Best Metal Albums for New Fans of Metal


The Top Ten

1 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

Run the album, and start listening every song of it and you'll love heavy metal and Iron Maiden - zxm

2 Holy Diver - Dio

Recently bought this on CD. A true metal classic. - cjWriter1997

3 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
4 Master of Puppets - Metallica

These are all great albums - I only think that some albums might be too heavy or too complex for new fans. This is very individual though. - Metal_Treasure

Not really if you are new. Thrash metal is kinda heavy. I don't think if you can listen it or not - zxm

5 Painkiller - Judas Priest

I wouldn't recommend a new metal listener to listen painkiller (song). It's quite heavy - zxm

6 Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne
7 Rust in Peace - Megadeth
8 Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2 - Helloween
9 Mandrake - Edguy
10 Among the Living - Anthrax

The Contenders

11 Nightfall in Middle Earth - Blind Guardian

A great album but it may be too complex and progressive for beginners. However, you can try it because it isn't extremely heavy. But If you feel the sound is too dense or you don't understand this music, try it again at a later stage. - Metal_Treasure

12 Seven Seals - Primal Fear
13 Reign In Blood - Slayer
14 ... and Justice for All - Metallica
15 Alice in Hell - Annihilator
16 Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
17 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden
18 Once - Nightwish
19 Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory - Dream Theater
20 Peace Sells... But Who's Buying - Megadeth
21 Leviathan - Mastodon
22 Operation Mindcrime - Queensryche
23 Blackwater Park - Opeth
24 Dopethrone - Electric Wizard
25 City - Strapping Young Lad
26 Epica - Kamelot
27 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator
28 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

LOL, this is very metal... with almost all songs being entirely ripped off from blues and folk musicians. - Metal_Treasure

This album does have some early Metal songs but over all it is a Hard Rock album. - Rambles

29 Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin

This isn't metal, sorry. - Metal_Treasure

30 Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
31 Inhuman Rampage - Dragonforce
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Top Remixes

1. Holy Diver - Dio
2. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
3. Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2 - Helloween
1. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
2. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
3. Master of Puppets - Metallica


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