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


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 | 17.02.2021



1. S.V.E.S.T. - Veritas Diaboli Manet In Aeternum: Le Diable Est Ma Raison
2. Sabachthani - Miserable Endings
3. Sabaoth - Les Illuminations
https://open.spotify.com/album/3hL31CkToDMXJYGf7val7C
4. Sabaton - Carolus Rex
5. Sabbat - Dreamweaver
6. Sabbat (JPN) - Sabbatrinity
7. Sabbath Assembly - Sabbath Assembly
8. The Sabbathian - Ritual Rites
9. Sacral Rage - Illusions In Infinite Void
10. Sacramentum - Far Away From The Sun
11. Sacrilege (UK-BRM) - Behind The Realms Of Madness
12. Sacrilege GBG - The Fifth Season
13. Sad - Misty Breath Of Ancient Forests
14. Sadist - Tribe
15. Sadness - Danteferno
16. Sadness (US) - Circle of Veins
https://sadnessmusic.bandcamp.com/album/circle-of-veins
17. Sadus - A Vision Of Misery
18. The Safety Fire - Grind The Ocean
19. Saille - Ritu
20. Saint Vitus - Born Too Late
21. Salem - A Moment Of Silence
22. Saligia - Lvx Aeternae
https://saligia.bandcamp.com/album/lvx-aeternae
23. Saltatio Mortis - Aus Der Asche
24. Samael - Passage
25. Sammath Naur - Anhedonia
26. Samothrace - Reverence To Stone
27. Samson - Shock Tactics
28. Sanctuary - Into The Mirror Black
29. Sannhet - So Numb
30. Saor - Aura
31. Sapthuran - To the Edge of Land
https://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1356018
32. Saqra's Cult - The 9th King
33. Sarcófago - The Laws Of Scourge
34. Sargeist - Let The Devil In
35. Sarin - You Can't Go Back
36. Sarke - Oldarhian
37. Sarkom - Anti-Cosmic Art
38. Sarkrista - Summoners of the Serpents Wrath
https://sarkrista.bandcamp.com/album/summoners-of-the-serpents-wrath
39. Satan - Life Sentence
40. Satanic Warmaster - Fimbulwinter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR-7NPW9xIk
41. Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die
42. Satyrian - Eternitas
43. Satyricon - Nemesis Divina
44. Savage Circus - Dreamland Manor
45. Savatage - Gutter Ballet
46. SÂVER - They Came With Sunlight
https://saeverband.bandcamp.com/album/they-came-with-sunlight-2
47. Saviour Machine - Saviour Machine I
48. Saviours - Accelerated Living
49. Sáwol - Through Soil And Skin
50. Scald - Will Of Gods Is A Great Power
51. Scald (UK) - Vermiculatus
52. Scale The Summit - The Migration
53. Scaphoid - Absent Passages
54. Scar Of The Sun - A Series Of Unfortunate Concurrencies
55. Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
56. Scarab - Blinding The Masses
57. Scardust - Strangers
58. Scariot - Strange To Numbers
59. Scarve - Irradiant
60. Schammasch - Hearts Of No Light
61. Schizoid Lloyd - The Last Note In God's Magnum Opus
62. Schizophrenia - Voices
63. Schrei aus Stein - Tsisnaasjiní
https://schreiausstein.bandcamp.com/album/tsisnaasjini
64. Scientist - Barbelith
https://scientistchicago.bandcamp.com/album/barbelith
65. Scorpions - Blackout
66. Scream Silence - Aphelia
67. Sculptured - Apollo Ends
68. Scythian - To Those Who Stand Against Us...
69. Sea Mosquito - Fire, Magic & Venom
https://seamosquito.bandcamp.com/album/fire-magic-venom
70. Sea Witch - The Blackened Sea
71. Seagulls Insane And Swans Deceased Mining Out The Void - Seagulls Insane And Swans Deceased Mining Out The Void
72. Sear Bliss - The Arcane Odyssey
73. Second To Sun - The Walk
