Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

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100. Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil

Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil
June 6, 2005
Heavy Metal
Critic Score
70
4 reviews
User Score
74
17 reviews

99. Evanescence - Fallen

Evanescence - Fallen
March 4, 2003
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
78
6 reviews
User Score
68
59 reviews

98. Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions

Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions
May 26, 2009
Drone Metal
Critic Score
85
12 reviews
User Score
86
40 reviews

97. Gojira - From Mars to Sirius

Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
September 27, 2005
Death Metal
Critic Score
68
3 reviews
User Score
83
14 reviews

96. Kvelertak - Meir

Kvelertak - Meir
March 25, 2013
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
79
8 reviews
User Score
77
27 reviews

95. Dream Theater - Images and Words

Dream Theater - Images and Words
July 7, 1992
Progressive Metal
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
80
20 reviews

94. Deafheaven - Sunbather

Deafheaven - Sunbather
June 11, 2013
Black Metal
Critic Score
90
18 reviews
User Score
84
427 reviews
Deafheaven make shoegazer metal that does its dark work in the background but refuses to stay in one place.
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93. White Zombie - La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1

White Zombie - La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1
March 17, 1992
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
60
1 review

92. Eyehategod - Take as Needed for Pain

Eyehategod - Take as Needed for Pain
November 22, 1993
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
88
2 reviews

91. Naked City - Torture Garden

Naked City - Torture Garden
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
78
1 review

90. Body Count - Body Count

Body Count - Body Count
March 31, 1992
Critic Score
70
2 reviews
User Score
72
3 reviews

89. Nightwish - Once

Nightwish - Once
June 7, 2004
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
81
5 reviews

88. Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer

Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer
October 12, 2004
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
62
4 reviews

87. Manowar - Hail to England

Manowar - Hail to England
February 1, 1984
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
NR

86. Lamb of God - As the Palaces Burn

Lamb of God - As the Palaces Burn
May 6, 2003
Groove Metal
Critic Score
65
2 reviews
User Score
75
7 reviews

85. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger

Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
February 17, 1994
Black Metal
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
76
4 reviews

84. High on Fire - Blessed Black Wings

High on Fire - Blessed Black Wings
February 1, 2005
Stoner Metal
Critic Score
80
7 reviews
User Score
84
4 reviews

83. Baroness - Red Album

Baroness - Red Album
September 4, 2007
Sludge Metal
Critic Score
81
5 reviews
User Score
81
32 reviews

82. Entombed - Left Hand Path

Entombed - Left Hand Path
June 4, 1990
Critic Score
77
2 reviews
User Score
72
2 reviews

81. Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark

Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
May 11, 1987
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
89
4 reviews

80. Ministry - Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs

Ministry - Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs
July 14, 1992
Industrial Metal
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
83
13 reviews

79. At The Gates - Slaughter of the Soul

At The Gates - Slaughter of the Soul
November 14, 1995
Melodic Death Metal
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
84
6 reviews

78. Voivod - Dimension Hatröss

Voivod - Dimension Hatröss
June 29, 1988
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
88
1 review

77. Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve

Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
July 25, 1995
Progressive Metal
Critic Score
82
2 reviews
User Score
81
9 reviews

76. Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry

Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
May 10, 1984
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
40
1 review

75. Morbid Angel - Covenant

Morbid Angel - Covenant
June 22, 1993
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
75
4 reviews

74. Venom - Welcome to Hell

Venom - Welcome to Hell
December 1, 1981
Heavy Metal
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
NR

73. Scorpions - Blackout

Scorpions - Blackout
March 29, 1982
Hard Rock
Critic Score
75
2 reviews
User Score
83
5 reviews

72. Isis - Oceanic

Isis - Oceanic
September 16, 2002
Post-Metal
Critic Score
95
3 reviews
User Score
89
32 reviews

71. Living Colour - Vivid

Living Colour - Vivid
May 3, 1988
Hard Rock
Critic Score
95
2 reviews
User Score
74
7 reviews

70. Death - Human

Death - Human
October 22, 1991
Death Metal
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
91
20 reviews

69. Soundgarden - Louder Than Love

Soundgarden - Louder Than Love
September 5, 1989
Grunge
Critic Score
63
3 reviews
User Score
68
14 reviews

68. Marilyn Manson - Portrait of an American Family

Marilyn Manson - Portrait of an American Family
July 19, 1994
Industrial Metal
Critic Score
55
2 reviews
User Score
67
17 reviews

67. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime

Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
May 3, 1988
Heavy Metal
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
87
2 reviews

66. Deftones - White Pony

Deftones - White Pony
June 20, 2000
Alternative Metal
Critic Score
66
7 reviews
User Score
83
66 reviews

65. Faith No More - Angel Dust

Faith No More - Angel Dust
June 8, 1992
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
85
4 reviews
User Score
82
41 reviews

64. Godflesh - Streetcleaner

Godflesh - Streetcleaner
November 13, 1989
Industrial Metal
Critic Score
88
2 reviews
User Score
86
6 reviews

63. Sodom - Agent Orange

Sodom - Agent Orange
June 1, 1989
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
86
3 reviews

62. Sleep - Jerusalem

Sleep - Jerusalem
January 19, 1999
Stoner Metal
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
93
4 reviews

61. Converge - Jane Doe

Converge - Jane Doe
September 4, 2001
Metalcore
Critic Score
84
3 reviews
User Score
86
39 reviews

60. Melvins - Bullhead

Melvins - Bullhead
May 3, 1991
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
85
5 reviews

59. Napalm Death - From Enslavement to Obliteration

Napalm Death - From Enslavement to Obliteration
September 16, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
84
3 reviews

58. Life of Agony - River Runs Red

Life of Agony - River Runs Red
October 12, 1993
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
88
1 review

57. Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
July 8, 1997
Black Metal
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
87
6 reviews

56. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity
September 28, 1999
Mathcore
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
72
8 reviews

55. Opeth - Blackwater Park

Opeth - Blackwater Park
March 13, 2001
Progressive Metal
Critic Score
86
3 reviews
User Score
89
33 reviews

54. Helmet - Meantime

Helmet - Meantime
June 23, 1992
Critic Score
82
2 reviews
User Score
85
6 reviews

53. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses

Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
August 17, 1993
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
84
4 reviews

52. Def Leppard - Pyromania

Def Leppard - Pyromania
January 20, 1983
Hard Rock
Critic Score
90
3 reviews
User Score
81
7 reviews

51. Carcass - Heartwork

Carcass - Heartwork
October 18, 1993
Melodic Death Metal
Critic Score
88
3 reviews
User Score
84
12 reviews
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