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 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold 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!?!?!?

This shouldn't be here!

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2 A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park 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

Every Linkin Park album should be added to the list

Absolutley not! This album was great based off what transpires in it on a political and historical perspective...this album may be a bit off but u just got to listen to it a couple times

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3 Lulu - Metallica 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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4 Chinese Democracy - Gun's N' Roses 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

5 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day 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

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6 A Different Kind of Truth - Van Halen A Different Kind of Truth - Van Halen

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

7 Super Collider - Megadeth Super Collider - Megadeth
8 St. Anger - Metallica St. Anger - Metallica

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.

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

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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9 Reload - Metallica Reload - Metallica

RELOAD IS awesome UNFORGIVING 2 you kidding me you people don't know music

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10 Lightning Bolt - Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt - Pearl Jam

I actually like this album. - Mumbizz01

The Contenders

11 Load - Metallica 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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12 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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13 Temper Temper - Bullet for My Valentine Temper Temper - Bullet for My Valentine

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

14 Unmasked - KISS Unmasked - KISS

The title tells you it isn't KISS and it is NOT KISS.

15 Living Things - Linkin Park Living Things - Linkin Park

The lyrics are pretty damn good but the sound is way too electronic

Hybrid Theory and Meteora were awesome. Minutes to Midnight had some flops, but some of LP's best songs. A Thousand Suns was a cool direction for the band to go in, and it also resulted in several great songs. But this album just sounds like LP ran out of ideas.

A thousand suns a cool way for the band to go? That was their worst selling and lowest rated album bro..

16 Hesitation Marks - Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks - Nine Inch Nails
17 God Hates Us All - Slayer God Hates Us All - Slayer

It's not good. Warzone is good but everything else is very disapointing.

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18 Th1rt3en - Megadeth Th1rt3en - Megadeth V 2 Comments
19 Risk - Megadeth 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

20 Demolition - Judas Priest Demolition - Judas Priest

Judas Priest is a great band. This album however is just awful.

What was Ripper Owens thinking?

Notice the title of this list says Great metal bands. Now that's something Priest isn't. But yeah, Demolition is pretty bad, even by Priest's standards.

If judas priest is not a great metal band, there are no great metal bands

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List StatsUpdated 27 Feb 2017

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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



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