Most Underrated Metal Albums of the 90s


The Top Ten

1 Nightfall in Middle-Earth - Blind Guardian
2 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth

Such a good album... Even if "Dante's Inferno" was the only good song (which it isn't by any means) this album still would be underrated.

3 The Great Southern Trendkill - Pantera

This album is better than Far Beyond Driven yet not as many people like this album even though it includes the song Floods which has the greatest guitar solo ever - christangrant

4 Sound of White Noise - Anthrax
5 Jugulator - Judas Priest

@ Visitor wow so apprently having a opinion means I'm retarded but anyway you obviously know nothing about Tim Ripper Owens if he's a terrible person then how come he sang a song called "When the Eagle Cries" which is a tribute to those who died in 9/11 and while I will agree Halford is better than Owens, that doesn't mean Owens is a bad singer he used to be in a Judas Priest Cover band and his nickname is a Judas Priest song. - christangrant

Such a great album only hated because Rob Halford is not on vocals even though Tim Ripper Owens is almost just as good as he is - christangrant

6 Divine Intervention - Slayer
7 Mental Vortex - Coroner
8 Handful of Rain - Savatage
9 Persistence of Time - Anthrax
10 Vain Glory Opera - Edguy

The Contenders

11 Never, Neverland - Annihilator
12 Load - Metallica
13 None So Vile - Cryptopsy
14 Reload - Metallica
15 The X Factor - Iron Maiden
16 Somewhere Far Beyond - Blind Guardian

One of the best and more challenging Blind Guardian albums (1992). Sadly, most people know only The Bard's Song from this album - a great acoustic ballad but it's not a metal song in the strict sense. - Metal_Treasure

17 Volume 8 - The Threat is Real - Anthrax
18 Obscura - Gorguts
19 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden

It has some good tracks on it - christangrant

20 Slaughter In the Vatican - Exhorder
21 Dark Saga - Iced Earth
22 Images and Words - Dream Theater
23 Oceanborn - Nightwish
24 Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory - Dream Theater
25 Angels Fall First - Nightwish
26 Awake - Dream Theater
27 Dead Winter Dead - Savatage

With the X-mas classic "Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)" on it, a song known via the cover made by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. - Metal_Treasure

28 Streets - Savatage
29 City - Strapping Young Lad

One of the heaviest albums of the 90s. - Metal_Treasure

30 Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka - Nile
31 Houdini - Melvins
32 Dehumanizer - Black Sabbath
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Top Remixes

1. Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth
2. Nightfall in Middle-Earth - Blind Guardian
3. Mental Vortex - Coroner
1. Nightfall in Middle-Earth - Blind Guardian
2. Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth
3. Jugulator - Judas Priest


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