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Ranking the One-Album Wonders in Metal


Some of the best metal albums ever released have been by bands that only had one full length release.
List is (and probably always will be) a constant work-in-progress.
If you know of a "one-and-done" metal band/album that isn't on my list, feel free to recommend

Created by: sgtrobo | 25.08.2021



1. Weakling - Dead As Dreams
2000 --> Atmospheric DSBM {10/10}
2. Caladan Brood - Echoes Of Battle
2013 --> Atmospheric Black Metal {10/10}
3. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
2000 Prog/Tech/Brutal Death Metal --> {10/10}
4. Timeghoul - 1992-1994 Discography
2012 --> Tech/OSDM {9.8/10}
5. Thorns - Thorns
2001 --> Ambient Industrial Black Metal {9.8/10}
6. Demilich - Nespithe
1993 --> Avant-garde/Progressive Death Metal {10/10}
7. Disembowelment - Transcendence Into The Peripheral
1993 --> Death/Doom {9.8/10}
8. Ved Buens Ende - Written In Waters
1995 --> Avant-garde/Progressive Black Metal {9.78/10}
9. Apotheosis - Farthest From The Sun
2002 --> Symphonic Black/Thrash Metal {9.75/10}
10. Gallowbraid - Ashen Eidolon
2010 --> Atmospheric Black Metal {9.7/10}
11. Slumber - Fallout
2004 --> Extreme Gothic Doom {9.7/10}
12. Silencer - Death, Pierce Me
2001 --> DSBM {9.66/10}
13. Walknut - Graveforests And Their Shadows
2007 --> Atmospheric Black Metal {9.6/10}
14. Zhrine - Unortheta
2016 --> Atmospheric Blackened Disso-Death {9.6/10}
15. Aspid - Кровоизлияние
1992 --> Technical Thrash {9.5/10}
16. Damned Spirits' Dance - Weird Constellations
2009 --> Avant Garde Metal {9.5/10}
17. Miasma - Changes
1992 --> Brutal OSDM {9.4/10}
18. Pyaemia - Cerebral Cereal
2001 --> Brutal DM {9.4/10}
19. Disciples Of Mockery - Prelude To Apocalypse
1999 --> Death/Doom {9.4/10}
20. Gorement - The Ending Quest
1994 --> Swedeath/Death-Doom {9.4/10}
21. Chthe'ilist - Le Dernier Crépuscule
2016 --> Demilich worship {9.3/10}
22. Anomalous - Ohmnivalent
2011 --> Tech Death {9.3/10}
23. Disincarnate - Dreams Of The Carrion Kind
1993 --> OSDM {9.3/10}
24. Crystal Age - Far Beyond Divine Horizons
1995 --> Technical Death Metal {9.3/10}
25. Kvist - For Kunsten Maa Vi Evig Vike
1996 --> Melodic Black Metal {9.2/10}
26. Tchornobog - Tchornobog
2017 --> Atmospheric Blackened Death-Doom {9.2/10}
27. Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice
2005 --> Atmospheric Blackened Sludge/Doom {9.1/10}
28. Deathevokation - The Chalice Of Ages
2007 --> Melodic Tech-Death {9.2/10}
29. Ripping Corpse - Dreaming With The Dead
1991 --> Tech Death/Thrash {9.1/10}
30. Chapel - Satan's Rock 'n' Roll
2012 --> Blackened Speed Metal {9.1/10}
31. Rippikoulu - Musta Seremonia
1993 --> Death/Doom {9.0/10}
32. Repulsion - Horrified
1989 --> Grindcore {8.9/10}
33. Unhuman - Unhuman
2013 --> Technical Death Metal {8.9/10}
34. Dusk - ...Majestic Thou In Ruin
