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The Best Metal Albums of All Time

1.

Metallica - Master of Puppets
March 3, 1986
Critic Score
98
5 reviews

2.

Black Sabbath - Paranoid
September 18, 1970
Critic Score
97
7 reviews

5.

Sunn O))) - Black One
October 18, 2005
Critic Score
90
6 reviews

6.

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

7.

Black Peaks - All That Divides
October 5, 2018
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

8.

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

9.

Baroness - Blue Record
October 13, 2009
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

10.

Gorguts - Colored Sands
August 6, 2013
Critic Score
87
7 reviews
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11.

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

12.

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

13.

Converge - Axe To Fall
October 20, 2009
Critic Score
87
9 reviews

14.

Converge & Chelsea Wolfe - Bloodmoon: I
November 19, 2021
Critic Score
86
14 reviews

15.

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

16.

Trivium - In the Court of the Dragon
October 8, 2021
Critic Score
86
6 reviews

17.

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

18.

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

19.

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

20.

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

21.

Paradise Lost - Obsidian
May 15, 2020
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

22.

Metallica - Kill 'Em All
July 25, 1983
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

23.

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

24.

Kyuss - Blues for the Red Sun
June 30, 1992
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

25.

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