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Top 200+ Overlooked Albums


This list aims to be the counterpart to the Metal Storm Top 200 Albums (plus a few extras).

If you discover a new band or already like any of ones here, please give this list a thumbs up and/or leave a comment so we can get these overlooked gems in front of more people.

Criteria:
• Fewer than 200 votes
• High-quality musicianship
• 1 album per band

Alphabetical order.

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

Created by: nonZero | 15.07.2020



1. Æther Realm - Tarot
Melodic Death Metal
2. Acherontas - Vamachara
Black Metal
3. Aeveron - The Ancient Realm
Melodic Death Metal
4. Amber Tears - Revelations Of Renounced
Folk/Doom Metal
5. Anacrusis - Screams And Whispers
Progressive Thrash Metal
6. Anekdoten - Vemod
Progressive Rock
7. Antichrist - Forbidden World
Thrash Metal
8. Appalachian Winter - I Become The Frozen Land
Atmospheric Symphonic Black Metal
9. Aria - Игра С Огнём
Heavy Metal
10. Árstíðir Lífsins - Aldafǫðr Ok Munka Dróttinn
Atmospheric Black Metal
11. Atavistia - One Within The Sun
Melodic Death Metal
12. Augury - Concealed
Technical Death Metal
13. Avulsed - Stabwound Orgasm
Brutal Death Metal
14. Ayahuasca - Beneath The Mind
Progressive Death Metal
15. Azarath - Blasphemers' Maledictions
Blackened Death Metal
16. Believer - Sanity Obscure
Technical Thrash Metal
17. Bewitched (SWE) - At The Gates Of Hell
Heavy Metal
18. Bilocate - Sudden Death Syndrome
Death Doom Metal
19. Bloodbound - Nosferatu
Power Metal
20. Blotted Science - The Machinations Of Dementia
Instrumental Progressive/Technical Death Metal
21. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Cosmosophy
Industrial Metal
22. Chaostar - Chaostar
Dark Ambient
23. Chimaira - Pass Out Of Existence
Groove Thrash Metal
24. Clutch - Blast Tyrant
Hard Rock
25. Cryptomnesia - Primordial Oddity
Instrumental Progressive/Technical Death Metal
26. Darkenhöld - Castellum
Melodic Black Metal
27. Darkspace - Dark Space III
Atmospheric Black Metal
28. Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
Noise Rock
29. Dawn - Slaughtersun (Crown Of The Triarchy)
Melodic Death Metal
30. Dawnless - While Hope Remains
Extreme Power Metal
31. Deathrow - Deception Ignored
Thrash Metal
32. Deathspell Omega - Kénôse
Black Metal
33. Demolition Hammer - Epidemic Of Violence
Thrash Metal
34. Depresy - A Grand Magnificence
Melodic Death Metal
35. Desaster - Divine Blasphemies
Blackened Thrash Metal
36. Desultory - Into Eternity
Death Metal
37. Devastation - Idolatry
Thrash Metal
38. Diabolical Masquerade - Death's Design
Avantgarde Black Metal
39. Disembowelment - Transcendence Into The Peripheral
Death Doom Metal
40. Disincarnate - Dreams Of The Carrion Kind
Death Metal
41. Dødheimsgard - 666 International
Avantgarde Industrial Black Metal
42. Dog Fashion Disco - Adultery
Avantgarde Metal
43. Dominia - Divine Revolution
Melodic Death Metal
44. Doom:VS - Aeternum Vale
Funeral Doom Metal
45. Doomocracy - Visions & Creatures Of Imagination
Doom Metal
46. Dordeduh - Valea Omului
Atmospheric Black Metal
47. Duskmourn - Legends
Melodic Death Metal
48. Element (USA) - The Energy
Progressive Death Metal
49. Embraced - Amorous Anathema
Symphonic Black Metal
50. End Of The Dream - All I Am
Symphonic Metal
51. Enisum - Arpitanian Lands
Atmospheric Black Metal
52. Ergodic - Ergodic
Technical Death Metal
53. Esoteric - Paragon Of Dissonance
Psychedelic Funeral Doom Metal
54. Eternal Champion - The Armor Of Ire
Power Metal
55. Eumeria - Rebel Mind
Progressive Metal
56. Euphoreon - Euphoreon
Melodic Death Metal
57. Evoken - Antithesis Of Light
Funeral Doom Metal
58. Forefather - Steadfast
Folk Metal
59. Forest Of Shadows - Where Dreams Turn To Dust
Death Doom Metal
60. Furia - Grudzień Za Grudniem
Black Metal
61. Gallowbraid - Ashen Eidolon
Folk Black Metal
62. Galneryus - Angel Of Salvation
Power Metal
63. Gammacide - Victims Of Science
Thrash Metal
64. Garden Of Shadows - Oracle Moon
Melodic Death Metal
65. Gates Of Ishtar - At Dusk And Forever
Melodic Death Metal
66. Genghis Tron - Board Up The House
