Best Metal Ever

A Listmania! list by mvsrocks (NY United States)
 
Master of Puppets
1.  Master of Puppets by Metallica
The list author says:
  "The masses are correct - this is the greatest metal CD ever.  They invented a new kind of music with this - thrash, punk, classical, rock."
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The Number Of The Beast [Enhanced]
2.  The Number Of The Beast [Enhanced] by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "So hard to pick the 'best' Maiden album, but this one has got it all.  Even the deeper cuts have great song structures."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Reign In Blood
3.  Reign In Blood by Slayer
The list author says:
  "THE speed-metal album to own.  Unbelievable musicianship.  Only corny satan lyrics (in spots) date this one."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (695 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Peace Sells But Who's Buying
4.  Peace Sells But Who's Buying by Megadeth
The list author says:
  "Though it has a weak-spot or two, the cd is greater than the sum of its parts.  Definitely hit upon a consistent and classic vibe."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)

Among The Living
5.  Among The Living by Anthrax
The list author says:
  "Unheralded classic with razor blade riffs.  Scott Ian is the best rhythm guitarist ever."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Toxicity
6.  Toxicity by System of a Down
The list author says:
  "True originals.  Combines Slayer-type riffs with middle-eastern instruments and fantastic vocals."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (997 customer reviews)

Blood Mountain
7.  Blood Mountain by Mastodon
The list author says:
  "Enough classic riffs on this album to cover 3 albums. A true classic."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Blue Record
8.  Blue Record by Baroness
The list author says:
  "Perefct gateway band to the more extreme stuff.  Incredible vocal harmonies and anthemic songs."
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Spiral Shadow
9.  Spiral Shadow by Kylesa
The list author says:
  "Modern grunge/sludge/thrash classic with two singers and two drummers. Trippy as all hell too."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Meanderthal
10.  Meanderthal by Torche
The list author says:
  "Once described as the sound of The Melvins blowing up, rather than Nirvana.  I say this is Foo Fighters crossed with Venom."
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Ride the Lightning
11.  Ride the Lightning by Metallica
The list author says:
  "This album recalibrated metal.  The least thrashy of the first 3 classic Metallica albums.  This was mind-blowing in 1984!"
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Iron Maiden [Enhanced]
12.  Iron Maiden [Enhanced] by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "Metal with punk attitude. You get the 3 minute pub rockers and the 8 minute epics.  I still love the production on this - you can hear the pick scraping the strings!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Kill Em All
13.  Kill Em All by Metallica
The list author says:
  "Yes, I have a Metallica-bias, but this is the LP that started it all.  Still agressive as hell."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (684 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Van Halen
14.  Van Halen by Van Halen
The list author says:
  "If this isn't in your collection you don't like rock music."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (460 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Physical Graffiti
15.  Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "Not really metal per se, but a great rock album with heavy guitars and unreal drumming."
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South Of Heaven
16.  South Of Heaven by Slayer
The list author says:
  "This one definitely gives Reign In Blood a run for its money.  They slow down the thrash on a few songs to great effect."
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Shout At The Devil
17.  Shout At The Devil by Motley Crue
The list author says:
  "Don't laugh.  Though Crue spent the rest of their career destroying their reputation, I think this is the sleaziest metal LP ever - more so than GNR."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)

Piece Of Mind [Enhanced]
18.  Piece Of Mind [Enhanced] by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "Incredibly consistent work of pure, undistilled metal.  Fantastic."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (321 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Appetite For Destruction
19.  Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
The list author says:
  "The mythical status this LP has attained is ridiculous - BUT, it still contains great songs."
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Killers [Enhanced]
20.  Killers [Enhanced] by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "Them again?  Yes, this is a darker album that rewards repeated listenings."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)

