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Top 100 Metal Albums of 90s


The choice of the albums was made according to aesthetic criteria, taking into account only the musical merits of the recordings. Neither the popularity among the fans nor the commercial success (or unsuccess) of the albums were taken into account in the selection.

Created by: Vasil de Shumen | 03.02.2012



1. Anacrusis - Screams And Whispers
1993
2. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
1990
3. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
1998
4. Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
1990
5. Death - Symbolic
1995
6. Judas Priest - Painkiller
1990
7. Coroner - Grin
1993
8. At The Gates - The Red In The Sky Is Ours
1992
9. Coroner - Mental Vortex
1991
10. Psychotic Waltz - A Social Grace
1990
11. Cynic - Focus
1993
12. Savatage - Streets: A Rock Opera
1991
13. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
1992
14. Dream Theater - Images And Words
1992
15. Paradise Lost - Gothic
1991
16. My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans
1993
17. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
1999
18. Dream Theater - Awake
1994
19. Death - Human
1991
20. Opeth - Morningrise
1996
21. Depressive Age - Symbols For The Blue Times
1994
22. Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss
1990
23. Anacrusis - Manic Impressions
1991
24. Alice In Chains - Dirt
1992
25. Death - Individual Thought Patterns
1993
26. Opeth - Still Life
1999
27. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
1996
28. Paradise Lost - Shades Of God
1992
29. Bathory - Hammerheart
1990
30. Annihilator - Never, Neverland
1990
31. Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
1992
32. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
1991
33. Voivod - The Outer Limits
1993
34. Psychotic Waltz - Into The Everflow
1992
35. Savatage - Edge Of Thorns
1993
36. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
1996
37. Paradise Lost - Icon
1993
38. King Diamond - The Eye
1990
39. Kreator - Coma Of Souls
1990
40. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
1995
41. Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
1998
42. Psychotic Waltz - Bleeding
1996
43. Death - Spiritual Healing
1990
44. Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
1992
45. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
1992
46. Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
1997
47. Wrathchild America - 3-D
1991
48. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
1993
49. Fear Of God - Within The Veil
1991
50. Dissection - The Somberlain
1993
51. Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
1998
52. Fatal Opera - The Eleventh Hour
1997
53. Skid Row - Slave To The Grind
1991
54. Skyclad - Irrational Anthems
1996
55. Disharmonic Orchestra - Pleasuredome
1994
56. Fatal Opera - Fatal Opera
1992
57. Autopsy - Mental Funeral
1991
58. Ophthalamia - A Journey In Darkness
1994
59. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
1997
60. Edge Of Sanity - Unorthodox
1992
61. Control Denied - The Fragile Art Of Existence
1999
62. Opeth - Orchid
1995
63. Entombed - Left Hand Path
1990
64. Mercyful Fate - Time
1994
65. Phlebotomized - Immense Intense Suspense
1994
66. Dark Millennium - Ashore The Celestial Burden
1992
67. Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious
1991
68. Sadus - Swallowed In Black
1990
69. Realm - Suiciety
1990
70. Cradle Of Filth - Dusk... And Her Embrace
1996
71. Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
1995
72. My Dying Bride - The Angel And The Dark River
1995
73. Savatage - Handful Of Rain
1994
74. Neurosis - Souls At Zero
1992
75. Doctor Butcher - Doctor Butcher
1994
76. Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
1995
77. Black Sabbath - Dehumanizer
1992
78. Gorefest - False
1992
79. Sepultura - Arise
1991
80. At The Gates - With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness
1993
81. In The Woods... - Omnio
1997
82. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth
1998
83. Nevermore - Dreaming Neon Black
1999
84. Testament - The Gathering
1999
85. Artillery - By Inheritance
1990
86. Skyclad - Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth
1991
87. Savatage - The Wake Of Magellan
1997
88. Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill
1996
89. Depressive Age - First Depression
1992
90. Sepultura - Chaos A.D.
1993
91. Dismember - Like An Ever Flowing Stream
1991
92. Depressive Age - Lying In Wait
1993
93. Death Angel - Act III
1990
94. The Lord Weird Slough Feg - Twilight Of The Idols
1998
95. Metal Church - Hanging In The Balance
1993
96. Mekong Delta - Dances Of Death (And Other Walking Shadows)
1990
97. Chastain - For Those Who Dare
1990
98. Memento Mori - Rhymes Of Lunacy
1993
99. Bethlehem - Dictius Te Necare
1996
100. Martyr - Hopeless Hopes
1997



