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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. Black Sun Aeon - Darkness Walks Beside Me
Melodic Doom Metal
20. Bloodbound - Nosferatu
Power Metal
21. Blotted Science - The Machinations Of Dementia
Instrumental Progressive/Technical Death Metal
22. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Cosmosophy
Industrial Metal
23. Channel Zero - Channel Zero
Thrash Metal
24. Chaostar - Chaostar
Dark Ambient
25. Chimaira - Pass Out Of Existence
Groove Thrash Metal
26. Clutch - Blast Tyrant
Hard Rock
27. Crimson Moonlight - The Covenant Progress
Melodic Black Metal
28. Cryptomnesia - Primordial Oddity
Instrumental Progressive/Technical Death Metal
29. Darkenhöld - Castellum
Melodic Black Metal
30. Darkspace - Dark Space III
Atmospheric Black Metal
31. Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
Noise Rock
32. Dawn - Slaughtersun (Crown Of The Triarchy)
Melodic Death Metal
33. Dawnless - While Hope Remains
Power Metal
34. Deathrow - Deception Ignored
Thrash Metal
35. Deathspell Omega - Kénôse
Black Metal
36. Demolition Hammer - Epidemic Of Violence
Thrash Metal
37. Depresy - A Grand Magnificence
Melodic Death Metal
38. Desaster - Divine Blasphemies
Blackened Thrash Metal
39. Desultory - Into Eternity
Death Metal
40. Devastation - Idolatry
Thrash Metal
41. Diabolical Masquerade - Death's Design
Avantgarde Black Metal
42. Disembowelment - Transcendence Into The Peripheral
Death Doom Metal
43. Disincarnate - Dreams Of The Carrion Kind
Death Metal
44. Dødheimsgard - 666 International
Avantgarde Industrial Black Metal
45. Dog Fashion Disco - Adultery
Avantgarde Metal
46. Dominia - Divine Revolution
Melodic Death Metal
47. Doom:VS - Aeternum Vale
Funeral Doom Metal
48. Doomocracy - Visions & Creatures Of Imagination
Doom Metal
49. Dordeduh - Valea Omului
Atmospheric Black Metal
50. Duskmourn - Legends
Melodic Death Metal
51. Element (USA) - The Energy
Progressive Death Metal
52. Embraced - Amorous Anathema
Symphonic Black Metal
53. End Of The Dream - All I Am
Symphonic Metal
54. Enisum - Arpitanian Lands
Atmospheric Black Metal
55. Ergodic - Ergodic
Technical Death Metal
56. Esoteric - Paragon Of Dissonance
Psychedelic Funeral Doom Metal
57. Eternal Champion - The Armor Of Ire
Power Metal
58. Eumeria - Rebel Mind
Progressive Metal
59. Euphoreon - Euphoreon
Melodic Death Metal
60. Evoken - Antithesis Of Light
Funeral Doom Metal
61. Forefather - Steadfast
Folk Metal
62. Forest Of Shadows - Where Dreams Turn To Dust
Death Doom Metal
63. Furia - Grudzień Za Grudniem
Black Metal
64. Gallowbraid - Ashen Eidolon
Folk Black Metal
65. Galneryus - Angel Of Salvation
Power Metal
66. Gammacide - Victims Of Science
Thrash Metal
67. Garden Of Shadows - Oracle Moon
Melodic Death Metal
68. Gates Of Ishtar - At Dusk And Forever
Melodic Death Metal
69. Genghis Tron - Board Up The House
Cyber Grindcore
70. Gloria Morti - Eryx
Melodic Death Metal
71. Godflesh - Streetcleaner
Industrial Metal
72. Godkiller - The End Of The World
Industrial Black Metal
73. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
Post-Rock
74. Gris - Il Était Une Forêt...
Depressive Black Metal
75. Gru - Cosmogenesis
Instrumental Progressive Metal
76. Haunted Shores - Viscera
Instrumental Progressive Metal
77. Hazzerd - Misleading Evil
Thrash Metal
78. Heavens Gate - In Control
Heavy Metal
79. Heavy Load - Death Or Glory
Heavy Metal
80. Helstar - Nosferatu
Power Metal
81. Hibria - Defying The Rules
Heavy Metal
82. Holy Terror - Mind Wars
Thrash Metal
83. Iapetus - The Body Cosmic
Progressive Melodic Death Metal
84. Illnath - Cast Into Fields Of Evil Pleasure
Melodic Black Metal
85. Insania - Sunrise In Riverland
Power Metal
86. Instanzia - Ghosts
Power Metal
87. Intruder - Live To Die
Technical Thrash Metal
88. IQ - Dark Matter
Progressive Rock
89. Jason Becker - Perpetual Burn
Instrumental Progressive Metal
90. Joe Satriani - The Extremist
