The 50 Most Epic Metal Albums Of All Time

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 6 years ago in Entertainment
http://www.ugo.com/music/the-50-most-epic-metal-albums-of-all-time

A comprehensive list of epic metalness.... did they miss anyone? Do you agree with who is # 1?
There are 63 comments:
Male 195
Top 50 Metal bands I`ve never heard of. Number 1, Bolt Thrower...
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Male 1,360
@trojan, no one cares about your taste in music, and if they did, you`d have a list published on a website.

cool to see ISIS on here though. epic farking song.
"this is... what... he`s always known... the promise of something... Greater... Along... The water`s... final... horizon...
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Male 2,988
its weird to see Vesperian Sorrow on here, and crazy to see them at #21 since a good buddy of mine plays the synthesizer and is back-up vocalist for them. didn`t realize they had made such a good name for themselves. i had no idea :-/ :-)
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Male 511
#48 - The Number of the Beast

This list has lost all credibility. This album should be #3, at least. It kind of redeems itself with Powerslave at #14, but I still haven`t heard of most of the bands on the list, so no.

"Epic" fail.
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Male 514
No Megadeth, Melissa is the album they chose for Mercyful Fate? Return of the Vampire was way better and why not throw in a King Diamond album like Abigail or The Eye? Good choice for Vesperian Sorrow and #1 was spot on.
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Male 1,108
Just looking at the comments here about what is missing is making me glad the page won`t load. No Slayer?!? Not interested.
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Female 160
Are you freaking kidding me?? No Megadeth!!?? List fail! Epic list fail!!
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Male 10,339
@theeric: I could say that Among the Living would be epic to me man. It`s hands down Anthrax`s best album, but every song is as good as the next. That`s epic to me.
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Female 19
@0Sigma0
No Slayer, no Anthrax, no Testament... the list was compiled by a novice headbanger. :)
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Female 19
When I saw that Manowar outranked Iron Maiden`s Beast, I got annoyed. I`ll give Black Sabbath their props for Paranoid, but still prefer Iron Man (yes, I know it`s cliche).
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Male 247
Nice... From Afar and no Iron. No Jari Maenpaa at all.

You couldn`t even give Bathory enough respect if you put in three albums. I`m pretty sure they are black metal too.

I like how Opeth is in there when other great modern bands aren`t.
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Female 525
Also, NO SLAYER? WTF
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Female 525
I grew up with that Sabbath record in the 80`s, it was one of my favorites, and I have to say they deserve some recognition for it when you really listen to it and realize what year they were doing that in. It`s easy to see why some say they started heavy metal, and it`s kind of mind blowing to know they were singing that stuff when all that was on the radio was the Beatles.
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Male 17
Speaking as an Anthrax fan, let me say this: Anthrax was not epic. Speaking as a Dream Theater fan, the guitarist`s name is spelled "Petrucci," not "Petruzzi." :)
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Male 21
A lot left out,no megadeth,anthrax or slayer.I still wouldnt mind having this as a personal collection.
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Male 423
First : Metallica isnt ``epic`` nor the only freaking metal band on earth so shut the drat up (that goes for Black Sabbath too) Second : You don`t know poo about metal if you don`t know bands like Opeth or Enslaved or drating Symphony X
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Male 46
WOOO GO METALLICA! BLACK SABBATH IS OK TOO.
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Male 67
Forget Metallica. Yes, interesting and good musicianship, but MoP just doesn`t smack of "Epic" to me. (Not a flamer, I swear, I just dislike Metallica.)

Try the Metal Shakespeare Company, instead. These guys are epic.
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Male 10,339
I was kind of sad that there was no Anthrax on here though. Among the Living or Persistence of Time should be on the list. Maybe The Sound of White Noise for new Anthrax fans?
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Male 10,339
@hightech: There are only 2 epic metallica albums. Master of Puppets and ...and justice for all.
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Male 72
List is complete crap, haven`t heard of half the bands listed. Only saw one (maybe 2) Sabbath albums, only 1 Metallica album. Whoever created this list needs to have their ears checked.
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Male 10,339
It`s not covers Plastinum. It`s whole albums, start to finish.
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Female 80
SO many of those are crap, I would love an explanation of how in the HELL Dio is only number 42?? Come on 3 inches of blood suck royally. Whoever made that list sux and so does their opinion!
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Male 196
Too many missing...and too many of the ones listed were epic crap
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Male 46
All that mattered was that Kamelot was on there, and at #7 nonetheless. I can sleep better at night now.
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Male 329
Only 1 Overkill Album?!
What about awesome album covers from bands like
Megadeth
Sepultura
Death
Obituary
Voivod
Flotsam and Jetsam
Slayer
Pantera
S.O.D
Anthrax
Nuclear Assault
Testament
Type O Negative
Deicide
Nevermore
Sanctuary
Hell I can think of a dozen other better album covers from better bands than that list.
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Male 356
I understand that music taste is supposed to be objective, but this list is horrible...
Stopped reading at 48. Seriously? One of the best metal albums of all time, rated 48?
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Male 8
Decent list of metal. Nothing more than an opinion though.
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Male 5,194
Got it, got it, got it, got it, got it, got it, got it, got it, need it, got it, got it, got it, need it, got it, got it, got it, got it...

