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Top 400+ Albums of All Time


I've been listening to Metal since 2005 and it has become my biggest passion in life.

Rarely a day goes by where I don't listen to it in one form or another. The bands I listened to in my teens inspired me to pick up the guitar (and later drums) and start making music of my own.

So here are the albums that have stood out and made the largest impact on me.

(Score is an average of each album's song ratings, full list located here)

If you discovered any new music or like the same sort of music, be sure to give this list a thumbs-up and leave a comment so more people can find these amazing bands!

My other lists:
My Favourite EPs (ordered & rated)
Top 200 Overlooked Albums (with genres)
So I Heard You Like Wintersun... (Time II find new bands)
The Most Overrated Albums on MS (trigger warning)

Created by: nonZero | 06.10.2018



1. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
10/10 (nostalgia bias) · Industrial Metal · 1994
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
10/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 2001
3. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
10/10 · Thrash Metal · 1986
4. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
10/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 1996
5. Opeth - Still Life
9.93/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 1999
6. Trivium - Shogun
9.91/10 (nostalgia bias) · Melodic Thrash Metal · 2008
7. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
9.88/10 · Progressive Rock · 1973
8. Machine Head - The Blackening
9.88/10 (nostalgia bias) · Groove Thrash Metal · 2007
9. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
9.88/10 · Thrash Metal · 1984
10. Trivium - Ascendancy
9.86/10 (nostalgia bias) · Metalcore · 2005
11. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
9.82/10 · Groove Thrash Metal · 1992
12. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
9.81/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 2005
13. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
9.81/10 · Heavy Metal · 1988
14. Metallica - Metallica
9.79/10 · Heavy Metal · 1991
15. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
9.78/10 · Thrash Metal · 1988
16. Alice In Chains - Dirt
9.71/10 · Grunge · 1992
17. Wintersun - Time I
9.70/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2012
18. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
9.69/10 · Doom Metal · 1970
19. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
9.69/10 · Progressive Thrash Metal · 1998
20. Nirvana - Nevermind
9.67/10 · Grunge · 1991
21. Slayer - Reign In Blood
9.65/10 · Thrash Metal · 1986
22. Wintersun - Wintersun
9.63/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2004
23. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
9.63/10 · Hard Rock · 1971
24. Transatlantic - Bridge Across Forever
9.63/10 · Progressive Rock · 2001
25. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
9.60/10 · Progressive Rock · 1975
26. Agalloch - The Mantle
9.56/10 · Atmospheric Black Metal · 2002
27. Ensiferum - Ensiferum
9.55/10 · Viking Folk Metal · 2001
28. Radiohead - OK Computer
9.55/10 · Alternative Rock · 1997
29. Faith No More - Angel Dust
9.54/10 · Alternative Metal · 1992
30. Green Day - American Idiot
9.50/10 · Punk Rock · 2004
31. Bloodbath - Nightmares Made Flesh
9.50/10 · Death Metal · 2004
32. Caladan Brood - Echoes of Battle
9.50/10 · Atmospheric Black Metal · 2013
33. Uriah Heep - Demons And Wizards
9.50/10 · Hard Rock · 1972
34. Insomnium - Winter's Gate
9.50/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2016
35. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
9.50/10 · Heavy Metal · 1984
36. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson II
9.50/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 2003
37. Moonsorrow - Voimasta Ja Kunniasta
9.50/10 · Viking Folk Metal · 2001
38. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
9.50/10 · Melodic Black Metal · 1995
39. Judas Priest - Painkiller
9.50/10 · Heavy Metal · 1990
40. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
9.50/10 · Doom Metal · 1971
41. Rainbow - Rising
9.50/10 · Hard Rock · 1976
42. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
9.50/10 (Disc 1) · Hard Rock · 1975
43. Vektor - Terminal Redux
9.44/10 · Technical Thrash Metal · 2016
44. Leprous - Tall Poppy Syndrome
9.44/10 · Progressive Metal · 2009
45. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
9.43/10 · Symphonic Black Metal · 1997
46. Machine Head - Burn My Eyes
9.41/10 (nostalgia bias) · Groove Thrash Metal · 1994
47. Testament - The New Order
9.39/10 (excluding track 8) · Thrash Metal · 1988
48. Windir - 1184
9.38/10 · Viking Black Metal · 2001
49. Rush - Moving Pictures
9.36/10 · Progressive Rock · 1981
50. System Of A Down - Toxicity
9.36/10 · Alternative Metal · 2001
51. Vektor - Black Future
9.33/10 · Technical Thrash Metal · 2009
