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RANKING CRITERIA :

1. Originality [ 35% of the rating ]

2. Songwriting [ 35% of the rating ]

3. Performance [ 20% of the rating ]

4. Historical value [ 10% of the rating ]

Created by: Vasil de Shumen | 10.03.2012



1. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
1984
2. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
1982
3. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
1986
4. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
1971
5. Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
1983
6. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
1984
7. Anacrusis - Screams And Whispers
1993
8. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
1990
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
1970
10. Manowar - Hail To England
1984
11. Rainbow - Rising
1976
12. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock (Australia)
1977
13. Van Halen - Van Halen
1978
14. Deep Purple - In Rock
1970
15. King Diamond - Abigail
1987
16. Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
1986
17. Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
1978
18. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
1983
19. Dream Theater - Images And Words
1992
20. Judas Priest - Painkiller
1990
21. Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What?
1988
22. Coroner - Grin
1993
23. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
1980
24. Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
1990
25. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II
1988
26. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
1976
27. Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer
1984
28. Anthrax - Among The Living
1987
29. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
1995
30. W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children
1989
31. Souls At Zero - 3-D
1991, actually by Wrathchild America
32. Coroner - Mental Vortex
1991
33. Psychotic Waltz - A Social Grace
1990
34. At The Gates - The Red In The Sky Is Ours
1992
35. Dissection - The Somberlain
1993
36. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
1992
37. Paradise Lost - Gothic
1991
38. Savatage - Hall Of The Mountain King
1987
39. Bathory - Hammerheart
1990
40. Cynic - Focus
1993
41. Dio - Holy Diver
1983
42. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
1986
43. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
1988
44. Death - Spiritual Healing
1990
45. Slayer - Reign In Blood
1986
46. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
1986
47. Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil
2005
48. Opeth - Still Life
1999
49. Death - Symbolic
1995
50. My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans
1993
51. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
1982
52. Savatage - Gutter Ballet
1989
53. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
1988
54. Voivod - Nothingface
1989
55. Death - Human
1991
56. Savatage - Edge Of Thorns
1993
57. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2001
58. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
1999
59. Dream Theater - Awake
1994
60. Metal Church - Metal Church
1984
61. Opeth - Morningrise
1996
62. D-Age - Symbols For The Blue Times
1994
63. Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian
1986
64. Annihilator - Alice In Hell
1989
65. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
1985
66. Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss
1990
67. Anacrusis - Manic Impressions
1991
68. Toxik - World Circus
1987
69. Alice In Chains - Dirt
1992
70. Holy Terror - Mind Wars
1988
71. Opeth - Orchid
1995
72. Death - Individual Thought Patterns
1993
73. Savatage - Sirens
1983
74. Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!
1985
75. Accept - Restless And Wild
1982
76. Helloween - Walls Of Jericho
1985
77. Motörhead - Overkill
1979
78. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
1996
79. Raven - Wiped Out
1982
80. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
1987
81. Venom - Black Metal
1982
82. Paradise Lost - Shades Of God
1992
83. Annihilator - Never, Neverland
1990
84. Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
1992
85. Legend (JE) - Legend
1981
86. Twisted Sister - Under The Blade
1982
87. Nuclear Assault - Game Over
1986
88. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4
1972
89. W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.
1984
90. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
1991
91. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I
1987
92. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
1988
93. Destruction - Eternal Devastation
1986
94. Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath
1984
95. Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
1984
96. Coroner - No More Color
1989
97. Overkill - Feel The Fire
1985
98. Testament - The Legacy
1987
99. Fates Warning - The Spectre Within
1985
100. Jason Becker - Perpetual Burn
1988
101. Cacophony - Speed Metal Symphony
1987
102. King Diamond - Fatal Portrait
1986
103. Helstar - Nosferatu
1989
104. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades
1980
105. King Diamond - Conspiracy
1989
106. Metal Church - Blessing In Disguise
1989
107. Manowar - Battle Hymns
1982
108. Coroner - Punishment For Decadence
1988
109. Anthrax - Spreading The Disease
1985
110. Diamond Head - Lightning To The Nations
1980
111. Judas Priest - Stained Class
1978
112. Legend (JE) - Death In The Nursery
1982
113. Voivod - The Outer Limits
1993
114. King Diamond - "Them"
1988
115. Crimson Glory - Transcendence
1988
116. Dream Theater - When Dream And Day Unite
1989
117. Candlemass - Nightfall
1987
118. Accept - Metal Heart
1985
119. Queensrÿche - The Warning
1984
120. Sepultura - Beneath The Remains
1989
121. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
1998
122. Iron Maiden - Killers
1981
123. Mekong Delta - The Music Of Erich Zann
1988
124. Fatal Opera - The Eleventh Hour
1997
125. Holocaust - Covenant
1997
126. Psychotic Waltz - Into The Everflow
1992
127. Manowar - Into Glory Ride
1983
128. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
1996
129. Paradise Lost - Icon
1993
130. King Diamond - The Eye
1990
131. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
1983
132. Slayer - Hell Awaits
1985
133. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
1989
134. Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
1995
135. Sanctuary - Into The Mirror Black
1989
136. Dio - The Last In Line
1984
137. Fear Of God - Within The Veil
1991
138. Savatage - Streets: A Rock Opera
1991
139. Holy Terror - Terror And Submission
1987
140. Sepultura - Schizophrenia
1987
141. Voivod - Dimension Hatröss
1988
142. Control Denied - The Fragile Art Of Existence
1999
143. Heir Apparent - Graceful Inheritance
1986
144. Marty Friedman - Dragon's Kiss
1988
145. Satan - Court In The Act
1983
146. Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force
1984
147. Anacrusis - Suffering Hour
1988
148. Death - Leprosy
1988
149. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz
1980
150. Fatal Opera - Fatal Opera
1995
151. Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
1998
152. Avenged Sevenfold - Waking The Fallen
2003
153. Toxik - Think This
1989
154. Testament - The New Order
1988
155. Psychotic Waltz - Bleeding
1996
156. Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
1992
157. Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
1997
158. Phlebotomized - Immense, Intense, Suspense
1994
159. Raven - Rock Until You Drop
1981
160. Trouble - Psalm 9
1984
161. Exodus - Bonded By Blood
1985
162. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
1993
163. Sabbat - History Of A Time To Come
1988
164. Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith
1984
165. Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
1998
166. Kreator - Coma Of Souls
1990
167. Skid Row - Slave To The Grind
1991
168. Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence
1987
169. Crimson Glory - Crimson Glory
1986
170. Deathrow - Deception Ignored
1988
171. Skyclad - Irrational Anthems
1996
172. Savatage - Handful Of Rain
1994
173. My Dying Bride - The Angel And The Dark River
1995
174. Disharmonic Orchestra - Pleasuredome
1994
175. Entombed - Left Hand Path
1990
176. Autopsy - Mental Funeral
1991
177. Ophthalamia - A Journey In Darkness
1994
178. Dark Millennium - Ashore The Celestial Burden
1992
179. Mastodon - Remission
2002
180. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
2005
181. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
1997
182. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
1992
183. Realm - Endless War
1988
184. Hammers Of Misfortune - The Locust Years
2006
185. Flotsam And Jetsam - Doomsday For The Deceiver
1986
186. Sodom - Persecution Mania
1987
187. Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
1995
188. Slayer - South Of Heaven
1988
189. Angel Witch - Angel Witch
1980
190. Jag Panzer - Ample Destruction
1984
191. Overkill - The Years Of Decay
1989
192. Watchtower - Energetic Disassembly
1985
193. Znowhite - Act Of God
1988
194. Doctor Butcher - Doctor Butcher
1994
195. Chastain - Ruler Of The Wasteland
1986
196. Détente - Recognize No Authority
1986
197. Cradle Of Filth - Dusk... And Her Embrace
1996
198. Sacred Blade - Of The Sun + Moon
1986
199. Pestilence - Consuming Impulse
1989
200. Edge Of Sanity - Unorthodox
1992



