Most Overrated Metal Albums
The Top Ten
What? This is an amazing album. From start to finish easily one of the best of all time. The individual song "Paranoid" is overrated, definitely not the album. Just look through the track listing:
1) War Pigs (Arguably one of the greatest songs of all time, both complicated and simple sections that give such a groove and incredible feel).
2) Paranoid (Amazing riff, lyrics, overrated, yeah, but certainly not bad.)
3) Planet Caravan (The more psychedelic yet super intriguing song on the album. Very underrated).
4) Iron Man (One of the most famous riffs ever, but in my opinion, it's the lyrics and the solos that make this one of the most iconic songs in metal).
5) Electric Funeral (In my opinion, the worst song on the album, but the unique riffs and incredible solo section show that it's still a solid song.)
6) Hand Of Doom (One of the most complex Black Sabbath songs. Just all around amazing work; clenching vocals from Ozzy, incredible groovy bass and drum work from ...more
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 - SoldierOfFortuneV 1 Comment
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.
Ugh. Get it to number 1. I know it's not a metal album but still.
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.
Why is Operation Mindcrime at the top of this list?
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 better.
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
This album is almost perfect, but Gangland is a bit too repetitive. Amazing masterpiece, but not quite perfect. - Caleb9000
NO IT'S NOT! #RIPRandy - sweetbeef
It's not overrated.
This album is UNDERRATED. - Caleb9000
Not overrated. Underrated. This is my favorite thrash album, better than Master of Puppets by a long shot. - Caleb9000
"Underrated". Not saying this album is overrated, but every metal publication has put this very high in their "best albums" lists. - Mumbizz01
This album isn’t even top 10 metal albums in my opinion, yet it is ranked number 1 on the best metal albums list. - Spyrofan35
This is always above much better albums and this album is absolute trash from start to finish - christangrant
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.
Sorry but no. This is one of the best metal albums of all time. This album defines heavy metal more than any other album ever released and every song is a masterpiece. - Caleb9000
This album is fantastic. Easily the best Pantera album. - Caleb9000
false - SoldierOfFortune
This is highly overrated. Basically a dumbed-down, more repetitive and more gineric version of Cowboys From Hell. - Caleb9000
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