52. Solipsist - Extinction Protocol
9.33/10 · Groove Thrash Metal · 2012
53. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
9.33/10 · Viking Folk Metal · 2003
54. Death - Human
9.31/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 1991
55. Moonsorrow - Verisäkeet
9.30/10 · Viking Folk Metal · 2005
56. System Of A Down - Mezmerize
9.30/10 · Alternative Metal · 2005
57. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
9.30/10 · Progressive Rock · 1969
58. Trivium - In Waves
9.29/10 (nostalgia bias) · Melodic Thrash Metal · 2011
59. Slumber - Fallout
9.29/10 · Melodic Doom Metal · 2004
60. Deep Purple - Machine Head
9.29/10 · Heavy Metal · 1972
61. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
9.28/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 1995
62. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World
9.27/10 · Progressive Thrash Metal · 2000
63. Neal Morse - Sola Scriptura
9.25/10 · Progressive Rock · 2007
64. The Haunted - The Haunted Made Me Do It
9.25/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2000
65. Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising
9.25/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2011
66. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
9.25/10 · Progressive Metal · 1988
67. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
9.25/10 · Heavy Metal · 1980
68. Warlord - And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun...
9.25/10 · Heavy Metal · 1984
69. Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress
9.23/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2006
70. Testament - The Gathering
9.23/10 · Thrash Metal · 1999
71. Rammstein - Mutter
9.23/10 · Industrial Metal · 2001
72. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
9.22/10 · Thrash Metal · 1990
73. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
9.21/10 · Hard Rock · 1987
74. Empyrium - Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields
9.20/10 · Doom Folk Metal · 1997
75. In Flames - The Jester Race
9.20/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 1996
76. Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss
9.20/10 · Thrash Metal · 1990
77. AC/DC - Back In Black
9.20/10 · Hard Rock · 1980
78. Dismember - Like An Ever Flowing Stream
9.19/10 · Death Metal · 1991
79. King Diamond - Abigail
9.19/10 · Heavy Metal · 1987
80. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
9.19/10 · Heavy Metal · 1982
81. Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
9.18/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 1995
82. Lamb Of God - Ashes Of The Wake
9.18/10 · Groove Thrash Metal · 2004
83. Mors Principium Est - The Unborn
9.17/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2005
84. Death - Symbolic
9.17/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 1995
85. Deathspell Omega - Kénôse
9.17/10 · Black Metal · 2005
86. Dark Tranquillity - Fiction
9.15/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2007
87. As I Lay Dying - The Powerless Rise
9.14/10 · Metalcore · 2010
88. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
9.13/10 · Symphonic Black Metal · 1994
89. Nirvana - In Utero
9.13/10 · Grunge · 1993
90. Trivium - In The Court Of The Dragon
9.11/10 (nostalgia bias) · Melodic Thrash Metal · 2021
91. Pestilence - Consuming Impulse
9.11/10 · Death Metal · 1989
92. Anthrax - Among The Living
9.11/10 · Thrash Metal · 1987
93. Sepultura - Arise
9.11/10 · Thrash Metal · 1991
94. Vomitory - Blood Rapture
9.11/10 · Death Metal · 2002
95. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
9.10/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2008
96. Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien
9.10/10 · Instrumental Hard Rock · 1987
97. Solipsist - The Human Equation
9.10/10 · Groove Thrash Metal · 2010
98. Accept - Restless And Wild
9.10/10 · Heavy Metal · 1982
99. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
9.10/10 · Progressive Metal · 2009
100. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
9.10/10 (nostalgia bias) · Industrial Metal · 1989
101. Doom:VS - Dead Words Speak
9.08/10 · Funeral Doom Metal · 2008
102. Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done
9.08/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2002
103. Xanthochroid - Of Erthe And Axen: Act I
9.07/10 · Progressive Folk Metal · 2017
104. Tiamat - Wildhoney
9.07/10 · Atmospheric Gothic Metal · 1994
105. October Tide - Rain Without End
9.07/10 · Melodic Doom Metal · 1997
106. Ensiferum - Iron
9.06/10 · Viking Folk Metal · 2004
107. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
9.06/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2002
108. Isis - Oceanic
9.06/10 · Post-Metal · 2002
109. Coroner - Punishment For Decadence
9.06/10 (excluding track 10) · Technical Thrash Metal · 1988
110. Children Of Bodom - Hatebreeder
9.06/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 1999
111. Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath
9.06/10 · Heavy Metal · 1984
