Most Overrated Metal Albums

The Top Ten

1 Waking the Fallen - Avenged Sevenfold
2 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

Great album, but it's not the best Black Sabbath album. It's their fifth best in my opinion. Sabotage, Heaven and Hell, Master of Reality and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath are better. - Caleb9000

Its even overrated compared to the other albums by Ozzy - christangrant

The best is The Ultimate Collection hur - SoldierOfFortune

Yeah, this is the best metal album of all time just because I contains War Pigs Paranoid and Iron Man? LMAO - somekindofaguy

3 Reign In Blood - Slayer

This isn't even the best Slayer album. Hell Awaits is way better. This album didn't do much that Hell Awaits didn't already do. Most of these songs are great, but everything in between Jesus Saves and Raining Blood are filler tracks (especially Epidemic and Postmortem). - Caleb9000

People say this is the heaviest metal album of all time but have clearly never listened to Pleasure to Kill by Kreator.

The only two really good songs on the album are Raining Blood and Angel Of Death (especially Angel Of Death), so, it’s not worthy of being called one of the best metal albums of all time if there’s only two really good tracks. - CostcoHotDogs

Are You a Dumbass Justine Beiber Fan?
Who Put the Best Thrash Metal Album Of All TIme in this list? AND OTHER AMAZING ALBUMS OF METAL LIKE MASTER OF PUPPETS, BRITISH STEEL, THE NUMBER OF BEASTE and etc. ?

This Album is bible of thrash metal and have influence in the Death Metal!
BEST GUITRARIST IN THRASH METAL : JEFF HANNEMAN AND KERRY KING!
GODFATHER OF DOUBLEBASS DRUM : DAVE LOMBARDO
BEST THRASH METAL VOCALIST WITH AMAZING VOICE : TOM ARAYA
What More can I Say?

If You call Yourself a Metalhead but don't Like This Album Please Hang Yourself, OK?

4 Meliora - Ghost
5 Master of Puppets - Metallica

This was a great album, but not quite a masterpiece. Ride The Lightning is far better, and sometimes this album gets a bit too repetitive and overlong. The title track is one of the best metal songs ever, but the rest doesn't quite live up to it. - Caleb9000

It's amazing just not number 1

Metallica is great, but this should be number 1.

6 Venom - Bullet for My Valentine
7 British Steel - Judas Priest

Easily the most overrated metal album of all time. I would argue that this is one of Priest's weaker albums. Too predictable and humoginized. Breaking the Law is a great song though. - Caleb9000

Painkiller is more overrated than this masterpiece. - IronSabbathPriest

I exaggerated a lot when I called this album a masterpiece. I don't think it is. But honestly and truthfully, I enjoy more tracks from this album. Only track on Painkiller I go back to regularly is the title track - IronSabbathPriest

Painkiller is better.

8 Blizzard of Oz - Ozzy Osbourne

NO IT'S NOT! #RIPRandy - sweetbeef

9 Metallica - Metallica

Why is Operation Mindcrime at the top of this list?

10 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

This album is almost perfect, but Gangland is a bit too repetitive. Amazing masterpiece, but not quite perfect. - Caleb9000

The Contenders

11 God Hates Us All - Slayer
12 Slipknot - Slipknot
13 Killers - Iron Maiden

This album is UNDERRATED. - Caleb9000

14 Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Megadeth
15 Images & Words - Dream Theater
16 Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park

Ugh. Get it to number 1. I know it's not a metal album but still.

17 Defenders of the Faith - Judas Priest

Who the hell put this masterpiece on the list?! This is one of the top 5 best metal albums of all time in my opinion! - CostcoHotDogs

18 Operation: Mindcrime - Queensryche V 1 Comment
19 Rust in Peace - Megadeth

Not overrated. Underrated. This is my favorite thrash album, better than Master of Puppets by a long shot. - Caleb9000

OVERRATED.
Countdown To Extinction I think is better. - CostcoHotDogs

20 Scream Bloody Gore - Death

People say this is the first death metal album but I disagree. Possessed's Seven Churches is the first death metal album in my opinion.

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1. Waking the Fallen - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
3. Meliora - Ghost
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1. God Hates Us All - Slayer
2. Operation: Mindcrime - Queensryche
3. Reign In Blood - Slayer
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