Greatest Metal Albums

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141 Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
142 Machine Head - The Blackening

So much for best metal album of both the decade and the century. It's a heavy album with songs to most people's liking. The guitarists can handle both the awesome and highly technical riffs and solos. They know when to unleash their fury and when to deliver the mood setting strumming of acoustic guitars. The vocals are also very good. Didn't like screaming until this. The vocals have this heartfelt anger to it. The lyrics are also meaningful and clever. Drumming is good too and do the job. Same with the bass; can't really complain. It got an interesting concept too. U haven't heard good music if u haven't heard this yet!

It was 2007's metal album of the year from memory. It is also called 'The Blackening' has a black cover, and a cover of Battery. It is Machine Head's Black album (not in style but substance as it is a big departure for them). It does show how great a guitarist Rob Flynn really is. And he seems like a stand up guy. Props.

They were on tour with Metallica, and Flynn wanted to pay homage to them by creating an album of the quality of Master of Puppets. It isn't as good, but it is Machine Head's best album.

Was on all the magazines top 10's! I don't know why that changed! One of the best metal bands ever!

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143 Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction

Megadeth have one Animal Rights Awards (well Mustaine did, because they.'re essentially a solo project in my eyes), for the song Countdown To Extinction. He is very intelligent, a great guitarist, and has integrity. He always did. I think this is their second best album behind Peace Sells...

I own most thrash albums. This is my 2nd behind Peace...Funnily, the production's not as good as Peace...

I can't understand why this album is on 47th place it is simply the best megadeth album of all time

The best megadeth alblum and also the one you should get if youdont have any other alblums also it comtans their biggest song synfyny of distruction

144 Nightwish - Wishmaster

The pinnacle of music.

145 Death - Leprosy
146 Korn - Korn

Started an entire subgenre of metal.

Disturbing cover art to say the least. One of the most profound.

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147 Slipknot - Slipknot

This album had few good songs - Disturbedpotato

A masterpiece

148 Deep Purple - Machine Head
149 Unia - Sonata Arctica

Best Sonata Arctica album! amazing vocals, amazing riffs, amazing song writting, amazing album!

150 Sepultura - Beneath the Remains

Frenetic riffing. Blistering solos. Aggression personified. This is their best by far. Andreas Kisser is one of the best guitarists on the planet.

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151 Faith No More - The Real Thing

Faith No More's first album with Patton on it is fantastic.

152 Linkin Park - Meteora V 1 Comment
153 Machine Head - Unto the Locust

I was hoping for Machine Head to build on The Blackening, but alas it was not to be.

154 White Zombie - La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1
155 Iced Earth - Night of the Stormrider
156 Dream Theater - Octavarium
157 Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon

One of the best extreme metal albums of all time, let alone black metal. Extremely underrated.

158 Ministry - Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs
159 Blind Guardian - A Twist in the Myth
160 Hellbilly Deluxe - Rob Zombie
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