Top Heavy Metal Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
147
Black Sabbath Paranoid Hard Rock 1970
2
205
Metallica Metallica ["The Black Album"] 1991
3
417
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast NWOBHM 1982
4
475
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Hard Rock 1970
5
645
Motörhead Ace of Spades Hard Rock 1980
6
737
Motörhead No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith Hard Rock 1981
7
771
Black Sabbath Master of Reality Hard Rock 1971
8
1091
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz Hard Rock 1980
9
1128
Black Sabbath Vol. 4 Hard Rock 1972
10
1199
Motörhead Overkill Hard Rock 1979
11
1392
Judas Priest British Steel 1980
12
1418
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden NWOBHM 1980
13
1594
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell Hard Rock 1980
14
1607
Queensrÿche Operation: Mindcrime Progressive Metal 1988
15
1659
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Hard Rock 1973
16
1737
Rainbow Rising Hard Rock 1976
17
1868
Venom Black Metal NWOBHM Speed Metal 1982
18
2066
Dio Holy Diver 1983
19
2202
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance 1982
20
2209
Iron Maiden Powerslave NWOBHM 1984
21
2516
Mötley Crüe Shout at the Devil Glam Metal 1983
22
2525
Scorpions Lovedrive Hard Rock 1979
23
2643
Judas Priest Painkiller 1990

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Black Sabbath Sabotage Hard Rock 1975
Scorpions Love at First Sting Hard Rock 1984
Scorpions Blackout Hard Rock 1982
Rainbow Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Hard Rock 1978
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman Hard Rock 1981
Iron Maiden Killers NWOBHM 1981
Danzig Danzig Hard Rock 1988
Judas Priest Unleashed in the East - Live in Japan 1979
Iron Maiden Live After Death NWOBHM 1985
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny 1976
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 1988
Def Leppard High 'n' Dry NWOBHM Hard Rock 1981
Ghost Meliora Hard Rock 2015
Metallica Hardwired...to Self-Destruct 2016
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death 2006
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls 2015
Danzig Danzig II: Lucifuge Blues Rock, Hard Rock 1990
Tribulation The Children of the Night Gothic Metal 2015