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All Metal Of All Time Top 250: Albums


An entirely subjective list of my all-time favourite metal albums, well lets better say albums/genres featured on MS, since not all here is precisely metal.
Objective quality is not a criteria here, just how much I like the album. Ordered by preference, top down.

Created by: Redel | 01.03.2014



1. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
2. Opeth - Morningrise
3. Estatic Fear - Somnium Obmutum
4. My Dying Bride - Turn loose the swans
5. Slayer - Seasons in the abyss
6. My Dying Bride - The Angel and the dark river
7. Megadeth - Rust in peace
8. Iced Earth - Night of the stormrider
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
10. Edge of Sanity - Crimson
11. Blind Guardian - Somewhere far beyond
12. Bolt Thrower - ...for victory
13. Opeth - Still life
14. Death - Symbolic
15. Immortal - At the heart of winter
16. Dark Tranquillity - The gallery
17. Primordial - To the nameless dead
18. Slayer - South of heaven
19. Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings
20. Agalloch - The mantle
21. Bathory - Hammerheart
22. Sepultura - Beneath the remains
23. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
24. Tiamat - Clouds
25. Opeth - Orchid
26. My Dying Bride - Like Gods of the sun
27. Sepultura - Arise
28. Moonspell - Wolfheart
29. Opeth - Blackwater Park
30. Cemetary - Godless Beauty
31. Haggard - Eppur si muove
32. Summoning - Let mortal heroes sing your fame
33. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
34. Death Angel - The ultra-violence
35. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
36. Metallica - Ride the lightning
37. Dark Tranquillity - Damage done
38. Slayer - Reign in blood
39. In Flames - The Jester Race
40. Be'lakor - Stone's reach
41. Mourning Beloveth - The sullen sulcus
42. Slayer - Show no mercy
43. Iron Maiden - Seventh son of a seventh son
44. DIO - Holy diver
45. In Flames - Clayman
46. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
47. Savatage - Gutter ballet
48. Agalloch - Ashes against the grain
49. Theatre of Tragedy - Theatre of Tragedy
50. Bolt Thrower - Warmaster
51. The Elysian Fields - We...The Enlightened
52. Judas Priest - Painkiller
53. Tiamat - Wildhoney
54. Samael - Ceremony of opposites
55. Saturnus - Veronika decides to die
56. Cryptopsy - None so vile
57. Unanimated - Ancient God of evil
58. Bolt Thrower - The IVth Crusade
59. Sodom - Agent Orange
60. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
61. Iron Maiden - The Number of the beast
62. My Dying Bride - The light at the end of the world
63. The Gathering - Mandylion
64. Anathema - Eternity
65. Manilla Road - Crystal logic
66. Insomnium - Above the weeping world
67. Mourning Beloveth - Dust
68. My Dying Bride - The dreadful hours
69. Death - The Sound of Perseverance
70. Metallica - Kill 'Em all
71. Draconian - Arcane rain fell
72. Opeth - My arms, your hearse
73. Savatage - Handful of rain
74. Bathory - Twilight of the Gods
75. Summoning - Stronghold
76. Katatonia - Dance of December Souls
77. Kreator - Coma of souls
78. Demolition Hammer - Epidemic of violence
79. Coroner - No more color
80. Helloween - Keeper of the seven keys Part II
81. Helloween - Keeper of the seven keys Part I
82. Gamma Ray - Land of the free
83. Iced Earth - Iced Earth
84. Metallica - Master of puppets
85. Amorphis - Tales from the Thousand Lakes
86. Death - Human
87. Obituary - Cause of death
88. Judas Priest - Stained class
89. Rush - Moving pictures
90. Judas Priest - Sad wings of destiny
91. Savatage - Hall of the mountain king
92. Exodus - Bonded by blood
93. Wintersun - Wintersun
94. Anacrusis - Screams and whispers
95. Savatage - Streets: A Rock opera
96. Rainbow - Rising
97. Anathema - Alternative 4
98. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
99. Dream Theater - Images and words
100. Warning - Watching from a distance
101. Sanctuary - Into the mirror black
102. Blind Guardian - Imaginations from the other side
103. Ensiferum - Ensiferum
104. Devastation - Idolatry
105. Holy Terror - Mind wars
106. Entombed - Left hand path
107. Entombed - Clandestine
108. Carcass - Heartwork
109. Primordial - The gathering wilderness
110. Paradise Lost - Icon
111. Empyrium - Songs of moors and misty fields
112. Morgion - Among majestic ruin
113. Primordial - Redemption at the Puritan's hand
114. Voivod - Dimension Hatröss
115. Necrophobic - The nocturnal silence
116. King Crimson - In the court of the crimson king
117. Green Carnation - Light of day, day of darkness
118. Bathory - Blood on ice
119. Beyond Belief - Rave the abyss
120. Estatic Fear - A Sombre Dance
121. Dark Millennium - Ashore the celestial burden
122. October Tide - Rain without end
123. Saturnus - Paradise belongs to you
124. My Dying Bride - For lies I sire
125. Blind Guardian - Tales from the twilight world
126. Edge of Sanity - Purgatory afterglow
127. Num Skull - Ritually abused
128. Mercyful Fate - Don't break the oath
129. Rush - Hemispheres
130. Slayer - Hell awaits
131. Dark Angel - Darkness descends
132. Bolt Thrower - Those once loyal
