10 Best Metal Albums for People Who Hate Metal


The Top Ten

1 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

I love this album and I'll love it forever - LightningStrike

I'm not a massive metal fan but this album is really great. - BrianScott01

2 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

Great pick for the uninitiated. While it is heavy enough for fans of both Maiden and metal, and definitely not the most mainstream album on this list, the pop sensibilities help to make it very accessible for non-fans. Mostly short songs, catchy choruses, memorable hooks, sing-a-long aspect and enough grandiose to leave an impact demonstrate these pop touches which makes it recommendable to those who either hate metal or those who want to engage with it but don't know where to start. However, it is also heavy enough to appeal to Maiden fans too. It's the perfect in-between. - Mrveteran

The album not the song - harr4

3 Metallica (Black Album) - Metallica

Why would they listen to it of they hate metal? - TwilightKitsune

4 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian

Contains The Song Wheel of Time which is impossible to hate - christangrant

5 Ride the Lightning - Metallica

Not going to work. The only song I can recommend is, Fade In Black. It starts with a soft part. Most of the songs are quite heavy. - zxm

A perfect album - christangrant

6 City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold
7 Vol.3: The Subliminal Verses - Slipknot
8 Meliora - Ghost

Poppy enough for pop fans to like - christangrant

9 The Hunter - Mastodon
10 Holy Diver - Dio

The Contenders

11 Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne
12 Mezmerize - System of a Down
13 Once - Nightwish

Its symphonic metal. And symphonic metal is one of the softest metal genres. So I think it'd be good for metal haters. Because usually people hate metal for its heaviness. - zxm

14 Images and Words - Dream Theater
15 Sehnsucht - Rammstein
16 The Strength, the Sound, the Songs - Volbeat
17 Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
18 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera
19 British Steel - Judas Priest

A very mainstream sound makes this the ideal record for those who hate metal, as it is heavy enough to be applicable under the genre label but not to the point to alienate those listeners. - Mrveteran

20 The Scarecrow - Avantasia
21 Dystopia - Iced Earth
22 As Daylight Dies - Killswitch Engage
23 The World is a Thorn - Demon Hunter
24 Kill 'em All - Metallica
25 Powerslave - Iron Maiden
26 Augment - Erra
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
2. At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
3. Meliora - Ghost
1. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
2. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
3. Metallica (Black Album) - Metallica


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