74. The Secret - Solve Et Coagula
75. Secret Cutter - Quantum Eraser
https://secretcutter.bandcamp.com/album/quantum-eraser
76. A Secret Revealed - Sacrifices
77. Secrets Of The Moon - Privilegivm
78. Secrets Of The Sky - To Sail Black Waters
79. Section A - Parallel Lives
80. Sedna - Eterno
81. Seeds Of Iblis - Anti Quran Rituals
82. Seer - Vol. 6
83. Seizures - Reverie of the Revolving Diamond
https://open.spotify.com/album/458fNr8cyprIrp5bmGhEE9
84. Sektemtum - Aut Caesar, Aut Nihil
85. Selbst - Selbst
86. Selvans - Lupercalia
87. A Sense Of Gravity - Travail
88. Sentenced - The Cold White Light
89. Sentient Horror - Ungodly Forms
90. Septicflesh - Communion
91. Septuagint - Negative Void Trinity
https://septuagint666.bandcamp.com/album/negative-void-trinity
92. Sepulcros - Vazio
93. Sepultura - Arise
94. Serdce - Timelessness
95. Serenity - Fallen Sanctuary
96. Serenity In Murder - Reborn
97. Serious Beak - Huxwhukw
https://seriousbeak.bandcamp.com/album/huxwhukw-2
98. Sermon - Birth Of The Marvellous
99. Serocs - The Phobos/Deimos Suite
100. Serpent Ascending - Aṇaṅku
101. Serpent Column - Ornuthi Thalassa
102. Serpent Noir - Seeing Through The Shadow Consciousness (Open Up The Shells)
103. Serpents Lair - Circumambulating The Stillborn
104. Setentia - Darkness Transcend
https://blood-music.bandcamp.com/album/darkness-transcend
105. Seth - Era-Decay
106. Setherial - Hell Eternal
107. Seven Chains - Seven Chains
https://solynieve.bandcamp.com/album/seven-chains
108. Seven Kingdoms - The Fire Is Mine
109. Seven Nautical Miles - Every Ocean Reversed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnsgymHpISI
110. Seven Spires - Solveig
111. Seventh Wonder - Mercy Falls
112. Severe Torture - Fall Of The Despised
113. Shade Empire - Omega Arcane
114. Shadow Gallery - Tyranny
115. Shadow Of Intent - Melancholy
116. Shadow Realm - War of the Archons
https://open.spotify.com/album/5uA8SXncEaplsokUvZobFh
117. Shadowkeep - The Hourglass Effect
118. ShadowStrike - Legends of Human Spirit
https://shadowstrikeofficial.com/album/legends-of-human-spirit
119. Shaidar Logoth - Chapter III: The Void God
120. Shaman - Ritual
121. Shambless - Menra Eneidalen
122. ShamRain - Someplace Else
123. Shaolin Death Squad - Intelligent Design
124. Shape Of Despair - Angels Of Distress
125. Shattered Hope - Absence
126. Shedfromthebody - A Dead And Aimless Hum
127. Shepherds Of Cassini - Shepherds Of Cassini
128. Shining - V - Halmstad
129. Shining (NOR) - Blackjazz
130. Shok Paris - Steel And Starlight
131. Shokran - Supreme Truth
132. Shores Of Null - Beyond The Shores (On Death And Dying)
133. Show Me A Dinosaur - Plantgazer
134. Show Of Bedlam - Roont
https://showofbedlam.bandcamp.com/album/roont
135. Shrine Of Insanabilis - Disciples Of The Void
136. Shrinebuilder - Shrinebuilder
137. Shroud of Distress - Be Happy
https://pestproductions.bandcamp.com/album/be-happy
138. Shylmagoghnar - Emergence
139. Siebenbürgen - Delictum
140. Sieges Even - The Art Of Navigating By The Stars
141. Sieghetnar - Endlösung
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ow1Ov70ZmU
142. Sielunvihollinen - Kuolonkylväjä
https://sielunvihollinen.bandcamp.com/album/kuolonkylv-j
143. SIG:AR:TYR - Beyond The North Winds
144. Sigh - Hangman's Hymn: Musikalische Exequien
