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 Jugulator - Judas Priest

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

5 Lulu - Metallica and Lou Reed

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

6 Reload - Metallica

Same as Load it has good songs on it - christangrant

7 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

8 Dystopia - Megadeth
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

I don't think it's overhated, a lot of people (incorrectly) rate the whole album high just for the title track. - Alkadikce

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

The Contenders

11 Virtual XI - Iron Maiden
12 Demolition - Judas Priest
13 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

14 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

15 Nostradamus - Judas Priest
16 The Sound of Perseverance - Death
17 Practice What You Preach - Testament
18 Cryptic Writings - Megadeth
19 A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park
20 Painkiller - Judas Priest

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

21 Slipknot - Slipknot

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

22 Iowa - Slipknot
23 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

A lot of people think it's boring and "exhausting" (I disagree), they are probably used to extreme metal - Alkadikce

24 Reinventing the Steel - Pantera
25 God Hates Us All - Slayer

This is underhated in my opinion. Ranked the best Slayer album since 1990 on this site, while it doesn't fall far from its infamous predecessor and to put it simple, it's 100% noise. - Alkadikce

26 Th1rt3en - Megadeth
27 Sound of White Noise - Anthrax

This is Anthrax's best album - christangrant

28 Metallica (Black Album) - Metallica
29 Death Magnetic - Metallica
30 Hardwired... to Self-Destruct - Metallica
31 Projects in the Jungle - Pantera
32 Dark Passion Play - Nightwish
33 Inhuman Rampage - Dragonforce
34 Suicide Silence - Suicide Silence
35 Turbo - Judas Priest
36 Traced in Air - Cynic
37 Drift - Flotsam and Jetsam
38 Frolic Through the Park - Death Angel
39 Mourning Has Broken - Sabbat
40 The Art of Dying - Death Angel
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