.

Vote for it people! This album is SO good that it definitely deserves to be in the top 10 at least!


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42 All Hope Is Gone - Slipknot

All Hope Is Gone is amazing, it has a heavy and intense sound reminiscent of their previous albums, but is more mature and appeals to more people. Most albums on this list are from older bands, they may be more influential, but newer bands are just as good.

Do you realise that many of Slipknot's band members are in their 40's? They've been going for over 20-years themselves.

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43 Kalmah - Swamplord

I listened to some of it. There is just such a staggering array of bands to choose from now.

Probably the best melodies on the planet.

To be hornest I have nevered heardt for Kalmah till today-you must listen to this album-I have directly ordered it.

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44 Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory

It is the greatest progressive metal album in all of history. Great lyrics, storyline, and obviously instrumental by the gods dream theater. Listen to it, and you'll forget any other band exists :P. Truly deserves a top 10 spot.

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Before you vote. Make sure you listen to this album as well. - IronSabbathPriest

Is it better than Evergrey's Inner Circle? My curiosity is piqued, so I may check it out. I've heard nothing but good reports. Question: does Part 1 suck?

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46 Saor - Guardians

This album is the favorite album of a pophead retard in this website who think this album is the best metal album ever, LOLOLOLOL nice album though. 93/100
But atmospheric black metal is not for modern crappy pop fans hehehehehe.

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47 Annihilator - Alice in Hell

This is a masterpiece (technical thrash). Riffs and solos are fast, technical and elegant. - Metal_Treasure

That's because it's Jeff Waters. Enough said.

48 Hypnotize - System of a Down
49 Stained Class - Judas Priest

In my opinion a defining album in the development of heavy metal. Black Sabbath is openly agreed upon as being the grandfathers of heavy metal and laid the groundwork for later bands, but this album by Judas Priest defined heavy metal and in my opinion is the GENESIS of modern day heavy metal. Listen to the whole album and keep in mind that this came out in 1978.

50 Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror

I ear this album everyday, everything is just perfect, I got eargasm every time!

51 Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness

Pete Sandoval was not human way back when.

52 In the Nightside Eclipse - Emperor

I honestly can't believe I've had to add this myself, it's an absolute master piece and deserves to be in the top 10 at least.

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53 ...And Justice for All - Metallica

I do think is really really really really amsomme

54 Fates Warning - Awaken the Guardian
55 Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral

A classic in the industrial metal genre.

I don't really think I can call this metal.

56 Them - King Diamond

Classic theatrical concept album. King Diamond had so much class.

57 Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth

How is this masterpiece so low? - DejanKalinic

58 Iced Earth - Horror Show

Wolf is not human. Jon is lightning.

Iced Earth's best album with the great Richard Christie and Steve DiGiorgio.

59 City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold

Best a7x album

60 Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane

Most powerful and evil album in Metal history. And my favourite!

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