Also, everything spacepup13 said.
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Male 21
That is one of the worst list I have ever seen. Missed Exodus, MegaDeth, Slayer, Pantera. Put Iron Maiden Number way to low and missed Blizzard of Oz. Crazy train is one of the most memorable metal songs ever.
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Male 418
Metal sucks
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Male 37,683
These were in order? Too boring to care about.
Was Blue Oyster Cult listed? No? Then I really don`t care...
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Male 771
most of these aren`t even metal bands. at least get your genres right before displaying your horrid music taste.
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Male 551
@mykunter

AC/DC isn`t usually considered a "metal" band, but
a Hard Rock band... Matter of opinion though
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Male 2,436
This is crap.
I skipped to the top 10. While I agree number one should be Black Sabbath, I think it should have been their debut album. Or, perhaps AC/DC`s Back in Black. Afterall, it`s only the second best selling album of ALL TIME!
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Male 339
"No megadeth, slayer or anthrax? did I miss something? rage..."
Wow. So 3 out of the big 4 of Thrash metal not in, yet Overkill makes it (who I love btw)? What failure given that 90% of death metal artists cite Slayer as their main influence. Also, no Death or Cannibal Corpse. There`s way too much black metal and viking metal here too. Also, Judas Priest`s Painkiller and British Steel aren`t in?

What is this? A politically correct metal list? From the looks of it, this guy defined Epic as hairy men singing at high pitches. I`ve seen some bad `MOST EPIC METAL ALBUM LOLZ` lists in my time, but this one takes the cake easily.
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Male 551
On the other hand, a band I DO like and it should be
in a better place than Metallica...

MEGADETH!!!
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Male 551
Wait wait wait... No Venom, no Burzum? C`mon!
I don`t even like those bands, but they are two of
the pillars for metal
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Male 562
Haven`t listened to any of these since I was a teenager. And since I stop using meth and pot. And acid. And coke. "WELL, HEY, LETS CLEAN THE HOUSE UP!" Yeah, those were the days.
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Male 68
No megadeth, slayer or anthrax? did I miss something? rage...

Iron Maiden made two appearances though, pretty cool.
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Male 165
I agree with bridog6996 and where the hell is Dimmu Borgir?! Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse from Death Cult Armageddon is F*CKING EPIC.
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Male 25,416
Metallica got beaten by no name bands, really!
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Male 163
dont agree i like the fact that godforbid was on but black dahlia, and as blood runs black should of been on too, great death metal bands
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Male 2,033
I like all the metalheads who just don;t get this. this isn`t "The best metal ever" this is "Most epic". People over use the word epic lately, but this list appears to be using it properly. Bands like slayer and moterhead did some truly great metal, much of it (IMO)_ better than a lot of bands on this list, but in no way was it "epic".
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Male 571
Okay, any list of great metal that doesn`t even mention Slayer is an epic fail.
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Male 407
Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of lame bands,iron maiden was too low and paranoid is the wrong album,should`ve been sabbath bloody sabbath,and if death isn`t on the list then its even way more lame....and venom should`ve been on the list too.....lame.......and where`s motorhead?!!!!! And mercyful fate! Wtf!!
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Male 10,339
I can agree with this list.
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Male 161
Nice to see Rhapsody`s Dawn of Victory so high, it`s a great album.
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Male 322
Someone`s personal fap list. Good list, but very varying taste and personal favourites added by the compiler.
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Male 2,033
Forgot to mention there is some truly unepic stuff on here as well.
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Male 2,033
Some truly epic stuff on here, but I can`t believe Sonic Firestorm didn`t make the top 50. I mean....really?
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Male 35
I wish i had read this whole list but once i saw queensryche on the list i had to stop reading. how does a nonmetal band make the list? oh well
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Male 4
Meshuggah`s not on the list. List can`t be taken seriously.
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Male 633
Well this is someones list of 50 albums.
Not mine.
There is some good stuff on there though.
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Female 4,359
erk, my ears are bleeding. I hate metal, except for metallica of course...
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Male 38,457

How can there be "50 MOST Epic" if there arent` 50 epic heavy metal albums to begin with. There`s maybe 2 epic metal albums.
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Female 4,039
Oh, I also thought Shout at the Devil was a frickin masterpiece and made my brain explode the first time I heard it. Maybe that`s kind of a different category of metal, though.
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Male 670
Buiadh why are you here? Every post you bitch like a cry baby. Don`t they have sites in your country you could ruin instead of this one?
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Female 4,039
Hard for me to weigh in on this, as my heavy metal phase ended around 1989 or so, so a lot of these bands I`ve never even heard of, but Holy Diver was one of my all time favorite albums back then (yeah, vinyl album beeyotches).
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Male 8
seriously this is the worst list of metal ever ....ever
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Male 143
Wow. Where is Slayer, Reign in Blood or Celtic Frost? The list is BS.

Powerslave was a comercial sell out. And half the list tried doing what bands like Anthrax, Slayer,and Metallica were creating.
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Male 6,737
Why is this here?
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Female 8,044
Link: The 50 Most Epic Metal Albums Of All Time [Rate Link] - A comprehensive list of epic metalness.... did they miss anyone? Do you agree with who is # 1?
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