112. Dominia - Divine Revolution
9.06/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2006
113. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
9.06/10 · Power Metal · 1995
114. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
9.06/10 · Hard Rock · 1969
115. Vinterland - Welcome My Last Chapter
9.06/10 · Melodic Black Metal · 1996
116. Mercenary - The Hours That Remain
9.05/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2006
117. Wuthering Heights - Far From The Madding Crowd
9.05/10 · Progressive Power Metal · 2004
118. Equilibrium - Sagas
9.05/10 · Folk Metal · 2008
119. Wrathchild America - 3-D
9.05/10 · Technical Thrash Metal · 1991
120. King Crimson - Red
9.00/10 · Progressive Rock · 1974
121. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II
9.00/10 (excluding tracks 13 & 14) · Hard Rock · 1991
122. John Petrucci - Suspended Animation
9.00/10 · Instrumental Progressive Metal · 2005
123. Gamma Ray - Land Of The Free
9.00/10 · Power Metal · 1995
124. Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
9.00/10 · Progressive Metal · 2005
125. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
9.00/10 · Atmospheric Black Metal · 2006
126. In Vain - Ænigma
9.00/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 2013
127. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
9.00/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2012
128. Drudkh - Кров У Наших Криницях (Blood In Our Wells)
9.00/10 · Atmospheric Black Metal · 2006
129. Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
9.00/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 1998
130. Coroner - No More Color
9.00/10 · Technical Thrash Metal · 1989
131. Symphony X - The Odyssey
9.00/10 · Progressive Power Metal · 2002
132. Slayer - South Of Heaven
9.00/10 · Thrash Metal · 1988
133. Cynic - Focus
9.00/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 1993
134. Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
9.00/10 · Progressive Power Metal · 1997
135. Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
9.00/10 · Viking Folk Metal · 2016
136. Therion - Theli
9.00/10 · Symphonic Metal · 1996
137. Symphony X - Paradise Lost
9.00/10 · Progressive Power Metal · 2007
138. Doom:VS - Aeternum Vale
9.00/10 · Funeral Doom Metal · 2006
139. Accept - Blood Of The Nations
9.00/10 · Heavy Metal · 2010
140. Galneryus - Beyond The End Of Despair...
9.00/10 · Power Metal · 2006
141. Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal
9.00/10 · Death Metal · 2005
142. W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children
9.00/10 · Heavy Metal · 1989
143. Rush - 2112
9.00/10 · Progressive Rock · 1976
144. Gallowbraid - Ashen Eidolon
9.00/10 · Doom Folk Metal · 2010
145. Lord Belial - Enter The Moonlight Gate
9.00/10 · Melodic Black Metal · 1997
146. The Doors - The Doors
9.00/10 · Hard Rock · 1967
147. Vesperian Sorrow - Regenesis Creation
9.00/10 · Melodic Black Metal · 2006
148. Mors Principium Est - Dawn Of The 5th Era
8.95/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2014
149. Stratovarius - Visions
8.95/10 · Power Metal · 1997
150. Leprous - Bilateral
8.95/10 · Progressive Metal · 2011
151. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
8.95/10 · Progressive Thrash Metal · 2005
152. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
8.95/10 · Brutal Death Metal · 2000
153. Anacrusis - Screams And Whispers
8.95/10 · Progressive Metal · 1993
154. As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us
8.95/10 · Metalcore · 2007
155. Ostura - The Room
8.95/10 · Symphonic Progressive Metal · 2018
156. Entombed - Left Hand Path
8.95/10 · Death Metal · 1990
157. Toxik - Think This
8.95/10 · Technical Thrash Metal · 1989
158. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine
8.95/10 · Mathcore · 2004
159. Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park
8.95/10 · Industrial Metal · 1990
160. The Ocean - Pelagial
8.94/10 · Post-Metal · 2013
161. Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
8.94/10 · Folk Metal · 2015
162. Galneryus - Angel Of Salvation
8.94/10 · Power Metal · 2012
163. Dan Swanö - Moontower
8.94/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 1999
164. Meshuggah - ObZen
8.94/10 · Progressive Thrash Metal · 2008
165. Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence
8.94/10 · Death Metal · 1993
166. Insomnium - Above The Weeping World
8.94/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2006
167. Swallow The Sun - New Moon
8.94/10 · Melodic Doom Metal · 2009
168. Rhapsody - Symphony Of Enchanted Lands
8.94/10 · Symphonic Power Metal · 1998
169. Swallow The Sun - Plague Of Butterflies
8.94/10 (track 1 only) · Melodic Doom Metal · 2008
170. Cryptopsy - None So Vile
8.94/10 · Brutal Death Metal · 1996
171. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz
8.94/10 · Heavy Metal · 1980
172. Eumeria - Rebel Mind
8.94/10 · Progressive Metal · 2011
173. X Japan - Art Of Life
8.93/10 · Progressive Power Metal · 1993
