50 Metal Albums to Hear Before You Die (Jimpy Edition)

This list was totally yoinked from @slickleg, go give 'em a follow!

The list will be compiling 50 metal albums that you should give a spin before your pump vessel goes "AIGHT I'M BOUTTA HEAD OUT". I'll try to make this a balance of influential albums across all genres, as well as masterpiece that may have gone a bit under the radar. One album per band, although exceptions MAY be made if they're pressing enough.

(I have, in fact, heard pretty much every album on this list. Some haven't been rated because I never did in the past and don't wanna review anything until I'm done with THE DAY OF DEATHCORE, and the finale for that is taking a while if you haven't noticed lol.)

This is what I'm doing instead of listening to the last DAY OF DEATHCORE album

Metallica - Kill 'Em All
1.
100
Genre: Thrash Metal
3 Essential Tracks: The Four Horsemen, Jump In The Fire, Seek & Destroy
Melvins - Houdini
2.
Genre: Sludge Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Hooch, Lizzy, Goin' Blind
Boris - Flood
3.
Genre: Post-Metal / Drone Metal
Essential Tracks: Flood Pts. 1-4
System of a Down - Toxicity
4.
100
Genre: Alternative Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Needles, ATWA, Toxicity
System of a Down - System of a Down
5.
100
Genre: Alternative Metal / Thrash Metal / Avant-Garde Metal, etc.
3 Essential Tracks: Sugar, War?, Mind
Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
6.
100
Genre: Technical Death Metal / Progressive Metal / Groove Metal, etc.
3 Essential Tracks: Ocean Planet, Where Dragons Dwell, From the Sky
Converge - Jane Doe
7.
100
Genre: Metalcore / Mathcore
3 Essential Tracks: Fault and Fracture, Heaven in Her Arms, Jane Doe
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
8.
99
Genre: Heavy Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Black Sabbath, The Wizard, N.I.B.
Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
9.
100
Genre: Heavy Metal / Doom Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Sweet Leaf, Children of the Grave, Into the Void
Slayer - Reign in Blood
10.
100
Genre: Thrash Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Angel of Death, Altar of Sacrifice, Raining Blood
Tool - Lateralus
11.
100
Genre: Progressive Metal
3 Essential Tracks: The Grudge, The Patient, Lateralus
Opeth - Blackwater Park
12.
Genre: Progressive Death Metal
3 Essential Tracks: The Leper Affinity, Bleak, Blackwater Park
Darkthrone - A Blaze In the Northern Sky
13.
Genre: Second Wave Black Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Kathaarian Life Code, Where Cold Winds Blow, A Blaze In the Northern Sky
Waste of Space Orchestra - Syntheosis
14.
100
Genre: Doom Metal / Atmospheric Sludge Metal / Post-Metal, etc.
3 Essential Tracks: Journey to the Center of Mass, Wake Up the Possessor, Syntheosis
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
15.
100
Genre: Rap Metal / Funk Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Killing in the Name, Know Your Enemy, Freedom
Death - Symbolic
16.
100
Genre: Death Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Symbolic, Crystal Mountain, Perennial Quest
After The Burial - Rareform
17.
85
Genre: Technical Deathcore / Progressive Death Metal / Melodic Death Metal, etc.
3 Essential Tracks: Berzerker, Ometh, A Vicious Reforming of Features
Slipknot - Slipknot
18.
86
Genre: Nu Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Eyeless, Wait and Bleed, Spit It Out
Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
19.
100
Genre: Thrash Metal
3 Essential Tracks: A.I.R., Madhouse, Medusa
Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies
20.
Genre: Crossover Thrash
3 Essential Tracks: I Shot The Devil, Institutionalized, I Want More
Alice in Chains - Dirt
21.
100
Genre: Alternative Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Sickman, Rooster, Dirt
Motörhead - Overkill
22.
Genre: Speed Metal / Heavy Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Overkill, Stay Clean, Damage Case
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
23.
Genre: Groove Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Walk, Fucking Hostile, Rise
Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
24.
Genre: Gothic Doom Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Christian Woman, Black No. 1, Too Late: Frozen
Faith No More - Angel Dust
