25 Metal Albums From 25 Years Ago

Psst…You want to feel really old?

Maybe nothing in the world will make a person feel the crippling reality of time slowly fading away like finding out that one of their favorite albums has hit the quarter-century mark. 25 years is a long time, roughly a third of the average life cycle. But a 25th anniversary is also a time to reflect. So I present to you 25 classic metal albums that turn 25 years old this year. All released in 1992, these amazing albums did their part in helping propel the metal world through the 90s and into the new millennium.

This is, obviously, not a complete list of metal records released that year. Hell, I wouldn’t even call these my 25 favorite albums of 1992. (Sorry, never was a Fear Factory fan…) But it might very well be a list of the most important albums of that year based on their overall influence on the scene.  So as you peruse the list I encourage you to revisit them all. You won’t be disappointed in how well these albums have stood the test of time…


Amorphis – The Karelian Isthmus

Asphyx – Last One On Earth

At The Gates – The Red In The Sky Is Ours

Autopsy – Acts of the Unspeakable

Bolt Thrower – The IV th Crusade

Brutal Truth – Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses

Burzum – Burzum

Cannibal Corpse – Tomb Of The Mutilated

Darkthrone – A Blaze In The Northern Sky

Deicide – Legion

Exhorder – The Law

EyeHateGod – In The Name of Suffering

Fear Factory – Soul of a New Machine

Godflesh – Pure

Kyuss – Blues For The Red Sun

My Dying Bride – As The Flower Withers

Obituary – The End Complete

Pantera – Vulgar Display of Power

Paradise Lost – Shades Of God

Penance – The Road Less Traveled

Samael – Blood Ritual

Solitude Aeturnus – Beyond The Crimson Horizon

Tiamat – Clouds

Unleashed – Shadows In the Deep

Vader – The Ultimate Incantation

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