Most Underrated Metal Albums


The Top Ten

1 The Great Southern Trendkill - Pantera

Contains the song Floods which contains the greatest guitar solo of all time - christangrant

Reinventing the Steel is even more underrated imp

This and Reinventing the Steel

Best metal album ever!

2 Load - Metallica

I made this list and I did not add Load haha. It's a good album but it's not metal - Sabbath

3 Sound of White Noise - Anthrax

Yes this album is underrated - christangrant

4 Somewhere In Time - Iron Maiden
5 Nostradamus - Judas Priest
6 Power Metal - Pantera

Pantera should remaster this album, let this album as well as the 3 Glam albums before it for people know where Pantera came from and to celebrate Dimebag's legacy - christangrant

7 God Hates Us All - Slayer
8 The Fragile Art of Existence - Control Denied
9 Enemy of God - Kreator

Great guitar
Great vocal
Great album - gemcloben

10 So Far, So Good... So What! - Megadeth

Up there along with Peace Sells and Rust in Peace for me.

A lot of bands have what I call a "sandwich album." one that comes in between two popular ones making it more underrated. Megadeth has SFSGSW, Iron Maiden has Somewhere In Time, Slayer has South Of Heaven, Metallica has..AJFA. Just a few examples. - TheMaelstromKing

The Contenders

11 Soul of a New Machine - Fear Factory
12 Cryptic Writings - Megadeth

Great album, not so powerful, but good enough

This album is one of Megadetha weakest - Sabbath

13 The X Factor - Iron Maiden
14 Alice In Hell - Annihilator

Yes it's the bands most known album but its not credited as much as much it should.

15 Victims of Deception - Heathen

If this band had more albums and stuck together longer then they could of beat any thrash band. - Sabbath

16 Jugulator - Judas Priest
17 The System Has Failed - Megadeth
18 Endgame - Megadeth
19 Born Again - Black Sabbath
20 Circle of Snakes - Danzig
21 Spiritual Healing - Death
22 Persistence of Time - Anthrax
23 Reload - Metallica
24 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater
25 The Ultimate Sin - Ozzy Osbourne
26 All Hope Is Gone - Slipknot
27 The Glorious Burden - Iced Earth
28 Dehumanizer - Black Sabbath
29 Act III - Death Angel
30 Mechanical Animals - Marilyn Manson

Not a metal album.

31 Carnival Diablos - Annihilator
32 Stoner Witch - Melvins
33 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
34 Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls

This album is like Painkiller 2. A lot of people don't listen to new metal albums by old metal bands well. This album is a master piece - Sabbath

35 Mafia - Black Label Society
36 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator

Even heavier than Slayer's Reign In Blood.

37 The Key - Nocturnus
38 Divine Intervention - Slayer
39 Antipop - Primus

Not a metal album. - Sabbath

40 Judas Priest- Angels of Retribution

This album is in their top 5. It's way to underrated - Sabbath

41 Sounding the Seventh Trumpet - Avenged Sevenfold

One of my favorite a7x albums of all time

42 Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold
43 Low - Testament
44 The Gathering - Testament
45 Lamb of God - As the Palaces Burn
46 Joe Satriani - Not of This Earth
47 Judas Priest - Ram It Down
48 Reinkaos - Dissection
49 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
50 City - Strapping Young Lad
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Top Remixes (4)

1. The Great Southern Trendkill - Pantera
2. Sound of White Noise - Anthrax
3. Alice In Hell - Annihilator
1. The Fragile Art of Existence - Control Denied
2. Enemy of God - Kreator
3. God Hates Us All - Slayer
1. Load - Metallica
2. The Great Southern Trendkill - Pantera
3. Nostradamus - Judas Priest

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