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The 25 metal albums that every self-respecting fan must own.
Inverse midas "Good music should be celebrated, not cast to the Top 75."
"This is regarded by many as the first proper metal album. It never ages, and more importantly, it never ceases to appeal. Ozzy is still a legend! Stand-out track: Iron man"
Black Metal (Remastered / Expanded)
"The first Black Metal album in my opinion, and absolutely f***ing awesome. Stand-out track: Buried Alive"
Reign In Blood
"The metal album that inspired a great many devil-worshipping loonies. Thrash never got better than this. Stand-out track: Angel of Death."
"It's a crime against metal to not own at least one Iron Maiden album, so if you don't have one, redeem yourself by owning their finest work. Stand-out track: Aces High"
"Absolutely repugnant record. probably the reason why so many BM bands cite it as a major influence. Stand-out track: Too scared to scream"
"Very underrated band. At least three of their albums are essential, but you ought to at least own this Thrash classic. Stand-out track: Train of Consequences"
"There was a time when Darkthrone were a dominant force in the Black Metal scene, and this album more than confirms why. Raw, dark and generally vile. Stand-out Track: Over Fjell og Gjennom Torner"
"The now notorious Varg Vikernes' first album from a prison cell after being convicted of killing Mayhem's Euronymous. Incredible album; deliciously harsh. Stand-out track: Jesus' Tod"
"Ironically, bands would later strive to this level of technical heaviness, but Deicide's undervalued second album was maybe a tad ahead of its time. Stand-out track: Trifixion"
BLESSED ARE THE SICK
"Another Death Metal treat. People often forget how good the Florida death metal scene was at one point. Stand-out track: Fall from Grace"
"Mock them all you want - no self-respecting metal fan would be without this album. Stand-out track: Nothing Else Matters"
None So Vile
"The album that cemented Cryptopsy's reputation, and dragged Technical Death to an even more disgusting level. Stand-out track: Slit your Guts"
"My first ever grindcore album, and still my favourite. Heavy to the point of being only just bearable. Stand-out track: Unleashing the Bloodthirsty"
The Angel And The Dark River
"The godfathers of doom, allegedly. Not an unreasonable moniker though, given what an utter masterpiece this is. A thing of beauty. Stand-out track: Two winters only"
"An album that even the most determined of anti-doom metal fans would have to praise. Stand-out track: Bleak"
"Japanese black metal isn't a novelty; these guys are trailblazers, and frankly, you should have snapped this up. Stand-out track: Corpsecry Angelfall"
System Of A Down
"Better than anyone gave SOAD credit for. Still as original as ever. Stand-out track: Darts"
"They've never bettered this, but credit for a sublime piece of Melodic Death. Stand-out track: Silent Night, Bodom Night"
This Decaying Schizophrenic Christ Complex
"It's the 10th anniversary of this CD, and it's still the most frighteningly evil album Britain's ever produced. The sound of Hell on disc, and a total must-have. Stand-out track: Eclecticpowderburn"
"Young Polish Death Metal pioneers. Their second album silenced all their critics. Stand-out track: Mother War"
"A piece of first-rate grindcore from Finland, I believe. 18 tracks in less than half an hour - how it should be!"
"A voice that sounds much like it would do if you chased broken glass with neat vodka. Evil sounding blackened death. Stand-out track: Submission is for the weak"
Cruelty & The Beast
"A concept album about Elizabeth Bathory that would seal COF's place in Black metal royalty. Stand-out track: Cruelty brought thee orchids"
"Thorn departed, and Glen Benton replaced him. The resulting album would be the best thing both the band and new singer had made in ages. Stand-out track: Infidel"
The Harvest Floor
"The newest album on here, but absolutely essential. This band will be the ones to watch in grindcore. Stand-out track: Regret and the Grave"
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