174. Bathory - Hammerheart
8.93/10 · Black Metal · 1990
175. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
8.93/10 (excluding track 7) · Thrash Metal · 1986
176. Aria - Игра С Огнём
8.93/10 · Heavy Metal · 1989
177. Draconian - Arcane Rain Fell
8.93/10 · Gothic Doom Metal · 2005
178. DevilDriver - The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand
8.92/10 · Groove Thrash Metal · 2005
179. My Dying Bride - The Angel And The Dark River
8.92/10 · Gothic Doom Metal · 1995
180. Spock's Beard - V
8.92/10 · Progressive Rock · 2000
181. Garden Of Shadows - Oracle Moon
8.92/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2000
182. Epica - Design Your Universe
8.91/10 · Symphonic Metal · 2009
183. Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery
8.91/10 · Death Metal · 2008
184. Ruoska - Radium
8.91/10 · Industrial Metal · 2005
185. Miseration - Tragedy Has Spoken
8.90/10 · Death Metal · 2012
186. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
8.90/10 · Progressive Metal · 1999
187. Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
8.90/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2014
188. In Flames - Whoracle
8.90/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 1997
189. Jun Mitsui - Evacuation
8.90/10 · Instrumental Progressive Metal · 2019
190. Cattle Decapitation - Monolith Of Inhumanity
8.90/10 · Deathgrind · 2012
191. Opeth - Deliverance
8.90/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 2002
192. Neurotech - Antagonist
8.90/10 · Industrial Metal · 2011
193. Insomnium - One For Sorrow
8.89/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2011
194. Barren Earth - Curse Of The Red River
8.89/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 2010
195. Gloria Morti - Eryx
8.89/10 · Death Metal · 2008
196. Nightwish - Oceanborn
8.89/10 · Symphonic Power Metal · 1998
197. Dio - Holy Diver
8.89/10 · Heavy Metal · 1983
198. Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
8.89/10 · Power Metal · 1992
199. Sentenced - Down
8.89/10 · Suomi Metal · 1996
200. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
8.89/10 · Hard Rock · 1969
201. Solitude Aeturnus - Alone
8.89/10 · Doom Metal · 2006
202. Vintersorg - Cosmic Genesis
8.89/10 · Melodic Black Metal · 2000
203. The Who - Who's Next
8.89/10 · Hard Rock · 1971
204. Obituary - Cause Of Death
8.89/10 · Death Metal · 1990
205. Jason Becker - Perpetual Burn
8.88/10 · Instrumental Progressive Metal · 1988
206. The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium
8.88/10 · Progressive Rock · 2003
207. Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
8.88/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2008
208. Kreator - Terrible Certainty
8.88/10 · Thrash Metal · 1987
209. Cryptomnesia - Primordial Oddity
8.88/10 · Instrumental Progressive Metal · 2010
210. Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die
8.88/10 · Gothic Doom Metal · 2006
211. Swallow The Sun - The Morning Never Came
8.88/10 · Melodic Doom Metal · 2003
212. Artillery - By Inheritance
8.88/10 (excluding track 9) · Thrash Metal · 1990
213. Dissection - The Somberlain
8.88/10 · Melodic Black Metal · 1993
214. Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - A Virgin And A Whore
8.88/10 (excluding track 7) · Melodic Death Metal · 2001
215. Batushka - Litourgiya
8.88/10 · Black Metal · 2015
216. Diabolical Masquerade - Death's Design
8.87/10 · Avantgarde Black Metal · 2001
217. Wilderun - Sleep At The Edge Of The Earth
8.86/10 · Progressive Folk Metal · 2015
218. Solipsist - The Burning Mass
8.86/10 · Groove Thrash Metal · 2015
219. Cradle Of Filth - Cruelty And The Beast
8.86/10 · Symphonic Black Metal · 1998
220. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
8.86/10 · Avantgarde Metal · 2002
221. The Haunted - REVOLVEr
8.86/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2004
222. Faith No More - The Real Thing
8.86/10 · Alternative Metal · 1989
223. Tristania - Widow's Weeds
8.86/10 · Symphonic Gothic Metal · 1998
224. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
8.86/10 · Progressive Sludge Metal · 2009
225. Falkenbach - Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty
8.86/10 · Viking Folk Metal · 2003
226. Carcass - Heartwork
8.85/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 1993
227. Velvet Revolver - Contraband
8.85/10 · Hard Rock · 2004
228. Accept - Balls To The Wall
8.85/10 · Heavy Metal · 1983
229. Ghost Brigade - Isolation Songs
8.85/10 · Alternative Metal · 2009
230. Toxik - World Circus
8.85/10 · Technical Thrash Metal · 1987
231. AC/DC - Highway To Hell
8.85/10 · Hard Rock · 1979
232. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I
8.84/10 · Hard Rock · 1991
233. Insomnium - Across The Dark
8.83/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2009
234. Candlemass - Nightfall
8.83/10 · Epic Doom Metal · 1987
235. Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
8.83/10 · Hard Rock · 1975
236. Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory
8.83/10 · Death Metal · 1994
237. Vintersea - Illuminated
8.83/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 2019
238. Avantasia - The Metal Opera Part I
8.83/10 · Symphonic Power Metal · 2001
239. Long Distance Calling - Avoid The Light
8.83/10 · Post-Rock · 2009
240. Acherontas - Vamachara
8.83/10 · Melodic Black Metal · 2011
241. Dark Tranquillity - Character
8.82/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2005
242. Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon
8.82/10 · Symphonic Black Metal · 2003
243. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth
8.82/10 · Power Metal · 1998
244. Necrophobic - Hrimthursum
8.82/10 · Death Metal · 2006
245. Wilderun - Veil Of Imagination
8.81/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 2019
246. Vital Remains - Dechristianize
8.81/10 · Death Metal · 2003
247. Pestilence - Testimony Of The Ancients
8.81/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 1991
248. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
8.81/10 · Progressive Black Metal · 2010
249. Rapture - Futile
8.81/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 1999
250. Enslaved - RIITIIR
8.81/10 · Progressive Black Metal · 2012
251. Exodus - Tempo Of The Damned
8.80/10 · Thrash Metal · 2004
252. Nocturnus - The Key
8.80/10 · Atmospheric Death Metal · 1990
253. Shade Empire - Omega Arcane
8.80/10 · Symphonic Black Metal · 2013
254. Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith
8.80/10 · Heavy Metal · 1984
255. Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica
8.80/10 · Power Metal · 1999
256. Conquering Dystopia - Conquering Dystopia
8.80/10 · Instrumental Progressive Metal · 2014
257. Deicide - Deicide
8.80/10 · Death Metal · 1990
258. Shining - V - Halmstad
8.80/10 · Black Metal · 2007
259. Sentenced - The Cold White Light
8.80/10 · Suomi Metal · 2002
260. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
8.80/10 · Nu Metal · 1992
261. Telepathy - 12 Areas
8.80/10 · Post-Metal · 2014
262. IQ - Dark Matter
8.80/10 · Progressive Rock · 2004
263. StarSystems - StarSystems III
8.80/10 · Instrumental Progressive Metal · 2016
264. Opeth - Watershed
8.79/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 2008
265. Pantera - Far Beyond Driven
8.79/10 · Groove Thrash Metal · 1994
266. Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
8.79/10 · Groove Thrash Metal · 1990
267. Kreator - Enemy Of God
8.79/10 · Thrash Metal · 2005
268. Galneryus - Advance To The Fall
8.79/10 · Power Metal · 2005
269. Isis - Panopticon
8.79/10 · Post-Metal · 2004
270. Archspire - Relentless Mutation
8.79/10 · Technical Death Metal · 2017
271. Coroner - Mental Vortex
8.79/10 (excluding track 8) · Technical Thrash Metal · 1991
272. Uriah Heep - Look At Yourself
8.79/10 · Hard Rock · 1971
273. Orphaned Land - Mabool: The Story Of The Three Sons Of Seven
8.78/10 · Progressive Folk Metal · 2004
274. Wuthering Heights - The Shadow Cabinet
8.78/10 · Progressive Power Metal · 2006
275. Darkspace - Dark Space III
8.78/10 · Atmospheric Black Metal · 2008
276. Morbid Angel - Covenant
8.78/10 · Death Metal · 1993
277. Therion - Lemuria
8.78/10 · Symphonic Metal · 2004
278. Trivium - The Sin And The Sentence
8.77/10 (nostalgia bias) · Melodic Thrash Metal · 2017
279. Converge - Jane Doe
8.77/10 · Mathcore · 2001
280. Chimaira - Pass Out Of Existence
8.77/10 · Groove Thrash Metal · 2001
281. Æther Realm - Tarot
8.77/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2017
282. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
8.77/10 · Progressive Rock · 1971
283. Saturnus - Martyre
8.77/10 · Gothic Doom Metal · 2000
284. Ensiferum - Victory Songs
8.75/10 · Viking Folk Metal · 2007
285. Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)
8.75/10 · Progressive Rock · 2013
286. Summoning - Stronghold
8.75/10 · Atmospheric Black Metal · 1999
287. Enslaved - Isa
8.75/10 · Progressive Black Metal · 2004
288. Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
8.75/10 · Heavy Metal · 1998
289. The Black Dahlia Murder - Nocturnal
8.75/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2007
290. Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
8.75/10 · Symphonic Black Metal · 1997
291. Aquilus - Griseus
8.75/10 · Atmospheric Black Metal · 2011
292. Windir - Likferd
8.75/10 · Viking Black Metal · 2003
293. Kreator - Coma Of Souls
8.75/10 · Thrash Metal · 1990
294. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
8.75/10 · Epic Doom Metal · 1986
295. Shylmagoghnar - Emergence
8.75/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2014
296. Windir - Arntor
8.75/10 · Viking Black Metal · 1999
297. Scar Symmetry - The Singularity (Phase I - Neohumanity)
8.75/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2014
298. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
8.75/10 · Mathcore · 2007
299. Gris - Il Était Une Forêt...
8.75/10 · Atmospheric Black Metal · 2007
300. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