Cyber Grindcore
67. Gloria Morti - Eryx
Melodic Death Metal
68. Godflesh - Streetcleaner
Industrial Metal
69. Godkiller - The End Of The World
Industrial Black Metal
70. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
Post-Rock
71. Gris - Il Était Une Forêt...
Depressive Black Metal
72. Gru - Cosmogenesis
Instrumental Progressive Metal
73. Haunted Shores - Viscera
Instrumental Progressive Metal
74. Hazzerd - Misleading Evil
Thrash Metal
75. Heavenly - Virus
Power Metal
76. Heavens Gate - In Control
Heavy Metal
77. Heavy Load - Death Or Glory
Heavy Metal
78. Helstar - Nosferatu
Power Metal
79. Hibria - Defying The Rules
Heavy Metal
80. Holy Terror - Mind Wars
Thrash Metal
81. Iapetus - The Body Cosmic
Progressive Melodic Death Metal
82. Insania - Sunrise In Riverland
Power Metal
83. Instanzia - Ghosts
Power Metal
84. Intruder - Live To Die
Technical Thrash Metal
85. IQ - Dark Matter
Progressive Rock
86. Jason Becker - Perpetual Burn
Instrumental Progressive Metal
87. Joe Satriani - The Extremist
Instrumental Hard Rock
88. John Petrucci - Suspended Animation
Instrumental Progressive Metal
89. Kartikeya - Mahayuga
Melodic Death Metal
90. Kauan - Aava Tuulen Maa
Folk Doom Metal
91. Kenn Nardi - Dancing With The Past
Progressive Thrash Metal
92. Ketzer - Satan's Boundaries Unchained
Blackened Thrash Metal
93. Kiko Loureiro - Sounds Of Innocence
Instrumental Progressive Metal
94. KMFDM - Nihil
Industrial Metal
95. Koyaanisqatsy - From The Yearning To Burst The Perpetual Circle
Instrumental Symphonic Progressive Metal
96. Labyrinth - Return To Heaven Denied
Progressive Power Metal
97. Liege Lord - Master Control
Power Metal
98. Limbonic Art - In Abhorrence Dementia
Symphonic Black Metal
99. Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment
Instrumental Progressive Metal
100. Long Distance Calling - Avoid The Light
Post-Rock
101. Lord Belial - Enter The Moonlight Gate
Symphonic Black Metal
102. Lost In Thought - Opus Arise
Progressive Metal
103. Lost Soul - Immerse In Infinity
Technical Death Metal
104. Lovebites - Clockwork Immortality
Power Metal
105. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
Progressive Death Metal
106. Mörk Gryning - Maelstrom Chaos
Black Metal
107. Manowar - The Dawn Of Battle
Power Metal
108. Marty Friedman - Dragon's Kiss
Instrumental Progressive Metal
109. Martyr - Feeding The Abscess
Technical Death Metal
110. Mercenary - The Hours That Remain
Melodic Death Metal
111. Merrow - Retrospecial
Instrumental Progressive Metal
112. Miseration - Tragedy Has Spoken
Death Metal
113. Misfits - Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood
Punk
114. Mokoma - Kurimus
Thrash Metal
115. Moonlyght - Progressive Darkness
Progressive Death Metal
116. Moonloop - Deeply From The Earth
Progressive Death Metal
117. Morgion - Solinari
Death Doom Metal
118. Mr. Big - Lean Into It
Hard Rock
119. Mr. Bungle - California
Avantgarde Metal
120. MyGrain - MyGrain
Melodic Death Metal
121. Nasum - Shift
Grindcore
122. Neal Morse - Sola Scriptura
Progressive Rock
123. Necromantia - Ancient Pride
Black Metal
124. Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence
Death Metal
125. Neuraxis - Asylon
Technical Death Metal
126. Neurotech - Antagonist
Symphonic Industrial Metal
127. Nocte Obducta - Nektar Teil II: Seen, Flüsse, Tagebücher
Progressive Black Metal
128. Nocturnus - Thresholds
Atmospheric Death Metal
129. Num Skull - Ritually Abused
Death Metal
130. October Tide - Rain Without End
Death Doom Metal
131. Officium Triste - Reason
Death Doom Metal
132. Om - Pilgrimage
Drone Doom Metal
133. Omen - Battle Cry
Heavy Metal
134. Opera Magna - Poe
Power Metal
135. Ossian - Titkos Ünnep
Heavy Metal
136. Ostura - The Room
Symphonic Progressive Metal
137. Ouroboros - Glorification Of A Myth
Technical Death Metal
138. Pathway - Песни Cмерти
Melodic Black Metal
139. Penumbra - Seclusion
Symphonic Gothic Metal
140. Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer
Grindcore
141. Plini - Sunhead
Instrumental Progressive Metal
142. Potentiam - Bálsýn
Avantgarde Black Metal
143. Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