Instrumental Hard Rock
91. John Petrucci - Suspended Animation
Instrumental Progressive Metal
92. Kartikeya - Mahayuga
Melodic Death Metal
93. Kauan - Aava Tuulen Maa
Folk Doom Metal
94. Kenn Nardi - Dancing With The Past
Progressive Thrash Metal
95. Ketzer - Satan's Boundaries Unchained
Blackened Thrash Metal
96. Kiko Loureiro - Sounds Of Innocence
Instrumental Progressive Metal
97. KMFDM - Nihil
Industrial Metal
98. Koyaanisqatsy - From The Yearning To Burst The Perpetual Circle
Instrumental Symphonic Progressive Metal
99. Labyrinth - Return To Heaven Denied
Progressive Power Metal
100. Liege Lord - Master Control
Power Metal
101. Limbonic Art - In Abhorrence Dementia
Symphonic Black Metal
102. Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment
Instrumental Progressive Metal
103. Long Distance Calling - Avoid The Light
Post-Rock
104. Lord Belial - Enter The Moonlight Gate
Symphonic Black Metal
105. Lost In Thought - Opus Arise
Progressive Metal
106. Lost Soul - Immerse In Infinity
Technical Death Metal
107. Lovebites - Awakening From Abyss
Power Metal
108. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
Progressive Death Metal
109. Mörk Gryning - Maelstrom Chaos
Black Metal
110. Manowar - The Dawn Of Battle
Power Metal
111. Marty Friedman - Dragon's Kiss
Instrumental Progressive Metal
112. Martyr - Feeding The Abscess
Technical Death Metal
113. Mercenary - The Hours That Remain
Melodic Death Metal
114. Merrow - Retrospecial
Instrumental Progressive Metal
115. Miseration - Tragedy Has Spoken
Death Metal
116. Misfits - Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood
Punk
117. Mokoma - Kurimus
Thrash Metal
118. Moonlyght - Progressive Darkness
Progressive Death Metal
119. Moonloop - Deeply From The Earth
Progressive Death Metal
120. Morgion - Solinari
Death Doom Metal
121. Mr. Big - Lean Into It
Hard Rock
122. Mr. Bungle - California
Avantgarde Metal
123. MyGrain - MyGrain
Melodic Death Metal
124. Nasum - Shift
Grindcore
125. Neal Morse - Sola Scriptura
Progressive Rock
126. Necromantia - Ancient Pride
Black Metal
127. Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence
Death Metal
128. Neuraxis - Asylon
Technical Death Metal
129. Neurotech - Antagonist
Symphonic Industrial Metal
130. Nocte Obducta - Nektar Teil II: Seen, Flüsse, Tagebücher
Progressive Black Metal
131. Nocturnus - Thresholds
Atmospheric Death Metal
132. Num Skull - Ritually Abused
Death Metal
133. October Tide - Rain Without End
Death Doom Metal
134. Officium Triste - Reason
Death Doom Metal
135. Om - Pilgrimage
Drone Doom Metal
136. Omen - Battle Cry
Heavy Metal
137. Opera Magna - Poe
Power Metal
138. Ossian - Titkos Ünnep
Heavy Metal
139. Ostura - The Room
Symphonic Progressive Metal
140. Ouroboros - Glorification Of A Myth
Technical Death Metal
141. Pathway - Песни Cмерти
Melodic Black Metal
142. Penumbra - Seclusion
Symphonic Gothic Metal
143. Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer
Grindcore
144. Plini - Sunhead
Instrumental Progressive Metal
145. Potentiam - Bálsýn
Avantgarde Black Metal
146. Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
Thrash Metal
147. Pretty Maids - Future World
Heavy Metal
148. Process Of Guilt - Erosion
Death Doom Metal
149. Psycroptic - The Scepter Of The Ancients
Technical Death Metal
150. Quo Vadis - Day Into Night
Technical Death Metal
151. Rage - Black In Mind
Heavy Metal
152. Rapture - Futile
Melodic Death Metal
153. Rata Blanca - Magos, Espadas Y Rosas
Heavy Metal
154. Ravencult - Temples Of Torment
Black Metal
155. Realm - Endless War
Progressive Thrash Metal
156. Riot - Fire Down Under
Heavy Metal
157. Runemagick - Enter The Realm Of Death
Death Metal
158. Ruoska - Radium
Industrial Metal
159. Sacramentum - Far Away From The Sun
Melodic Black Metal
160. Scanner - Hypertrace
Power Metal
161. Shaolin Death Squad - Intelligent Design
Avantgarde Metal
162. Shape Of Despair - Illusion's Play
Funeral Doom Metal
