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10 Greatest Debut Albums In Metal

Slipknot, Ghost, and the early sounds of doom.

Roadrunner Records

Metal as a genre has been an ever-evolving monster. Ever since the darker side of hard rock reared its ugly head in the early '70s, metalheads across the world have found ways to twist the demonic chords into something much more vicious for years now. Then again, you're never as young and hungry as you are when you're first starting out.

From metal's inception in the '70s to just a few years ago, metal musicians have really hit the ground running with some of the most awe-inspiring debuts in history. Whether it's the amazing licks or the high register of the lead singer, there was something about these acts that made them virtually impossible to turn away from. A few of these respective albums turned out so well that they ignited whole new genres to follow after them, be it nu metal, thrash, or even the heavier sides of grunge.

No matter what kind of other genres they may have taken from, there's no mistaking the metallic chops on these records, complete with riffs that can still get a pit started to this day. While there are still probably tons of people wishing that metal would just go away, young kids like these were always there to spread the dark gospel to anyone within earshot...

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