The Best Metal Albums* From A To # (J-K)


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 | 14.12.2020



1. Jacobs Dream - Jacobs Dream
2. Jambinai - Onda
3. James Labrie - Static Impulse
4. Jason Becker - Perpetual Burn
5. Jassa - Lights in the Howling Wilderness
https://jassa1227.bandcamp.com/album/lights-in-the-howling-wilderness-2
6. Jeff Loomis - Zero Order Phase
7. Jelonek - Revenge
8. Jesu - Ascension
9. Jinjer - King Of Everything
10. Job For A Cowboy - Sun Eater
11. John Gallow - Violet Dreams
12. John Haughm - 1865 // 1895: Cast​.​Iron.​Blood.
13. John Petrucci - Suspended Animation
14. Jordablod - The Cabinet Of Numinous Song
15. Joseph Magazine - Night Of The Red Sky
16. Jucifer - L'Autrichienne
17. Judas Iscariot - To Embrace The Corpses Bleeding
18. Judas Priest - Painkiller
19. Judicator - Let There Be Nothing
20. Julie Christmas - The Bad Wife
21. Jumalhämärä - Resignaatio
22. Junius - Reports From The Threshold Of Death
23. Jupiterian - Terraforming
24. Jute Gyte - Perdurance
25. Kaamos - Lucifer Rising
26. Kadenzza - The Second Renaissance
27. Kafirun - Eschaton
https://kafirun.bandcamp.com/album/eschaton
28. Kahtmayan - Virtual Existence
29. Kaleikr - Heart Of Lead
30. Kalisia - Cybion
31. Kalmah - Swampsong
32. Kalmankantaja - Tyhjyys
33. Kalmen - Course Hex
34. Kälter - Spiritual Angel
35. Kamelot - The Black Halo
36. Kamijo - Royal Blood ~Revival Best~
37. Kampfar - Kvass
38. Kaoteon - Damnatio Memoriae
39. Karg - Dornenvögel
40. Karmakanic - Who's The Boss In The Factory
41. Karnivool - Sound Awake
42. Kartikeya - Mahayuga
43. Kassad - Faces Turn Away
44. Kataklysm - Serenity In Fire
45. Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
46. Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
47. Katavasia - Magnus Venator
48. Kataxu - Hunger Of Elements
49. Kathaarsys - Anonymous Ballad
50. Katharos XIII - Palindrome
51. Katharsis - VVorldVVithoutEnd
52. Katla. - Allt Þetta Helvítis Myrkur
53. Kauan - Sorni Nai
54. Kawir - Ισόθεος
55. Kayo Dot - Hubardo
56. Keep Of Kalessin - Armada
57. Keeper - MMXIV
58. Kehlvin - To Deny Everything That's Mundane
https://kehlvin.bandcamp.com/album/to-deny-everything-thats-mundane
59. Kekal - Deeper Underground
60. Keldian - Journey Of Souls
61. Kells - Lueurs
62. KEN Mode - Entrench
63. Kenn Nardi - Dancing With The Past
64. Kenoma - The Tides Will Prevail
65. KEOR - Petrichor
https://keor.bandcamp.com/album/petrichor
66. Ketha - #!%16.7
67. Ketzer - Satan's Boundaries Unchained
68. Kevel - Mutatis Mutandis
69. Khanate - Things Viral
70. Khanus - Flammarion
71. Khemmis - Desolation
72. Khonsu - Anomalia
73. Khors - Mysticism
74. Khthoniik Cerviiks - Æequiizoiikum
75. Khuda - Palingenesia
https://khuda.bandcamp.com/album/palingenesia
76. Kiko Loureiro - No Gravity
77. Killing Joke - Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell
78. Killswitch Engage - Alive Or Just Breathing
79. Kimaera - The Harbinger Of Doom
80. King Diamond - Abigail
81. King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Infest the Rats' Nest
https://kinggizzard.bandcamp.com/album/infest-the-rats-nest-2
82. King Goat - Conduit
83. The King Is Blind - We Are The Parasite, We Are The Cancer
84. King Of Asgard - Fi'mbulvintr
85. King Woman - Created In The Image Of Suffering
86. Kingcrow - Eidos
87. King's X - Gretchen Goes To Nebraska
88. Kjeld - Skym
89. Klabautamann - Merkur
90. Klimt 1918 - Dopoguerra
91. Klone - The Dreamer's Hideaway
92. Knights Of The Abyss - The Culling Of Wolves
93. Kobong - Kobong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GWoik8otyY
94. Koldbrann - Moribund
95. Kongh - Shadows Of The Shapeless
96. Kontinuum - No Need To Reason
97. Korovakill - A Kiss In The Charnel Fields
98. Korgonthurus - Marras
99. Kosmogyr - Eviternity
https://kosmogyr.bandcamp.com/album/eviternity-2
100. Kostnatění - Hrůza Zvítězí
101. The Kovenant - Animatronic
102. Kraków - minus
https://krakow.bandcamp.com/album/minus
103. Krallice - Years Past Matter
104. Krampus - Survival Of The Fittest
105. Krater - Urere
https://abstrusekrater.bandcamp.com/album/urere
106. Kreator - Enemy Of God
107. Kriegsmaschine - Enemy Of Man
108. Krisiun - Southern Storm
109. Kroda - Schwarzpfad
110. Kronos - Arisen New Era
111. Krypts - Unending Degradation
112. Kull - Exile
113. Kultika - The Strange Innerdweller
114. Kuolemanlaakso - Tulijoutsen
115. Kvaen - The Funeral Pyre
116. Kvelertak - Kvelertak
117. Kvist - For Kunsten Maa Vi Evig Vike
118. Kylesa - Static Tensions
119. Kyomdarak - 夢の焦土
120. Kypck - Черно
121. Kyuss - Kyuss
122. KZOHH - Rye. Fleas. Chrismon.
https://kzohh.bandcamp.com/album/rye-fleas-chrismon



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15.12.2020 - 08:45
RaduP
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Wouldn't be my first pick for a Killing Joke album, but otherwise great list!
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01.01.2021 - 01:59
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Written by RaduP on 15.12.2020 at 08:45

Wouldn't be my first pick for a Killing Joke album, but otherwise great list!

Which one would you pick?
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01.01.2021 - 02:01
RaduP
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Written by Uxküll on 01.01.2021 at 01:59

Written by RaduP on 15.12.2020 at 08:45

Wouldn't be my first pick for a Killing Joke album, but otherwise great list!

Which one would you pick?

Cant go wrong with the debut
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