1995 --> Death/Doom {8.9/10}
35. Children - Hard Times Hanging At The End Of The World
2009 --> Progressive Thrash Metal {8.83/10}
36. Carnage - Dark Recollections
1990 --> Swedeath {8.8/10}
37. Uncanny - Splenium For Nyktophobia
1994 --> Death {8.8/10}
38. Grotesque - In The Embrace Of Evil
1996 --> Blackened OSDM {8.8/10}
39. Infester - To The Depths, In Degradation
1994 --> Brutal OSDM {8.8/10}
40. Cyaegha - Steps Of Descent
2008 --> Brutal Tech Death (8.7/10}
41. Woods Of Belial - Deimos XIII
2003 --> Industrial Blackened Doom {8.7/10}
42. Nazgûl - De Expugnatione Elfmuth
2002 --> Symphonic Black Metal {8.7/10}
43. Babylon Sad - Kyrie
1992 --> Avant-Garde Death/Doom {8.6/10}
44. Control Denied - The Fragile Art Of Existence
1999 --> Progressive Power Metal {8.6/10}
45. Winter - Into Darkness
1990 --> Death/Doom {8.6/10}
46. Mastery - Valis
2015 --> Avant Garde Black Metal {8.6/10}
47. Estuary Of Calamity - The Sentencing
2000 --> Blackened Melodeath {8.5/10}
48. Vinterland - Welcome My Last Chapter
1996 --> Melodic Black Metal {8.5/10}
49. Plaga - Magia Gwiezdnej Entropii
2013 --> Black Metal {8.5/10}
50. Dripping - Disintegration of Thought Patterns During a Synthetic Mind Traveling Bliss
2002 --> Avant-Garde Slam {8.4/10}
51. Angtoria - God Has A Plan For Us All
2006 --> Symphonic Gothic Metal {8.4/10}
52. God Macabre - The Winterlong
1993 --> Swedeath/Death-Doom {8.4/10}
53. Virvum - Illuminance
2016 --> Tech Death {8.4/10}0
54. Funebre - Children Of The Scorn
1991 --> OSDM {8.3/10}
55. Fallen Christ - Abduction Ritual
1996 --> Blackened Death/Deathgrind {8.3/10}
56. Dark Heresy - Abstract Principles Taken To Their Logical Extremes
1995 --> Avant Garde Death {8.3/10}
57. Regurgitation (USA - OH) - Tales Of Necrophilia
1999 - Brutal Death Metal {8.3/10}
58. Hyperion - Seraphical Euphony
2016 --> Meloblack {8.2/10}
59. Burial (NED) - Relinquished Souls
1993 --> OSDM {8.2/10}
60. Thantifaxath - Sacred White Noise
2014 --> Atmospheric Black Metal {8.0/10}
61. Vemod - Venter På Stormene
2012 --> Black Metal {8.0/10}
62. After Oblivion - Stamina
2012 --> Greta van Schuldiner {7.8/10}
63. Gammacide - Victims Of Science
1989 --> Thrash Metal {7.7/10}
64. Kublai Khan - Annihilation
1987 --> Thrash Metal {7.5/10}
65. Nexus Clandestine - Church Of The Poison Mind
2014 --> Doom/Sludge {7.5/10}
66. Rottrevore - Iniquitous
1993 --> Brutal Death Metal {7.1/10}
67. Inverloch - Distance Collapsed
2016 --> Death/Doom {6.9/10}
68. Litham - Dhal Ennar
1999 --> Death Metal - Blackened DM {6.6/10}
69. Thergothon - Stream From The Heavens
1994 --> Funeral Doom {6.4/10}
70. Beautiful Sin - The Unexpected
2006 --> Heavy Metal {6.3/10}
71. Forest Silence - Philosophy Of Winter
2006 --> Ambient Black Metal {6.2/10}
72. Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs
2009 --> Black Metal/Blackgaze {6.1/10}
73. >>>> awaiting song-by-songs >>>>>>>>
74. .
