Worst Metal Albums

The Top Ten Worst Metal Albums

1 Lulu - Metallica and Lou Reed

Definitely, this is the worst "metal" album ever made. Lou Reed sounds like a living death (well, technically, he is), James' and Kirk's riffs are repetitive, motoric and simply boring, Lars' drums are simple (not as bad as on St Anger, but close enough) and you basically don't hear a lot of Rob's bass lines.
Don't get me wrong - I like Metallica (I even used to love them for some time), but this is literally a crap. You can listen to St Anger without hitting a wall with your head. Here, you cannot.
This piece of just should be banned and forgotten, FOREVER!

Yeah... I have no idea what they were thinking when they released this album. - LadyBanshee

That's the thing that should not be...

Hey, but at least this let us know that James really is The Table..

2 St. Anger - Metallica

No leads, clattery drumming, repetitive lyrics, light performance from James Hetfield, and the drums cover up the guitar (which the guitar itself isn't even that good). This album is more of a groove metal mess than an album, let alone an album by Metallica.

Everyone: This album has no guitar solos.

Some kind of monster: Am I a joke to you all?

Me: Yes, yes you are.

Lulu is worse, obviously, but I voted this one because this one is part of their main studio discography, and not a collab. Make no mistake, this one is still a total abortion and should have every copy of it burned ritualistically in a landfill.

I'm sorry, but this album is just plain bad. The songs are way to long and repetitive, and the vocals are done very poorly. I don't know what James was thinking when this album was made, because apparently Bob Rock had nothing to do with it.

Not to mention the drums. Lars literally sounds like he walked into the kitchen and started bashing on random pots and pans like a bloody two year old. Sorry Lars, but in the year 2003, you should have just stuck to playing tennis! - IronSabbathPriest

3 Illud Divinum Insanus - Morbid Angel

Biggest slap in the face in death metal. This album is beyond horrible.

My review for this "thing" translates in the 4 last words of its title.

Kill a cop, kill a cop, you mad bro? - GREYBOYY

The drums are horrible on most songs.

4 Amerikkkant - Ministry

Al Jourgensen is basically supporting domestic terrorism with his song antifa

Waste of space, Ministry should have never existed.

5 Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water - Limp Bizkit

The name says it all.

Limp Bizkit, AKA the worst band on the planet

Limp Bizkit is a stain on metal as a genre. All their albums and songs suck, but this has to be the worst thing that has every been put out in music history. I would literally take any album in any genre of music (yes that includes the Lou Reed album Lulu, which isn't a Metallica album by the way, Midnight Memories by One Direction and probably the worst of them all, Epic by BOTDF) over this disgrace. Hell, I'd take any album on Earth over ANY of LB's albums. Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water has ONE thing going for it, and that is the meme that is Rollin. and I don't mean the song, I mean the part where he says Rollin. The song is garbage, maybe the worst on the album. I don't think any song will ever top Break Stuff on a list of worst songs of all time though, except maybe Gucci Gang by Lil Pump, as that is... no... just no... Oh, and I like how LB's most popular albums are the worst and are all in the top 20's on this list.

Limp Bizkit isn't Metal.

6 Under Cover - Ozzy Osbourne
7 The Unspoken King - Cryptopsy
8 Slipknot - Slipknot

This is such a good album. Especially the songs wait and bleed, spit it out, and sic.

I actually kinda like Slipknot. And at the same time I like Iron Maiden. You can't explain that

This is the only root album from Slipknot and it's here?
Who would be a disgrace to put this here? - Soader36

This has to be a joke. Who would put this on here?

9 Catharsis - Machine Head

Freeze, by the name of the law of music, this album is under arrest.

