Top Metal Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
147
Black Sabbath Paranoid Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1970
2
175
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Rap Metal Rap Rock 1992
3
177
Metallica Master of Puppets Thrash Metal 1986
4
205
Metallica Metallica ["The Black Album"] Heavy Metal 1991
5
288
Slayer Reign in Blood Thrash Metal 1986
6
425
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast NWOBHM 1982
7
454
Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking Alternative Metal Alternative Rock, Hard Rock 1988
8
475
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1970
9
543
Alice in Chains Dirt Alternative Metal Grunge 1992
10
643
Motörhead Ace of Spades Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1980
11
665
System of a Down Toxicity Alternative Metal 2001
12
713
Metallica Kill 'Em All Thrash Metal 1983
13
722
Sepultura Roots Groove Metal, Nu Metal 1996
14
728
Motörhead No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1981
15
763
Tool Aenima Alternative Metal 1996
16
771
Black Sabbath Master of Reality Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1971
17
860
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power Groove Metal, Thrash Metal 1992
18
892
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger Alternative Metal Grunge, Hard Rock 1991
19
1012
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles Rap Metal 1999
20
1031
Metallica Ride the Lightning Thrash Metal 1984
21
1032
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley Stoner Metal Stoner Rock 1994
22
1045
Faith No More The Real Thing Funk Metal Alternative Rock 1989
23
1075
Faith No More Angel Dust Alternative Metal Alternative Rock 1992
24
1077
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1980
25
1086
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun Stoner Metal Stoner Rock 1992
26
1123
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar Industrial Metal Industrial Rock 1996
27
1132
Ministry Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed & the Way to Suck Eggs Industrial Metal 1992
28
1142
Black Sabbath Vol. 4 Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1972
29
1162
Bad Brains I Against I Alternative Metal Hardcore Punk 1986
30
1184
Motörhead Overkill Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1979
31
1192
Tool Lateralus Alternative Metal Progressive Rock 2001
32
1203
Korn Korn Nu Metal 1994
33
1218
Metallica ...And Justice for All Thrash Metal 1988
34
1296
Deafheaven Sunbather Blackgaze 2013
35
1355
Napalm Death Scum Grindcore 1987
36
1387
Judas Priest British Steel Heavy Metal 1980
37
1390
Therapy? Troublegum Alternative Metal Alternative Rock 1994
38
1412
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden NWOBHM 1980
39
1427
Living Colour Vivid Funk Metal Hard Rock 1988
40
1537
Mastodon Leviathan Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal 2004
41
1556
Deafheaven New Bermuda Atmospheric Black Metal 2015
42
1583
Queensrÿche Operation: Mindcrime Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal 1988
43
1592
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1980
44
1657
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1973
45
1712
Rainbow Rising Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1976
46
1739
Deftones White Pony Alternative Metal Alternative Rock 2000
47
1755
Mastodon Crack the Skye Progressive Metal 2009
48
1869
Venom Black Metal NWOBHM, Speed Metal 1982
49
1986
Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? Speed Metal, Thrash Metal 1986
50
1995
Slipknot Slipknot Nu Metal 1999
51
2028
Anthrax Among the Living Thrash Metal 1987
52
2046
Deftones Around the Fur Nu Metal 1997
53
2051
Megadeth Rust in Peace Speed Metal, Thrash Metal 1990
54
2052
Helmet Meantime Alternative Metal 1992
55
2081
Sunn O))) Monoliths And Dimensions Drone Metal Drone 2009
56
2092
Dio Holy Diver Heavy Metal 1983
57
2141
Ministry The Land of Rape and Honey Industrial Metal Industrial, Industrial Rock 1988
58
2194
Scott Walker & Sunn O))) Soused Drone Metal Experimental Rock 2014
59
2198
Living Colour Time's Up Funk Metal Hard Rock 1990
60
2214
Iron Maiden Powerslave NWOBHM 1984
61
2218
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance Heavy Metal 1982
62
2222
System of a Down System of a Down Alternative Metal 1998
63
2280
Slayer South of Heaven Thrash Metal 1988
64
2303
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss Thrash Metal 1990
65
2329
Korn Follow the Leader Nu Metal 1998
66
2419
Fear Factory Demanufacture Industrial Metal 1995
67
2461
Mötley Crüe Shout at the Devil Heavy Metal Glam Metal 1983
68
2540
Scorpions Lovedrive Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1979
69
2557
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind Metalcore 2012
70
2613
Sepultura Chaos A.D. Groove Metal, Thrash Metal 1993
71
2643
Judas Priest Painkiller Heavy Metal 1990
72
2661
Mastodon Blood Mountain Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal 2006
73
2747
System of a Down Mezmerize Alternative Metal 2005
74
2797