145. Signs of the Swarm - The Disfigurement of Existence
https://signsoftheswarmmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-disfigurement-of-existence
146. SikTh - The Trees Are Dead And Dried Out, Wait For Something Wild
147. Silencer - Death - Pierce Me
https://youtu.be/UZlZuYp1fZc
148. Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy - Relic Dances
149. Silentium - Altum
150. Silent Kingdom - In Search Of Eternity
151. Silver Knife - Unyielding / Unseeing
152. Silent Planet - The Night God Slept
153. Sinister - Cross The Styx
154. Sinistral King - Serpent Uncoiling
155. Sinistro - Semente
156. Sinmara - Hvísl Stjarnanna
157. The Sins Of Thy Beloved - Lake Of Sorrow
158. Sirenia - At Sixes And Sevens
159. Sirrah - Acme
160. ?i?kin Les - Универс
161. Sisyphean - Illusions of Eternity
https://sisyphean.bandcamp.com/album/illusions-of-eternity
162. Sivyj Yar - The Dawns Were Drifting As Before
163. Skagos - Ást
164. Skaldic Curse - Devourer
165. Skáphe - Skáphe³
166. Skeletal Remains - Devouring Mortality
167. Skeletal Spectre - Voodoo Dawn
168. Skelethal - Interstellar Knowledge Of The Purple Entity
169. Skeleton - Skeleton
170. Skeletonwitch - Beyond The Permafrost
171. Skepticism - Farmakon
172. Skid Row - Slave To The Grind
173. Skitsystem - Stigmata
https://youtu.be/s7ZImofKk3s
174. Skogen - Svítjod
175. Skuggsjá - A Piece For Mind & Mirror
176. Sky Architect - Excavations Of The Mind
177. Sky Empire - The Dark Tower
178. Skyclad - Prince Of The Poverty Line
179. Skyforest - Unity
180. Skyharbor - Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos
181. Slaughter - Strappado
182. Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss
183. Slechtvalk - At The Dawn Of War
184. Sleep - Dopesmoker
185. Sleeping Peonies - Ghosts, And Other Things
186. Sleepwalkers - Hollowpath
https://sleepwalkersband.bandcamp.com/album/hollowpath
187. Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - In Glorious Times
188. Sleestak - Aeon
189. Sleipnir - Oaths Sworn In Blood & Mead
190. Slice The Cake - Odyssey To The West
191. Slipknot - Iowa
192. Slivers Of Silence - Into Glistening Waters
193. Slow - V - Oceans
194. The Slow Death - II
195. Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology
196. Slumber - Fallout
197. Smallman - Envision
198. Smohalla - Resilience
199. So Hideous - Laurestine
200. Sodom - Agent Orange
201. Soen - Lotus
202. Soilwork - Natural Born Chaos
203. Sojourner - The Shadowed Road
204. Solar Temple - Fertile Descent
205. Solbrud - Solbrud
206. Solefald - In Harmonia Universali
207. Solifvgae - Avenoir
208. Soliloquium - Things We Leave Behind
209. Solipsist - Extinction Protocol
https://solipsist.bandcamp.com/album/extinction-protocol
210. Solitude Aeturnus - Alone
211. Sólstafir - Köld
212. Solstice - New Dark Age
213. Solution .45 - For Aeons Past
214. The Sombre - Into The Beckoning Wilderness
215. Sombre Héritage - Alpha Ursae Minoris
https://sombreheritage.bandcamp.com/album/alpha-ursae-minoris
216. Sombres Forêts - Royaume De Glace
217. Somn - The All-Devouring
https://slowsnowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-all-devouring
218. Somniate - The Meyrinkian Slumber
https://lavadome.bandcamp.com/album/the-meyrinkian-slumber
219. Somnium Nox - Terra Inanis
