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

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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:

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 | 06.12.2020

1. I - Between Two Worlds
2. I Built the Sky - The Sky Is Not The Limit
3. I Shalt Become - Poison
4. Iapetus - The Body Cosmic
5. IATT - Nomenclature
6. Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes
7. ICS Vortex - Storm Seeker
8. Ides Of Gemini - Constantinopole
9. Idle Hands - Mana
10. IER - 妖怪
11. If These Trees Could Talk - The Bones of a Dying World
12. Ignis Haereticum - Autocognition of Light
13. Igorrr - Spirituality And Distortion
14. Ihlo - Union
15. Ihsahn - After
16. Ikuinen Kaamos - Closure
17. Ildra - Eðelland
18. Ill Omen - Æ.Thy.Rift
19. Illnath - Cast Into Fields Of Evil Pleasure
20. Illogicist - The Insight Eye
21. Illuminati - The Core
22. Illyria - The Carpathian Summit
23. Imindain - And The Living Shall Envy The Dead
24. Immolation - Close To A World Below
25. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
26. Impaled Nazarene - Ugra-Karma
27. Impavida - Eerie Sceneries
28. Imperanon - Stained
29. Imperial Triumphant - Alphaville
30. Imperialist - Cipher
31. Imperium Dekadenz - Procella Vadens
32. Impetuous Ritual - Unholy Congregation Of Hypocritical Ambivalence
33. Impure Wilhelmina - Radiation
34. Impureza - La Caída De Tonatiuh
35. In Cauda Venenum - In Cauda Venenum
36. In Each Hand A Cutlass - A Universe Made Of Strings
37. In Extremo - Mein Rasend Herz
38. In Flames - The Jester Race
39. In Lingua Mortua - Salon Des Refusés
40. In Mourning - Garden Of Storms
41. In Solitude - Sister
42. In The Company Of Serpents - Lux
43. In The Silence - A Fair Dream Gone Mad
44. In The Woods... - Omnio
45. In Vain - Ænigma
46. Inanimate Existence - A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement
47. Inborn Suffering - Wordless Hope
48. Incantation - Diabolical Conquest
49. Inconcessus Lux Lucis - Disintegration: Psalms Of Veneration For The Nefarious Elite
50. Inculter - Fatal Visions
51. Indesinence - Vessels Of Light And Decay
52. Indian - From All Purity
53. Indukti - S.U.S.A.R.
54. Inexorum - Moonlit Navigation
55. Infera Bruo - Desolate Unknown
56. Inferi - The End Of An Era
57. Infernal War - Terrorfront
58. Inferno - Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness
59. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
60. Infinity - Non De Hac Terra
61. Ingested - Where Only Gods May Tread
62. Ingrina - Etter Lys
63. Innerwish - No Turning Back
64. Innosense - Outcast
65. Inquisition - Ominous Doctrines Of The Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm
66. Inquisitor - The Quantum Theory Of Id
67. Insaniae - Imperfeições Da Mão Humana
68. Insomnium - Winter's Gate
69. Insurrection - Fracture
70. Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows
71. The Interbeing - Edge Of The Obscure
72. Intervals - The Shape Of Colour
73. Into Eternity - The Scattering Of Ashes
74. Intronaut - Fluid Existential Inversions
75. Intruder - Live To Die
76. Inverloch - Dusk
77. IQ - Dark Matter
78. Iress - Flaw
79. Irkallian Oracle - Grave Ekstasis
80. Iron Griffin - Curse Of The Sky
81. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
82. Iron Thrones - Visions Of Light
83. Irreversible - Light
84. Irreversible Mechanism - Immersion
85. Isengard - Høstmørke
86. Isenordal - Shores Of Mourning
87. Isis - Panopticon
88. Iskald - The Sun I Carried Alone
89. Iskandr - Euprosopon
90. Isole - Silent Ruins
91. Israthoum - Channeling Death And Devil
92. Istapp - Blekinge
93. Ivan - Silver Screens
94. Ivanhoe - Lifeline
95. Ivory Tower - Beyond The Stars
96. Ixion - L'Adieu Aux Etoiles
98. Izah - Sistere
99. Izthmi - The Arrows Of Our Ways

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Comments: 3   Visited by: 12 users
06.12.2020 - 11:32
Au Pays Natal
83....oh fuck yea.
09.12.2020 - 18:28
I can't wait to start digging into these next year
Father: How can a picture of a field be sad without a sad person looking sad in the field?
Young Woman: That's an interesting problem. Yeah, I struggle with that.
13.12.2020 - 04:57
Written by RaduP on 09.12.2020 at 18:28

I can't wait to start digging into these next year

There are some really great hidden gems, I just added links to bandcamp/youtube for all albums not on MS.
"Nullum unquam exstitit magnum igenium sine aliqua dementia [there was never great genius without some madness]."

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