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100 Essential Metal Albums

I've seen a lot of really shitty "essential metal albums" lists so I made one of my own. An attempt to cover all sub-genres thoroughly was made. I've defined essential based on this criteria: * Effect on forming genre/sub-genre in terms of sound * Influence on other bands * Popularity * Recency is taken into... read more
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Avg. score: 21 of 100 (21%)
Required scores: 1, 4, 9, 17, 39   
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Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
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Black Sabbath - Paranoid
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Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
4
Deep Purple - Machine Head
5
Rainbow - Rising
6
Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
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Motorhead - Ace of Spades
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Angel Witch - Angel Witch
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Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations
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Riot - Fire Down Under
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Manowar - Battle Hymns
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Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
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13
Witchfinder General- Death Penalty
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Venom - Black Metal
15
Pagan Altar - Volume 1
16
Manilla Road - Crystal Logic
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Metallica - Kill 'em All
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Mercyful Fate - Melissa
19
Accept - Balls to the Wall
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Cirith Ungol- King of the Dead
21
Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids
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Iron Maiden - Powerslave
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Trouble - Psalm 9
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Jag Panzer - Ample Destruction
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25
Pentagram - Relentless
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Sodom - in the Sign of Evil
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Kreator - Endless Pain
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Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
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Possessed - Seven Churches
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Destruction - Infernal Overkill
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Exodus - Bonded by Blood
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Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
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Slayer - Reign in Blood
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Saint Vitus - Born Too Late
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Metallica - Master of Puppets
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Kreator - Pleasure to Kill
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37
Fates Warning - Awaken the Guardian
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Sodom - Obsessed by Cruelty
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Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
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Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
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