Top Ten Metal Albums Of Each Year - 1990-1999

Criteria: These Top Ten Metal albums of each year from 1990 through 1999 were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on metal music in general.

Metal Albums 1990-1999

Top Ten Metal Albums of 1990


1. Rust In Peace - Megadeth
2. Painkiller - Judas Priest
3. Cowboys From Hell - Pantera
4. Hammerheart - Bathory
5. Seasons In The Abyss - Slayer
6. Left Hand Path - Entombed
7. Cause of Death - Obituary
8. Facelift - Alice In Chains
9. Deicide - Deicide
10. Coma of Souls - Kreator

Top Ten Metal Albums of 1991


1. Human - Death
2. Arise - Sepultura
3. Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious - Carcass
4. Metallica - Metallica
5. Blessed Are The Sick - Morbid Angel
6. Unquestionable Presence - Atheist
7. Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden
8. Mental Funeral - Autopsy
9. Horrorscope - Overkill
10. Clandestine - Entombed

Top Ten Metal Albums of 1992


1. Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
2. Images & Words - Dream Theatre
3. A Blaze In the Northern Sky - Darkthrone
4. Dirt - Alice in Chains
5. Angel Dust - Faith No More
6. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
7. Countdown To Extinction - Megadeth
8. Blues For The Red Sun - Kyuss
9. Souls At Zero - Neurosis
10. Psalm 69 - Ministry

Top Ten Metal Albums of 1993


1. Heartwork - Carcass
2. Under a Funeral Moon - Darkthrone
3. Individual Thought Patterns - Death
4. Pure Holocaust - Immortal
5. Focus - Cynic
6. Covenant - Morbid Angel
7. Enemy of the Sun - Neurosis
8. Holy Mountain - Sleep
9. Turn Loose The Swans - My Dying Bride
10. Bloody Kisses - Type O Negative

Top Ten Metal Albums of 1994


1. In the Nightside Eclipse - Emperor
2. Hvis Lyset Tar Oss - Burzum
3. Transilvanian Hunger - Darkthrone
4. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas - Mayhem
5. Welcome to Sky Valley - Kyuss
6. Korn - Korn
7. Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
8. Awake - Dream Theater
9. Vikingligr Veldi - Enslaved
10. Burn My Eyes - Machine Head

Top Ten Metal Albums of 1995


1. Imaginations From The Other Side - Blind Guardian
2. Slaughter of the Soul - At The Gates
3. Storm of the Light's Bane - Dissection
4. Pierced From Within - Suffocation
5. Destroy Erase Improve - Meshuggah
6. The Angel & The Dark River - My Dying Bride
7. Symbolic - Death
8. Bergtatt - Ulver
9. Land of The Free - Gamma Ray
10. NOLA - Down

Top Ten Metal Albums of 1996


1. Through Silver In Blood - Neurosis
2. Ænima - Tool
3. Filosofem - Burzum
4. Jester Race - In Flames
5. None So Vile - Cryptopsy
6. Crimson - Edge of Sanity
7. Theli - Therion
8. Evil Empire - Rage Against The Machine
9. Here in After - Immolation
10. The Great Southern Trendkill - Pantera

Top Ten Metal Albums of 1997


1. Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk - Emperor
2. City - Strapping Young Lad
3. Whoracle - In Flames
4. Enthrone Darkness Triumphant - Dimmu Borgir
5. Accident of Birth - Bruce Dickinson
6. The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Symphony X
7. Around the Fur - Deftones
8. Somewhere Out In Space - Gamma Ray
9. Glory To The Brave - Hammerfall
10. Visions - Stratovarius

Top Ten Metal Albums of 1998


1. Nightfall in Middle Earth - Blind Guardian
2. Oceanborn - Nightwish
3. Follow the Leader - Korn
4. Chaosphere - Meshuggah
5. Obscura - Gorguts
6. Something Wicked this Way Comes - Iced Earth
7. The Chemical Wedding - Bruce Dickinson
8. The Sound of Perseverance - Death
9. System of a Down - System of a Down
10. My Arms, Your Hearse - Opeth

Top Ten Metal Albums of 1999


1. Still Life - Opeth
2. Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory - Dream Theater
3. At the Heart of Winter - Immortal
4. Times of Grace - Neurosis
5. Colony - In Flames
6. We Are the Romans - Botch
7. Calculating Infinity - Dillinger Escape Plan
8. Hatebreeder - Children of Bodom
9. Arntor - Windir
10. The Gathering - Testament