Top 10 Metal Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Keep in mind that this list is only directed towards metal music so no hard rock or rock albums in general are allowed

The Top Ten

1 Ride the Lightning - Metallica

Still one of the best

Defiantly their best album - MetalWorldOrder

2 Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera

Hell yes - MetalWorldOrder

3 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian

Masterpiece - MetalWorldOrder

Epic and perfect album. Great composing skills. Superior vocals.
You may hear a huge choir but there's no real choir on this album - Hansi provides all vocals, including the multi-layered backing vocals with the harmonies. And he records every vocal track individually, no studio tricks. - Metal_Treasure

4 Reign In Blood - Slayer

This kicks ass - MetalWorldOrder

5 Alice in Hell - Annihilator

Thrash metal masterpiece - Metal_Treasure

6 Rust In Peace - Megadeth


7 Powerslave - Iron Maiden
8 Painkiller - Judas Priest
9 Symbolic - Death

A true Masterpiece - MetalWorldOrder

10 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

Yes, mainly for HBTN. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 The Sound of Perseverance - Death
12 Screaming for Vengance - Judas Priest
13 Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer
14 Master of Puppets - Metallica
15 Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? - Megadeth
16 Blackwater Park - Opeth

Almost perfect album - MetalWorldOrder

17 Meliora - Ghost

If you haven’t heard of Ghost, and want a very accessible record, this is it. Easily the most accessible modern metal record. Plus, Dave Grohl was in this band, come on!

18 The Years of Decay - Overkill
19 Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
20 Abigail - King Diamond
21 Kill Em All - Metallica
22 Crack the Skye - Mastodon
23 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
24 The Great Southern Trendkill - Pantera
25 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera
26 Metallica (Black Album) - Metallica
27 Heartwork - Carcass
28 Sacrament - Lamb of God
29 Them - King Diamond
30 South of Heaven - Slayer
31 Scream Bloody Gore - Death
32 Terminal Redux - Vektor
33 Filosofem - Burzum
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Top Remixes

1. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
2. Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
3. At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
1. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
2. Reign In Blood - Slayer
3. At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian


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