Most Overhated Metal Albums

Albums that get loads of hate that really don't deserve it. This list will include all genres of metal including Nu Metal and Glam Metal.

The Top Ten

1 St. Anger - Metallica

It wasn't the greatest album but defiantly not the worst Metal album which was Lulu which deserves to be hated - christangrant

2 Volume 8 - The Threat is Real - Anthrax

This album is bad but its not all horrible like some people claim it to be this album is better than Stomp 442 - christangrant

3 Load - Metallica

I hate people who say this album is trash when there are good songs on the album - christangrant

4 Lulu - Metallica and Lou Reed

It is bad but its not the worst metal album ever - christangrant

5 Reload - Metallica

Same as Load it has good songs on it - christangrant

6 Jugulator - Judas Priest

Eh not that bad of a album but not as bad as some people make it our to be - christangrant

7 Dystopia - Megadeth
8 The X Factor - Iron Maiden

This album is ok but it's a bit overhated just because it's the first album with Blaze Bailey - christangrant

9 Diabolus In Musica - Slayer

Definitely not the best slayer album but still great in my opinion

Eh not a good album lyrically but musically its great - christangrant

10 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden

Eh its not the best album from Maiden but at least the Title track is a great song - christangrant

The Contenders

11 Power Metal - Pantera

One of the best Pantera albums. - Caleb9000

This was a descent album but people say it sucks when there are some great tracks like Burnnn! and Over and Out - christangrant

12 The World Needs a Hero - Megadeth

Yes this is a bad album but there are some good tracks Return to Hangar Promises The Dread Fugitive Mind - christangrant

13 Nostradamus - Judas Priest
14 Virtual XI - Iron Maiden
15 A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park
16 Painkiller - Judas Priest

For some reason people think this is a very bad album and they have no valid claims as to why - christangrant

17 Demolition - Judas Priest
18 Slipknot - Slipknot

Why is it so high on worst metal albums? - christangrant

19 Iowa - Slipknot
20 A Matter of Life and Death - Iron Maiden

Let's look at the reviews on Metal Archives. There are 29 reviews, and only 2 of them are between 60 and 80 per cent. Everyone else gave it either 80-90-100% or ridiculously low scores. There are no people who are neutral about this album, just fans and haters. - Alkadikce

Why do people hate this? - christangrant

21 Reinventing the Steel - Pantera
22 God Hates Us All - Slayer
23 Th1rt3en - Megadeth
24 Sound of White Noise - Anthrax

This is Anthrax's best album - christangrant

25 Metallica (Black Album) - Metallica
26 Death Magnetic - Metallica
27 Hardwired... to Self-Destruct - Metallica
28 Projects in the Jungle - Pantera
29 Dark Passion Play - Nightwish
30 Inhuman Rampage - Dragonforce
31 Suicide Silence - Suicide Silence
32 Turbo - Judas Priest
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