Top 10 Heaviest Metal Albums

The Top Ten
1 None So Vile - Cryptopsy

I'm really not sure why I should choose any album other than this. It's CRYPTOPSY. Come ON. Listen to these songs! Each track, from Crown Of Horns to Orgiastic Disembowelment goes so hard. Talk about a mosh inducing fleshfest. And they aren't just fast, they're all really heavy and groovy. Top notch album, probably the heaviest I've ever heard.

This is like the reign in blood of death metal, every track is insane and full of energy. The growls are also very unique and sound extremely different compared to other old school death metal bands. This is an amazing masterpiece of an album

2 Molesting the Decapitated - Devourment

This album makes thrash and nu metal albums sound like children songs.

3 Iowa - Slipknot

Many people are like "What? How is Slipknot over Metallica?! " Well this album is why. This album is very brutal but not as brutal as Slayer's Reign in Blood. I love all songs on this album. It straight up attacks you with brutal songs such as Disasterpiece and People = S***. But this song also attacks your nerves and calmness. With songs like (515) and Iowa, you will get so creeped out and scared. Also here's some advice, don't listen to Iowa and (515) backwards, if you do, then you have found the sound of Hell

I don't know why Metallica and Slayer are ahead on this list. This is the Heaviest metal album, not favorite metal album. I've been listening to Metal my whole life, and this album stands out as the heaviest! No contest!

4 Tomb of the Mutilated - Cannibal Corpse

Not really the heaviest, it's just as overrated as Reign in Blood is.

Heavy but later albums of this band are heavier.

Sure Reign in Blood is a landmark album (and it's amazing), and Master of Puppets is a masterpiece (lol), you really can't get much heavier than Corpse. 'enough said.

5 Reign in Blood - Slayer

This came out in 1986, and was faster, heavier, and more brutal than anything else ever recorded. Nothing could match it. And people still struggle to beat it out. Sure, there's songs that are heavier than all of these songs, but a full album? Nope.

I also personally find the Slayer vocal style to be heavier than Canibal Corpse's style. Maybe it's just my high voice (yes, your vocal pitch actually scientifically can affect your music tastes), but I find the higher pitched vocals to have more of a dominating power to it. I think Slayer and Ozzy/Black Sabbath have the heaviest vocals out there. It also makes it easier to hear the words that add to the heaviness.

Maybe I'm biased because of my love of thrash metal, but I personally find the standard tuning to D standard range to be the perfect heaviness factor, and the vocals are great. Growls aren't that heavy, in my opinion.

All of these things together make this the heaviest album in my book.

6 Redesekration: The Gospel of Hatred and Apotheosis of Genocide - Infernal War

THIS is heavy - brutal black metal from Poland (try the song "Spill the Dirty Blood of Jesus").

7 City - Strapping Young Lad
8 The Elysian Grandeval Galeriarch - Infant Annihilator

Cryptopsy is baby work compared to this, listen to The kingdom of the wretched undying. This is the heaviest and none is heavier.

This is THE craziest album ever tied with Infant's other albums

9 Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile

If you listen to this album and then immediately listen to nearly any other album that you thought was heavy, this album will reveal that the latter was not nearly as heavy as you had thought...a true death metal masterpiece from start to finish. One of the best extreme metal albums period!

Definitely one of the most extreme albums of all time! it was even voted heaviest album of the year. That's how awesome it is.

10 You Will Never Be One of Us - Nails
The Contenders
11 Scream Bloody Gore - Death

I can underestand Reign in blood,but there's no way that Master of puppets could be heavier than this.

12 Reign Supreme - Dying Fetus
13 Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera

First album I ever bought when I was 12. My parents loved it.. Just kidding my mum almost threw it out.

Breakdown at the end of Domination. 'enough said

Not fast, not loud, just straight-up heavy.

14 The Codex Necro - Anaal Nathrakh

How was this not on the list? It should be number 1 because it has the heaviest metal song on it (Pandemonic Hyperblast)

Underrated in this list, should be higher.

15 Reek of Putrefaction - Carcass
16 Butcher the Weak - Devourment

Listen to babykiller, legit this band is the most brutal, disgusting and just flat out heaviest album EVER.

17 The Apostasy - Behemoth
18 Monolith of Inhumanity - Cattle Decapitation

I want to state something:the heaviness of a metal album should be estimated by the time of it's release.Not two decades later(for example).Reign in blood and Tomb of the Mutilated were very heavy at the time of their release.If someone listens them now and compare with other extreme albums,they shouldn't deserve to be not even in the top 50.I can name a lot of albums (how many have listened any of the two albums of Hellfire Deathcult? ).That's why the debut album of Black Sabbath is high and Altar of Madness is underrated (see comment).
Finally, this album is very heavy.

19 Effigy of the Forgotten - Suffocation

Ok this one should be at least top 5. Ground zero for brutal death metal right here and it's still one of the heaviest. Yeah, even over Slayer and Cannibal Corpse.

20 Dopethrone - Electric Wizard

This album is the definition of heavy. It sounds as dense as a black hole. Playing these songs could as well open a portal to hell.

Anyone not voting for this hasn't heard it.

A seed of hate from the day I was born...

21 Scum - Napalm Death
22 The Cleansing - Suicide Silence
23 Ashes of the Wake - Lamb of God
24 Altars of Madness - Morbid Angel

The heaviest album of the first 20 years (1970-1989).

25 Obzen - Meshuggah

This album is so heavy just listen to Bleed, Obzen, Lethargica, Combustion, and Dancers To A Discordant System. This album's complicated instrumentation is why this should be top 2. It's between this and From Mars to Sirius

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