Best Metal Albums Ever (IMO)


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Metal albums that blow me away every time I hear them. Loosely ordered... list gets less organized as it goes on. My favorite song from each album is included.

Created by: matthewdurham | 09.05.2017



1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Home
2. Faith No More - Angel Dust
Land of Sunshine
3. Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
The Glass Prison
4. Tool - Ænima
Forty Six & 2
5. Metallica - ...And Justice for All
Blackened
6. Nevermore - Dead Heart in a Dead World
Believe in Nothing
7. Tool - Lateralus
Lateralus
8. Dream Theater - Images and Words
Learning to Live
9. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
Somewhat Damaged
10. Machine Head - The Blackening
Halo
11. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
12. Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing
My Last Serenade
13. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
This Godless Endeavor
14. Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists
Pain Redefined
15. Faith No More - The Real Thing
The Real Thing
16. Testament - The Gathering
Riding the Snake
17. Dream Theater - Octavarium
Octavarium
18. Chevelle - La Gárgola
An Island
19. Opeth - Deliverance
Deliverance
20. Metallica - Metallica
The Unforgiven
21. Sevendust - Animosity
Dead Set
22. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
Gravity Eyelids
23. Alter Bridge - The Last Hero
The Last Hero
24. Metallica - Master of Puppets
Master of Puppets
25. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Powerslave
26. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Fade to Black
27. Death - The Sound of Perseverance
Spirit Crusher
28. Chevelle - This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Emotional Drought
29. Machine Head - Through the Ashes of Empires
All Falls Down
30. Disturbed - Indestructible
Deceiver
31. Death - Symbolic
Crystal Mountain
32. Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
To Tame a Land
33. Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane
Rope Ends
34. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
Freedom
35. Tool - Undertow
Sober
36. Dream Theater - Awake
Voices
37. Slipknot - Iowa
The Heretic Anthem
38. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Closer
39. Alter Bridge - Fortress
Cry of Achilles
40. Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
Exist
41. Katatonia - Viva Emptiness
Ghost of the Sun
42. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I
November Rain
43. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II
Locomotive
44. Entombed - Wolverine Blues
Hollowman
45. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Hangar 18
46. Edge of Sanity - Crimson
Crimson (obviously)
47. Maudlin of the Well - Bath
Geometry
48. Maudlin of the Well - Leaving Your Body Map
Sleep Is a Curse
49. Carcass - Heartwork
Buried Dreams
50. Anathema - Alternative 4
Fragile Dreams
51. Testament - The Ritual
Return to Serenity
52. Nevermore - The Politics of Ecstasy
Next in Line
53. Tool - 10,000 Days
The Pot
54. Chevelle - Wonder What's Next
Family System
55. Dream Theater - Train of Thought
This Dying Soul
56. Deftones - White Pony
Passenger
57. Metallica - Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
Spit Out the Bone
58. Faith No More - King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
Evidence
59. Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
The Count of Tuscany
60. Slayer - Reign in Blood
Angel of Death
61. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
The Mission
62. Chevelle - The North Corridor
Door to Door Cannibals
63. Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
Nightmare
64. Opeth - Blackwater Park
Bleak
65. Disillusion - Back to Times of Splendor
Fall
66. Carcass - Swansong
Black Star
67. Testament - Low
Low
68. Machine Head - Unto the Locust
Locust
69. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
Anesthetize
70. Kamelot - The Black Halo
March of Mephisto
71. Anacrusis - Screams and Whispers
Sound the Alarm
72. Ayreon - The Human Equation
Loser
73. Godsmack - Faceless
Release the Demons
74. Death - Human
Lack of Comprehension
75. Metallica - Load
Thorn Within
76. Kamelot - Epica
The Edge of Paradise
77. Korn - Take a Look in the Mirror
Y'all Want a Single
78. Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
In the Presence of Enemies, Pt. 2
79. Chevelle - Sci-Fi Crimes
This Circus
80. Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
Flying Whales
81. Cynic - Focus
Veil of Maya
82. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
Hit the Lights
83. Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
July
84. Anthrax - For All Kings
Breathing Lightning
85. Nevermore - Dreaming Neon Black
Dreaming Neon Black
86. Living Colour - Vivid
Desperate People
87. Deftones - Diamond Eyes
You've Seen the Butcher
88. Symphony X - The Odyssey
The Odyssey
89. Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
Falling Snow
90. The Gathering - Mandylion
Strange Machines
91. Paradise Lost - Icon
Embers Fire
92. Dream Theater - The Astonishing
A New Beginning
93. Nevermore - Nevermore
What Tomorrow Knows
94. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
The Grand Conjuration
95. Swallow the Sun - The Morning Never Came
Swallow
96. Bathory - Hammerheart
Father to Son
97. Necrophagist - Epitaph
Stabwound
98. Symphony X - The Divine Wings of Tragedy
The Divine Wings of Tragedy
99. Death - Spiritual Healing
Spiritual Healing
100. Korn - Korn
Blind
101. Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
Caught Somewhere in Time
102. System of a Down - Toxicity
Toxicity
103. Atheist - Piece of Time
Piece of Time
104. Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies
My Curse
105. Slayer - Hell Awaits
Hell Awaits
106. Queensrÿche - Empire
Silent Lucidity
107. Gojira - Magma
Silvera
108. Deicide - Deicide
Dead by Dawn
109. Immolation - Dawn of Possession
Into Everlasting Fire
110. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
Mother Man
111. Entombed - Clandestine
Living Dead
112. Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
Dead Skin Mask
113. Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction
Foreclosure of a Dream
114. Obituary - Cause of Death
Infected
115. Napalm Death - Harmony Corruption
Suffer the Children
116. Mastodon - Leviathan
Blood and Thunder
117. Alice in Chains - Dirt
Would?
118. Mr. Bungle - California
Pink Cigarette
119. Disturbed - The Sickness
Droppin' Plates
120. Korn - Follow the Leader
Freak on a Leash
121. Porcupine Tree - The Incident
Octane Twisted
122. Dream Theater - Falling into Infinity
Lines in the Sand
123. Disturbed - Believe
Remember
124. Testament - The Formation of Damnation
More Than Meets the Eye
125. Machine Head - Burn My Eyes
Old
126. Alter Bridge - AB III
Isolation
127. Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events
Breaking All Illusions
128. Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
Corporal Jigsore Quandary
129. Green Carnation - Light of Day, Day of Darkness
Light of Day, Day of Darkness (obviously)
130. All That Remains - This Darkened Heart
Focus Shall Not Fail
131. Metallica - Death Magnetic
The End of the Line
132. Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil
Burn It Down
133. Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
Walk
134. Anthrax - Persistence of Time
Got the Time
135. Opeth - Morningrise
Advent
136. Testament - Practice What You Preach
Practice What You Preach
137. Death - Individual Thought Patterns
The Philosopher
138. Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding
Stripped, Raped & Strangled
139. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)
140. Pain of Salvation - Scarsick
Scarsick
141. Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
Brave



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