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


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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: https://rateyourmusic.com/list/freis/martin_popoffs_the_top_500_heavy_metal_albums_of_all_time/

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 | 28.10.2020



1. D.C. Cooper - D.C. Cooper
2. Dali's Dilemma - Manifesto For Futurism
3. Damim - The Difference Engine
4. Dämmerfarben - Im Abendrot
5. Damned Spirits' Dance - Weird Constellations
6. Dan Swanö - Moontower
7. Daniel Tompkins - Ruins
8. Darchon - Oionos
https://mercenarymusik.bandcamp.com/album/oionos
9. Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
10. Dark Buddha Rising - Mathreyata
11. Dark Castle - Spirited Migration
12. Dark Forest (CAN) - Aurora Borealis
13. Dark Fortress - Ylem
14. Dark Funeral - Where Shadows Forever Reign
15. Dark Lunacy - The Diarist
16. Dark Millennium - Ashore The Celestial Burden
17. Dark Moor - The Hall Of The Olden Dreams
18. Dark Oath - When Fire Engulfs The Earth
19. Dark Princess - Zhestokaya Igra
20. Dark Quarterer - Symbols
21. Dark Sanctuary - Exaudi Vocem Meam (Part II)
22. Dark Sonority - Kaosrekviem
https://terraturpossessions.bandcamp.com/album/kaosrekviem
23. Dark Suns - Everchild
24. Dark the Suns - All Ends In Silence
25. Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done
26. Dark Tribe - In Jeraspunta - Die Rückkehr Der Tollwütigen Bestie
27. Darkane - Layers Of Lies
28. Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult - Hora Nocturna
29. Darkenhöld - Castellum
30. Darkest Era - The Last Caress Of Light
31. Darkestrah - The Great Silk Road
32. Darkher - Realms
33. Darkology - Altered Reflections
34. Darkseed - Diving Into Darkness
35. Darkspace - Dark Space III
36. Darksun - El Lado Oscuro
37. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
38. Darkwater - Calling The Earth To Witness
39. Darvaza - Darkness in Turmoil
https://darvazablackmetal.bandcamp.com/album/darkness-in-turmoil
40. Darzamat - Solfernus' Path
41. Dauþuz - In finstrer Teufe
https://dauthuzbm.bandcamp.com/album/in-finstrer-teufe
42. David Maxim Micic - Bilo 3​.​0
43. Dawn - Slaughtersun (Crown Of The Triarchy)
44. Dawn Of Dreams - Eidolon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly2W45KbAkk
45. Dawn Of Ouroboros - The Art Of Morphology
46. Dawn Of Relic - Lovecraftian Dark
47. Dawn Of Solace - The Darkness
48. Dawn Of Tears - Descent
49. Dawn Ray'd - The Unlawful Assembly
50. Dawnbringer - Nucleus
51. Dawnless - A Way Of Escape
52. Dawnwalker - Ages
53. Daylight Dies - Dismantling Devotion
54. De Arma - Lost, Alien & Forlorn
55. De Magia Veterum - The Divine Antithesis
56. De Profundis - The Emptiness Within
57. De Silence Et D'Ombre - 3: The Fall
58. Dead Congregation - Graves Of The Archangels
59. Dead Moon Temple - Ænigmasólvoid
https://deadmoontemple.bandcamp.com/album/nigmas-lvoid
60. Dead Shape Figure - The Disease Of St. Vitus
61. Dead To A Dying World - Elegy
62. Deadborn - Dogma Anti God
63. Deadlock - Wolves
64. Deadsoul Tribe - A Murder Of Crows
65. Deadwood - Picturing A Sense Of Loss
66. Deadwood Lake - Forest Of Whispers
67. Deafheaven - Sunbather
68. Dearth - To Crown All Befoulment
69. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
70. Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence
71. Death Fetishist - Clandestine Sacrament
72. Death Fortress - Deathless March Of The Unyielding
73. Death Karma - The History Of Death & Burial Rituals Part I
74. Death. Void. Terror. - To The Great Monolith II
75. Deathbound - Doomsday Comfort
76. Deathevokation - The Chalice Of Ages
77. Deathrow - Deception Ignored
78. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
79. The Deathtrip - Deep Drone Master
80. Deathwhite - Grave Image
81. Decapitated - Winds Of Creation
82. Deceased - As The Weird Travel On
83. Décembre Noir - A Discouraged Believer
84. Deceptic - The Artifact
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFQSuONHk8s
85. Decline of the I - Escape
86. Decoherence - Unitarity