https://somniumnox.bandcamp.com/album/terra-inanis-atmospheric-black-metal
220. Son Of Aurelius - The Farthest Reaches
221. Sonance - Like Ghosts
https://sonance.bandcamp.com/album/like-ghosts
222. Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica
223. Sonic Reign - Monument In Black
224. Sonne Adam - Transformation
225. Sons Of A Wanted Man - Kenoma
226. Sons Of Aeon - Sons Of Aeon
227. Sons Of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony
228. Sophicide - Perdition Of The Sublime
229. Sorcerer - The Crowning Of The Fire King
230. Sorcier Des Glaces - Snowland MMXII
231. Sordide - Fuir La Lumière
232. Soreption - Deterioration Of Minds
233. Sorg - Enigma Grotesque
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfjFMYygAsI
234. Sorhin - Apokalypsens ängel
235. A Sorrowful Dream - Toward Nothingness
236. Soul Secret - 4
237. Soulburn - Feeding On Angels
238. Soulfallen - Grave New World
239. Soulfractured - The Great Divide
240. Soulgrind - Pakana
241. Souls Of Diotima - What Remains Of The Day
242. Soundgarden - Superunknown
243. Source - Left Alone
244. Source (US) - Totality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIg3RXZzZZk
245. Space Odyssey - The Astral Episode
246. Spaceslug - Time Travel Dilemma
247. Spastic Ink - Ink Compatible
248. Spawn Of Possession - Noctambulant
249. Speaking To Stones - Elements
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx3aPPNHy1w
250. Spearhead - Decrowning the Irenarch
https://invictusproductions666.bandcamp.com/album/decrowning-the-irenarch
251. Special Providence - Soul Alert
252. Spectral Lore - III
253. Spectral Voice - Eroded Corridors Of Unbeing
254. Spectral Wound - Infernal Decadence
255. SPEkTR - Near Death Experience
256. Spell - For None And All
257. Spellcaster - Under the Spell
https://spellcaster-band.bandcamp.com/album/under-the-spell
258. Spheric Universe Experience - Mental Torments
259. Spheron - A Clockwork Universe
260. Spiral Architect - A Sceptic's Universe
261. Spire - Entropy
https://ironboneheadproductions.bandcamp.com/album/spire-entropy
262. Spires - Spiral Of Ascension
263. The Spirit - Sounds From The Vortex
264. Spirit Adrift - Divided By Darkness
265. Spirit Possesion - Spirit Possession
https://spiritpossession.bandcamp.com/album/spirit-possession
266. Spiritbox - Singles Collection
https://spiritboxofficial.bandcamp.com/album/singles-collection
267. SpiRitual - Pulse
268. Spiritual Beggars - Ad Astra
269. Spiritus Mortis - The Year Is One
270. Spook the Horses - Empty Body
https://spookthehorses.bandcamp.com/album/empty-body
271. Spotlights - Seismic
272. Spylacopa - Spylacopa
273. Srogość - W Szaleństwie
274. Stam1na - Uudet Kymmenen Käskyä
275. Standalone Complex - The Stench Of Delusion
https://standalonecomplex777.bandcamp.com/album/the-stench-of-delusion-2
276. Star One - Space Metal
277. Starforger - Wreath of Frost
https://starforger.bandcamp.com/album/wreath-of-frost
278. StarGazer - A Great Work Of Ages
279. Starkill - Fires Of Life
280. Starless Domain - ALMA
281. StarSystems - StarSystems III
282. Status Minor - Dialog
283. Staurophagia - Sidereal Sacraments
284. Steingrab - Mystik
https://steingrab.bandcamp.com/album/mystik
285. Steorrah - II: Thin White Paint
286. Step In Fluid - One Step Beyond