133. Nevermore - This godless endeavor
134. Gates of Ishtar - A bloodred path
135. Testament - The legacy
136. Blind Guardian - Battalions of fear
137. Sepultura - Chaos A.D.
138. Blind Guardian - Follow the blind
139. Pantera - Cowboys from hell
140. Alice in Chains - Dirt
141. Anthrax - Among the living
142. Saturnus - Martyre
143. The Elysian Fields - 12abLAZe
144. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
145. Falconer - Falconer
146. Overkill - The years of decay
147. Dissection - The somberlain
148. The Elysian Fields - Adelain
149. Dissection - Storm of the light's bane
150. Black Sabbath - Heaven and hell
151. Anathema - Judgement
152. Deep Purple - In Rock
153. Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone darkness triumphant
154. Danzig - Danzig III - How The Gods Kill
155. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
156. The Drowning - This bleak descent
157. Cynic - Focus
158. Death - Individual thought patterns
159. Judas Priest - Defenders of the faith
160. Holy Moses - Queen of Siam
161. Znowhite - Act of God
162. Nevermore - Dead heart in a dead world
163. Suicidal Tendencies - How Will I Laugh Tomorrow... When I Can't Even Smile Today
164. Gates of Ishtar - At dusk and forever
165. Process of Guilt - Erosion
166. Black Sabbath - Mob rules
167. Judas Priest - Screaming for vengeance
168. Anthrax - Spreading the disease
169. Massacre - From beyond
170. Morbid Angel - Altars of madness
171. Vendetta (GER) - Brain damage
172. Tiamat - The astral sleep
173. Anathema - Serenades
174. Kreator - Violent revolution
175. Metallica - ...And justice for all
176. Officium Triste - Mors viri
177. Kreator - Pleasure to kill
178. Tristania - Widow's weeds
179. Cirith Ungol - King of the dead
180. Helloween - Walls of Jericho
181. Rage - The missing link
182. Amorphis - Elegy
183. The 3rd And The Mortal - Tears laid in earth
184. Lake of Tears - Headstones
185. Diamond Head - Lightning to the nations
186. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
187. Night in Gales - Towards the twilight
188. Morgion - Cloaked by ages, crowned in earth
189. Flotsam and Jetsam - No place for disgrace
190. Sepultura - Schizophrenia
191. Agalloch - Marrow of the spirit
192. Razor - Violent restitution
193. Crimson Glory - Transcendence
194. Before the Rain - ...One day less
195. Black Sabbath - Master of reality
196. Virgin Black - Requiem - Mezzo forte
197. Before the Rain - Frail
198. Crimson Glory - Crimson glory
199. Running Wild - Black hand inn
200. In Flames - Colony
201. Moonspell - Irreligious
202. Dark Quarterer - Dark Quarterer
203. Fates Warning - Awaken the guardian
204. Running Wild - Death or glory
205. Malevolent Creation - The ten commandments
206. Skyclad - The silent whales of lunar sea
207. Nazareth - Hair of the dog
208. Haggard - Awaking the centuries
209. Cloven Hoof - A sultan's ransom
210. Theatre of Tragedy - Velvet darkness they fear
211. Galadriel - The mirror of ages
212. Iron Maiden - Fear of the dark
213. Gamma Ray - Insanity and genius
214. Flotsam and Jetsam - Doomsday for the deceiver
215. Kreator - Extreme aggression
216. Count Raven - High on infinity
217. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
218. Rage against the machine - Rage against the machine
219. Dismember - Like an ever flowing stream
220. Nocturnus - The key
221. Artillery - By inheritance
222. Iron Maiden - Somewhere in time
223. Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
224. Mourning Beloveth - A disease for the ages
225. Desultory - Into eternity
226. At the Gates - The red in the sky is ours
227. Psychotic Waltz - Bleeding
228. Lake of Tears - Greater art
229. Obituary - Slowly we rot
230. Moonsorrow - Voimasta Ja Kunniasta
231. Primordial - Where greater men have fallen
232. Savatage - Edge of thorns
233. Rush - 2112
234. Running Wild - Pile of skulls
235. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
236. In Flames - Reroute To Remain
237. Dark Tranquillity - Projector
238. Amorphis - Under the red cloud
239. Pantera - Vulgar display of power
240. Metallica - Metallica
241. Forbidden - Forbidden evil
242. My Dying Bride - Songs of darkness, words of light
243. Death - Spiritual healing
244. Candlemass - Nightfall
245. Mistveil - Amnesia
246. Pentagram - Pentagram
247. Deep Purple - Machine head
248. Sodom - Persecution mania
249. Skyclad - Prince of the poverty line
250. My Dying Bride - A line of deathless kings
251. Therion - Theli
252. Paradise Lost - Draconian times
253. Iced Earth - The dark saga
254. Trees of Eternity - Hour of the nightingale
255. Danzig - Danzig
256. Alcest - Spiritual instinct
257. Darkseed - Spellcraft
258. Vordven - Towards the frozen stream
259. Cemetary - Black vanity
260. Pallbearer - Foundations of burden
261. Shattered Hope - Absence
262. Officium Triste - Reason
263. Savatage - Dead winter dead
264. Anathema - Weather systems
265. Haggard - And thou shalt trust... the seer
266. Iced Earth - Something wicked this way comes
267. Morgion - Solinari
268. Crematory - ... just dreaming
269. Paradise Lost - Shades of God
270. Novembre - Classica



