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The Best Metal Albums* From A To # (B)

This list is meant to be an extensive, but by no means exhaustive, collection of the greatest (modern) metal albums and eps. Running the gamut from avant-garde to trve norweigan black metal. *As someone who is young in age, my tastes tend to revolve around the period of the 80s to the present.* Although certain metal albums from before will certainly be featured, the period of the 60s-70s will be under-represented. I refer you to this excellent list to gain a better appreciation for some of the best metal from that period:

All bands will be limited to one album unless they had a significant change in style (e.g. Amorphis and Katatonia). It goes without saying that as this is my personal list the genres that are included more than others expresses my bias and I am open to listening to any suggestions on additional albums to add. This list will be separated by letters as including them all in one list would make it overly long. Just to give you an idea: my personal collection is over 10,000 songs, most of them in the metal genre.

Most of the bands featured here have other great albums so if you like the album featured here be sure to peruse their other works. Artists whose names start with 'The' or A/An' will be included in whatever letter follows, e.g. ' A Forest of Stars' will be included in F. This list(s) contains the most well-known bands e.g. Opeth, to the most obscure e.g. Vanguard x Mortem.

The list(s) will be updated periodically. If you have trouble locating an album on this list or think I missed a particular album feel free to contact me, and share this list far and wide so that more people can benefit from the incredible array of musical experience metal has to offer.

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Created by: Uxküll | 13.10.2020

