Top 10 Most Underrated Albums from Great Rock and Metal Bands


The Top Ten

1 Jugulator - Judas Priest

It has some great tracks on it plus Tim The Ripper Owens is a great vocalist - christangrant

Honestly, this album was pretty good. It was much better than it's crappy follow up Demolition. - MegaSlayerDeath

2 The Great Southern Trendkill - Pantera

Oh yes this is so Underrated as this album In My Opinion is better than Far Beyond Driven plus it has my favorite Pantera song "Floods" on it - christangrant

Far Beyond Driven is actually my favorite Pantera album. But I agree that this album is definitely overlooked, mainly because Pantera released 3 metal classics right before it. Hard to top them all off don't you think? - cjWriter1997

3 Power Metal - Pantera

This was a good and underrated album. Cowboys from Hell was just overrated considering their later albums after Cowboys from Hell were better such as Vulgar Display of Power but Power Metal was a pretty good album. - MegaSlayerDeath

Yes this was a good album its underrated only because it was before Cowboys from Hell - christangrant

Some pretty good songs especially "We'll meet again" with a beautiful solo

4 Alice in Chains - Alice in Chains

It's personally my second favorite AiC album only to be behind Dirt. Don't hear a lot of appreciation for this album. It was the last album they had with Layne too. - cjWriter1997

5 The X Factor - Iron Maiden

It is long but that does not mean it is a bad album. Please do not listen to all your haters, and guys, it is nowhere near as bad as Virtual XI or No Prayer for the Dying. - MegaSlayerDeath

This album has gotten undeserved hate just because Blaze is the singer. If Bruce sang it, people would regard it as a good album. - kempokid

Although it does feel a bit too long this was still a good album - christangrant

6 Undertow - Tool

As much as their other albums are really great. This one goes a little unappreciated. - cjWriter1997

7 Meddle - Pink Floyd
8 Dehumanizer - Black Sabbath
9 Waiting for the Sun - The Doors
10 Thunder and Lightning - Thin Lizzy

The Contenders

11 Divine Intervention - Slayer
12 Deftones - Deftones
13 Flick of the Switch - AC/DC

I love this album by AC/DC in fact I like it more than For Those About to Rock - christangrant

AC/DC hasn't even released a bad record - MegaSlayerDeath

14 A Matter of Life and Death - Iron Maiden

This album gets undeserving hate - christangrant

15 Maladroit - Weezer
16 Sound of White Noise - Anthrax

This was a great metal/grunge album yet it's so low on the best Anthrax albums list when it's better than most of the albums above it - christangrant

Great album. Preferable over half their discography. Too bad the rest of John Bush's albums were bad. - MegaSlayerDeath

17 Leprosy - Death
18 Spiritual Healing - Death

Surprisingly this is actually one of my favorite Death albums. - MegaSlayerDeath

All Death albums are amazing but this one is my favourite - gravy

19 So Far, So Good... So What - Megadeth

Also really underrated, one of my favorite albums of theirs. - Metalfan2112

Hook in Mouth is my favorite Megadeth song.

A pretty solid album. - MegaSlayerDeath

20 Nine Lives - Aerosmith
21 Volume 8 - The Threat is Real - Anthrax

Its not as bad as everyone says it is it's better than Stomp 442 - christangrant

22 St. Anger - Metallica

It may be not the greatest Album by Metallica but at least it was better than Lulu - christangrant

That really is not saying much, Lulu was the literal worst piece of music I have ever heard, I would rather listen to Justin Bieber simply because his music isn't heavy. Awful music gets translated worse into metal because it is so much louder and in general less structured. - kempokid

St.Anger was "meh" at best. The song St.Anger sounded a lot like rap-speed metal (ish)
and the rest were "whatever" - EliHbk

23 Rubber Soul - The Beatles
24 Steal This Album - System of a Down
25 Done with Mirrors - Aerosmith
26 Nostradamus - Judas Priest
27 Diabolus in Musica - Slayer

This was seriously not in the Top 10. It just gets so much undeserved hate. - MegaSlayerDeath

28 Riot Act - Pearl Jam
29 The Endless River - Pink Floyd
30 Fly on the Wall - AC/DC
31 Sounding the Seventh Trumpet - Avenged Sevenfold
32 Verschwende Deine Zeit - Silbermond
33 Evanescence - Evanescence
34 Life Starts Now - Three Days Grace
35 Wave of Popular Feeling - Groundswell
36 Transit of Venus - Three Days Grace
37 Human - Three Days Grace
38 Dark Before Dawn - Breaking Benjamin
39 We are Not Alone - Breaking Benjamin
40 Phobia - Breaking Benjamin
41 Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin
42 Evans Blue - Evans Blue
43 The Open Door - Evanescence
44 Saint Asonia - Saint Asonia
45 Blow Up Your Video - AC/DC
46 Stomp 442 - Anthrax
47 Rock 'n' Roll - Motorhead

This is better than Overkill and Ace of Spades - christangrant

Actually not really I prefer those other two albums but this one is vert underrated - christangrant

48 Reload - Metallica
49 High Voltage - AC/DC
50 The Golden Age of Grotesque - Marilyn Manson
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