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03.03.2012 - 16:01
Vasil de Shumen

Best BANDS of the decade 90s ( albums in Top 100 ) :

1. DEATH - 5 albums
2. OPETH - 4 albums
3. SAVATAGE - 4 albums
4. DREAM THEATER - 3 albums
5. PARADISE LOST - 3 albums
6. PANTERA - 3 albums
7. DEPRESSIVE AGE - 3 albums
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06.03.2012 - 15:56
Nick le Bel

When I turn back and see this list, I think it's perfect, otherwise.. I don't see Meshuggah's - Destroy Erase Improve - one very good piece of metal art, but in the end - this is my opinion Cheers friend
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07.03.2012 - 12:45
Vasil de Shumen

Destroy Erase Improve ... good suggestion

Cheers
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23.10.2012 - 08:30
Vasil de Shumen

FATAL OPERA were founded by ex-Megadeth drummer Gar Samuelson and his brother Stew Samuelson. The musicians combine technical thrash/heavy metal and progressive rock elements.
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23.10.2012 - 11:13
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
No space for an In Flames album here?
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23.10.2012 - 13:08
Vasil de Shumen

Written by Ace Frawley on 23.10.2012 at 11:13

No space for an In Flames album here?


In Flames is a good band, I like them ( especially 'The Jester Race' ).

But each album in this list outperforms their recordings.
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24.10.2012 - 13:06
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Vasil de Shumen on 23.10.2012 at 13:08

In Flames is a good band, I like them ( especially 'The Jester Race' ).

But each album in this list outperforms their recordings.


Ah, what the hell - it's your list. You can put whatever you want in there. You've found 100 albums from the 1990s better than The Jester Race - hey, good for you!
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24.10.2012 - 13:26
Vasil de Shumen

Written by Ace Frawley on 24.10.2012 at 13:06

... You've found 100 albums from the 1990s better than The Jester Race - hey, good for you!


Apparently, my criteria are different from your criteria. That's it.
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18.07.2016 - 05:39
Sang Dalang Abu

King Diamond - The Eye

Should be at Top 10.
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18.07.2016 - 09:27
Vasil de Shumen

Written by Sang Dalang Abu on 18.07.2016 at 05:39

King Diamond - The Eye

Should be at Top 10.


Thanks for the opinion, man.
This is an excellent album, but the presence in the top 50 is not bad at all. However, this is a whole decade in the history of Metal ...
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07.12.2023 - 20:53
JoHn Doe

Nice list, a few great ones in there.
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07.12.2023 - 22:46
Vasil de Shumen

Written by JoHn Doe on 07.12.2023 at 20:53

Nice list, a few great ones in there.


The 90s is a decade that is too rich in quality Metal. The 90s were also the beginning of many avant-garde trends. My list is perhaps too old-fashioned and boring for the taste of those who love the extravagance and experimentation. It's just that my musical taste is uncompromisingly analogue
Thanks for your opinion about the list
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07.12.2023 - 22:49
JoHn Doe

Written by Vasil de Shumen on 07.12.2023 at 22:46

The 90s is a decade that is too rich in quality Metal. The 90s were also the beginning of many avant-garde trends. My list is perhaps too old-fashioned and boring for the taste of those who love the extravagance and experimentation. It's just that my musical taste is uncompromisingly analogue
Thanks for your opinion about the list


I made a 90s list as well, but it's not exclusively metal.
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07.12.2023 - 22:54
Vasil de Shumen

Written by JoHn Doe on 07.12.2023 at 22:49

I made a 90s list as well, but it's not exclusively metal.


Quite an interesting and varied list
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07.12.2023 - 23:07
JoHn Doe

Written by Vasil de Shumen on 07.12.2023 at 22:54

Quite an interesting and varied list


Thank you.
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