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
169
Metallica Master of Puppets Thrash Metal 1986
3
177
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Rap Metal Rap Rock 1992
4
205
Metallica Metallica ["The Black Album"] Heavy Metal 1991
5
286
Slayer Reign in Blood Thrash Metal 1986
6
417
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast NWOBHM 1982
7
450
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
545
Alice in Chains Dirt Alternative Metal Grunge 1992
10
645
Motörhead Ace of Spades Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1980
11
682
System of a Down Toxicity Alternative Metal 2001
12
718
Metallica Kill 'Em All Thrash Metal 1983
13
737
Motörhead No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1981
14
740
Sepultura Roots Groove Metal, Nu Metal 1996
15
766
Tool Aenima Alternative Metal 1996
16
771
Black Sabbath Master of Reality Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1971
17
856
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power Groove Metal, Thrash Metal 1992
18
900
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger Alternative Metal Grunge, Hard Rock 1991
19
1034
Metallica Ride the Lightning Thrash Metal 1984
20
1041
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley Stoner Metal Stoner Rock 1994
21
1050
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles Rap Metal 1999
22
1068
Faith No More The Real Thing Funk Metal Alternative Rock 1989
23
1074
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun Stoner Metal Stoner Rock 1992
24
1083
Faith No More Angel Dust Alternative Metal Alternative Rock 1992
25
1091
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1980
26
1128
Black Sabbath Vol. 4 Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1972
27
1137
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar Industrial Metal Industrial Rock 1996
28
1141
Ministry Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed & the Way to Suck Eggs Industrial Metal 1992
29
1170
Bad Brains I Against I Alternative Metal Hardcore Punk 1986
30
1199
Motörhead Overkill Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1979
31
1214
Korn Korn Nu Metal 1994
32
1227
Tool Lateralus Alternative Metal Progressive Rock 2001
33
1237
Metallica ...And Justice for All Thrash Metal 1988
34
1362
Napalm Death Scum Grindcore 1987
35
1392
Judas Priest British Steel Heavy Metal 1980
36
1398
Deafheaven Sunbather Blackgaze 2013
37
1402
Therapy? Troublegum Alternative Metal Alternative Rock 1994
38
1418
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden NWOBHM 1980
39
1424
Living Colour Vivid Funk Metal Hard Rock 1988
40
1594
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1980
41
1598
Mastodon Leviathan Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal 2004
42
1607
Queensrÿche Operation: Mindcrime Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal 1988
43
1646
Deafheaven New Bermuda Atmospheric Black Metal 2015
44
1659
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1973
45
1737
Rainbow Rising Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1976
46
1780
Deftones White Pony Alternative Metal Alternative Rock 2000
47
1852
Mastodon Crack the Skye Progressive Metal 2009
48
1868
Venom Black Metal NWOBHM, Speed Metal 1982
49
1981
Slipknot Slipknot Nu Metal 1999
50
1992
Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? Speed Metal, Thrash Metal 1986
51
2024
Helmet Meantime Alternative Metal 1992
52
2059
Deftones Around the Fur Nu Metal 1997
53
2061
Anthrax Among the Living Thrash Metal 1987
54
2066
Dio Holy Diver Heavy Metal 1983
55
2072
Megadeth Rust in Peace Speed Metal, Thrash Metal 1990
56
2126
Ministry The Land of Rape and Honey Industrial Metal Industrial, Industrial Rock 1988
57
2165
Sunn O))) Monoliths And Dimensions Drone Metal Drone 2009
58
2202
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance Heavy Metal 1982
59
2206
Living Colour Time's Up Funk Metal Hard Rock 1990
60
2209
Iron Maiden Powerslave NWOBHM 1984
61
2287
Slayer South of Heaven Thrash Metal 1988
62
2305
System of a Down System of a Down Alternative Metal 1998
63
2308
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss Thrash Metal 1990
64
2327
Korn Follow the Leader Nu Metal 1998
65
2470
Fear Factory Demanufacture Industrial Metal 1995
66
2506
Scott Walker & Sunn O))) Soused Drone Metal Experimental Rock 2014
67
2516
Mötley Crüe Shout at the Devil Heavy Metal Glam Metal 1983
