Top Ten Metal Albums with the Best Collection of Riffs

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This are albums where many and even all the songs have great riffs,and some songs may even have more than one great riff.

The Top Ten

1 Angel Witch - Angel Witch

Underrated masterpiece,yet very influential.If you listen the songs here you will a have a Deja Vu kind of feeling because they seem so familiar,that alone proves the influence.Lots of the songs here have more than one great riff,and every song is great.But the best examples are Angel of Death,White Witch,Gorgon and the self titled track,though I can include the whole album here. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

2 Sad Wings of Destiny - Judas Priest

Every riff is a great headbanger and most of the songs have more than one riff


Best Examples
Deceiver,Island of Domination,Victim of Changes,Genocide,The Ripper. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

3 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden

Raw yet melodic and complex riffs,and the songs often more than one riff.


Best Examples Title Track,Prowler,Charlot the Harlot,Phatom of the Opera,Transylvania. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

4 In Rock - Deep Purple

Ritchie Blackmore is a god. - Userguy44

The album with the first metal riffs and the first metal album overall
Best Examples

Hard Lovin Man,Speed King,Into the Fire,Flight of the Rat. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

5 And Justice for All - Metallica

They really went crazy with this album. - shadomatrix

My favorite Metallica album mostly because of the riffs.
Best Examples


Title Track,Eye of a Beholder, Harvester of Sorrow. Dyers Eve,One. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

6 Sound of Perseverance - Death

Some of the best melodic riffs ever,Voice of the Soul,Spirit Crusher, Scavenger of Human Sorrow,FLesh and the Power it Holds. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

7 Under the Sign of the Black Mark - Bathory

Prove a album can sound extreme even without very brutal riffage Best Examples Enter the Eternal Fire,13 Candles, Woman of Dark Desires, Call from the Grave. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

8 Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth

If only Amon Amarth had still such good riffs and overall songs,the new album was terrible.


Best Examples


Title Track,Guardians of the Asgard, Varyags of Miklagaard, Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

9 Under The Blade - Twisted Sister

This album is the prove that Twisted Sister was a metal band
Best Examples Title Track,What You Don't Know (sure can hurt you),Tear it Loose,Bad Boys of Rock N Roll,Day of a Rocker. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

10 Follow the Reaper - Children of Bodom

Also very good melodic riffs Best Examples
Every time I Die,Title Track,Chasing Shadows,Bodom after Midnight. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

The Contenders

11 Metallica - Metallica

Mainstream or not, there's some classic riffs here: Enter Sandman, Sad But True, Of Wolf and Man, My Friend of Misery, The God That Failed, Wherever I May Roam, etc. - truckturner

12 Terminal Redux - Vektor
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