10 Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest - Six Feet Under

The Newcomers

? Spiritual Genocide - Destruction

It seems Destruction has used up all their original ideas and non-power chord riffs to feed the fat butcher on the cover before recording - Alkadikce

? Manslayer - Thrash Queen

The Contenders

11 Risk - Megadeth

Slayer experimented with punk
Metallica experimented with country
Anthrax experimented with rap
Megadeth experimented with disco
(comment from YouTube, not my work) - Alkadikce

St. Anger of Megadeth

Only in terms of being the worst album. There are no similarities between the two. - Alkadikce

Cryptic Writings is better. - Zysoth

Oh COME ON! Crush 'Em was awesome! - PhoenixAura81

12 Significant Other - Limp Bizkit

All their albums suck, disgrace to metal music.

How are Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park metal in any way? These albums belong on the worst ROCK albums list. To call them metal is an insult.

What the what? This album great. - 05yusuf09

Limp Bizkit is terrible. Fred Durst is also talentless

13 Prototype - Celtic Frost

This would be my number 1 on this list if it wasn't a demo because what the hell were Celtic Frost thinking making this crap? This is them trying to sellout again and this time try Industrial and Mallcore (Nu Metal) and it's awful and sounds nothing like any of Celtic Frost's other albums even Cold Lake had at least some elements of Celtic Frost's old sound and it's a far superior album to this, thank god this was only a demo because this album could have singlehandly destroyed Celtic Frost's reputation which was already damaged a little bit from Cold Lake. - christangrant

14 Forbidden - Black Sabbath

I don't think this deserves to be here. I could see why a number of fans wouldn't like it, but to consider it one of the worst metal albums of all time? That's overdoing it. Sick and Tired, the title track, Rusty Angels, Shaking Off the Chains, and Loser Gets it All are all classics to me. I Won't Cry For You is pretty weak, I'll admit, but the rest of the songs on Forbidden are all great. I'd even go as far as to say it's one of my personal favorite Black Sabbath albums out of them all. - Simba_Lennon

15 Recharged - Linkin Park

What the hell, I get this album is literal garbage but it in no way on earth is metal.

16 Sounding the Seventh Trumpet - Avenged Sevenfold

How can anybody think this album is BAD? The member of a7x were like 18 when they came out with this album and they had NO good producers and barely any money to higher one. Still a great album that has no reason at all to be on this awful list. By the way slipknot at #2? You've got to be kidding me...

Honestly This is My Second Favorite A7X Album Next to Waking the Fallen, This Album Gets So Much Hate Because It Doesn't Sound Right, I Think It Sounds Awesome, Its Raw and Powerful. When I First Heard This Album I Wasn't Sure If I Was Gonna Like It But I Listened to It Again and I Fell In Love With This Album. The Drums and The Riffs are Awesome! I'm Probably the 5% That Loves This Album, If You Don't Like this Album and You're an A7X Fan, Your Not a Hardcore A7X Fan This Album is a Masterpiece - MattIsANerd

Get this trash to number 1 please this is worse than all the albums in the top 10 combined - christangrant

I actually love the low production on this album. Sevenfolds first two albums are the only metalcore I like and I feel the production value makes it sound so much more raw and real.

17 Smells Like Children - Marilyn Manson

Alice Cooper wanna be about 30 years to late.

18 About that Life - Attila

Oh god this sucks.Why is Hybrid Theory higher than this,that album was amazing.This one sucks massive elephant crap.-DarkBoi-X

19 Grand Declaration of War - Mayhem
20 Suicide Silence - Suicide Silence


21 Metal Magic - Pantera

The quality was the worst of all pantera albums in glam metal era. nobody loved terry glaze ere since phil put pantera on the groove

Well we know it has the worst.

22 Dedicated to Chaos - Queensr├┐che

American soldier is even worse - Caleb9000

Oh this is really bad - christangrant

23 Results May Vary - Limp Bizkit

They covered the who...THE. WHO.

24 Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park

Regardless of what you think of linkin park, this is one of their best albums - VincenzoAureo

Now I don't think Linkin Park is the best band in the world (there are loads better) but I don't think they are the worst either

Dear Christ I hate this band so much, I didn't enjoy them in the first place, but when I started going on this site and see them in every music list, it just gets worse and worse. If enjoy them, I respect your opinion, but god I hate them.

Why do many people think linking park is the best band in the world? They're just a bunch of posers trying to be good.