Killing Technology
21.  Killing Technology by Voivod
The list author says:
  "Criminally under-rated album.  Industrial-punk-metal with brilliant social lyrics."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Colors
22.  Colors by Between the Buried and Me
The list author says:
  "It makes me so happy to know there are still intelligent groups looking to expand metal's boundaries."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Operation: Mindcrime
23.  Operation: Mindcrime by Queensr˙che
The list author says:
  "Ignore the straight from '88 storyline - this album stands the test of time."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (389 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Sabotage
24.  Sabotage by Black Sabbath
The list author says:
  "A very under-appreciated work of art.  Sabbath elevated their music to genius status with this one.  You can hear insanity in the lyrics."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (282 customer reviews)

2112 [Remastered]
25.  2112 [Remastered] by Rush
The list author says:
  "Great place to start with this classic band.  Probably their heaviest album too."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (599 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Does This Look Infected
26.  Does This Look Infected by Sum 41
The list author says:
  "Sum 41?! That's right - I said it! This thing is 90% metal influenced. Tragically slept-on."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (653 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Too Fast For Love
27.  Too Fast For Love by Motley Crue
The list author says:
  "Again, you wouldn't think so, but this album completely rocks.  The sound of innocence!"
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Bonded By Blood
28.  Bonded By Blood by Exodus
The list author says:
  "This one's all about the riffs.  Can't imagine they possibly sounded better with Kirk Hammet."
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Taking Over
29.  Taking Over by Over Kill
The list author says:
  "Part thrash/part power metal.  So underrated."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Speak English Or Die
30.  Speak English Or Die by Stormtroopers of Death (S.O.D.)
The list author says:
  "They sounded like NO ONE before them.  Razor sharp riffs and love the gang-chant choruses.  Really, this is Scott Ian's album."
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The Legacy
31.  The Legacy by Testament
The list author says:
  "One of the best pure thrash albums of the era."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Dimension Hatross
32.  Dimension Hatross by Voivod
The list author says:
  "As the years pass I realize more and more how this was one of the most special groups in metal."
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Rocks
33.  Rocks by Aerosmith
The list author says:
  "Every non-thrash metal group owes a debt to this album."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (234 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Defenders of the Faith
34.  Defenders of the Faith by Judas Priest
The list author says:
  "You can argue for lots of different Priest albums, but I'm partial to this well-oiled machine."
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Blizzard of Ozz
35.  Blizzard of Ozz by Ozzy Osbourne
The list author says:
  "Each song's a classic, and make sure you get this one as later versions contain re-recorded bass and drums due to a lawsuit."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Opus Eponymous
36.  Opus Eponymous by Ghost
The list author says:
  "What else can you say but 'modern classic'?  Pop hooks with a hat tip to Mercyful Fate.  Have to assume the satanism is meant to be taken like a horror movie."
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Assasins
37.  Assasins by Nachtmystium
The list author says:
  "Black metal crossed with flamenco and saxophones.  I wish more groups would take these kinds of risks."
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Fighting the World
38.  Fighting the World by Manowar
The list author says:
  "Take out Carry On and Blow Your Speakers and the rest are bulletproof."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Waking The Fallen
39.  Waking The Fallen by Avenged Sevenfold
The list author says:
  "They threw a few scraps to the metalcore crowd, but these guys were one of the first new schoolers to embrace PURE metal."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Dusk... And Her Embrace
40.  Dusk... And Her Embrace by Cradle Of Filth
The list author says:
  "These guys get the joke.  Completely over the top and, one suspects, a bit tongue in cheek.  That said, classic dual Maiden riffs with theatric vocals and thrash strings."
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Van Hagar was foul ! 0 Apr 11, 2015
Is GNR one of the best bands of all time ???? 32 Feb 26, 2015
who sings this song? 3 Jan 13, 2015
The Number of the beast 5 Nov 2, 2014
Reign in blood has 666 reviews 1 Jun 16, 2014
Question about "It's so easy" 1 May 21, 2014
this album can't be less then 5 stars. it is practically the most ripped off album. everyone after 1986 tried to be slayer. 13 Feb 22, 2014
exhorder 0 Aug 25, 2013
SHM-CDs sound excellent!!! 2 Jul 17, 2013
Where are the live tracks from? 2 Apr 23, 2013
1990 back cover 2 Apr 17, 2013
Remastered? 1 Apr 17, 2013
 
   

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