87. Decomposed - Hope Finally Died...
88. Decrepit Birth - Diminishing Between Worlds
89. Deeds Of Flesh - Of What's To Come
90. Defacement - Deviant
91. Defeated Sanity - Psalms Of The Moribund
92. Defleshed - Under The Blade
93. Deftones - Ohms
94. Déhà - A Fleur De Peau - III - A Fire That Does Not Burn
95. Deicide - Legion
96. Deinonychus - Mournument
97. Dekadent - Venera: Trial & Tribulation
98. Delain - Lucidity
99. Délétère - De Horae Leprae
100. Delight - The Fading Tale
101. Délirant - Délirant
102. Deliverance - Weapons Of Our Warfare
103. Delta - Deny Humanity
104. Déluge - Ægo Templo
105. Demetori - Il Mondo dove e finito il Tempo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVhICZdm9tU
106. Demians - Building An Empire
107. Demigod - Slumber Of Sullen Eyes
108. Demilich - Nespithe
109. Demimonde - Mutant Star
https://demimondeofficial.bandcamp.com/album/mutant-star
110. Demiurg - Slakthus Gamleby
111. Demolition Hammer - Epidemic Of Violence
112. Demoniac (CHL) - So It Goes
113. Demonical - Death Infernal
114. Demonoid - Riders Of The Apocalypse
115. Demons & Wizards - Demons And Wizards
116. Den Saakaldte - All Hail Pessimism
117. Denouncement Pyre - Almighty Arcanum
118. Départe - Failure, Subside
119. Departure Chandelier - Antichrist Rise To Power
120. Depravity - Evil Upheaval
121. Depressive Age - First Depression
122. Depths Above - Ex Nihilo
https://depthsabove.bandcamp.com/album/ex-nihilo
123. Der Weg Einer Freiheit - Finisterre
124. Derdian - Limbo
125. Derek Sherinian - Blood Of The Snake
126. Derelict Earth - And So Fell The Last Leaves...
127. Desaster - Divine Blasphemies
128. Descend - The Deviant
129. Descend Into Despair - Opium
130. Desecravity - Orphic Signs
131. Desire - Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul...
132. Desolate Shrine - The Sanctum Of Human Darkness
133. Dessiderium - Shadow Burn
134. Destiny Potato - Lun
135. Deströyer 666 - Phoenix Rising
136. Destruction - Eternal Devastation
137. Desultory - Into Eternity
138. Det Eviga Leendet - Lenience
139. Deus Mortem - Kosmocide
140. Deus Vermin - Monument to Decay
https://deusvermin.bandcamp.com/album/monument-to-decay
141. Devastation - Idolatry
142. Devathorn - Vritra
143. Deviant Process - Paroxysm
https://deviantprocess.bandcamp.com/album/paroxysm
144. DevilDriver - The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand
145. Devilish Impressions - Simulacra
146. Devilment - II: The Mephisto Waltzes
147. Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine: Biomech
148. Devolved - Calculated
149. Devouring Star - The Arteries Of Heresy
150. Devourment - Obscene Majesty
151. DGM - Different Shapes
152. Diablo - Eternium
153. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom
154. Diabolical Masquerade - Nightwork
155. Diabolique - The Black Flower
156. Diabulus In Musica - Argia
157. Dialith - Extinction Six
https://dialith.bandcamp.com/album/extinction-six
158. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Riders On The Storm
159. Die Like Gentlemen - Five Easy Lies
160. Dies Irae - Sculpture Of Stone
161. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
162. Dimlight - Obtenebration
163. Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
164. Dio - Holy Diver
165. Dir En Grey - Uroboros
166. Dirge - Elysian Magnetic Fields
167. Dirty Shirt - Dirtylicious
168. Disaffected - Vast
169. Disarmonia Mundi - Mind Tricks
170. Disavowed - Perceptive Deception
171. Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless
172. Disembowelment - Transcendence Into The Peripheral
173. Disforia - The Age Of Ether
174. Disgorge - Consume The Forsaken
175. Disharmonic Orchestra - Pleasuredome
176. Disillusion - Back To Times Of Splendor
177. Disincarnate - Dreams Of The Carrion Kind
178. Diskord - Dystopics
179. Dismal Euphony - Autumn Leaves - The Rebellion Of Tides
180. Dismember - Like An Ever Flowing Stream
181. Disperse - Journey Through The Hidden Gardens
182. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
183. Dissona - Paleopneumatic
184. Distorted Harmony - Chain Reaction