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Vasil de Shumen - 01.05.2012 at 10:05  
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 01.05.2012 at 07:59

The problem is that this list is very common and boring.


If I wanted to be interesting, the list would have include many new and underground bands. But my purpose is to point the most valuable in the metal history - the Masterpieces. Therefore, the presence of classical groups is necessary and justified. Also - the old band's music is known art, but of such a kind that it cannot be surpassed by any later metal pieces, precisely because it is not form but SPIRIT. As we find it hard to part from the first spring days and pass into the season of full unfolding and ripening, so we tear ourselves almost regretfully away from this known and "boring" art, with its buds full of the coming wealth of IDEAS and forms, in order to see what ultimately became of it. In metal music, as in everything else, is not all unfolding and ripening a kind of withering, since in the full bloom we no longer have truth and reality appealing to us with that mysterious directness that is more magically eloquent than even perfection itself ?

And again - my list contains and several almost unknown bands
Cynic Metalhead - 01.05.2012 at 11:04  
Masterpieces aren't the only stuffs which have evolved way back and having a consequences on the new bands. What Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Sabbath, Maiden, DT, Ozzy, Opeth, DT and many more classical metal bands did have a impact on new generation of Metal bands but classifying only them and saying " precisely because it is not form but SPIRIT" is utter biased. There are loads of masterpieces new generations( including underground) bands existing and will exist that will have their own influential way of defining history. 80's scene came and went drastically so do the 90's and 00's but this is 2012 and will follow up till the World ends, bands will come and gone by leaving their precious history with the fans all over the world. Like yesterday? Motorhead and Big 4 Tomorrow? Ensiferum, Insominium, Ahab and Future? um will wait and lets see.
Vasil de Shumen - 01.05.2012 at 13:42  
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 01.05.2012 at 11:04

... There are loads of masterpieces new generations( including underground) bands existing and will exist that will have their own influential way of defining history ... this is 2012 and will follow up till the World ends, bands will come and gone by leaving their precious history with the fans all over the world ... Ensiferum, Insominium, Ahab and Future? um will wait and lets see.



Time will sort finest albums. Today is always biased
Cynic Metalhead - 01.05.2012 at 15:27  
We are in today era so we have to deal with that only.
Vasil de Shumen - 21.06.2012 at 19:53  
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 01.05.2012 at 15:27

We are in today era so we have to deal with that only.


We must not forget that albums from the 80s and 90s are the foundations of modern metal music - the rhythmical schemes, vocal lines, the riffs of main styles, lyrical themes, image of the musicians ... Many young fans have heard only names of the albums, but they haven't listened to these records.

If you want a good assessment of The Present, you must listen the masterpieces of The Past
- 22.03.2014 at 07:48  
It's a waste of my time to browse this list.
Certainly it's a Black Sabbath fan boy's list.
Yes, Black Sabbath is the most overrated Metal band in the universe !
Troy Killjoy - 22.03.2014 at 07:53  
Written by on 22.03.2014 at 07:48
Yes, Black Sabbath is the most overrated Metal band in the universe !

You might not like their sound but you can't deny the influence they've had on the metal scene even now.
- 22.03.2014 at 08:20  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.03.2014 at 07:53

Written by on 22.03.2014 at 07:48
Yes, Black Sabbath is the most overrated Metal band in the universe !

You might not like their sound but you can't deny the influence they've had on the metal scene even now.

Ozzy's vocals sound unique, no one can copy that.
A lot of people though he could not sing, it's actually a biggest overlooked, his vocals are flawless but Black Sabbath songs' composition are too simple. Today we can name it - "commercial" (which did not widely be used in the 70's - 80's).

Even nowadays none of any Judas Priest's album gives me that "cheesy feelings", so Black Sabbath can be regarded as today's Bon Jovi in the 70's and Judas Priest is still immortal.

As for the influence...they are only a copy cat, a rip-off of Coven, almost 85% similar !
Their fame came from the supports from the label - Advertisement & Publicity.
I mean They "Buy" Their Fans !
Troy Killjoy - 22.03.2014 at 16:12  
I think it's probably safer if we just agree to disagree.
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.03.2014 at 16:25  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.03.2014 at 16:12

I think it's probably safer if we just agree to disagree.

The best course of action when dealing with someone who thinks Bloodbath are an experimental death metal band.
Troy Killjoy - 22.03.2014 at 16:35  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.03.2014 at 16:25
The best course of action when dealing with someone who thinks Bloodbath are an experimental death metal band.

Same guy? Could have saved me from responding in the first place had I known that.
Vasil de Shumen - 22.03.2014 at 21:02  
Written by on 22.03.2014 at 08:20


... Black Sabbath songs' composition are too simple. Today we can name it - "commercial"



Simplicity is not always a disadvantage In the case of early Black Sabbath the simplicity is a sign of genius ...
- 23.03.2014 at 06:19  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.03.2014 at 16:25

Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.03.2014 at 16:12

I think it's probably safer if we just agree to disagree.