68
2525
Scorpions Lovedrive Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1979
69
2623
Sepultura Chaos A.D. Groove Metal, Thrash Metal 1993
70
2643
Judas Priest Painkiller Heavy Metal 1990
71
2675
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind Metalcore 2012
72
2792
Mastodon Blood Mountain Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal 2006
73
2801
Machine Head Burn My Eyes Groove Metal, Thrash Metal 1994
74
2831
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire Rap Metal 1996
75
2857
System of a Down Mezmerize Alternative Metal 2005
76
2889
Melvins Houdini Sludge Metal 1993
77
2930
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse Symphonic Black Metal 1994
78
2932
Body Count Body Count Crossover Thrash, Rap Metal 1992
79
2973
Opeth Blackwater Park Progressive Metal 2001
80
2983
Godflesh Streetcleaner Industrial Metal, Sludge Metal 1989
81
2989
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
Pallbearer Foundations of Burden Doom Metal 2014
Sepultura Arise Thrash Metal 1991
Black Sabbath Sabotage Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1975
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood Atmospheric Sludge Metal 1996
Type O Negative Bloody Kisses Gothic Metal 1993
Converge The Dusk in Us Metalcore 2017
Sepultura Beneath the Remains Thrash Metal 1989
Scorpions Love at First Sting Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1984
Dream Theater Images & Words Progressive Metal 1992
Scorpions Blackout Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1982
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory Nu Metal Rap Rock 2000
Rainbow Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1978
Mastodon The Hunter Progressive Metal 2011
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
Danzig Danzig Heavy Metal Hard Rock 1988
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
Judas Priest Unleashed in the East - Live in Japan Heavy Metal 1979
Chelsea Wolfe Hiss Spun Doom Metal Gothic Rock 2017
Behemoth The Satanist Death Metal 2014
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity Mathcore 1999
Deftones Gore Alternative Metal Alternative Rock 2016
Slipknot Iowa Nu Metal 2001
Tool Undertow Alternative Metal 1993
Pantera Far Beyond Driven Groove Metal 1994
Iron Maiden Live After Death NWOBHM 1985
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny Heavy Metal 1976
Primus Pork Soda Funk Metal Alternative Rock, Funk Rock 1993
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Heavy Metal 1988
Pantera Cowboys from Hell Groove Metal, Thrash Metal 1990
Entombed Wolverine Blues Death 'n' Roll 1993
The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation Mathcore 2016
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun Progressive Metal, Stoner Metal 2014
Converge Jane Doe Mathcore 2001
Soundgarden Louder Than Love Alternative Metal Grunge, Hard Rock 1989
Metallica Death Magnetic Thrash Metal 2008
Nails You Will Never Be One of Us Grindcore Powerviolence 2016
YOB Clearing the Path to Ascend Doom Metal 2014
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
Baroness Blue Record Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal 2009
Baroness Purple Stoner Metal 2015
Oranssi Pazuzu Varahtelija Black Metal Psychedelic Rock 2016
Power Trip Nightmare Logic Thrash Metal 2017
Converge Axe to Fall Metalcore 2009
Opeth Ghost Reveries Progressive Metal 2005
Ghost Meliora Heavy Metal Hard Rock 2015
Napalm Death From Enslavement to Obliteration Grindcore 1988
Deftones Koi no Yokan Alternative Metal 2012
Carcass Surgical Steel Melodic Death Metal 2013
Tool 10,000 Days Alternative Metal Progressive Rock 2006
Gojira Magma Groove Metal, Progressive Metal 2016
Metallica Hardwired...to Self-Destruct Heavy Metal 2016
Cobalt Slow Forever Atmospheric Sludge Metal, Black Metal 2016
Bell Witch Mirror Reaper Funeral Doom Metal 2017
Pallbearer Heartless Doom Metal 2017
Mastodon Emperor of Sand Progressive Metal 2017
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
Carcass Heartwork Melodic Death Metal 1993
High on Fire Death Is This Communion Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal 2007
Emperor Anthems to the Welkins at Dusk Symphonic Black Metal 1997
Oathbreaker Rheia Atmospheric Sludge Metal, Blackgaze 2016
Code Orange Forever Metalcore Post-Hardcore 2017
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