Not the most popular genre on the forum, but I figured I start a thread for people that are interested in seeing what it's all about. Or not. Here are some albums that I'd consider important in your quest to find the black abyss within your soul. Many different subgenres of metal are represented, and I'm sure the disagreement will be palpable. Black Sabbath - S/T Slayer - Reign In Blood Iron Maiden - Powerslave Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle Earth Tool - Aenima Death - Symbolic In Flames - Clayman At The Gates - Slaughter of the Soul Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse Deafheaven - Sunbather Deftones - White Pony Richie Blackmore's Rainbow - S/T Code Orange - I am King Unsane - Scattered, Smothered, & Covered Life of Agony - River Runs Red Sepultura - Roots Fear Factory - Demanufacture Metallica - Master of Puppets Soilwork - Figure Number Five Katatonia - Last Fair Deal Gone Down Harms Way - Rust System of a Down - Toxicity or S/T Shrinebuilder - S/T Russian Circles - Empros Isis - In the Absence of Truth Edge of Sanity - Crimson The Sword - Warp Riders Bloodbath - S/T Opeth - Still Life Porcupine Tree - In Absentia Sumac - S/T Baptists - Bushcraft Type O Negative - October Rust Jesu- Conqueror Alice In Chains - Dirt Bloodbath - S/T Dan Swano - Moontower Dream Theater - metropolis part 2 Acid Bath - pagan Terrorist Tactics Pantera - Far Beyond Driven Down - S/T Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime Additions via @Vebberim Torche - Harmonicraft Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect Thursday - War All the Time/ full collapse Anthrax - Among the Living Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Raise Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas tto Heaven I could go on for days, so I'll stop now.