The best metal albums everyone should know of and have!

A Listmania! list by Sean Thomas "Boot Scraper" (Dorsetshire, England)
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From Mars to Sirius
1.  From Mars to Sirius by Gojira
The list author says:
  "this is one seriously good album, their riffs will make your ears turn into metal"
£35.22   Used & New from: £34.74
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Nightmares Made Flesh
2.  Nightmares Made Flesh by Bloodbath
The list author says:
  "Ok, death metal at its finest. Peter Tagtgren does an excellent job replacing Mikael Akerfeldt at vocals. it has some of the catchiest riffs in death metal ive ever heard. superb!"
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Blackwater Park
3.  Blackwater Park by Opeth
The list author says:
  "Opeths best album i think. Also it was the first i brought and so it was probably the best introductory album to opeth. But those who have yet heard opeths music buy this one! it is the best!"
£6.45   Used & New from: £2.53
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

Watershed
4.  Watershed by Opeth
The list author says:
  "Its on here because it is everyone's metal album of this year, ive yet heard anything from this year that could compete."
£4.99   Used & New from: £2.94
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Human Equation (Special 2CD & DVD)
5.  The Human Equation (Special 2CD & DVD) by Ayreon
The list author says:
  "My favourite Ayreon album, features the best vocalists ive seen compiled into one brilliant album from the dutch mastermind Arjen Anthony Lucassen."
Used & New from: £18.79
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Alien (+Bonus)
6.  Alien (+Bonus) by Strapping Young Lad
The list author says:
  "Right to be clear, i am a Devin Townsend nut. Even if he decided to make an album full of him screaming into a shoe whilst stamping on cheese, i'll still listen."
Used & New from: £57.43

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Ocean Machine: Biomech
7.  Ocean Machine: Biomech by Devin Townsend
The list author says:
  "Another Devin album. this is pure class. An absolute must-buy!"
£39.95   Used & New from: £13.19
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Ziltoid the Omniscient CD+CDE
8.  Ziltoid the Omniscient CD+CDE by Devin Townsend
The list author says:
  "And another Devin album. Some fools have said that this album is just devin dicking about in the studio. But everyone i ve spoken to says it is pure genius, with catchy riffs and the devy scream/roar!"
£36.60   Used & New from: £9.51
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Lateralus
9.  Lateralus by Tool
The list author says:
  "Pure Progressive Perfection"
£8.50   Used & New from: £6.25
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

Angel Dust (Gold)
10.  Angel Dust (Gold) by Faith No More
The list author says:
  "Funnily enough i was firstly into Mr.Bungle then Faith No More and this album got me into them. they are simply excellent. Though they arent properly metal but anyone with taste really should buy this"
Used & New from: £22.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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My Uncle the Wolf
11.  My Uncle the Wolf by My Uncle The Wolf
The list author says:
  "Quality album, Having taken inspiration from sludge lords DOWN these guys can aspire to a fantastic future."
£14.42   Used & New from: £0.01

Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory
12.  Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory by Dream Theater
The list author says:
  "Im a massive DT fan, having nine of their albums i think this'un is the best progressive album to date. this has been has favourite album for a very long time. Buy it!"
£4.85   Used & New from: £1.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

When You Were Shouting At The Devil We Were In League With Satan
13.  When You Were Shouting At The Devil We Were In League With Satan by Zimmer's Hole
The list author says:
  "I brought this album due to having 3/4 of SYL, and i wasnt let down one of my favourites of 2008 and should not be missed!"
£5.25   Used & New from: £4.40
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Ashes Of The Wake
14.  Ashes Of The Wake by Lamb of God
The list author says:
  "This album makes one speechless repetitively."
£5.44   Used & New from: £1.94
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

We Couldn't Think Of A Title
15.  We Couldn't Think Of A Title by Psychostick
The list author says:
  "Very kooky, excellent lyrics which get stuck in your head for hours on end untill they're the soundtrack of your dreams about itchy scrotums and why people are dumb."
£9.98   Used & New from: £5.15
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part 1)
16.  Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part 1) by Iced Earth
The list author says:
  "Okay this may not be Iced Earths best album to some diehard fans BUT i think it is bloody good and with the Ripper leaving it could be the last collabaration between IE and Owens, so enjoy!"
£5.99   Used & New from: £2.96
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Dead Heart In A Dead World
17.  Dead Heart In A Dead World by Nevermore
The list author says:
  "Nevermore are good, most definately my favourite album by them, if you dont get the album download "the river dragon has come" - quality!"
£9.30   Used & New from: £4.39
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Nola
18.  Nola by Down
The list author says:
  "The defining band of the genre without doubt, they are so good, the riffs, the anselmo vocals, just perfect blends that can be played for years on end without getting bored."
£7.88   Used & New from: £3.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Battle Metal
19.  Battle Metal by Turisas
The list author says:
  "Love them. saw them in september and they owned dragonforce, completely different from other bands coming out of scandinavia like korpiklaani, finntroll, equilibrium, ensiferum"
£7.99   Used & New from: £4.70
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Come Clarity
20.  Come Clarity by In Flames
The list author says:
  "My favourite from the melodic death metal masters. and just look at the brilliant album art."
£18.00   Used & New from: £1.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Blood Mountain [U.S. Version]
21.  Blood Mountain [U.S. Version] by Mastodon
The list author says:
  "a brilliant follow up to the crushing leviathon, and quite accessible for an interested listener"
£5.95   Used & New from: £1.85
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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