Worst Albums by Great Metal / Hard Rock Bands

In my opinion most bands have a fluke or have just lost their greatness from the past. These are my least favorite albums by great bands. They are all from subgenres of metal or rock.

The Top Ten

1 Lulu - Metallica

Wow it feels like you're in a block of flats, you hear Lou Reed in the shower talking and singing while next door Metallica are playing next door. That's how bad it is. I don't see how God Hates us All is bad, Disciple is a rocking song. Maybe Diabolus in Musica.

This should be at number one it was awful who hell makes garbage like this I want too sue Lars for this album good Lou reed is dead so a sequel will never be made few I was in fear that that would happen good thing it never did

It sounds like Lou Reed and Metallica were high on crack when they made this. You hear Lou Reed's drunken voice with Metallica playing in the background. Did I forget to mention the lyrics. "I am the tablet"? Seriously!?

In my opinion, I don't find this album that bad. Sure lyrics make no sense but they don't have to. - Mumbizz01

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2 A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park

Disagree completely. It's a very beautiful and artistic electronic album. The only reason it's on this list is because there are too many people who can't grow up and realize that Linkin Park don't need to constantly make Hybrid Theory part 2. - AngryByrd

This is the worst linkin park album, that being said, all linkin park albums are great! Therefor, this is still a good album and should not be on this list

It sounds cool though

Linkin park has not done anything good since meteora. they don't even classify as a rock band even more. and yes, thousand suns is the worst,along with everything 30 seconds to mars have done since beautiful lie

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3 Chinese Democracy - Gun's N' Roses

Please... This album is amazing! Buy some decent system to play it on and play it loud, yes Axl is being a dick but most rock stars are, and this album does have a better guitarist (Buckethead, best guitarist of all time). It would be great if Slash was here too but he's not so get over it and enjoy the music. If this was released under a different band name headed by Axl Rose people would love it.

Some good songs on the record and I love Buckethead but Axl is killing Gun's N' Roses and their legacy.

This album had one catchy song on it to me - Sabbath

4 St. Anger - Metallica

What do guys thinking about? Lulu worsen than this, in St. Anger, they have Frantic and St. Anger that I think is really good. But Lulu? No one in that album is good or can I say all of their song is bad and worsen than St. Anger. St. Anger maybe at 2 or 3

As much as people complain about this album, this album allowed Metallica to survive. I liked Frantic, St. Anger, Some Kind of Monster, The Unnamed Feeling, Sweet Amber and All Within My Hands.

Why critics why did you let this peace of junk whin Grammy really how could this peace have in to the world it will kill you metal

This is a Difficult Choice because Every Metallica album is Garbage. Posers.

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5 Sounding the Seventh Trumpet - Avenged Sevenfold

Was this album with NO good songs at all not on the list? - christangrant

6 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day

This was not the only bad album by Green Day. A lot of their albums sucked and some are overrated - Sabbath

Only bad Green Day album and it was not good. Few high points on the record.

Two things: 1st: I'm pretty sure Green Day isn't Metal nor Hard Rock, they are simply punk / pop rock. And second, this a fantiastic album. What the hell is this doing here?! - Jetticus12

I would agree except for the fact the green day are not hard rock or metal, they are pop punk (and uno,dos and tre are also much worse than this) - OnlyFoolsAndSlayer

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7 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

This album is an unique album... Everyone please listen this album... In this album has everything...

Whoever put this album on the list needs to be shot! It has so many genius songs like so far away, buried alive, nightmare, fiction, save me.

What is doing on here!?!?!?

Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold is my favourite album with some of my favourite songs.
Nightmare, Welcome To The Family, Natural Born Killer etc.

Sounding The Seventh Trumpet is WAY worse than Hail To The King or even Waking The Fallen - CptnWolfe

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8 A Different Kind of Truth - Van Halen

I don't think there is a single song on this album that I could listen to twice. And to answer the previous comment... at least VH III had Fire In the Hole. Not a great song... but better than anything off of this turd.

Why is this here and not Van Halen III? - Nickelstickman

9 Recharged - Linkin Park
10 Super Collider - Megadeth

The Contenders

11 Illud Divinum Insanus - Morbid Angel
12 Van Halen III - Van Halen

I can agree that this album is pretty bad, but at least they made a good album after this. - Mumbizz01

13 Risk - Megadeth

My favorite band on this list, but Mustaine messed up on this one.

This album made me stop listening to megadeth, the only good song is prince of darkness but that's it

Ok 1. Lulu is not a a Metallica album 2. God hates us all is amazing 3. Megadeth ha many albums that are on the same level as risk. This list is messed up. People... - Sabbath

HOW IS God Hates Us All worse than Risk - christangrant

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14 Load - Metallica

What new sound Metallica tried to capture on the black album was improved upon on Load. This was much better compared to the black album which was alright, but was unfocused and not as tightly woven as Load.

Laugh out loud top two is Metallica, I bet all the butt-hurt megadeth fans are celebrating (by the way I am in no way insulting megadeth I just love the wy Metallica fans and megadeth fans hate eachothers bands)

This album started the 3 horrid albums by Metallica which is why I think it is the worst album by great bands.

I actually like this album. Reload is terrible

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15 Lightning Bolt - Pearl Jam

I actually like this album. - Mumbizz01

16 The Spaghetti Incident - Guns N' Roses

How was this also not on the list this album has no good songs at all - christangrant

17 Beneath the Encasing of Ashes - As I Lay Dying

Only metalcore band I'm into and their first album is their only bad one.

Their vocalist is a hypocrite, singing about Christian values then putting out a hit on his exwife. What a loser, and besides that they blow goat phallus

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18 The Path of Totality - Korn
19 Temper Temper - Bullet for My Valentine

This album turned a really good metal band into radio rock trash.

20 Forbidden - Black Sabbath
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Top Remixes

1. A Different Kind of Truth - Van Halen
2. Super Collider - Megadeth
3. Hesitation Marks - Nine Inch Nails
1. Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
2. A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park
3. 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day
1. Sounding the Seventh Trumpet - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Recharged - Linkin Park
3. Illud Divinum Insanus - Morbid Angel



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