Ferocious, violent and savage (for the most part), Vein's debut LP bridges the gap between nu-metal and hardcore punk with ease.
Reunited with almost the entire original lineup, The Door to Doom is the strongest Candlemass album in years.
Earth 2 is a monstrously loud, distortion-soaked and hypnotic experience.
Full of infectious energy and a grimy atmosphere, death metal legends Obituary's first album still packs as much of a punch as it did when it was released.
Often copied but never bested, tech-death legends Atheist's sophomore album lives up to its name.
One of the original Gothenburg scene albums and one of the biggest influences on metalcore, Slaughter of the Soul is the definition of "metal by numbers".
Featuring some of the best riffs in early power metal and one of the most unique (and divisive) vocalists in the genre, Manilla Road's third album is an old-fashioned gem.