The best course of action when dealing with someone who thinks Bloodbath are an experimental death metal band.

Canadian Alliance (Red-Hair Punk Kid + Home Alone Caveman) showed their close cooperation !
!J.O.O.E.! - 23.03.2014 at 12:18  
Written by on 23.03.2014 at 06:19

Canadian Alliance (Red-Hair Punk Kid + Home Alone Caveman) showed their close cooperation !

Yes, we're called the common-sense brigade.
Vasil de Shumen - 23.03.2014 at 19:54  
If you want to post comments, you can discuss the selection or the ranking.

I don't want petty bickering. Please ...
- 30.04.2014 at 20:56  
Can we call Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC and Van Halen - Metal ?
Could it be better to categorise this way :
Ozzy Osbourne - Heavy Hard Rock
AC/DC - Heavy Blues Rock
Van Halen - Hard Rock
Vasil de Shumen - 30.04.2014 at 22:01  
Written by on 30.04.2014 at 20:56

Can we call Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC and Van Halen - Metal ?
Could it be better to categorise this way :
Ozzy Osbourne - Heavy Hard Rock
AC/DC - Heavy Blues Rock
Van Halen - Hard Rock


My personal understanding about Metal isn't limited to the burden and aggression of the sound. Metal has specific Spirit. I recognize that Spirit in each of these three albums.
indexqwest - 11.07.2015 at 01:10  
Nice list!
Vasil de Shumen - 11.07.2015 at 08:52  
Written by indexqwest on 11.07.2015 at 01:10

Nice list!


thanks I'm glad you approve my selection ...
Tomas Piller - 26.02.2016 at 02:05  
Very sympathetic list! If I got such one then about 30%+ albums will be the same.
Vasil de Shumen - 26.02.2016 at 09:18  
Written by Tomas Piller on 26.02.2016 at 02:05

Very sympathetic list! If I got such one then about 30%+ albums will be the same.


Thanks man For many people this selection seems too retro ...

What is your opinion about my list Best Albums of the New Millennium ?
Tomas Piller - 26.02.2016 at 18:13  
Written by Vasil de Shumen on 26.02.2016 at 09:18

What is your opinion about my list Best Albums of the New Millennium ?

Checked it out and the intersection is quite smaller there, say 10%, for two reasons i guess
- for some reason I don't dig and never have Opeth, Nevermore and Mastodon which are apparently some of your staples (and many other people's)
- I don't know a LOT of albums there yet, like more than half

That being said there are still entries I really love, mainly albums from Vektor, Slough Feg, Green Carnation, Rigor Mortis, The Crown, Angra.

Btw: you can check what are the pinnacles for me from the new milenium from the first 15 entries of my annual list here
http://metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=4480
Vasil de Shumen - 26.02.2016 at 20:06  
Written by Tomas Piller on 26.02.2016 at 18:13

Written by Vasil de Shumen on 26.02.2016 at 09:18

What is your opinion about my list Best Albums of the New Millennium ?

Checked it out and the intersection is quite smaller there, say 10%, for two reasons i guess
- for some reason I don't dig and never have Opeth, Nevermore and Mastodon which are apparently some of your staples (and many other people's)
- I don't know a LOT of albums there yet, like more than half

That being said there are still entries I really love, mainly albums from Vektor, Slough Feg, Green Carnation, Rigor Mortis, The Crown, Angra.

Btw: you can check what are the pinnacles for me from the new milenium from the first 15 entries of my annual list here
http://metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=4480


Slough Feg became one of my favorite bands in recent years. They carry the spirit of early Iron Maiden.

Your list is interesting despite our difference in the selection criteria ...
VIG - 08.06.2016 at 22:10  
Vital remains? all of their albus are master pieces! (except for the debut and maybe the second one)
Vasil de Shumen - 09.06.2016 at 01:07  
Written by VIG on 08.06.2016 at 22:10

Vital remains? all of their albus are master pieces! (except for the debut and maybe the second one)


Good death metal but many cliches...
VIG - 09.06.2016 at 14:02  
Written by Vasil de Shumen on 09.06.2016 at 01:07

Written by VIG on 08.06.2016 at 22:10

Vital remains? all of their albus are master pieces! (except for the debut and maybe the second one)


Good death metal but many cliches...

LuciferOfGayness - 10.06.2016 at 17:20  
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