10 Best Rock Comeback Albums

Metallica's trajectory from St Anger to Death Magnetic was something else.

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Blackened Records

As Ann Perkins says in Parks and Rec, "everyone loves a good comeback story".

It's not like she's wrong either.

Even though we've seen people fall time and time again on the charts, it's always best when they're able to pick themselves up and move on and become stronger because of it. This isn't just your standard comeback though. These people had to overcome the impossible.

Outside of the usual game played with the charts, artists have found themselves having to weather some of the biggest storms that anyone would ever have to deal with. Compared to just slipping behind on the album before, these are the records that came from bands who should have been dead in the water, and yet became the reason why we're still talking about them today.

While some of them are grand spectacles that show new sides of what these bands were capable of, there are also bands just reaching to a higher level of quality that many had forgotten they could pull off.

Sure, some of them have faded since then, but it's still nice to be able to leave your genre on your own terms. You being a badass never went anywhere, but sometimes you just need albums like these to remind the public of what you can do.

10. Diamond Eyes - Deftones

For any band looking to build themselves back up, it's always that much harder when you're down one of your members. Since no one is operating at full capacity any more, you're going to need to dig a little bit deeper to come up with goods.

Even with Chi Cheng's untimely passing though, Deftones made their return look damn near easy on Diamond Eyes.

Coming off of the contentious sounds of Saturday Night Wrist, this is the return to form that most of us had been waiting for since the days of White Pony. While stuff like the self titled record were experimental for what they were and played with what Deftones could really do, this is where we start to see the real fruits of their labor pay off in spades.

As opposed to just spending 40 minutes tearing our heads off with one banger after another, there are a few more nods to genres like shoegaze and even post rock in places. This is still a metal record at the end of the day though, and songs like You've Seen the Butcher are still some of the crunchiest things that the band would ever make.

Compared to the dark atmosphere that we normally get from Deftones, this is the closest they've come to actually making a picture in your mind with sound.

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