25.
95
Genre: Alternative Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Caffeine, Midlife Crisis, Be Aggressive
Deicide - Deicide
26.
100
Genre: Death Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Lunatic of God's Creation, Dead by Dawn, Mephistopheles
Terrorizer - World Downfall
27.
100
Genre: Deathgrind / Grindcore
3 Essential Tracks: Fear of Napalm, Strategic Warheads, Whirlwind Struggle
Gorgoroth - Pentagram
28.
100
Genre: Melodic Black Metal / Second Wave Black Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Crushing the Scepter, Drømmer Om Død, Måneskyggens Slave
Mastodon - Leviathan
29.
98
Genre: Sludge Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Blood and Thunder, Naked Burn, Hearts Alive
Coroner - No More Color
30.
99
Genre: Technical Thrash Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Die by My Hand, Read My Scars, Why It Hurts
Whitechapel - A New Era of Corruption
31.
88
Genre: Deathcore
3 Essential Tracks: Breeding Violence, Reprogrammed to Hate, Necromechanical
Primus - Pork Soda
32.
99
Genre: Funk Metal / Alternative Metal
3 Essential Tracks: My Name Is Mud, Bob, Nature Boy
Toxic Holocaust - An Overdose of Death
33.
95
Genre: Blackened Thrash Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Nuke the Cross, In the Name of Science, Gravelord
Behemoth - The Satanist
34.
100
Genre: Blackened Death Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel, Amen, O Father O Satan O Sun!
Bathory - Bathory
35.
Genre: First Wave Black Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Hades, Necromancy, Raise the Dead
Dir En Grey - Dum Spiro Spero
36.
Genre: Avant-Garde Metal / Progressive Metal / Alternative Metal / Deathcore, etc.
3 Essential Tracks: The Blossoming Beelzebub, Diabolos, Vanitas
Rammstein - Mutter
37.
99
Genre: Industrial Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Mein Herz brennt, Links 2 3 4, Feuer frei!
Horna - Envaatnags Eflos Solf Esgantaavne
38.
99
Genre: Black Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Musta Temppeli, Kuoleva Lupaus, Zythifer
Obituary - Cause of Death
39.
Genre: Death Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Body Bag, Chopped in Half, Infected
Autopsy - Mental Funeral
40.
Genre: Death-Doom / Death Metal
3 Essential Tracks: In the Grip of Winter, Hole in the Head, Destined to Fester
Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
41.
100
Genre: Stoner Doom / Sludge Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Funeralopolis, Weird Tales, We Hate You
Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer
42.
98
Genre: Grindcore
3 Essential Tracks: Pretty in Casts, Towering Flesh, Terrifyer
Helmet - Meantime
43.
100
Genre: Alternative Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Ironhead, Give It, He Feels Bad
Sectioned - Annihilated
44.
86
Genre: Mathcore / Noisecore / Grindcore / Metalcore, etc.
3 Essential Tracks: Beautiful Struggle, Synchronicity, Release
Voivod - Killing Technology
45.
90
Genre: Progressive Thrash / Technical Thrash Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Killing Technology, Forgotten in Space, Ravenous Medicine
Cryptopsy - None So Vile
46.
Genre: Brutal Death Metal / Technical Death Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Crown of Horns, Slit Your Guts, Orgiastic Disembowelment
Deathspell Omega - Fas – Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum
47.
Genre: Avant-Garde Black Metal / Progressive Black Metal, etc.
3 Essential Tracks: The Shrine of Mad Laughter, The Repellent Scars of Abandon..., A Chore for the Lost
Meshuggah - obZen
48.
100
Genre: Djent / Avant-Garde Metal / Progressive Metal, etc.
3 Essential Tracks: Bleed, Lethargica, Dancers to a Discordant Systen
Cannibal Corpse - Tomb of the Mutilated
49.
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
3 Essential Tracks: Hammer Smashed Face, I Cum Blood, Entrails Ripped From a Virgin's Cunt
Altar of Plagues - Teethed Glory and Injury
50.
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal / Post-Metal / Industrial Black Metal, etc.
3 Essential Tracks: God Alone, A Remedy and a Fever, Reflection Pulse Remains
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2y
great picks man! We Actually have a similar taste in metal
2y
@slickleg glad you liked it! thanks for letting me use your idea!

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