1. Ba'al - Ellipsism
Atmospheric Sludge Metal
2. Back To R'lyeh - The Awakening / Last Fight Of The Primordial
Progressive Metal, Avant-Garde Metal
3. Bad Salad - Uncivilized
Progressive Metal
4. Bakos Attila - Aranyhajnal
Progressive Metal
5. Balance Of Power - Book Of Secrets
Power Metal, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
6. Ballistic - Ballistic
Power Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
7. Bal-Sagoth - The Power Cosmic
Symphonic Black Metal, Death Metal
8. Bann - Æschatologia
Ambient Black Metal, Neoclassical
9. Baptism - Morbid Wings Of Sathanas
Black Metal
10. Barathrum - Legions Of Perkele
Black Metal, Doom Metal, Black 'n' Roll
11. Barishi - Old Smoke
Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal
12. Baroness - Blue Record
Sludge Metal, Progressive Metal, Stoner Metal
13. Barren Earth - A Complex Of Cages
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
14. Barshasketh - Barshasketh
Black Metal
15. Barús - Drowned
Progressive Death Metal
16. The Basement Paintings - Antipodes
17. Bast - Nanoångström
Doom Metal, Atmospheric Sludge Metal
18. Bathsheba - Servus
Doom Metal
19. Battle Beast - Battle Beast
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
20. Battle Dagorath - Cursed Storm Of Ages
Atmospheric Black Metal
21. Battle Of Mice - A Day Of Nights
Post-Metal, Atmospheric Sludge Metal
22. Battlefields - Stained With the Blood of an Empire
Atmospheric Sludge Metal,
23. Bathory - Hammerheart
Black Metal, Viking Metal, Folk Metal
24. Batushka - Litourgiya
Black Metal
25. Bauda - Euphoria... Of Flesh, Men and the Great Escape
Post-Rock, Folk Metal,
26. Baume - Les Années Décapitées
Atmospheric Black Metal, Post-Metal
27. Bâ'a - Deus Qui Non Mentitur
Black Metal
28. Beastwars - The Death Of All Things
Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal
29. Beaten To Death - Unplugged
30. Beautality - Providence
Atmospheric Black Metal
31. Beautiful Sin - The Unexpected
Heavy Metal
32. Becoming The Archetype - Terminate Damnation
Progressive Metalcore
33. Bees Made Honey In The Vein Tree - Grandmother
Psychedelic Doom Metal
34. Before The Dawn - Deadlight
Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Metal
35. Before The Rain - ...One Day Less
Death Doom Metal, Funeral Doom Metal
36. Beheaded - Ominous Bloodline
Brutal Death Metal, Technical Death Metal
37. Behemoth - Evangelion
Blackened Death Metal, Black Metal
38. Beherit - Drawing Down The Moon
Black Metal, War Metal, Dark Ambient
39. Behexen - The Poisonous Path
Black Metal
40. Behind The Scenery - Rétroviseur
Melodic Death Metal
41. Behold The Arctopus - Skullgrid
Progressive Metal, Avant-Garde Metal
42. Behold! The Monolith - Architects Of The Void
Sludge Metal
43. Bekëth Nexëhmü - De Fördolda Klangorna
Atmospheric Black Metal
44. Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
Melodic Death Metal
45. Belenos - Errances Oniriques
Pagan Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
46. Believer - Sanity Obscure
Technical Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal
47. Bell Witch - Mirror Reaper
Funeral Doom Metal
48. Below - Upon A Pale Horse
Epic Doom Metal
49. Below The Sun - Envoy
Funeral Doom Metal
50. Belphegor - Goatreich - Fleshcult
Death Metal
51. Belzebubs - Pantheon Of The Nightside Gods
Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Black Metal
52. Bend The Sky - Origins
Progressive Metal
53. Beneath The Massacre - Mechanics Of Dysfunction
Technical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal
54. Benediction - Transcend The Rubicon
Death Metal
55. Benighted - Icon
Brutal Death Metal, Deathgrind
56. Bergraven - Dödsvisioner
Progressive Black Metal
57. The Berzerker - Animosity
Cybergrind, Death Metal, Deathgrind, Industrial Metal
58. Beseech - Sunless Days
Gothic Metal
59. Bestia Arcana - Holókauston
Black Metal
60. Bethlehem - Dictius Te Necare
Black Metal
61. Betray My Secrets - Betray My Secrets
Folk Metal, Gothic Metal
62. Betraying The Martyrs - Breathe In Life
Progressive Deathcore, Symphonic Death Metal
63. Between The Buried And Me - Colors
Progressive Metal, Metalcore
64. Bewitched (SWE) - At The Gates Of Hell
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
65. Beyond Creation - The Aura
Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
66. Beyond The Black - Songs Of Love And Death
Symphonic Metal
67. Beyond The Bridge - The Old Man And The Spirit
Progressive Metal
68. Beyond Twilight - Section X
Progressive Metal
69. Biesy - Noc Lekkich Obyczajów
Black Metal, Avant-Garde Metal, Electronic
70. Big Brave - Ardor
Drone Metal, Post-Metal, Post-Rock
71. Bilocate - Sudden Death Syndrome
Death Doom Metal, Melodic Death Metal
72. Bilwis - Sagenwelt
Atmospheric Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal,
73. Biohazard - Urban Discipline
Alternative Metal, Hardcore
74. Biomechanical - The Empires Of The Worlds
Progressive Metal, Groove Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
75. The Bishop Of Hexen - The Nightmarish Compositions
Symphonic Black Metal
76. Bismuth - The Slow Dying Of The Great Barrier Reef
Drone Doom Metal
77. Black Anvil - Hail Death
Melodic Black Metal, Heavy Metal
78. Black Autumn - Losing The Sun
Ambient Black Metal, Doom Metal
79. Black Breath - Sentenced To Life
Crust Punk, Death 'n' Roll, Death Metal
80. Black Cobra - Invernal
Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal, Doom Metal
81. Black Crown Initiate - Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape
Progressive Metal, Technical Death Metal
82. Black Crucifixion - Faustian Dream
Black Metal
83. Black Curse - Endless Wound
Death Metal, Black Metal, War Metal
84. The Black Dahlia Murder - Nightbringers
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
