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Sure Reign in Blood is a landmark album (and it's amazing), and Master of Puppets is a masterpiece (lol), you really can't get much heavier than Corpse. 'enough said. - Brobusky
Heavy but later albums of this band are heavier.
Not really the heaviest, it's just as overrated as Reign in Blood is. - somekindofaguy
This and scream bloody gore are brutal. its easily heavier than reign in blood.V 1 Comment
Are you kidding me? Slipknot and Metallica heavier than this? Obviously voters never heard of some really heavy stuff. What's next? Nirvana #1? - Metal_Treasure
This album itself is heavier than all the ones above it. How tf is Metallica and Slipknot even ahead of this? - ViitalShadow
This album makes thrash and nu metal albums sound like children songs. - Metal_Treasure
Only slam metal,brutal death metal bands should be on this list not band like Metallica, slipknot or even slayer
Reign in Blood and Pleasure To Kill are the heaviest thrash albums. But they are not the heaviest metal albums. Significantly heavier than thrash are brutal technical death metal and brutal black metal (Infernal War). - Metal_Treasure
Definitely this but what about seasons in the abyss that's heavier than Iowa. The only good slipknot album is all hope is gone and that album is actually insanely good and brutal I think. and black sabbath is like light metal seasons in the abyss and ride the lightening should definitely be on here in top 5
This, is probably one of the heaviest albums I ever heard. When I first heard the songs, my mind was blown away. This album is pretty heavy. But I would also recommend Slayer's Hell Awaits album. That was pretty heavy especially with gems like At Dawn They Sleep and Kill Again. - SirSkeletorThe3rd
This came out in 1986, and was faster, heavier, and more brutal than anything else ever recorded. Nothing could match it. And people still struggle to beat it out. Sure, there's songs that are heavier than all of these songs, but a full album? Nope.
I also personally find the Slayer vocal style to be heavier than Canibal Corpse's style. Maybe it's just my high voice (yes, your vocal pitch actually scientifically can affect your music tastes), but I find the higher pitched vocals to have more of a dominating power to it. I think Slayer and Ozzy/Black Sabbath have the heaviest vocals out there. It also makes it easier to hear the words that add to the heaviness.
Maybe I'm biased because of my love of thrash metal, but I personally find the standard tuning to D standard range to be the perfect heaviness factor, and the vocals are great. Growls aren't that heavy, in my opinion.
All of these things together make this the heaviest album in my book.
Many people are like "What? How is Slipknot over Metallica?! " Well this album is why. This album is very brutal but not as brutal as Slayer's Reign in Blood. I love all songs on this album. It straight up attacks you with brutal songs such as Disasterpiece and People = S***. But this song also attacks your nerves and calmness. With songs like (515) and Iowa, you will get so creeped out and scared. Also here's some advice, don't listen to Iowa and (515) backwards, if you do, then you have found the sound of Hell - SirSkeletorThe3rd
Really reign in blood doesn't compare to this people = sh*t and disasterpiece are one of the heaviest songs ever and plus coreys screams
I love all bands on this list but I think this album is the heaviest with all that screaming and heavy drumming. - magnegrobiz
"despite being somewhat mainstream it's still one of the darkest albums ever recorded."V 11 Comments
THIS is heavy - brutal black metal from Poland (try the song "Spill the Dirty Blood of Jesus"). - Metal_Treasure
Anyone who actually bothers to listen will agree
Black Sabbath is one thing, and heavy is another thing
Actually, if you talking' but the album I agree, but the Master of Reality is a very heavy album for 1971... - somekindofaguy
Breakdown at the end of Domination. 'enough said - KMalik993
Not fast, not loud, just straight-up heavy.
Pantera Themselfs Says That This Is The Heaviest Metal Album Of All Time - christangrant
I can underestand Reign in blood,but there's no way that Master of puppets could be heavier than this. - GREYBOYY
Infernal death has to be their fastest songs
This and Iowa are brutal but in a badass wayV 1 Comment
Should be replaced by Kill 'em All! - somekindofaguy
Metallica ISN'T THE HAVIEST BAND! BUT THIS ÁLBUM IS SO HEAVY, AWELSOME SONGS, SLAYER IS AWELSOME, BUT NOW Metallica IS THE WINNER.
This souls be ranked ad number 1 best album ever. Has all of the classic songs on there like Hourglass Now You've Got Something to Die For and Laid to Rest and the most awesome one is Omerta##"Whoever appeals to the law against his fellow man is either a fool or a coward. Whoever can not take care of themself without that law is both. For a wounded man shall say to his asalante, if I die you are forgiven, if I live, I WILL KILL YOU! SUCH AS THE RULE OF HONOR"##
Why the self-titled album everywhere? Master of Reality is 100x heavier than this...
Children of the Grave, Into the Void, Lord of This World, After Forever, Sweet Leaf... this songs could be racing if we talking 'bout heavy, but Black Sabbath don't really... - somekindofaguy
That isn't a heavy album, why this is on here? - 05yusuf09
Because it's good (debatable) and a hard looking woman is the singer... - somekindofaguy
If an album is good that don't equals with heavy! - somekindofaguy
Fallen is not so heavy but lyrics and music is very aggressive...
Going Under, Imaginary and Whisper are the most heaviest songs from the album.V 1 Comment
I Think That This Is Metallicas Heaviest Album
The Guitar And Drum sound makes this album sound really thrash and heavy! -
Only problem people don't know this album. If they would know, they would realize it's even heavier than Reign in Blood! - somekindofaguy
Should be in the top 10.
This Album was magnificent...
This Band does not get their fame as they deserves it...
This album marks the beginning of Heavy Metal Era...
Longs before The Big 4 might even famous...
Many Classy songs Like Down with the sickness. The album that went 4X platinum. How can someone not love it?!
Kickass screams, listening to "Necromaniac" is enough for this album to be in top ten and even higher. - GREYBOYY
All the Rammstein albums should be #1 to #6 and this is #1, Mutter is #2, LIFAD is #3, Herzeleid is #4, Sehnsucht is #5 and Rosenrot is #6 - leonzillaleon
This should be replaced by Master of Puppets, this would be the number 4 and Master of Reality the number 19... - somekindofaguy
Probably the second SOFTEST Priest album, after Point of Entry. Painkiller, Stained Class, or Defenders of the Faith would be more worthy.
Painkiller is 10.000 times heavier than this! Just because this is their best album not their heaviest! - somekindofaguy
Now this album, not as heavy as Iowa, still deserves to be at the Top Ten. This album is so full of raw emotion. From aggressive songs such as Surfacing and Eeyore. Amazing anthems such as Wait and Bleed and Me Inside, all the way to breakdowns and creepy songs such as Prosthetics, Diluted, and Scissors. - SirSkeletorThe3rd
Not as heavy as Iowa but it is amazing
48? what the hell
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