Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid' Named Greatest Metal Album Of All Time

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Black Sabbath's second studio album Paranoid topped Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time, nabbing the spot from Metallica's Master Of Puppets and Judas Priest's British Steel

"It's impossible to imagine what heavy metal would have become without the iconic gloomy riff of "Iron Man," the musical thickness of "War Pigs" and the rapid-fire chugging of "Paranoid,"" Rolling Stone wrote in the article. 

It's a solid list with a wide variety of genres and era represented. Check out the full, in-depth list here

100. Avenged Sevenfold – “City Of Evil”

99. Evanescence – “Fallen”

98. Sunn O))) – “Monoliths & Dimensions”

97. Gojira – “From Mars To Sirius”

96. Kvelertak – “Meir”

95. Dream Theater – “Images And Words”

94. Deafheaven – “Sunbather”

93. White Zombie – “La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One”

92. Eyehategod – “Take As Needed For Pain”

91. Naked City – “Torture Garden”

90. Body Count – “Body Count”

89. Nightwish – “Once”

88. Pig Destroyer – “Terrifyer”

87. Manowar – “Hail To England”

86. Lamb Of God – “As The Palaces Burn”

85. Darkthrone – “Transilvanian Hunger”

84. High On Fire – “Blessed Black Wings”

83. Baroness – “The Red Album”

82. Entombed – “The Left Hand Path”

81. Bathory – “Under The Sign Of The Black Mark”

 80. Ministry – “Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs”

79. At The Gates – “Slaughter Of The Soul”

78. Voivod – “Dimension Hatröss”

77. Meshuggah – “Destroy Erase Improve”

76. Twisted Sister – “Stay Hungry”

75. Morbid Angel – “Covenant”

74. Venom – “Welcome To Hell”

73. Scorpions – “Blackout”

72. Isis – “Oceanic”

71. Living Colour – “Vivid”

70. Death – “Human”

69. Soundgarden – “Louder Than Love”

68. Marilyn Manson – “Portrait Of Am American Family”

67. Queensrÿche – “Operation: Mindcrime”

66. Deftones – “White Pony”

65. Faith No More – “Angel Dust”

64. Godflesh – “Streetcleaner”

63. Sodom – “Agent Orange”

62. Sleep – “Jerusalem”

61. Converge – “Jane Doe”

60. Melvins – “Bullhead”

59. Napalm Death – “From Enslavement To Obliteration”

58. Life Of Agony – “River Runs Red”

57. Emperor – “Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk”

56. The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Calculating Infinity”

55. Opeth – “Blackwater Park”54. Helmet – “Meantime”

53. Type O Negative – “Bloody Kisses”

52. Def Leppard” – “Pyromania”

51. Carcass – “Heartwork”

50. Slipknot – “Iowa”

49. Neurosis – “Through Silver In Blood”

48. Rainbow – “Rising”

47. Slayer – “South Of Heaven”

46. Mastodon – “Leviathan”

45. Exodus – “Bonded By Blood”

44. Mötley Crüe – “Shout At The Devil”

43. Judas Priest – “Stained Class”

42. Diamond Head – “Lightning To The Nations”

41. Kyuss – “Blues For The Red Sun”

40. Mayhem – “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas”

39. Pantera – “Far Beyond Driven”

38. Iron Maiden – “Powerslave”

37. Black Sabbath – “Heaven And Hell”

36. Van Halen – “Women And Children First”

35. Metallica – “Kill ‘Em All”

34. Black Sabbath – “Master Of Reality”

33. Megadeth – “Countdown To Extinction”

32. Black Sabbath – “Sabotage”

31. Slayer – “Seasons In The Abyss”

30. Korn – “Korn”

29. Sepultura – “Chaos A.D.”

28. Celtic Frost – “Morbid Tales”

27. System Of A Down – “Toxicity”

26. Alice In Chains – “Dirt”

25. Metallica – “Metallica”

24. Rage Against The Machine – “Rage Against The Machine”

23. Danzig – “Danzig”

22. Mötley Crüe – “Too Fast For Love”

21. Metallica – “…And Justice For All”

20. Anthrax – “Among The Living”

19. Megadeth – “Rust In Peace”

18. Tool – “Ænima”

17. Mercyful Fate – “Melissa”

16. Dio – “Holy Diver”

15. Ozzy Osbourne – “Diary Of A Madman”

14. Black Sabbath – “Vol. 4”

13. Iron Maiden – “Iron Maiden”

12. Judas Priest – “Screaming For Vengeance”

11. Metallica – “Ride The Lightning”

10. Pantera – “Vulgar Display Of Power”

09. Ozzy Osbourne – “Blizzard Of Ozz”

08. Megadeth – “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?”

07. Motörhead – “No Remorse”

06. Slayer – “Reign In Blood”

05. Black Sabbath – “Black Sabbath”

04. Iron Maiden – “The Number Of The Beast”

03. Judas Priest – “British Steel”

02. Metallica – “Master Of Puppets”

01. Black Sabbath – “Paranoid“

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