85. Black Hole Deity - Lair of Xenolich
Death Metal,
86. Black Kirin - 金陵祭 Nanking Massacre
Folk Metal, Melodic Black Metal,
87. The Black Mages - The Black Mages
Progressive Metal, Video Game Music
88. Black Math Horseman - Wyllt
Stoner Rock, Post-Metal
89. Black Messiah - Of Myths And Legend
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Metal, Viking Metal
90. Black Moth - The Killing Jar
Stoner Metal
91. Black Pyramid - Black Pyramid
Doom Metal, Stoner Metal
92. Black Royal - Firebride
Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal
93. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Traditional Doom Metal
94. Black Sheep Wall - I Am God Songs
Atmospheric Sludge Metal, Post-Metal
95. Black Sites - In Monochrome
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal
96. Black Sun Aeon - Darkness Walks Beside Me
Melodic Death Metal
97. Black Table - Obelisk
Black Metal, Atmospheric Sludge Metal, Progressive Metal,
98. Black Therapy - In The Embrace Of Sorrow, I Smile
Melodic Death Metal
99. Black Tongue - Nadir
100. Black Wreath - A Pyre Of Lost Dreams
Funeral Doom Metal
101. Blackfield - Blackfield
Progressive Rock
102. Blackthorn - Codex Archaos
Gothic Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
103. Blaspherian - Infernal Warriors Of Death
Death Metal, Black Metal
104. Blaze Of Perdition - Towards The Blaze Of Perdition
Black Metal
105. Blaze Of Sorrow - Eremita Del Fuoco
Atmospheric Black Metal
106. Bleed From Within - Fracture
Melodic Metalcore, Deathcore
107. Blight - Temple Of Wounds
Black Metal
108. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
Power Metal, Speed Metal, Symphonic Metal
109. Blindead - Affliction XXIX II MXMVI
Atmospheric Sludge Metal, Post-Metal, Progressive Metal
110. Blood Ceremony - The Eldritch Dark
Traditional Doom Metal, Stoner Rock
111. The Blood Divine - Awaken
Doom Metal, Gothic Metal
112. Blood Incantation - Hidden History Of The Human Race
Death Metal, Progressive Metal
113. Blood Mortized - The Demon, The Angel, The Disease
Death Metal
114. Blood Of Kingu - Dark Star On The Right Horn Of The Crescent Moon
Black Metal
115. Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery
Death Metal
116. Bloodline - Werewolf Training
Black Metal, Industrial Metal,
117. Bloodiest - Descent
Atmospheric Sludge Metal, Doom Metal
118. Bloodred Hourglass - Where The Oceans Burn
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Melodic Metalcore
119. Bloodshot Dawn - Demons
Melodic Death Metal, Technical Death Metal
120. Bloodthorn - In The Shadow Of Your Black Wings
Death Metal
121. Bloody Panda - Summon
Doom Metal, Sludge Metal, Avant-Garde Metal
122. Blotted Science - The Machinations Of Dementia
Progressive Metal, Technical Death Metal
123. Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
Atmospheric Black Metal, Industrial, Avant-Garde Metal
124. Blutklinge - Reflection of a Bleak Mind
Depressive Black Metal,
125. Blutmond - The Revolution Is Dead!
Avant-Garde Metal, Black Metal
126. The Body - No One Deserves Happiness
Industrial Metal, Avant-Garde Metal
127. Body Count - Bloodlust
Crossover Thrash, Rap Metal, Hardcore, Alternative Metal
128. Bodyfarm - Dreadlord
Death Metal
129. Boil - aXiom
Progressive Metal, Alternative Metal
130. Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal
Death Metal, Grindcore
131. Bølzer - Aura
Death Metal, Black Metal
132. Bombs Of Hades - Phantom Bell
Death Metal
133. Bong - Mana-Yood-Sushai
Drone Doom Metal, Psychedelic Doom Metal
134. Bongripper - Satan Worshipping Doom
Doom Metal, Drone Metal, Atmospheric Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal
135. Bonjour Tristesse - Your Ultimate Urban Nightmare
Atmospheric Black Metal, Blackgaze, Depressive Black Metal
136. Borgne - Temps Morts
Atmospheric Black Metal, Blackened Industrial Metal
137. Boris - Flood
Drone Doom Metal
138. Borknagar - True North
Progressive Metal, Black Metal, Viking Metal, Folk Metal
139. Born Of Osiris - The Discovery
Deathcore, Metalcore
140. Boss Keloid - Melted On The Inch
Stoner Metal, Progressive Rock, Sludge Metal
141. Bosse-De-Nage - Further Still
Black Metal, Post-Metal, Blackgaze
142. Botanist - III: Doom In Bloom
Blackgaze, Atmospheric Black Metal, Post-Metal
143. Botch - We Are The Romans
Mathcore, Metalcore, Post-Hardcore
144. Bound By Entrails - The Stars Bode You Farewell
Black Metal, Progressive Metal
145. Brand Of Sacrifice - God Hand
146. Breach - It's Me God
Post-Hardcore, Post-Metal
147. Breaking Orbit - Transcension
Progressive Metal,
148. Bríi - Sem Propósito
Atmospheric Black Metal, Avant-Garde Metal
149. Bròn - Pred Dverima Noći
Atmospheric Black Metal, Dark Ambient
150. Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
Heavy Metal
151. Brujeria - Raza Odiada
Death Metal, Deathgrind, Grindcore
152. Brutal Truth - Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses
Grindcore, Deathgrind, Hardcore Punk
153. Brutality - Sea Of Ignorance
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
154. Brymir - Wings Of Fire
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
155. Bucovina - Sub Stele
Folk Metal
156. Burial Invocation - Abiogenesis
Death Metal
157. Burning Witch - Crippled Lucifer
Doom Metal, Sludge Metal
158. Burst - Origo
Metalcore, Progressive Metal, Post-Hardcore, Sludge Metal
159. Bury Tomorrow - The Union Of Crowns
Melodic Metalcore
160. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
Atmospheric Black Metal
161. Bütcher - Bestial Fükkin' Warmachine
Speed Metal, Thrash Metal
162. Bythos - Womb Of Zero
Melodic Black Metal
163. Byzantine - Oblivion Beckons
Groove Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal

Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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