The Best Metal Albums* From A To # (D)


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This list is meant to be an extensive, but by no means exhaustive, collection of the greatest (modern) metal albums and eps. Running the gamut from avant-garde to trve norweigan black metal. *As someone who is young in age, my tastes tend to revolve around the period of the 80s to the present.* Although certain metal albums from before will certainly be featured, the period of the 60s-70s will be under-represented. I refer you to this excellent list to gain a better appreciation for some of the best metal from that period: https://rateyourmusic.com/list/freis/martin_popoffs_the_top_500_heavy_metal_albums_of_all_time/

All bands will be limited to one album unless they had a significant change in style (e.g. Amorphis and Katatonia). It goes without saying that as this is my personal list the genres that are included more than others expresses my bias and I am open to listening to any suggestions on additional albums to add. This list will be separated by letters as including them all in one list would make it overly long. Just to give you an idea: my personal collection is over 10,000 songs, most of them in the metal genre.

Most of the bands featured here have other great albums so if you like the album featured here be sure to peruse their other works. Artists whose names start with 'The' or A/An' will be included in whatever letter follows, e.g. ' A Forest of Stars' will be included in F. This list(s) contains the most well-known bands e.g. Opeth, to the most obscure e.g. Vanguard x Mortem.

The list(s) will be updated periodically. If you have trouble locating an album on this list or think I missed a particular album feel free to contact me, and share this list far and wide so that more people can benefit from the incredible array of musical experience metal has to offer.

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Created by: Uxküll | 28.10.2020



