Greatest Metal Albums

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61 Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral

A classic in the industrial metal genre.

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

62 Them - King Diamond

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

63 Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth

How is this masterpiece so low? - DejanKalinic

64 Iced Earth - Horror Show

Wolf is not human. Jon is lightning.

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

65 City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold

Best a7x album

66 Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane

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

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67 Judgement - Anathema
68 Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
69 Bergtatt: Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler - Ulver
70 A Social Grace - Psychotic Waltz
71 Blind Guardian - Imaginations from the Other Side
72 Linkin Park - Minutes to Midnight V 1 Comment
73 Tool - Lateralus

Schism is my favourite song by Tool. - IronSabbathPriest

Tool's Black album. And that is a tremendous acknowledgement by MJK to show how much he likes bands who switch it up. The outer-sleeve is black. Sublime Tool.

74 Death - Symbolic
75 Slayer - South of Heaven

Slayer at their most diverse, technical, and best.

Lombardo's all over this one like a rash.

76 Tool - Aenima

Tool are one of the greatest bands ever and this is by far their best album! The vocals and lyrics or so unique in every song and rocking out to their music just comes so naturally. Plus they have the best music videos ever! When it comes to best albums, it has to be Aenima. Extremely underrated.

It is the only album that equals Master of Puppets in my opinion. I have just never considered them to have ever been a metal band, but a heavy progressive rock band.

I think this is one of the best progressive metal albums

Third eye, aenima, pushit

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77 Lamb of God - As the Palaces Burn V 1 Comment
78 Black Sabbath - We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n' Roll

That's on Soulfly's average Archangel album. Is it a cover or a coinkidink?

79 No Time to Bleed - Suicide Silence
80 Metallica - Death Magnetic

I forgave Metallica for st anger when I heard this - Trivium

The production on this albums is dreadful and the guitar tone is pretty bad also. I do think it's the best Metallica album since justice but I can't stand listening to this horribly produced mess. Though I do love the way all nightmare long and some other sounds sound live I can't say this album is good.

It completely slaughters all other albums... why isn't rust in peace on the list, what about the divine reign in blood, the Metallica album surely deserves to be there more than ride the lightning

Metallica is the best Of all time. They made this after their prime and made this great album

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