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The Best Metal Albums of All Time

1.

Black Sabbath - Paranoid
September 18, 1970
Critic Score
96
6 reviews

4.

Deafheaven - Sunbather
June 11, 2013
Critic Score
90
20 reviews

5.

Baroness - Blue Record
October 13, 2009
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

6.

Sigh - Heir To Despair
November 16, 2018
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

7.

Gorguts - Colored Sands
August 6, 2013
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

8.

Cobalt - Slow Forever
March 25, 2016
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

9.

Opeth - Ghost Reveries
August 30, 2005
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

10.

Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust
May 13, 2016
Critic Score
86
8 reviews

11.

Paradise Lost - Obsidian
May 15, 2020
Critic Score
86
6 reviews

12.

Imperial Triumphant - Alphaville
July 31, 2020
Critic Score
86
5 reviews

13.

The Black Dahlia Murder - Nightbringers
October 6, 2017
Critic Score
86
7 reviews

14.

Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions
May 26, 2009
Critic Score
86
13 reviews

15.

Converge - Axe To Fall
October 20, 2009
Critic Score
86
8 reviews

16.

Whitechapel - The Valley
March 29, 2019
Critic Score
86
6 reviews

17.

Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
October 8, 1991
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

18.

Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds
November 10, 2014
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

19.

Carcass - Surgical Steel
September 17, 2013
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

20.

Behemoth - The Satanist
February 3, 2014
Critic Score
85
10 reviews

22.

Deftones - Ohms
September 25, 2020
Critic Score
85
27 reviews

23.

Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
October 9, 2012
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

24.

Sleep - The Sciences
April 20, 2018
Critic Score
85
10 reviews

25.

Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows
July 8, 2016
Critic Score
85
7 reviews
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