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The greatest Metal albums of all time

A guide by Arianna Thompson "Music fanatic"

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The albums i'm about to list here are without a shadow of a doubt the greatest albums that heavy metal has to offer. Whether it's old school metal, thrash metal, death metal, gothic metal, or whatever type of metal, if it's a true noteworthy classic i will list it here. To me, these albums have absolutely no filler and they are all classic [and in some cases, historical] metal albums. If you call yourself a metalhead, you owe it to yourself to own these 50 albums as all of these albums are just amazing and you must say that no matter how much time passes by, all of these albums will remain undated and fresh for plenty of generations to come

1. Black Sabbath
2. Paranoid
3. Master of Reality
4. Black Sabbath, Vol.4
5. Sabotage
6. Heaven & Hell
7. Kill Em All
8. Ride the Lightning
9. Master of Puppets
10. ...And Justice For All
11. Demanufacture
12. Bloody Kisses
13. Number of the Beast
14. Piece of Mind
15. Powerslave
16. Blizzard of Ozz
17. Diary of a Madman
18. Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?
19. Rust In Peace
20. Countdown to Extinction
21. British Steel
22. Screaming for Vengeance
23. Cowboys From Hell
24. Overkill
25. Ace of Spades
26. Holy Diver
27. Sombre Romantic
28. Elegant...and Dying
29. Spreading the Disease
30. Among the Living
31. Metal Church
32. Bonded By Blood
33. Reign in Blood
34. Draconian Times
35. Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 1
36. Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2
37. Trouble
38. Welcome to Hell
39. Black Metal
40. Seven Churches
41. Altars of Madness
42. Left Hand Path
43. Scumdogs of the Universe
44. Chaos A.D.
45. Speak English Or Die
46. Too Fast for Love
47. Century Child
48. Astro Creep: 2000
49. Undertow
50. Body Count

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who sings this song? 3 Jan 13, 2015
Brad Gillis did the best Sabbath versions! 0 Dec 28, 2014
The Number of the beast 5 Nov 2, 2014
Why vinyl? 3 Aug 24, 2014
Can anybody show me where to find the clean versions of their albums up to Countdown to Extinction? 0 Aug 19, 2014
the 2004 Remasters suck! except for the bonus tracks! 0 Feb 21, 2014
Best Quality Version? 6 Sep 28, 2013
What's your favorite Black Sabbath album? 37 Jun 24, 2013
Where are the live tracks from? 2 Apr 29, 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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Last updated: 8/6/11
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