75. Banished - Deliver Me Unto Pain
1993 --> BDM {/10}
76. Broken Torso - The Ultimate Abhorrence
2000 --> Brutal Death Metal {/10}
77. Byatis - In Dark Abysses Of Memory
2003 --> Tech BDM {/10}
78. Morpheus Descends - Ritual Of Infinity
1992 --> Brutal OSDM {/10}
79. Rotting - Crushed
1998 --> BDM/Grind {/10}
80. Iniquitous Deeds - Incessant Hallucinations
2015 --> Brutal Dissodeath {/10}
81. .
82. Abydos - The Little Boy's Heavy Mental Shadow Opera About The Inhabitants Of His Diary
2004 --> Progressive Heavy Metal {/10}
83. Kalisia - Cybion
2009 --> Progressive Extreme Metal {/10}
84. Koyaanisqatsy - From The Yearning To Burst The Perpetual Circle
2000 --> Progressive Symphonic Metal {/10}
85. .
86. Aeternum Vale - Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges
2013 --> Melodic Black Metal {/10}
87. Conqueror - Fallen Angel
2007 --> Melodeath {/10}
88. The Everdawn - Poems - Burn The Past
1997 --> Melodeath {/10}
89. The Moaning - Blood From Stone
1997 --> Melodeath/Meloblack {/10}
90. Odium Immortalis - Die Schönheit Der Einsamkeit
2004 --> Meloblack {/10}
91. Vörnagar - The Bleeding Holocaust
2005 --> Technical Melodeath {/10}
92. Utopia Banished - Night of the Black Wyvern
2002 --> Melodeath {/10}
93. Asgard (Slovenia) The Army of the Sea - 2007 --> Melodeath {/10}
94. Disinterment (US) - Endless
1997 --> Melodeath {/10}
95. A Mind Confused - Anarchos
1997 --> Blackened Melodeath {/10}
96. MI'gauss - Open Season
2003 --> Melodeath {/10}
97. .
98. Abyssmal Sorrow - Lament
2008 --> Funeral Doom {/10}
99. Decomposed - Hope Finally Died...
1993 --> Death Doom {/10}
100. Derkéta - In Death We Meet
2012 --> Death/Doom {/10}
101. Scald - Will Of Gods Is A Great Power
1996 --> Epic Doom {/10}
102. Sempiternal Deathreign - The Spooky Gloom
1989 --> Death Doom {/10}
103. Swallowed - Lunarterial
2014 --> Death/Doom {/10}
104. Visceral Evisceration - Incessant Desire For Palatable Flesh
1994 --> Death Doom {/10}
105. Sacriphyx - The Western Front
2013 --> Blackened Death/Doom {/10}
106. Sororicide - The Entity
1991 --> OSDM/Doom {/10}
107. Asgard (Ukraine) - Hunting the Shadow
2009 --> Gothic Doom {/10}
108. Asgard (Mexico) - Of Prophesys & Dragons
1993 --> Death/Doom {/10}
109. Delirium - Zzooouhh
1990 --> OSDM/Doom {/10}
110. Crimson Relic - Purgatory's Reign
1996 --> Death/thrash/Doom {/10}
111. Internment - Mutilated Reality
1995 --> OSDM/Doom {/10}
112. .
113. Death Power - The Bogeyman
1990 --> Thrash Metal {/10}
114. Overthrow - Within Suffering
1990 --> Death/Thrash {/10}
115. Slaughter - Strappado
1987 --> Death/Thrash {/10}
116. Violent Force - Malevolent Assault Of Tomorrow
1987 --> Thrash Metal {/10}
117. Hypnosia - Extreme Hatred
2000 --> Death/thrash {/10}
118. Repugnant - Epitome Of Darkness
2006 --> Death/thrash {/10}
119. Aasgard - Ravens Hymns Foreshadows The End
2010 --> Death/thrash {/10}
120. Excoriate - On Pestilent Winds...
2009 --> Death/thrash {/10}
121. Desecrator (US) - A Mind Is A Terrible Thing
1991 --> Thrash {/10}
122. Dessacrator - The Thrash Is Out There
2003 --> Thrash {/10}
123. Asgard (Brazil) - Life and Suffer
1995 --> Death/thrash {/10}
124. .
