The Best Metal Albums of All Time

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Black Sabbath - Paranoid
September 18, 1970
Critic Score
95
5 reviews

2. Deafheaven - Sunbather

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

3. Baroness - Blue Record

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

4. Sigh - Heir To Despair

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

5. Opeth - Ghost Reveries

Opeth - Ghost Reveries
August 30, 2005
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

6. Gorguts - Colored Sands

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

7. Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust

Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust
May 13, 2016
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

8. Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions

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

9. Converge - Axe To Fall

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

10. Sunn O))) - Life Metal

Sunn O))) - Life Metal
April 26, 2019
Critic Score
86
6 reviews

11. Devin Townsend - Empath

Devin Townsend - Empath
March 29, 2019
Critic Score
86
7 reviews

12. Sleep - The Sciences

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

13. Behemoth - The Satanist

Behemoth - The Satanist
February 3, 2014
Critic Score
84
9 reviews

14. Isis - Panopticon

Isis - Panopticon
October 19, 2004
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

15. Between the Buried and Me - Automata II

Between the Buried and Me - Automata II
July 13, 2018
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

16. Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies

Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies
November 21, 2006
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

17. VHÖL - Deeper Than Sky

VHÖL - Deeper Than Sky
October 23, 2015
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

18. Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds

Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds
November 10, 2014
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

19. The Black Dahlia Murder - Nightbringers

The Black Dahlia Murder - Nightbringers
October 6, 2017
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

21. Voivod - The Wake

Voivod - The Wake
September 21, 2018
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

22. Carcass - Surgical Steel

Carcass - Surgical Steel
September 17, 2013
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

23. Alcest - Écailles de Lune

Alcest - Écailles de Lune
March 29, 2010
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

24. Converge - The Dusk In Us

Converge - The Dusk In Us
November 3, 2017
Critic Score
83
17 reviews

25. Gojira - Magma

Gojira - Magma
June 17, 2016
Critic Score
83
12 reviews
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