Diving into the top 50 of our Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time
50- Nachtmystium- Assassins:Black Meddle pt 1
Blake Judd and Friends redeem American Black Metal.
49- Opeth -Deliverance
The Swedish death metal band takes another step forward into the perfect blend of prog and heaviness, which they later get carried away with.
48- Life of Agony - the River Runs Red
This album defined the Road Runner era of metal in the 90's. It hit the perfect blend of darkness and groove where they others drifted into mall metal.
47-Helloween- Keeper of the Seven Keys
While they borrowed heavily from Maiden, this album influenced power metal for years to come.
46-Kamelot - Ghost Opera
Their fans might suggest albums preceding this one, but the songs on this album are flawless with the band at their peak.
45- Iced Earth- the Dark Saga
This 1996 album by America's beefiest power metal band, was based on the Spawn comic.
44- Diamond Head - Lighting to the Nations
The album Metallica stole most of their earlier riffs from.
43-Agalloch -Ashes Against the Grain
They hit the sweet spot on this album finding the perfect cross roads for their folk, black metal and post-rock influences to all meet at.
42-Mayhem- De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Written in 1987 murder and suicide delayed this albums release until 1994.
41-Katatonia- Viva Emptiness
Bleak and depressing as it is full of melodic beauty, this Swedish band carved their niche with this album.