Thrash Metal
144. Pretty Maids - Future World
Heavy Metal
145. Process Of Guilt - Erosion
Death Doom Metal
146. Psycroptic - The Scepter Of The Ancients
Technical Death Metal
147. Quo Vadis - Day Into Night
Technical Death Metal
148. Rage - Black In Mind
Heavy Metal
149. Rapture - Futile
Melodic Death Metal
150. Rata Blanca - Magos, Espadas Y Rosas
Heavy Metal
151. Ravencult - Temples Of Torment
Black Metal
152. Realm - Endless War
Progressive Thrash Metal
153. Riot - Fire Down Under
Heavy Metal
154. Runemagick - Enter The Realm Of Death
Death Metal
155. Ruoska - Radium
Industrial Metal
156. Sacramentum - Far Away From The Sun
Melodic Black Metal
157. Scanner - Hypertrace
Power Metal
158. Shaolin Death Squad - Intelligent Design
Avantgarde Metal
159. Shape Of Despair - Illusion's Play
Funeral Doom Metal
160. Shylmagoghnar - Emergence
Melodic Death Metal
161. Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park
Industrial Metal
162. Solar Fragment - In Our Hands
Power Metal
163. Solipsist - The Human Equation
Melodic Death Metal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qipjDg-vJI8
164. Solitude Aeturnus - Alone
Doom Metal
165. Spock's Beard - V
Progressive Rock
166. StarSystems - StarSystems III
Instrumental Progressive Metal
167. Stolen Babies - There Be Squabbles Ahead
Avantgarde Metal
168. Stoned Jesus - Seven Thunders Roar
Stoner Doom Metal
169. Suidakra - Emprise To Avalon
Melodic Death Metal
170. Sunn O))) - Black One
Drone Doom Metal
171. Swans - The Seer
Post-Rock
172. Sylosis - Conclusion Of An Age
Progressive Thrash Metal
173. Tantara - Based On Evil
Thrash Metal
174. Target - Master Project Genesis
Progressive Thrash Metal
175. Telepathy - 12 Areas
Post-Metal
176. Temple Of Baal - Mysterium
Black Metal
177. The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls With Sand
Drone Metal
178. The Birthday Massacre - Walking With Strangers
Alternative Metal
179. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
Metalcore
180. The Elysian Fields - We...The Enlightened
Melodic Death Metal
181. The Fading - In Sin We'll Find Salvation
Melodic Death Metal
182. The Lord Weird Slough Feg - Down Among The Deadmen
Heavy Metal
183. The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium
Progressive Rock
184. The Monolith Deathcult - Trivmvirate
Death Metal
185. The Morningside - The Wind, The Trees And The Shadows Of The Past
Doom Metal
186. The Prophecy - Origins
Doom Metal
187. The Ruins Of Beverast - Rain Upon The Impure
Atmospheric Black Metal
188. The Tea Party - The Edges Of Twilight
Progressive Rock
189. Therapy? - Troublegum
Alternative Metal
190. Thorns - Thorns
Industrial Black Metal
191. Tony MacAlpine - Edge Of Insanity
Instrumental Progressive Metal
192. Toxik - World Circus
Technical Thrash Metal
193. Transatlantic - Bridge Across Forever
Progressive Rock
194. Turbo - Kawaleria Szatana
Thrash Metal
195. Twilightning - Delirium Veil
Power Metal
196. Velvet Revolver - Contraband
Hard Rock
197. Vendetta (GER) - Brain Damage
Thrash Metal
198. Verdunkeln - Einblick In Den Qualenfall
Psychedelic Black Metal
199. Vesperian Sorrow - Regenesis Creation
Melodic Black Metal
200. Villagers Of Ioannina City - Age Of Aquarius
Psychedelic Rock
201. Vindland - Hanter Savet
Viking Black Metal
202. Vinnie Moore - The Maze
Instrumental Hard Rock
203. Vinterland - Welcome My Last Chapter
Melodic Black Metal
204. Vintersea - Illuminated
Progressive Melodic Death Metal
205. Vintersorg - Cosmic Genesis
Melodic Black Metal
206. Virgin Black - Sombre Romantic
Symphonic Gothic Metal
207. Vomitory - Blood Rapture
Death Metal
208. Warlord - And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun...
Heavy Metal
209. Whispered - Metsutan - Songs Of The Void
Melodic Death Metal
210. White Skull - Tales From The North
Power Metal
211. Wine From Tears - Through The Eyes Of A Mad
Death Doom Metal
212. Wrathchild America - 3-D
Technical Thrash Metal
213. Wuthering Heights - Far From The Madding Crowd
Progressive Power Metal
214. X Japan - Art Of Life
Progressive Power Metal
215. Xanthochroid - Of Erthe And Axen: Act I
Progressive Folk Metal



