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The Best Metal Albums of 1988

1. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking

Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
August 23, 1988
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

2. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime

Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
May 3, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

3. Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey

Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey
October 11, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

5. Winger - Winger

Winger - Winger
August 10, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

6. Testament - The New Order

Testament - The New Order
May 5, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

7. Voivod - Dimension Hatröss

Voivod - Dimension Hatröss
June 29, 1988
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

8. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
April 11, 1988
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

9. Soundgarden - Ultramega OK

Soundgarden - Ultramega OK
October 31, 1988
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

10. Death Angel - Frolic Through the Park

Death Angel - Frolic Through the Park
July 1, 1988
Critic Score
80
1 review

11. King Diamond - Them

King Diamond - Them
September 13, 1988
Critic Score
80
1 review

12. Bathory - Blood Fire Death

Bathory - Blood Fire Death
October 8, 1988
Critic Score
80
1 review

13. Danzig - Danzig

Danzig - Danzig
October 13, 1988
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

14. Metallica - ...And Justice for All

Metallica - ...And Justice for All
August 25, 1988
Critic Score
76
4 reviews

15. Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part II

Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part II
August 29, 1988
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

16. Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction

Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction
July 1, 1988
Critic Score
65
2 reviews

17. Candlemass - Ancient Dreams

Candlemass - Ancient Dreams
November 22, 1988
Critic Score
60
1 review

18. Death - Leprosy

Death - Leprosy
November 16, 1988
Critic Score
60
1 review

19. Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What!

Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What!
January 1, 1988
Critic Score
57
3 reviews

20. Slayer - South of Heaven

Slayer - South of Heaven
July 5, 1988
Critic Score
53
3 reviews

21. Ozzy Osbourne - No Rest for the Wicked

Ozzy Osbourne - No Rest for the Wicked
September 28, 1988
Critic Score
50
2 reviews

22. Anthrax - State of Euphoria

Anthrax - State of Euphoria
September 19, 1988
Critic Score
50
1 review

23. Pantera - Power Metal

Pantera - Power Metal
May 0, 1988
Critic Score
50
1 review

24. Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law!

Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law!
September 1, 1988
Critic Score
50
1 review

25. Judas Priest - Ram It Down

Judas Priest - Ram It Down
May 17, 1988
Critic Score
40
1 review
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