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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29.12.2021 - 22:30
Redel

Written by F3ynman2000 on 29.12.2021 at 21:08

I've returned to this list
As an update: I've now listened to about 31% of the albums in your list
I'll continue exploring more

Great, I couldnt think of a better place to return to. Thanks for keeping me updated.
Observing your taste of metal so far I can imagine you will not have as much fun exploring the remaining 69% of my list as you had with the first 31%. There is a bulk of doom, death doom, gothic and even some power metal classics in my list, which might be not your cup of tea. But maybe one or the other of those albums will surprisingly please you. Let me know in case that turns out to be true.
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29.12.2021 - 22:46
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by Redel on 29.12.2021 at 22:30

There is a bulk of doom, death doom, gothic and even some power metal classics in my list

Yeah I've mainly listened to heavy, thrash, death, and some black.
Doom, gothic, folk, and power are mostly unexplored for me. I'm listening to Moonspell's Wolfheart, which I'm enjoying a lot! Can you recommend anything that sounds similar?
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30.12.2021 - 21:46
Redel

Written by F3ynman2000 on 29.12.2021 at 22:46

Can you recommend anything that sounds similar?

Honestly, not really I am afraid. This album has quite a unique sound if you ask me. You though may want to check out their sophomore album, which is also excellent and a bit similar in sound. Plus, 90s Type O Negative maybe... No more from the top of my head.
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31.12.2021 - 00:07
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by Redel on 30.12.2021 at 21:46

Written by F3ynman2000 on 29.12.2021 at 22:46

Can you recommend anything that sounds similar?

Honestly, not really I am afraid. This album has quite a unique sound if you ask me. You though may want to check out their sophomore album, which is also excellent and a bit similar in sound. Plus, 90s Type O Negative maybe... No more from the top of my head.

Interesting. Good to know, thanks!
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