8.75/10 · Progressive Rock · 1972
301. Amorphis - Skyforger
8.75/10 · Folk Metal · 2009
302. Hypocrisy - Virus
8.75/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2005
303. Nile - Annihilation Of The Wicked
8.75/10 · Brutal Death Metal · 2005
304. Lovebites - Awakening From Abyss
8.75/10 · Power Metal · 2017
305. Lovebites - Clockwork Immortality
8.75/10 · Power Metal · 2018
306. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
8.75/10 · Funeral Doom Metal · 2006
307. Ketzer - Satan's Boundaries Unchained
8.75/10 · Black Metal · 2009
308. Annihilator - Alice In Hell
8.75/10 · Thrash Metal · 1989
309. Rush - Hemispheres
8.75/10 · Progressive Rock · 1978
310. Villagers Of Ioannina City - Age Of Aquarius
8.75/10 · Progressive Rock · 2019
311. Atavistia - One Within The Sun
8.75/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2017
312. God Is An Astronaut - All Is Violent, All Is Bright
8.75/10 · Post-Rock · 2005
313. Persefone - Spiritual Migration
8.73/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2013
314. Soilwork - The Living Infinite
8.73/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2013
315. Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears
8.73/10 · Heavy Metal · 1991
316. Therion - Secret Of The Runes
8.73/10 · Symphonic Metal · 2001
317. Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted
8.73/10 · Groove Thrash Metal · 2008
318. Rhapsody - Power Of The Dragonflame
8.72/10 · Symphonic Power Metal · 2002
319. Emperor - Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire & Demise
8.72/10 · Symphonic Black Metal · 2001
320. Sanctuary - Into The Mirror Black
8.72/10 · Power Metal · 1990
321. Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme
8.72/10 · Brutal Death Metal · 2012
322. Anthrax - Spreading The Disease
8.72/10 · Thrash Metal · 1985
323. Dio - The Last In Line
8.72/10 · Heavy Metal · 1984
324. Eluveitie - Slania
8.72/10 · Folk Metal · 2008
325. End Of The Dream - All I Am
8.72/10 · Symphonic Metal · 2015
326. Dawnless - While Hope Remains
8.72/10 · Power Metal · 2008
327. Xanthochroid - Of Erthe And Axen: Act II
8.71/10 · Progressive Folk Metal · 2017
328. Negură Bunget - OM
8.71/10 · Black Metal · 2006
329. Moonsorrow - Suden Uni
8.71/10 · Viking Folk Metal · 2001
330. Summoning - Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
8.71/10 · Atmospheric Black Metal · 2001
331. Cradle Of Filth - Dusk... And Her Embrace
8.71/10 · Symphonic Black Metal · 1996
332. Diabolical Masquerade - Nightwork
8.71/10 · Melodic Black Metal · 1998
333. Crimson Glory - Transcendence
8.70/10 · Progressive Metal · 1988
334. Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite
8.70/10 · Progressive Power Metal · 2000
335. Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding
8.70/10 · Death Metal · 1994
336. Koyaanisqatsy - From The Yearning To Burst The Perpetual Circle
8.70/10 · Symphonic Progressive Metal · 2000
337. Quo Vadis - Day Into Night
8.70/10 · Technical Death Metal · 2000
338. Ensiferum - From Afar
8.69/10 · Viking Folk Metal · 2009
339. Vektor - Outer Isolation
8.69/10 · Technical Thrash Metal · 2011
340. Sepultura - Beneath The Remains
8.69/10 · Death Metal · 1989
341. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
8.69/10 · Technical Death Metal · 1991
342. Be'lakor - Vessels
8.69/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2016
343. Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
8.69/10 · Hard Rock · 1978
344. Sonata Arctica - Silence
8.68/10 · Power Metal · 2001
345. Stratovarius - Episode
8.68/10 · Power Metal · 1996
346. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
8.67/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2011
347. Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
8.67/10 · Symphonic Black Metal · 2001
348. Beyond Creation - The Aura
8.67/10 · Technical Death Metal · 2011
349. The Ocean - Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic
8.67/10 · Post-Metal · 2018
350. Graveworm - As The Angels Reach The Beauty
8.67/10 · Symphonic Black Metal · 1999
351. Children Of Bodom - Follow The Reaper
8.67/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2000
352. Sacramentum - Far Away From The Sun
8.67/10 · Melodic Black Metal · 1996
353. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom
8.67/10 · Avantgarde Metal · 2006
354. Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
8.67/10 · Progressive Metal · 2009
355. Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante
8.67/10 · Avantgarde Metal · 1995
356. Dawn - Slaughtersun (Crown Of The Triarchy)
8.67/10 · Melodic Black Metal · 1998
357. Nile - Those Whom The Gods Detest
8.67/10 · Brutal Death Metal · 2009
358. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
8.67/10 · Heavy Metal · 1992
359. Mercenary - 11 Dreams
8.65/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2004
360. Tool - Lateralus
8.65/10 · Progressive Metal · 2001
361. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
8.64/10 · Progressive Metal · 2002
362. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
8.64/10 · Heavy Metal · 1983
363. Summoning - Oath Bound
8.64/10 · Atmospheric Black Metal · 2006
364. Bathory - Twilight Of The Gods
8.64/10 · Black Metal · 1991
365. Gamma Ray - Power Plant
8.64/10 · Power Metal · 1999
366. Morgion - Solinari
8.64/10 · Death Doom Metal · 1999
367. Element (USA) - The Energy
8.64/10 · Instrumental Progressive Metal · 2010
368. Nokturnal Mortum - The Voice of Steel
8.64/10 · Black Metal · 2009
369. Thorns - Thorns
8.64/10 · Industrial Metal · 2001
370. Sodom - Persecution Mania
8.63/10 (excluding track 3) · Thrash Metal · 1987
371. Opeth - Damnation
8.63/10 · Progressive Rock · 2003
372. Angra - Temple Of Shadows
8.63/10 · Progressive Power Metal · 2004
373. Turisas - The Varangian Way
8.63/10 · Viking Folk Metal · 2007
374. Sodom - Agent Orange
8.63/10 · Thrash Metal · 1989
375. Terrorizer - World Downfall
8.63/10 · Grindcore · 1989
376. The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls With Sand
8.63/10 · Doom Metal · 2007
377. Dark Tranquillity - Atoma
8.63/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2016
378. Doomocracy - Visions & Creatures Of Imagination
8.63/10 · Epic Doom Metal · 2017
379. Converge - Axe To Fall
8.62/10 · Mathcore · 2009
380. Van Halen - Van Halen
8.61/10 (excluding tracks 3 & 10) · Hard Rock · 1978
381. Testament - The Legacy
8.61/10 · Thrash Metal · 1987
382. Judas Priest - Firepower
8.61/10 · Heavy Metal · 2018
383. Neuraxis - Asylon
8.61/10 · Technical Death Metal · 2011
384. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
8.61/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 2005
385. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
8.61/10 · Doom Metal · 1994
386. The Elysian Fields - We...The Enlightened
8.61/10 · Melodic Black Metal · 1999
387. The Haunted - Strength In Numbers
8.61/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2017
388. Kartikeya - Mahayuga
8.60/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2011
389. Iron Maiden - Brave New World
8.60/10 · Heavy Metal · 2000
390. Opeth - Morningrise
8.60/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 1996
391. Agalloch - Marrow Of The Spirit
8.60/10 · Atmospheric Black Metal · 2010
392. Ayreon - Into The Electric Castle
8.60/10 · Progressive Metal · 1998
393. Nightwish - Once
8.59/10 · Symphonic Power Metal · 2004
394. Rammstein - Sehnsucht
8.59/10 · Industrial Metal · 1997
395. Lost Horizon - A Flame To The Ground Beneath
8.58/10 · Power Metal · 2003
396. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
8.57/10 · Atmospheric Black Metal · 1999
397. Decapitated - Winds Of Creation
8.57/10 · Brutal Death Metal · 2000
398. Amber Tears - Revelations Of Renounced
8.57/10 · Death Doom Metal · 2006
399. Devin Townsend - Ziltoid The Omniscient
8.56/10 · Industrial Metal · 2007
400. Insomnium - Since The Day It All Came Down
8.56/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2004
401. Limbonic Art - In Abhorrence Dementia
8.56/10 · Symphonic Black Metal · 1997
402. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4
8.56/10 · Doom Metal · 1972
403. Merrow - Retrospecial
8.56/10 · Instrumental Progressive Metal · 2012
404. The Fading - In Sin We'll Find Salvation
8.56/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 2009
405. Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology
8.56/10 · Blackened Death Metal · 2018
406. Strapping Young Lad - City
8.56/10 · Industrial Metal · 1997
407. Cradle Of Filth - Midian
8.56/10 · Symphonic Black Metal · 2000
408. Ayahuasca - Beneath The Mind
8.56/10 · Progressive Death Metal · 2018
409. Ravencult - Temples Of Torment
8.56/10 · Black Metal · 2007
410. Flotsam And Jetsam - No Place For Disgrace
8.56/10 (excluding track 5) · Thrash Metal · 1988
411. Epica - The Divine Conspiracy
8.55/10 · Symphonic Metal · 2007
412. Overkill - Horrorscope
8.55/10 · Thrash Metal · 1991
413. Therion - Sirius B
8.55/10 · Symphonic Metal · 2004
414. Nightwish - Wishmaster
8.55/10 · Symphonic Metal · 2000
415. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
8.54/10 · Progressive Sludge Metal · 2006
416. Septicflesh - Sumerian Daemons
8.54/10 · Atmospheric Death Metal · 2003
417. Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer
8.53/10 · Grindcore · 2004
418. Bilocate - Sudden Death Syndrome
8.50/10 · Death Doom Metal · 2008
419. Ulver - Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler
8.50/10 · Black Metal · 1995
420. Moonsorrow - V: Hävitetty
8.50/10 · Viking Folk Metal · 2007
421. Hypocrisy - Hypocrisy
8.50/10 · Melodic Death Metal · 1999
422. Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
8.50/10 · Heavy Metal · 1986
423. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
8.50/10 · Doom Metal · 1970
424. Rhapsody - Dawn Of Victory
8.50/10 · Symphonic Power Metal · 2000
425. Officium Triste - Reason
8.50/10 · Death Doom Metal · 2004
426. Haken - Restoration
8.50/10 · Progressive Metal · 2014