1. D.C. Cooper - D.C. Cooper
2. Dali's Dilemma - Manifesto For Futurism
3. Damim - The Difference Engine
4. Dämmerfarben - Im Abendrot
5. Damned Spirits' Dance - Weird Constellations
6. Dan Swanö - Moontower
7. Darchon - Oionos
8. Dark Buddha Rising - Mathreyata
9. Dark Castle - Spirited Migration
10. Dark Forest (CAN) - Aurora Borealis
11. Dark Fortress - Ylem
12. Dark Funeral - Where Shadows Forever Reign
13. Dark Lunacy - The Diarist
14. Dark Millennium - Ashore The Celestial Burden
15. Dark Moor - The Hall Of The Olden Dreams
16. Dark Oath - When Fire Engulfs The Earth
17. Dark Quarterer - Symbols
18. Dark Sanctuary - Exaudi Vocem Meam (Part II)
19. Dark Sonority - Kaosrekviem
20. Dark Suns - Everchild
21. Dark the Suns - All Ends In Silence
22. Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done
23. Dark Tribe - In Jeraspunta - Die Rückkehr Der Tollwütigen Bestie
24. Darkane - Layers Of Lies
25. Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult - Hora Nocturna
26. Darkenhöld - Castellum
27. Darkest Era - The Last Caress Of Light
28. Darkestrah - The Great Silk Road
29. Darkher - Realms
30. Darkology - Altered Reflections
31. Darkseed - Diving Into Darkness
32. Darkspace - Dark Space III
33. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
34. Darkwater - Calling The Earth To Witness
35. Darvaza - Darkness in Turmoil
36. Darzamat - Solfernus' Path
37. Dauþuz - In finstrer Teufe
38. David Maxim Micic - Bilo 3​.​0
39. Dawn - Slaughtersun (Crown Of The Triarchy)
40. Dawn Of Dreams - Eidolon
41. Dawn Of Ouroboros - The Art Of Morphology
42. Dawn Of Relic - Lovecraftian Dark
43. Dawn Of Solace - The Darkness
44. Dawn Of Tears - Descent
45. Dawn Ray'd - The Unlawful Assembly
46. Dawnbringer - Nucleus
47. Dawnless - A Way Of Escape
48. Daylight Dies - Dismantling Devotion
49. De Arma - Lost, Alien & Forlorn
50. De Magia Veterum - The Divine Antithesis
51. De Profundis - The Emptiness Within
52. Dead Congregation - Graves Of The Archangels
53. Dead Moon Temple - Ænigmasólvoid
54. Dead To A Dying World - Elegy
55. Deadsoul Tribe - A Murder Of Crows
56. Deadwood - Picturing A Sense Of Loss
57. Deadwood Lake - Forest Of Whispers
58. Deafheaven - Sunbather
59. Dearth - To Crown All Befoulment
60. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
61. Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence
62. Death Fetishist - Clandestine Sacrament
63. Death Fortress - Deathless March Of The Unyielding
64. Death Karma - The History Of Death & Burial Rituals Part I
65. Deathbound - Doomsday Comfort
66. Deathevokation - The Chalice Of Ages
67. Deathrow - Deception Ignored
68. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
69. Deathwhite - Grave Image
70. Decapitated - Winds Of Creation
71. Deceased - As The Weird Travel On
72. Décembre Noir - A Discouraged Believer
73. Deceptic - The Artifact
74. Decline of the I - Escape
75. Decoherence - Unitarity
76. Decomposed - Hope Finally Died...
77. Decrepit Birth - Diminishing Between Worlds
78. Deeds Of Flesh - Of What's To Come
79. Defacement - Deviant
80. Defeated Sanity - Psalms Of The Moribund
81. Defleshed - Under The Blade
82. Deftones - Ohms
83. Deicide - Legion
84. Deinonychus - Mournument
85. Dekadent - Venera: Trial & Tribulation
86. Delain - Lucidity
87. Délirant - Délirant
88. Deliverance - Weapons Of Our Warfare
89. Delta - Deny Humanity
90. Demetori - Il Mondo dove e finito il Tempo
91. Demians - Building An Empire
92. Demigod - Slumber Of Sullen Eyes
93. Demilich - Nespithe
94. Demimonde - Mutant Star
95. Demiurg - Slakthus Gamleby
96. Demolition Hammer - Epidemic Of Violence
97. Demonical - Death Infernal
98. Demonoid - Riders Of The Apocalypse
99. Demons & Wizards - Demons And Wizards
100. Den Saakaldte - All Hail Pessimism
101. Denouncement Pyre - Almighty Arcanum
102. Départe - Failure, Subside
103. Departure Chandelier - Antichrist Rise To Power
104. Depressive Age - First Depression
105. Depths Above - Ex Nihilo
106. Der Weg Einer Freiheit - Finisterre
107. Derek Sherinian - Blood Of The Snake
108. Desaster - Divine Blasphemies
109. Descend - The Deviant
110. Descend Into Despair - Opium
111. Desecravity - Orphic Signs
112. Desire - Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul...
113. Desolate Shrine - The Sanctum Of Human Darkness
114. Destiny Potato - Lun
115. Deströyer 666 - Phoenix Rising
116. Destruction - Eternal Devastation
117. Desultory - Into Eternity
118. Det Eviga Leendet - Lenience
119. Deus Mortem - Kosmocide
120. Devastation - Idolatry
121. Devathorn - Vritra
122. Deviant Process - Paroxysm
123. DevilDriver - The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand
124. Devilish Impressions - Simulacra
125. Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine: Biomech
126. Devouring Star - The Arteries Of Heresy
127. Devourment - Obscene Majesty
128. DGM - Different Shapes
129. Diablo - Eternium
130. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom
131. Diabolical Masquerade - Nightwork
132. Diabolique - The Black Flower
133. Diabulus In Musica - Argia
134. Dialith - Extinction Six
135. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Riders On The Storm
136. Die Like Gentlemen - Five Easy Lies
137. Dies Irae - Sculpture Of Stone
138. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
139. Dimlight - Obtenebration
140. Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
141. Dio - Holy Diver
142. Dir En Grey - Uroboros
143. Dirge - Elysian Magnetic Fields
144. Dirty Shirt - Dirtylicious
145. Disaffected - Vast
146. Disarmonia Mundi - Mind Tricks
147. Disavowed - Perceptive Deception
148. Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless
149. Disembowelment - Transcendence Into The Peripheral
150. Disforia - The Age Of Ether
151. Disgorge - Consume The Forsaken
152. Disharmonic Orchestra - Pleasuredome
153. Disillusion - Back To Times Of Splendor
154. Disincarnate - Dreams Of The Carrion Kind
155. Diskord - Dystopics
156. Dismal Euphony - Autumn Leaves - The Rebellion Of Tides
157. Dismember - Like An Ever Flowing Stream
158. Disperse - Journey Through The Hidden Gardens
159. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
160. Dissona - Paleopneumatic
161. Distorted Harmony - Chain Reaction
162. Division By Zero - Independent Harmony
163. Dkharmakhaoz - Proclamation Ov The Black Suns
164. Dodecahedron - Kwintessens
165. Dødheimsgard - 666 International
166. Dødsengel - Imperator
167. Dødsferd - Diseased Remnants Of A Dying World
168. Dog Fashion Disco - Adultery
169. Dol Theeta - The Universe Expands
170. Dolorian - Voidwards
171. Domine - Stormbringer Ruler (The Legend Of The Power Supreme)
172. Dominia - Divine Revolution
173. Dominici - O3 A Trilogy - Part 3
174. Doom:VS - Aeternum Vale
175. Doomed - In My Own Abyss
176. Doomriders - Darkness Come Alive
177. The Doomsday Kingdom - The Doomsday Kingdom
178. DoomSword - Let Battle Commence
179. Dordeduh - Dar De Duh
180. Dormant Ordeal - We Had It Coming
181. Dornenreich - Bitter Ist's Dem Tod Zu Dienen
182. Downfall Of Gaia - Ethic Of Radical Finitude
183. Downfall Of Nur - Umbras De Barbagia
184. Dozer - Beyond Colossal
185. Draconian - Arcane Rain Fell
186. Dragged Into Sunlight - Hatred For Mankind
187. DragonForce - Maximum Overload
188. Dragonland - Astronomy
189. Dragonlord - Black Wings Of Destiny
190. Dråpsnatt - Skelepht
191. Drastus - Serpent's Chalice - Materia Prima
192. Draugsól - Volaða Land
193. Drautran - Throne Of The Depths
194. Dread Sovereign - All Hell's Martyrs
195. Dreadful Shadows - Estrangement
196. Dreadnought - Bridging Realms
197. A Dream Of Poe - An Infinity Emerged
198. Dream Theater - Images And Words
199. Dreamscape - 5th Season
200. Dredg - Catch Without Arms
201. Drown - Subaqueous
202. The Drowning - The Radiant Dark
203. Drowning the Light - An Alignment Of Dead Stars
204. Druadan Forest - The Lost Dimension
205. Drudkh - Autumn Aurora
206. DSKNT - PhSPHR Entropy
207. Dukatalon - Involuntary Action
208. Dumal - The Lesser God
209. Dusk - ...Majestic Thou In Ruin
210. Dusk (HNG) - Deathgate
211. The Duskfall - Frailty
212. Duskmourn - Legends
213. Dust Sculptures - Far Above the Pines
214. Dvne - Asheran
215. Dwaal - Gospel Of The Vile
216. Dying Fetus - Destroy The Opposition
217. Dying Sun - Transcendence
218. Dynfari - Sem Skugginn
219. Dysangelium - Thánatos Áskēsis
220. Dyscarnate - With All Their Might
221. Dysrhythmia - Psychic Maps
222. Dystopia Nå! - Dweller On The Threshold
223. Dysylumn - Occultation
224. Dzö-nga - Thunder In The Mountains



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21.11.2020 - 12:55
RaduP
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Good to see Descend Into Despair getting some love, but would've loved to see Dirty Shirt as well.
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21.11.2020 - 17:34
Uxküll
Written by RaduP on 21.11.2020 at 12:55

Good to see Descend Into Despair getting some love, but would've loved to see Dirty Shirt as well.


Never heard of them, will give them a listen and add them.
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21.11.2020 - 20:02
Uxküll
Written by RaduP on 21.11.2020 at 12:55

Good to see Descend Into Despair getting some love, but would've loved to see Dirty Shirt as well.


Added Dirty Shirt, Dragged Into Sunlight, Deceased and Det eviga leendet.
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