Top Metal Albums




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RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 132 Black Sabbath Paranoid 1970 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
2 162 Metallica Master of Puppets 1986 Thrash Metal
3 166 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine 1992 Rap Metal Rap Rock
4 216 Metallica Metallica ("The Black Album") 1991 Heavy Metal
5 279 Slayer Reign in Blood 1986 Thrash Metal
6 412 Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking 1988 Alternative Metal Alternative Rock
Hard Rock
7 416 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath 1970 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
8 428 Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast 1982 NWOBHM
9 519 Alice in Chains Dirt 1992 Alternative Metal Grunge
10 575 Motörhead Ace of Spades 1980 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
11 616 System of a Down Toxicity 2001 Alternative Metal
12 639 Metallica Kill 'Em All 1983 Thrash Metal
13 641 Motörhead No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith 1981 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
14 687 Black Sabbath Master of Reality 1971 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
15 726 Sepultura Roots 1996 Groove Metal
Nu Metal
16 748 Tool Aenima 1996 Alternative Metal
17 838 Soundgarden Badmotorfinger 1991 Alternative Metal Grunge
Hard Rock
18 877 Pantera Vulgar Display of Power 1992 Groove Metal
Thrash Metal
19 883 Faith No More The Real Thing 1989 Funk Metal Alternative Rock
20 931 Black Sabbath Vol. 4 1972 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
21 960 Deafheaven Sunbather 2013 Blackgaze
22 978 Motörhead Overkill 1979 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
23 998 Ministry Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed & the Way to Suck Eggs 1992 Industrial Metal
24 999 Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley 1994 Stoner Metal Stoner Rock
25 1011 Faith No More Angel Dust 1992 Alternative Metal Alternative Rock
26 1020 Bad Brains I Against I 1986 Alternative Metal Hardcore Punk
27 1056 Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles 1999 Rap Metal
28 1058 Metallica Ride the Lightning 1984 Thrash Metal
29 1082 Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun 1992 Stoner Metal Stoner Rock
30 1115 Tool Lateralus 2001 Alternative Metal Progressive Rock
31 1157 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden 1980 NWOBHM
32 1172 Korn Korn 1994 Nu Metal
33 1186 Metallica ...And Justice for All 1988 Thrash Metal
34 1216 Napalm Death Scum 1987 Grindcore
35 1220 Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz 1980 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
36 1281 Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar 1996 Industrial Metal Industrial Rock
37 1327 Therapy? Troublegum 1994 Alternative Metal Alternative Rock
38 1412 Judas Priest British Steel 1980 Heavy Metal
39 1413 Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 1973 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
40 1416 Living Colour Vivid 1988 Funk Metal Hard Rock
41 1607 Deftones White Pony 2000 Alternative Metal Alternative Rock
42 1624 Mastodon Leviathan 2004 Progressive Metal
Sludge Metal
43 1649 Queensrÿche Operation: Mindcrime 1988 Heavy Metal
Progressive Metal
44 1815 Scott Walker & Sunn O))) Soused 2014 Drone Metal Experimental Rock
45 1821 Helmet Meantime 1992 Alternative Metal
46 1844 Mastodon Crack the Skye 2009 Progressive Metal
47 1846 Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell 1980 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
48 1882 Ministry The Land of Rape and Honey 1988 Industrial Metal Industrial
Industrial Rock
49 1889 Venom Black Metal 1982 NWOBHM
Speed Metal
50 1926 Rainbow Rising 1976 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
51 1986 Living Colour Time's Up 1990 Funk Metal Hard Rock
52 1996 Deftones Around the Fur 1997 Nu Metal
53 2055 Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? 1986 Speed Metal
Thrash Metal
54 2087 Anthrax Among the Living 1987 Thrash Metal
55 2088 Sunn O))) Monoliths And Dimensions 2009 Drone Metal Drone
56 2142 Slayer Seasons in the Abyss 1990 Thrash Metal
57 2174 Slipknot Slipknot 1999 Nu Metal
58 2215 Converge All We Love We Leave Behind 2012 Metalcore
59 2228 System of a Down System of a Down 1998 Alternative Metal
60 2246 Mastodon Blood Mountain 2006 Progressive Metal
Sludge Metal
61 2276 Iron Maiden Powerslave 1984 NWOBHM
62 2283 Scorpions Lovedrive 1979 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
63 2302 Sepultura Chaos A.D. 1993 Groove Metal
Thrash Metal
64 2307 Slayer South of Heaven 1988 Thrash Metal
65 2313 System of a Down Mezmerize 2005 Alternative Metal
66 2323 Pallbearer Foundations of Burden 2014 Doom Metal
67 2365 Megadeth Rust in Peace 1990 Speed Metal
Thrash Metal
68 2398 Korn Follow the Leader 1998 Nu Metal
69 2425 Godflesh Streetcleaner 1989 Industrial Metal
Sludge Metal
70 2548 Dio Holy Diver 1983 Heavy Metal
71 2660 Faith No More King for a Day - Fool for a Lifetime 1995 Alternative Metal
72 2700 Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire 1996 Rap Metal
73 2724 Body Count Body Count 1992 Crossover Thrash
Rap Metal
74 2743 Judas Priest Painkiller 1990 Heavy Metal
75 2771 Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance 1982 Heavy Metal
76 2836 Behemoth The Satanist 2014 Death Metal
77 2840 Fear Factory Demanufacture 1995 Industrial Metal
78 2841 Naked City Torture Garden 1989 Grindcore Avant-Garde Jazz
Experimental
79 2902 Machine Head Burn My Eyes 1994 Groove Metal
Thrash Metal
80 2994 Boris Pink 2005 Stoner Metal Noise Rock


Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Mötley Crüe Shout at the Devil 1983 Heavy Metal Glam Metal
Black Sabbath Sabotage 1975 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
Type O Negative Bloody Kisses 1993 Gothic Metal
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese 1991 Funk Metal
Sepultura Arise 1991 Thrash Metal
Melvins Houdini 1993 Sludge Metal
Opeth Blackwater Park 2001 Progressive Metal
Mastodon The Hunter 2011 Progressive Metal
Iron Maiden Killers 1981 NWOBHM
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood 1996 Atmospheric Sludge Metal
Scorpions Love at First Sting 1984 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
Judas Priest Unleashed in the East - Live in Japan 1979 Heavy Metal
Scorpions Blackout 1982 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
Iron Maiden Live After Death 1985 NWOBHM
Slipknot Iowa 2001 Nu Metal
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory 2000 Nu Metal Rap Rock
Rainbow Long Live Rock 'n' Roll 1978 Heavy Metal Hard Rock
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun 2014 Progressive Metal
Stoner Metal
Tool Undertow 1993 Alternative Metal
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny 1976 Heavy Metal



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