Classic Metal Albums Of Forever


*** READ ME *** This list is about the greatest metal albums of all-time, from all sub-genres and all countries. You won't see bands like Deep Purple, Rush, BOC, Zeppelin, etc., nor will you see bands like Tool, Rage ATM, Melvins and Soundgarden. While I love many of those bands, my definition of metal does not include them.

I haven't decided yet if this is going to be a top-100, -150, -200, so I will start at the top and see where it goes. I'm also considering implementing a 3-albums-per-artist rule to allow for more variety -- we'll see.

*** /\ LIST IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION /\ ***

Created by: saw_you_drown | 18.05.2011



1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
1970
2. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
1984
3. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
1988
4. Death - Symbolic
1995
5. Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath
1984
6. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
1971
7. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
1986
8. Slayer - Hell Awaits
1985
9. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
1982
10. Carcass - Heartwork
1993
11. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2001
12. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
1996
13. Napalm Death - Scum
1987
14. Judas Priest - Stained Class
1978
15. Slayer - Reign In Blood
1986
16. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
1988
17. Voivod - Nothingface
1989
18. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
1994
19. Death - Human
1991
20. Agalloch - The Mantle
2002
21. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
1984
22. Katatonia - Discouraged Ones
1998
23. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
1985
24. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
1970
25. Burzum - Filosofem
1996
26. Judas Priest - Painkiller
1990
27. My Dying Bride - The Angel And The Dark River
1995
28. Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious
1991
29. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
1990
30. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
1994
31. Entombed - Left Hand Path
1990
32. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
1994
33. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
1986
34. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
1989
35. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
1988
36. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2006
37. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4
1972
38. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
1991
39. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
1988
40. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
1995
41. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
1983
42. Opeth - Still Life
1999
43. Motörhead - Bomber
1979
44. Exodus - Bonded By Blood
1985
45. Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
1983
46. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
1976
47. Kreator - Pleasure To Kill
1986
48. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades
1980
49. Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood
1996
50. Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
1986
51. Paradise Lost - Icon
1993
52. Savatage - Gutter Ballet
1989
53. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
1995
54. Katatonia - Viva Emptiness
2003
55. Death - Leprosy
1988
56. Desultory - Bitterness
1994
57. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
2005
58. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
1997
59. Bathory - Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
1987
60. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
1983
61. Venom - Welcome To Hell
1981
62. Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
1995
63. Gorguts - Obscura
1998
64. Tiamat - Wildhoney
1994
65. Testament - The New Order
1988
66. Nile - Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka
1998
67. King Diamond - Abigail
1987
68. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
1999
69. Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
1991
70. Sepultura - Beneath The Remains
1989
71. Savatage - Hall Of The Mountain King
1987
72. Anthrax - Among The Living
1987
73. Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith
1984
74. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
1991
75. Candlemass - Nightfall
1987
76. Slayer - South Of Heaven
1988
77. Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
1997
78. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
1992
79. Katatonia - Last Fair Deal Gone Down
2001
80. Obituary - Cause Of Death
1990
81. In Flames - The Jester Race
1996
82. Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
1990
83. Testament - The Legacy
1987
84. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
1973
85. Savatage - Sirens
1983
86. Bathory - Bathory
1984
87. Anthrax - Spreading The Disease
1985
88. Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
1995
89. Entombed - Wolverine Blues
1993
90. Anathema - Eternity
1996
91. Immortal - Pure Holocaust
1993
92. Opeth - Morningrise
1996
93. Katatonia - Dance Of December Souls
1993
94. Sinister - Hate
1995
95. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
1980
96. Skepticism - Stormcrowfleet
1995
97. Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
2006
98. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
1987
99. Dream Theater - Awake
1994
100. Pantera - Far Beyond Driven
1994



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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22.02.2014 - 12:24
Pennywise
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Britsh Steel is lame shit
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20.07.2016 - 04:33
Fraggle_Frock
Written by Guest on 22.02.2014 at 12:24

Britsh Steel is lame shit

Still, influential. Although, Painkiller is the essential Priest album.
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