We continue counting down these numbers of the beast in our Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time.
30- Motley Crue- Shout At the Devil
The most metal of all the hair metal albums. Anthems of the 80's.
29- This is Spinal Tap Soundtrack
While a brilliant parody, they also made some great songs by mistake.
28-Solitude Aeturnus- Through The Darkest Hour
Epic doom with soaring vocals, the song are catchier than you would expect from a band this ominous.
27-Angkor Wat-Corpus Christi
Members of this band would eventual populate the ranks of Nine Inch Nails, this album saw the industrial elements begin of sprout from the the Texas thrash.
Other albums might have sold better, but this is the densest and ugliest , which are the elements making this one inarguably metal.
25-Godflesh -Street Cleaner
This album came out in 1989 so to say it is way ahead of it's time is an understatement, considering the influence it has had on bands today.
24-Rainbow- Long Live Rock n Roll
This seemed less like a Ritchie Blackmore solo project and more like it's own concept that stood against any Deep Purple album and Dio's voice shines like a rainbow in the dark.
After influencing the industrial genre Killing Joke came back in 1994 to reclaim their crown and make one of their heaviest if not best albums to date.
At one time this album might have made it to the top ten but over the years as the bar gets set higher for heavy, this power of this album wanes, yet the songs are still great.
21-Deep Purple- In Rock
Ritchie Blackmore blisters on this album, which takes hard hitting blues jams and blows them up to epic proportions for Ian Gillan to have some of his finest moments on.