163. Shylmagoghnar - Emergence
Melodic Death Metal
164. Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park
Industrial Metal
165. Solar Fragment - In Our Hands
Power Metal
166. Solipsist - The Human Equation
Melodic Death Metal
167. Solitude Aeturnus - Alone
Doom Metal
168. Spock's Beard - V
Progressive Rock
169. StarSystems - StarSystems III
Instrumental Progressive Metal
170. Stolen Babies - There Be Squabbles Ahead
Avantgarde Metal
171. Stoned Jesus - Seven Thunders Roar
Stoner Doom Metal
172. Suidakra - Emprise To Avalon
Melodic Death Metal
173. Sunn O))) - Black One
Drone Doom Metal
174. Swans - The Seer
Post-Rock
175. Sylosis - Conclusion Of An Age
Progressive Thrash Metal
176. Tantara - Based On Evil
Thrash Metal
177. Target - Master Project Genesis
Progressive Thrash Metal
178. Telepathy - 12 Areas
Post-Metal
179. Temple Of Baal - Mysterium
Black Metal
180. The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls With Sand
Drone Metal
181. The Birthday Massacre - Walking With Strangers
Alternative Metal
182. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
Metalcore
183. The Elysian Fields - We...The Enlightened
Melodic Death Metal
184. The Fading - In Sin We'll Find Salvation
Melodic Death Metal
185. The Lord Weird Slough Feg - Down Among The Deadmen
Heavy Metal
186. The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium
Progressive Rock
187. The Monolith Deathcult - Trivmvirate
Death Metal
188. The Morningside - The Wind, The Trees And The Shadows Of The Past
Doom Metal
189. The Prophecy - Origins
Doom Metal
190. The Ruins Of Beverast - Rain Upon The Impure
Atmospheric Black Metal
191. The Tea Party - The Edges Of Twilight
Progressive Rock
192. Therapy? - Troublegum
Alternative Metal
193. Thorns - Thorns
Industrial Black Metal
194. Tony MacAlpine - Edge Of Insanity
Instrumental Progressive Metal
195. Toxik - World Circus
Technical Thrash Metal
196. Transatlantic - Bridge Across Forever
Progressive Rock
197. Turbo - Kawaleria Szatana
Thrash Metal
198. Twilightning - Delirium Veil
Power Metal
199. Velvet Revolver - Contraband
Hard Rock
200. Vendetta (GER) - Brain Damage
Thrash Metal
201. Verdunkeln - Einblick In Den Qualenfall
Psychedelic Black Metal
202. Vesperian Sorrow - Regenesis Creation
Melodic Black Metal
203. Villagers Of Ioannina City - Age Of Aquarius
Psychedelic Rock
204. Vindland - Hanter Savet
Viking Black Metal
205. Vinnie Moore - The Maze
Instrumental Hard Rock
206. Vinterland - Welcome My Last Chapter
Melodic Black Metal
207. Vintersea - Illuminated
Progressive Death Metal
208. Vintersorg - Cosmic Genesis
Melodic Black Metal
209. Virgin Black - Sombre Romantic
Symphonic Gothic Metal
210. Vomitory - Blood Rapture
Death Metal
211. Warlord - And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun...
Heavy Metal
212. While Heaven Wept - Vast Oceans Lachrymose
Power Metal
213. Whispered - Metsutan - Songs Of The Void
Melodic Death Metal
214. White Skull - Tales From The North
Power Metal
215. Wine From Tears - Through The Eyes Of A Mad
Death Doom Metal
216. Wolverine - Still
Progressive Metal
217. Wrathchild America - 3-D
Technical Thrash Metal
218. Wuthering Heights - Far From The Madding Crowd
Progressive Power Metal
219. X Japan - Art Of Life
Progressive Power Metal
220. 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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22.09.2022 - 15:11
JoHn DoE

Some are overlooked indeed, some are just not that known, some are obscure (or at least unknown to me).
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23.12.2022 - 00:19
Metal Dane

It's mind boggling how some of these albums have so few ratings!! I don't know all of them, but in my opinion, Defying The Rules, Delerium Veil, Tarot, In Control, Ghosts and Forbidden World are insanely good albums! Some are masterpieces within their respective genres!
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