Greatest Metal Albums

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101 Black Sabbath - Mob Rules

It's a masterpiece for the metal world

No doubt this album has the best songs

Best RJ Dio's work,even from Holy Diver

102 After Forever - After Forever

This self-titled album, I think the best not only in their work, but generally in female fronted metal. Power! Energy! Drive! And of course a stunning voice to the soul Floor Jansen. This masterpiece, which is 10 out of 10 points worth.

A great strong powerful album!
Voice of the beautiful Floor Jansen is amazing and hearing. Of course, the best album of their career and iodine of the best in metal in general.

The self-titled album this wonderful group I think the best not only in their work, but generally in female fronted metal. Power! Energy! Drive! - This is so you can
Describe it. And of course a terrific imagination voice Floщr Jansen

Get energized

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103 Lamb of God - Sacrament V 2 Comments
104 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera V 1 Comment
105 The Mantle - Agalloch

Makes metal transcend into something else. Something beautiful.

Absolutely stunning. Just listen to "In The Shadow Of Out Pale Companion." It destroys every other song ever made.

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106 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 become so numb.

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107 Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance

Priests biggest seller filled with awesome riffs from the classic hellion intro taking you to a future not so unlike our own until you soar through the heavens riding like the wind... honestly I think defenders of the faith is even better don't get me wrong though, I put screaming for vengeance, defenders of the faith and painkiller in top 20 metal albums of all time - hagabeast

The 4th best metal band must be here. - metalmaiden

The greatest metal album start to finish ever made. Definition of metal.

This Album is Better than Painkiller by a LONG shot, and I LOVE painkiller. Sorry. This is the best Metal Album of All Time. Metallica ROCKS, Rust in Peace is AMAZING but THIS album is number one. Sorry

108 Overkill - Feel the Fire

Best Overkill album ever! '

109 The Living Infinite - Soilwork
110 Autumn Eternal - Panopticon
111 Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales V 1 Comment
112 Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2

In my eyes, this is the definitive metal album, that everyone should listen to. Not a single bad song.

Simply this one and it's brother (Part 1) are the two best metal albums of all time

A masterpiece from beginning to end

Why so low

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113 Mastodon - Crack the Skye
114 One X - Three Days Grace
115 Kreator - Phantom Antichrist

I don't want to accept, that this masterpiece of a Band, that is way better and important than many of the other bands in this List, is that far away from the Top 20! In my opinion Kreator deserves a seat in the Round of world's best thrash Bands of all time! If you never heard them, try this record and get blown away!

Fantastic Kreator album. Another example of how to make a living making quality thrash albums. See, Metallica don't need to hold thrash bands hands forever. Kick them out of the nest and learn to fly like the rest.

116 Nile - In Their Darkened Shrines
117 Judgement - Anathema
118 Blind Guardian - A Twist in the Myth
119 Opeth - Still Life
120 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

There is already this album on this list - zxm

It's their perogative to place Total Eclipse on this album, but it's my perogative not to buy that crappy song.

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