25 Slave to the Game - Emmure
26 Freedumb - Suicidal Tendencies

Being punk is not a reason for you to bash this album.

This is more like a Punk Album.. Not At all Metal... So there's no reason why this should't be at the top of this list

27 Eat Me, Drink Me - Marilyn Manson

Not his best album by any means, but it's definitely not worthy of being labeled worst metal album. Some songs are okay on here, whereas other albums on this list have no redeemable qualities.

Marilyn manson sucks period

This isn't metal.

Marilyn Manson rules

28 Hold Your Fire - Rush

Rush is the best band ever why is this on the list?!?!

Rush is progressive rock

This isn't metal. It sounds almost poppy. But I like it. - IronSabbathPriest

This is definitely metal's nightmare. This band should not have come into existence in the first place let alone bring a new album. Anyone new to come into our metal world will simply walk away if s/he listens to this band. So it should to banned. Sayonara!

29 The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2 - Five Finger Death Punch

This album was atrocious. When Battle Born is the single, you know you have a problem.


30 Torment - Six Feet Under
31 Supercharger - Machine Head
32 Super Collider - Megadeth

This is NOT Megadeth. The Megadeth I know released the masterpiece we call 'Rust in Piece', or 'Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? '. This is just a lame excuse of music. - Zysoth

This is too low on the list

Way worse than risk - VincenzoAureo

33 Promise - Massacre

Just listen to it and you will see what I mean. An abomination to both man and beast and anything that can hear.

34 The Galactic Rock 'n' Roll Empire - Vondur
35 It Just Gets Worse - Anal C***

The absolute worst metal album of all time. Intentionally so.

With a band title like that you know their whole career sucks

This should be number one.

I don't care if they are trying to be funny, they are terrible comedians and musicians - SoldierOfFortune

36 Nation - Sepultura
37 Metal Jukebox - Helloween
38 Re-Load - Metallica

Metallica peaked in the 1980's and while they were always heading downhill they went in to hyper speed straight to suck on this one. Cutting their hair was irrelevant, but smearing on make up and whining like a bunch of queens ruined this band for me. My first impression when I meat a Metallica fan is that they don't know very much about music.

As everything released after the black album this sucks as hell!

Load is a great album, and they thought it would get more popular by just releasing Reload. This album is just a mess. - Mumbizz01

I actually really like this album. - PhoenixAura81

39 A Matter of Life and Death - Iron Maiden

No way this is one of the 50 all-time worst metal albums. There is only one bad song (These Colours Don't Run). Lyrically there are no bad songs. And it's not boring to any degree like some fans say: even the long songs are full of different riffs, solos and excitement. Just because something is slower it does not mean it's more boring.

The Final Frontier on the other hand is very boring and could easily be on this place instead of this album. - Alkadikce

Why is this here? Sure, it's not their best album and is certainly overrated by fans for being the "progressive masterpiece" it really isn't, but it is nowhere NEAR being the worst metal album. Not even close.

No. The songs on this album are fantastic. - IronSabbathPriest

Why is this album here... Not a serious list at all...

40 Demonic - Testament
41 And Justice for None - Five Finger Death Punch

Nice job stealing the name from metallica retards - VincenzoAureo

42 God Hates Us All - Slayer

This album is wicked!

It may not be the best Slayer album but this album shouldn't be up here.

In no way is this a bad album!


43 Volume 8: The Threat is Real - Anthrax
44 One More Light - Linkin Park

Made by Linkin Park, one of my favorite bands, but not a metal album like their previous ones since they changed the genre and this album sucks. - DDante

Let's be honest. It has nothing to do with Linkin Park anymore. It might be a new trial but ended in another trendy commercial sell out.

45 Eternal Enemies - Emmure
46 Fashionably Late - Falling in Reverse
47 Masturbate in Praise of Black Satan - Apator
48 Green - Forbidden
49 F***in' Nightmare - Exmortes
50 Stridsyfirlysing - Vondur

I can't believe that someone know that band

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