Top Ten Metal Albums Of Each Year - 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


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.