Top 10 Rock and Metal Albums that are the Best of a Genre

The Top Ten

1 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian (Symphonic Metal)
2 Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera (Groove Metal)
3 The Dark Side of the Moon -  Pink Floyd (Progressive Rock)

I would say Animals or Atom Heart Mother is more prog rock than this. - BrianScott01

There should only be 2...wot - AlphaQ

4 Back in Black - AC/DC (Hard Rock)

The only album on this list that I can agree with. It's truly the best Hard Rock album, perfect from start to finish. - IronMaidenFan666

5 Ride the Lightning - Metallica (Thrash Metal)

Kreator did much better albums, Slayer and Sodom too. Metallica are not the only Thrash band, the German bands are much better than them. - IronMaidenFan666

Amazing thrrash music!, Fans must own this album, - VideoGamefan5

6 Alice in Hell - Annihilator (Technical Thrash Metal)

Yes, the best of this subgenre ever. - Metal_Treasure

7 Painkiller - Judas Priest (Traditional Heavy Metal)
8 Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden (Grunge)

The only grunge album I like more than Dirt oh and its way better than Nevermind - christangrant

I like Soundgarden as much as the next guy, but there's no way that Badmotorfinger is a better album than Nevermind. - phillysports

9 Nightfall in Middle-Earth - Blind Guardian (Power Metal)
10 Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile (Technical Death Metal)

The Contenders

11 Symbolic - Death (Death Metal)
12 The Sound of Perseverance - Death (Death Metal)
13 Powerslave - Iron Maiden (Traditional Heavy Metal)
14 American Idiot - Green Day (Pop Punk)
15 De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas - Mayhem (Black Metal)
16 As Daylight Dies - Killswitch Engage (Metalcore)
17 Nevermind - Nirvana (Grunge)

Ha almost every other Grunge album is better than this one heck even In Utero is better than this - christangrant


This is better than any album released in the 90s except maybe American Football - ProPanda

18 Octavarium - Dream Theater (Progressive Metal)
19 Ramones - Ramones (Punk Rock)
20 Ok Computer - Radiohead (Alternative Rock)

I heard that Kid A is better than this album but I don't really know since I'm not a Radiohead fan - christangrant

Kid A is more Electronic influenced. Ok Computer is straight up Alternative Rock and one of the best of the genre. - cjWriter1997

21 Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden (Heavy Metal)
22 In Utero - Nirvana (Grunge)
23 Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park (Nu Metal)

Linkin Park isn't Nu Metal or Metal especially when you consider their latest album - christangrant

24 Reign in Blood - Slayer (Thrash Metal)
25 Loveless - My Bloody Valentine (Shoegaze)
26 Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Candlemass (Doom Metal)
27 Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 - Helloween (Power Metal)
28 Rust in Peace - Megadeth (Thrash Metal)
29 Set the World on Fire - Black Veil Brides (Hard Rock)

This is not hard rock at all - christangrant

30 Results May Vary - Limp Bizkit (Nu Metal)

Nope even Chocolate Starfish is better than this - christangrant

But... this is one of the worst nu metal albums out there.. - wrests

31 Sounding the Seventh Trumpet - Avenged Sevenfold (Death Metal)

This is Metalcore not Death Metal get your facts straight. - christangrant

Haha, death metal... - Metal_Treasure

32 Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water - Limp Bizkit (Nu Metal)

This only has a few good songs on it - christangrant

33 Scum - Napalm Death (Grindcore)

I heard this was the best album in that awful genre - christangrant

34 Korn - Korn (Nu Metal)
35 Battalions of Fear - Blind Guardian (Speed Metal)
36 The Colour and the Shape - Foo Fighters (Post-Grunge)
37 Ace of Spades - Motorhead (Speed Metal)

This isn't a speed metal album because this sounds like Rock N Roll being played very fast and Lemmy himself doesn't consider his band Metal because he was knows the difference between his band and Metal - christangrant

38 Vincebus Eruptum - Blue Cheer (Traditional Heavy Metal)
39 2112 - Rush (Progressive Metal)

This is not Progressive Metal Rush is prog rock - christangrant

40 Paranoid - Black Sabbath (Traditional Heavy Metal)

I don't know this album only really has one metal track: Iron Man but even if this isn't their best album - christangrant

41 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - The Smashing Pumpkins (Alternative Rock)
42 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath (Traditional Heavy Metal)
43 Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses (Hard Rock)
44 Astro Creep: 2000 - White Zombie (Industrial Metal)
45 Machine Head - Deep Purple (Hard Rock)
46 Dirt - Alice in Chains (Grunge)
47 Master of Puppets - Metallica (Thrash Metal)
48 Parachutes - Coldplay (Pop Rock)
49 Pinkerton - Weezer (Emo)
50 Jane Doe - Converge (Metalcore)
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