Machine Head Burn My Eyes Groove Metal, Thrash Metal 1994
75
2835
Opeth Blackwater Park Progressive Metal 2001
76
2852
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire Rap Metal 1996
77
2868
Melvins Houdini Sludge Metal 1993
78
2932
Body Count Body Count Crossover Thrash, Rap Metal 1992
79
2943
Godflesh Streetcleaner Industrial Metal, Sludge Metal 1989
80
2965
Pallbearer Foundations of Burden Doom Metal 2014
81
2967
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse Symphonic Black Metal 1994
82
2969
Naked City Torture Garden Grindcore Avant-Garde Jazz 1989

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Faith No More King for a Day - Fool for a Lifetime Alternative Metal 1995
Black Sabbath Sabotage Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1975
Sepultura Arise Thrash Metal 1991
Type O Negative Bloody Kisses Gothic Metal 1993
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood Atmospheric Sludge Metal 1996
Mastodon The Hunter Progressive Metal 2011
Sepultura Beneath the Remains Thrash Metal 1989
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory Nu Metal Rap Rock 2000
Scorpions Blackout Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1982
Scorpions Love at First Sting Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1984
Danzig Danzig Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1988
Rainbow Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1978
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese Funk Metal 1991
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1981
Iron Maiden Killers NWOBHM 1981
White Zombie Astro-Creep: 2000 - Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head Groove Metal, Industrial Metal 1995
Ministry The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste Industrial Metal Industrial Rock 1989
Boris Pink Stoner Metal Noise Rock 2005
Electric Wizard Dopethrone Doom Metal, Stoner Metal 2000
Behemoth The Satanist Death Metal 2014
Judas Priest Unleashed in the East - Live in Japan Heavy Metal 1979
Deftones Gore Alternative Metal Alternative Rock 2016
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity Mathcore 1999
Dream Theater Images & Words Progressive Metal 1992
Slipknot Iowa Nu Metal 2001
Iron Maiden Live After Death NWOBHM 1985
Tool Undertow Alternative Metal 1993
Pantera Far Beyond Driven Groove Metal 1994
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Heavy Metal 1988
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny Heavy Metal 1976
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun Progressive Metal, Stoner Metal 2014
Primus Pork Soda Funk Metal Alternative Rock, Funk Rock 1993
Entombed Wolverine Blues Death 'n' Roll 1993
Pantera Cowboys from Hell Groove Metal, Thrash Metal 1990
The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation Mathcore 2016
YOB Clearing the Path to Ascend Doom Metal 2014
Converge Jane Doe Mathcore 2001
Metallica Death Magnetic Thrash Metal 2008
Nails You Will Never Be One of Us Grindcore Powerviolence 2016
Soundgarden Louder Than Love Alternative Metal Grunge, Hard Rock 1989
Baroness Blue Record Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal 2009
Anthrax Spreading the Disease Thrash Metal 1985
Faith No More Sol Invictus Alternative Metal Alternative Rock 2015
Def Leppard High 'n' Dry NWOBHM Hard Rock 1981
Converge Axe to Fall Metalcore 2009
Baroness Purple Stoner Metal 2015
Oranssi Pazuzu Varahtelija Black Metal Psychedelic Rock 2016
Ghost Meliora Heavy Metal Hard Rock 2015
Opeth Ghost Reveries Progressive Metal 2005
Deftones Koi no Yokan Alternative Metal 2012
Napalm Death From Enslavement to Obliteration Grindcore 1988
Tool 10,000 Days Alternative Metal Progressive Rock 2006
Gojira Magma Groove Metal, Progressive Metal 2016
Metallica Hardwired...to Self-Destruct Heavy Metal 2016
Carcass Surgical Steel Melodic Death Metal 2013
Cobalt Slow Forever Atmospheric Sludge Metal, Black Metal 2016
Kylesa Spiral Shadow Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal 2010
Godflesh A World Lit Only by Fire Industrial Metal, Sludge Metal 2014
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death Heavy Metal 2006
Voivod Dimension Hatröss Progressive Metal, Technical Thrash Metal 1988
Triptykon Melana Chasmata Doom Metal 2014
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works Mathcore 2007
Neurosis Fires Within Fires Atmospheric Sludge Metal 2016
High on Fire Death Is This Communion Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal 2007
Carcass Heartwork Melodic Death Metal 1993
Emperor Anthems to the Welkins at Dusk Symphonic Black Metal 1997
Oathbreaker Rheia Atmospheric Sludge Metal, Blackgaze 2016
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls Heavy Metal 2015
Opeth Watershed Progressive Metal 2008
Danzig Danzig II: Lucifuge Heavy Metal Blues Rock, Hard Rock 1990
Tribulation The Children of the Night Gothic Metal, Heavy Metal 2015
Metallica St. Anger Alternative Metal 2003
Converge No Heroes Mathcore 2006
Slayer Christ Illusion Thrash Metal 2006
Isis In the Absence of Truth Atmospheric Sludge Metal 2006