Top Ten Metal Albums of 1989


The Top Ten

1 Annihilator - Alice In Hell

Without a doubt, the best. All time favorite. - Metal_Treasure

2 Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
3 Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
4 Exodus - Fabulous Disaster
5 Overkill - The Years of Decay

This is by far the best! Not just on the list, but Overkill's best album in general. Love the progression, mixed in with thrash. - IronSabbathPriest

6 Kreator - Extreme Aggression
7 Voivod - Nothingface

It's insane how catchy this album is on first listen, despite the extremely complex and jazzy nature of the music. - Caleb9000

Monster album by a great band!

Seeing Voivod here is a pleasant surprise - very good job Ananya, cool selection. - Metal_Treasure

8 Savatage - Gutter Ballet

I was pleasantly surprised to see this band here - this album really deserves to be in the top 10. - Metal_Treasure

9 Severed Survival - Autopsy
10 No More Color - Coroner

Easily the best album by the band and one of the best thrash albums ever made.

My fave song from this album - Tunnel of Pain. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Agent Orange - Sodom
12 Blind Guardian - Follow the Blind

Some Blind Guardian classics came from this album - Valhalla, Banish from Sanctuary - Metal_Treasure

13 Symphonies of Sickness - Carcass
14 Skid Row - Skid Row

This album is not metal and shouldn't be on this lisr - it contains glam metal and hard rock. But glam metal is not metal, it's hard rock. So you have glam hard rock and old school hard rock. No metal. - Metal_Treasure

15 Slowly We Rot - Obituary

This is gold...just gold... - Ananya

16 Thrash Zone - D.R.I.
17 Realm of Chaos - Bolt Thrower
18 When Dream and Day Unite - Dream Theater
19 The Real Thing - Faith No More
20 Sempiternal Deathreign - The Spooky Gloom
21 Consuming Impulse - Pestilence
22 Blood Upon the Altar - Blasphemy
23 Pretty Hate Machine - Nine Inch Nails

This album is NOT metal and should be removed from this list. The songs fall into one of these categories / subgenres:
synthpop, industrial rock, dance, electronic. How is this metal?

This band is not a metal band in general. Metal isn't their primary genre; there are some metal elements in their stuff but these elements appear more or less accidently. - Metal_Treasure

24 Suicidal Tendencies - Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like S**t - DÉJÀ Vu
25 Control and Resistance - Watchtower
26 Piece of Time - Atheist Piece of Time - Atheist
27 Leave Scars - Dark Angel
28 World Downfall - Terrorizer
29 Horrified - Repulsion
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Annihilator - Alice In Hell
2. Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
3. No More Color - Coroner
1. Severed Survival - Autopsy
2. Overkill - The Years of Decay
3. Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
1. Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
2. Overkill - The Years of Decay
3. Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness

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