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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27.08.2021 - 16:24
Tasos M

Great list, thanks a for sharing all these albums!!
Stoned Jesus appears twice currently
cheers!
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27.08.2021 - 17:44
nonZero

Written by Tasos M on 27.08.2021 at 16:24

Great list, thanks a for sharing all these albums!!
Stoned Jesus appears twice currently
cheers!

Good spot! I've fixed that now. Thanks
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24.09.2021 - 05:36
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Nice to see Day into Night and Nocturnal Silence
I recommend Misleading Evil (2017)
by Hazzerd - it's new Canadian thrash metal
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24.09.2021 - 11:20
nonZero

Written by F3ynman2000 on 24.09.2021 at 05:36

Nice to see Day into Night and Nocturnal Silence
I recommend Misleading Evil (2017)
by Hazzerd - it's new Canadian thrash metal

They are both great overlooked albums! Thanks for the suggestion, I'll check it out today.
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24.09.2021 - 12:57
nonZero

Written by F3ynman2000 on 24.09.2021 at 05:36

Nice to see Day into Night and Nocturnal Silence
I recommend Misleading Evil (2017)
by Hazzerd - it's new Canadian thrash metal

Added! Some solid modern thrash here
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24.09.2021 - 15:20
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by nonZero on 24.09.2021 at 12:57

Written by F3ynman2000 on 24.09.2021 at 05:36

Nice to see Day into Night and Nocturnal Silence
I recommend Misleading Evil (2017)
by Hazzerd - it's new Canadian thrash metal

Added! Some solid modern thrash here

Awesome!
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15.10.2021 - 18:37
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
I recommend Wraith. For example their debut Heed the Warning
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18.10.2021 - 11:21
nonZero

Written by F3ynman2000 on 15.10.2021 at 18:37

I recommend Wraith. For example their debut Heed the Warning

Great recommendation! Although I don't think I can class HTW as an album given its 20min runtime (anything under 30min is an EP in my books).

I've added it to my Top EPs list.
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18.10.2021 - 11:25
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by nonZero on 18.10.2021 at 11:21

Great recommendation! Although I don't think I can class HTW as an album given its 20min runtime (anything under 30min is an EP in my books).

I've added it to my Top EPs list.

Nice!
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09.12.2021 - 14:58
nonZero

Added a load more albums taking the total over 200. So this is now the top 200+ overlooked albums.
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09.12.2021 - 20:44
doez
Hallucigenia
Damn, I never realized so many classics had such a few amount of ratings, definitely agree with several of the picks here!
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10.12.2021 - 16:34
nonZero

Written by doez on 09.12.2021 at 20:44

Damn, I never realized so many classics had such a few amount of ratings, definitely agree with several of the picks here!

I know right. The top 200 list certainly isn't the be-all and end-all. So many gems to be found at below 200 votes!
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21.12.2021 - 05:13
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
I've got another recommendation for you and anyone else who's interested: Into Eternity by Desultory
I find it sounds similar to The Nocturnal Silence. Both are overlooked masterpieces of death metal from 1993!
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23.12.2021 - 12:54
nonZero

Written by F3ynman2000 on 21.12.2021 at 05:13

I've got another recommendation for you and anyone else who's interested: Into Eternity by Desultory
I find it sounds similar to The Nocturnal Silence. Both are overlooked masterpieces of death metal from 1993!

Nice find! I see what you mean about sounding similar to TNS. Added to the list.
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23.12.2021 - 12:55
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by nonZero on 23.12.2021 at 12:54

Nice find! I see what you mean about sounding similar to TNS. Added to the list.

Sweet
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26.01.2022 - 15:56
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
I've just discovered Sarcófago | The Laws Of Scourge. It only has 118 votes, but is some really nice death metal from 1991
Check it out if you haven't already listened to it before
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27.01.2022 - 10:56
nonZero

Written by F3ynman2000 on 26.01.2022 at 15:56

I've just discovered Sarcófago | The Laws Of Scourge. It only has 118 votes, but is some really nice death metal from 1991
Check it out if you haven't already listened to it before

I've heard this album. I like it but not enough for it to make this list unfortunately (8/10 IMO).
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15.02.2022 - 06:31
Ryanm123

Thumbs up for Tarot
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