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03.08.2021 - 20:36
AndyMetalFreak
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Wow epic list! 🖒🤘
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04.08.2021 - 10:30
nonZero

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 03.08.2021 at 20:36

Wow epic list! 🖒🤘

Thanks. My ultimate goal is to get them all rated and ordered. It's really helping put how much I enjoy each album into perspective.
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04.08.2021 - 10:47
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by nonZero on 04.08.2021 at 10:30

Thanks. My ultimate goal is to get them all rated and ordered. It's really helping put how much I enjoy each album into perspective.

I originally created a big list of all my favourite albums, but I struggled with ordering them, so I have catorgorized the lists into different genre's, which was easier for me.
I have kept a big list for my favourite songs tho.
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04.08.2021 - 10:49
JoHn DoE

That's a long list, thumbs up for the effort alone.
Love a few albums here, dislike some and don't know some.
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04.08.2021 - 11:55
nonZero

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 04.08.2021 at 10:47

Written by nonZero on 04.08.2021 at 10:30

Thanks. My ultimate goal is to get them all rated and ordered. It's really helping put how much I enjoy each album into perspective.

I originally created a big list of all my favourite albums, but I struggled with ordering them, so I have catorgorized the lists into different genre's, which was easier for me.
I have kept a big list for my favourite songs tho.

I originally had this list broken down into genres but decided to do overall and take the average of each album's song ratings using this sheet (feel free to copy).

Nice song list, I like a lot on there. I've given that a thumbs up in return.

Written by JoHn DoE on 04.08.2021 at 10:49

That's a long list, thumbs up for the effort alone.
Love a few albums here, dislike some and don't know some.

Thanks! Which ones do you love? I know we've had difference of opinions in the past so I'm interested to know where our common tastes are
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04.08.2021 - 15:35
JoHn DoE

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Written by nonZero on 04.08.2021 at 11:55


That's a long list, thumbs up for the effort alone.
Love a few albums here, dislike some and don't know some.

Thanks! Which ones do you love? I know we've had difference of opinions in the past so I'm interested to know where our common tastes are


that would be a long list as well and for now I do not have the time or patience to list them all, but if you check out my lists, (or the albums I've rated) you'd realize what I enjoy.

I will try to make a list as soon as time allows it.
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04.08.2021 - 17:48
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by nonZero on 04.08.2021 at 11:55


I originally had this list broken down into genres but decided to do overall and take the average of each album's song ratings using this sheet (feel free to copy).

Nice song list, I like a lot on there. I've given that a thumbs up in return.

Cheers for that🖒🍻
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22.03.2022 - 18:19
nonZero

Milestone achieved: 400 albums rated

Next milestone: 500
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