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 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
3 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

4 Holy Diver - Dio

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

5 Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne
6 Painkiller - Judas Priest

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

7 ... and Justice for All - Metallica
8 Rust in Peace - Megadeth
9 Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2 - Helloween
10 Mandrake - Edguy

The Contenders

11 Inhuman Rampage - Dragonforce
12 Among the Living - Anthrax
13 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

14 Seven Seals - Primal Fear
15 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden
16 Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
17 Reign In Blood - Slayer
18 Alice in Hell - Annihilator
19 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
20 Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
21 Once - Nightwish
22 Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory - Dream Theater
23 Peace Sells... But Who's Buying - Megadeth
24 Leviathan - Mastodon
25 Operation Mindcrime - Queensryche
26 Blackwater Park - Opeth
27 Dopethrone - Electric Wizard
28 City - Strapping Young Lad
29 Epica - Kamelot
30 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator
31 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

32 Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin

This isn't metal, sorry. - Metal_Treasure

33 Defenders of the Faith - Judas Priest
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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
1. Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne
2. ... and Justice for All - Metallica
3. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden


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