125. .
126. Betray My Secrets - Betray My Secrets
1999 --> Gothic Folk {/10}
127. Dol Theeta - The Universe Expands
2008 --> Symphonic Metal {/10}
128. Fimbulwinter - Servants Of Sorcery
1994 --> Black Metal {/10}
129. Gjallarhorn - Nordheim
2005 --> Viking Metal {/10}
130. Hinsidig - I En Tidløs Høst
--> Atmoblack {/10}
131. Horde - Hellig Usvart
1994 --> Black Metal {/10}
132. Immortalis - Indicium De Mortuis
1991 --> OSDM {/10}
133. Midvinter - At The Sight Of The Apocalypse Dragon
1997 --> Black Metal {/10}
134. Molested - Blod-Draum
1995 --> Blackened OSDM {/10}
135. Mortal Decay - Incarnated Souls Rebirth
1998 --> Black Death Metal {/10}
136. Murmuüre - Murmuüre
2010 --> Atmospheric Black Metal {/10}
137. Odium (NOR) - The Sad Realm Of The Stars
1998 --> Symphonic BM {/10}
138. S.V.E.S.T. - Urfaust
2003 --> Experimental Black Metal {/10}
139. Selvhat - Gjennom mørket famlende
2008 --> Black Metal {/10}
140. Sun Of The Blind - Skullreader
2009 --> Atmoblack {/10}
141. Triumphator - Wings Of Antichrist
1999 --> Black Metal {/10}
142. ============================================================================
143. Insect Warfare - World Extermination
2007 --> Deathgrind {/10}
144. Domains - Sinister Ceremonies
2014 --> Blackened Death {/10}
145. Experiment Fear - Assuming The Godform
1995 --> OSDM {/10}
146. Tyrant Trooper - Insane Sickness
1995 --> OSDM {/10}
147. Innsmouth - Consumed By Elder Sign
2014 --> Blackened Death {/10}
148. Vomiturition - A Leftover
1995 --> Death {/10}
149. Armoured Angel - Angel Of The Sixth Order
1999 --> Death/thrash {/10}
150. Asgard (France) - To a Golden Age
1996 --> Death Metal {/10}
151. Asgard (Neth) - In The Ancient Days
1986 --> Speed Metal {/10}
152. Asgard (GER) - Cry With Pain
1994 --> Thrash {/10}
153. Asgard (GER) - Dark Horizons
1988 --> Speed Metal {/10}
154. Asgard (Canada) - Cold Season
2001 --> Black Metal {/10}
155. Asgard (Spain) - The Splendor Of The Cold Age
1995 --> Black Metal {/10}
156. .
157. Asgard (GER) - Out Of Control
1994 --> Heavy Metal {/10}
158. Asgard (Spain) - Tierra De Dioses
2009 --> Heavy Metal {/10}
159. Desecrator (US) - Die for You... Dead Without You
2004 --> USPM {/10}
160. Asgard (Cuba) - Oblivion
2011 --> Symphonic Power Metal {/10}
161. .
162. Asgard (Belgium) - In To War
1997 --> Viking Metal {/10}
163. .
164. Desecrator (UK) - Subconscious Release
1991 --> OSDM (/10}
165. Desecrator (UK) - Link's Retribution
1991 --> OSDM (/10}
166. Disinter - Hell Gate
2005 --> Death Metal {/10}
167. Disinter (Mex) - Depths Of Existence
1996 --> Death Metal {/10}
168. Impaler - Charnel Deity
1992 --> OSDM {/10}
169. Bloodsoaked - Frost Image
1993 --> Death Metal {/10}
170. Lepra (US) - Leprosos satánicos
1995 --> Death Metal {/10}
171. Misdeed - Diabolism
1993 --> Death Metal {/10}
172. Megaslaughter - Calls From The Beyond
1991 --> OSDM {/10}
173. Evil Army - Evil Army
2006
174. Niflheim (CAN) - Neurasthénie
2006



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