287. Sterbend - Dwelling Lifeless
288. Stolen Babies - There Be Squabbles Ahead
289. The Stone - Magla
290. Stoned God - Incorporeal
291. Stoned Jesus - Seven Thunders Roar
292. A Storm Of Light - As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade
293. Stormkeep - Galdrum
294. Stormlord - At The Gates Of Utopia
295. Stortregn - Impermanence
296. Strapping Young Lad - City
297. Stratovarius - Visions
298. Stravaganzza - Sentimientos
299. Stream Of Passion - Embrace The Storm
300. Stride - Imagine
301. Striges - Verum Veterum
https://wtcproductions.bandcamp.com/album/verum-veterum
302. SubRosa - More Constant Than The Gods
303. Subsignal - Touchstones
304. Subterranean Disposition - Contagiuum And The Landscapes Of Failure
305. Subterranean Masquerade - Suspended Animation Dreams
306. Subvertio Deus - Psalms of Perdition
https://nachtgnosis.bandcamp.com/album/psalms-of-perdition
307. Subway To Sally - Herzblut
308. Suffer Yourself - Inner Sanctum
309. Suffering Hour - Dwell
310. Suffocation - Pierced From Within
311. Sühnopfer - Hic Regnant Borbonii Manes
312. Sukekiyo - Immortalis
313. Sui Caedere - Thrène
314. Suicidal Tendencies - Lights... Camera... Revolution!
315. Suidakra - Caledonia
316. Sulphur Aeon - The Scythe Of Cosmic Chaos
317. Sulphur Sun - Placodermic Heraldry
https://sulphursun.bandcamp.com/album/placodermic-heraldry
318. Sum of R - Ride Out the Waves
https://sumofr.bandcamp.com/album/ride-out-the-waves
319. Suma - Let The Churches Burn
320. Sumac - What One Becomes
321. Sumerlands - Sumerlands
322. Summoning - Stronghold
323. Summoning The Lich - United In Chaos
324. Sun Caged - Sun Caged
325. Sun Of The Blind - Skullreader
326. Sun Of The Dying - The Earth is Silent
https://sunofthedying.bandcamp.com/album/the-earth-is-silent
327. Sun Of The Sleepless - To The Elements
328. Sunburst - Fragments Of Creation
329. Sungate - Neverending Silence of the Pompee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEYCb52dvxQ
330. Sunken - Livslede
331. Sunless - Urraca
https://sunlessband.bandcamp.com/album/urraca
332. Sunless Dawn - Timeweaver
333. Sunn O))) - Black One
334. Sunnata - Zorya
335. Sunpocrisy - Samaroid Dioramas
336. Sunset In The 12th House - Mozaic
337. Sunterra - Lost Time
338. Superior - Ultima Ratio
339. Supuration - The Cube
340. Sur Austru - Obârşie
341. Susperia - Unlimited
342. Suspyre - When Time Fades...
343. Svalbard - When I Die, Will I Get Better?
344. Svavelvinter - Mörkrets Tid
345. Svart - Vanära, Vanmakt Och Avsmak
346. Svart Crown - Witnessing The Fall
347. Svarti Loghin - Drifting Through The Void
348. Svartidauði - Flesh Cathedral
349. Svartkonst - Black Waves
350. Svartmálm - Svartmálm
351. Svartsyn - The True Legend
352. Svarttjern - Towards The Ultimate
353. Swallow The Sun - New Moon
354. Swallowed - Lunarterial
355. A Swarm Of The Sun - The Rifts
356. Sweven - The Eternal Resonance
357. The Sword - Age Of Winters
358. Sxuperion - Endless Spiritual Embodiment
359. Sylosis - Monolith
360. Sylvaine - Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone
361. Symbolik - Emergence
362. Symbyosis - On The Wings Of Phoenix
363. Sympathy - Anagogic Tyranny
364. Symphony X - Paradise Lost
365. System Of A Down - Toxicity
366. Syu - Vorvados



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