185. Divinity Destroyed - The Plague
186. Division By Zero - Independent Harmony
187. Djevel - Norske Ritualer
188. Dkharmakhaoz - Proclamation Ov The Black Suns
189. - Black Hole Mass
https://doofficial666.bandcamp.com/album/black-hole-mass
190. Dodecahedron - Kwintessens
191. Dodenkrocht - Misery Chords
192. Dødheimsgard - 666 International
193. Dødsengel - Imperator
194. Dødsferd - Diseased Remnants Of A Dying World
195. Dog Fashion Disco - Adultery
196. Dol Theeta - The Universe Expands
197. (Dolch) - Feuer
198. Dolorian - Voidwards
199. Domination Through Impurity - Essence Of Brutality
200. Domine - Stormbringer Ruler (The Legend Of The Power Supreme)
201. Dominia - Divine Revolution
202. Dominici - O3 A Trilogy - Part 3
203. Doom:VS - Aeternum Vale
204. Doomed - In My Own Abyss
205. Doomriders - Darkness Come Alive
206. The Doomsday Kingdom - The Doomsday Kingdom
207. DoomSword - Let Battle Commence
208. Dordeduh - Dar De Duh
209. Dormant Ordeal - We Had It Coming
https://dormantordeal.bandcamp.com/album/we-had-it-coming
210. Dornenreich - Bitter Ist's Dem Tod Zu Dienen
211. Downfall Of Gaia - Ethic Of Radical Finitude
212. Downfall Of Nur - Umbras De Barbagia
213. Dozer - Beyond Colossal
214. Dr. Living Dead! - Crush The Sublime Gods
215. Draconian - Arcane Rain Fell
216. Dragged Into Sunlight - Hatred For Mankind
217. DragonForce - Maximum Overload
218. Dragonland - Astronomy
219. Dragonlord - Black Wings Of Destiny
220. Dråpsnatt - Skelepht
221. Drastus - Serpent's Chalice - Materia Prima
222. Draugsól - Volaða Land
223. Drautran - Throne Of The Depths
224. Dread Sovereign - All Hell's Martyrs
225. Dreadful Shadows - Estrangement
226. Dreadnought - Bridging Realms
227. Dream Evil - Dragonslayer
228. A Dream Of Poe - An Infinity Emerged
229. Dream Theater - Images And Words
230. Dreamscape - 5th Season
231. Dredg - Catch Without Arms
232. Drown - Subaqueous
233. The Drowning - The Radiant Dark
234. Drowning the Light - An Alignment Of Dead Stars
235. Druadan Forest - The Lost Dimension
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8SeSBYHYXg
236. Drudkh - Autumn Aurora
237. Druids - Monument
238. DSKNT - PhSPHR Entropy
239. Dukatalon - Involuntary Action
240. Dumal - The Lesser God
241. Dusk - ...Majestic Thou In Ruin
242. Dusk (HNG) - Deathgate
https://open.spotify.com/album/0YTkx8ChLB9y9HUNmq8ktN
243. The Duskfall - Frailty
244. Duskmourn - Fallen Kings And Rusted Crowns
245. Dust Sculptures - Far Above the Pines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yfyDwh5fT4
246. Dvne - Etemen Ænka
247. Dwaal - Gospel Of The Vile
248. Dying Fetus - Destroy The Opposition
249. Dying Sun - Transcendence
250. Dynazty - Renatus
251. Dynfari - Sem Skugginn
252. Dysangelium - Thánatos Áskēsis
https://dysangelium.bandcamp.com/album/th-natos-sk-sis
253. Dyscarnate - With All Their Might
254. Dysrhythmia - Psychic Maps
255. Dyssidia - Costly Signals
256. Dystopia Nå! - Dweller On The Threshold
257. Dysylumn - Occultation
258. Dzö-nga - Thunder In The Mountains



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21.11.2020 - 12:55
RaduP
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Good to see Descend Into Despair getting some love, but would've loved to see Dirty Shirt as well.
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21.11.2020 - 17:34
Uxküll

Written by RaduP on 21.11.2020 at 12:55

Good to see Descend Into Despair getting some love, but would've loved to see Dirty Shirt as well.


Never heard of them, will give them a listen and add them.
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21.11.2020 - 20:02
Uxküll

Written by RaduP on 21.11.2020 at 12:55

Good to see Descend Into Despair getting some love, but would've loved to see Dirty Shirt as well.


Added Dirty Shirt, Dragged Into Sunlight, Deceased and Det eviga leendet.
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"Nullum unquam exstitit magnum igenium sine aliqua dementia [there was never great genius without some madness]."

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