Definitive metal albums every self respecting fan must own

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Reign in Blood
1.  Reign in Blood by Slayer
The list author says:
  "One of the most influential metal albums in the history of the genre"
Used & New from: 1.84
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

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Master Of Puppets
2.  Master Of Puppets by Metallica
The list author says:
  "Despite their recent lacklustre releases, this is one of the most important albums, of any genre, of the last twenty years"
5.68   Used & New from: 1.75
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)

Rust In Peace
3.  Rust In Peace by Megadeth
The list author says:
  "Yet another influential album by a significant band, still going strong today"
5.13   Used & New from: 1.65
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Still Life [Digipak]
4.  Still Life [Digipak] by Opeth
The list author says:
  "Opeth blend genres of death metal and folk with tremendous musicianship and song writing ability, no bad albums by this band, but this one is essential"
26.28   Used & New from: 3.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Symbolic
5.  Symbolic by Death
The list author says:
  "As close to a perfect thrash/early death metal album as you will ever hear. Unfortunately, the band's singer/lead guitarist Chuck Schuldiner passed away in 2001."
43.25
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

None So Vile
6.  None So Vile by Cryptopsy
The list author says:
  "One of the most mind blowing technical death metal albums you're ever likely to hear."
14.60   Used & New from: 6.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Arise (Reissue)
7.  Arise (Reissue) by Sepultura
The list author says:
  "A band with a dramatic history and a divided fanbase, this album is arugably the pinnacle of their career and of the thrash metal genre itself."
5.66   Used & New from: 2.30
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

... And Justice For All
8.  ... And Justice For All by Metallica
The list author says:
  "My personal favourite Metallica album, with the most experimental song structures and most well thought out lyrics of any of their albums by far."
6.99   Used & New from: 1.45
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

Nightmares Made Flesh
9.  Nightmares Made Flesh by Bloodbath
The list author says:
  "Bloodbath, the death metal supergroup. This is just song after ripping, tearing slaughtering song of pure B-tuned death metal. Unmissable."
24.95   Used & New from: 6.97
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Paranoid
10.  Paranoid by Black Sabbath
The list author says:
  "I don't even need to tell you how good this album is."
7.99   Used & New from: 3.53
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

Domination
11.  Domination by Morbid Angel
The list author says:
  "Horrible album cover but superb album. Hard to choose between this and Covenant, but I go for Domination every time."
10.47   Used & New from: 5.09
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Vol.3 - The Subliminal Verses
12.  Vol.3 - The Subliminal Verses by Slipknot
The list author says:
  "Far and away this bands best album, in about every single aspect. A few dud songs don't detract too much from what is, at the end of the day, an excellent and well performed metal album."
6.26   Used & New from: 1.29
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Into the Abyss
13.  Into the Abyss by Hypocrisy
The list author says:
  "The first Hypocrisy album I bought, and my God is it amazing."
Used & New from: 7.78
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Times Of Grace
14.  Times Of Grace by Neurosis
The list author says:
  "The heaviest album ever made, full stop. More personal and crushing than anything you will ever experience, this album is terrifying."
12.73   Used & New from: 4.78
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Impossibility Of Reason
15.  The Impossibility Of Reason by Chimaira
The list author says:
  "In my opinion, one of the best metal albums of 2003 (this edition was released in 2004). A band that has come leaps and bounds from their early days, and will hopefully continue to improve."
Used & New from: 0.52
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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