Greatest Metal Albums

The Contenders: Page 4

61 Linkin Park - Living Things

Linkin Park is alt rock not close to metal

This album is not metal LP. Hybrid Theory and Meteora counted as Nu-Metal, but that's a separate category.

I've always considered early LP as metal. Perhaps the cultural divide is too great. If it sounds like metal then it is metal, whether good or bad.

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62 Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane

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

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63 Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
64 Judgement - Anathema
65 Bergtatt: Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler - Ulver
66 Linkin Park - Minutes to Midnight V 1 Comment
67 No Time to Bleed - Suicide Silence
68 City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold V 1 Comment
69 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.

70 Tool - Aenima

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

Hey, it's Tool. The only band who knew when to stop.

Third eye, aenima, pushit

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71 Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil

Really this is not in the top ten. A7X really went nuts on this album especially the Rev and Synester Gates. Hello Bat Country, MIA, Beast and the Harlot. A7X is keeping metal alive.

Not better than the ultimate classics but it is the only REAL metal album of 2005 on, Avenged Sevenfold are also the only REAL HEAVY METAL band in the last 15 years

You are an idiot. They are not EVEN metal. They are actually modern rock.

Anyone else notice this is on here twice? Just shows you how good it is.

This is an insanely good album.. EASILY COMPARABLE TO NUMBER OF THE BEAST.

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72 Lamb of God - As the Palaces Burn V 1 Comment
73 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?

74 Slayer - South of Heaven

Slayer at their most diverse, technical, and best.

Lombardo's all over this one like a rash.

75 Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes

Their second best in my opinion. I think if you had a 'Best Of' collection of Iced Earth songs, from all eras and incarnations, you'd need a 1TB HD to fit them on.

76 Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness

Pete Sandoval was not human way back when.

77 Maudlin of the Well - Bath
78 Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

Again, they've always been a metal band here. Metal-lite perhaps, but a rocking metal band nevertheless.

Classic! Although I would say it's more hard rock than metal...
Great sound, powerful songs, the two guitars harmonize beautifully and slash's solos on this album are legendary!
Too many great songs to make a toplist on this one

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79 Symphony X - The Odyssey
80 Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica
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