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25 Best Debut Metal Albums

Chuck Schuldiner / Ozzy Osbourne / James Hetfield

A debut album usually acts as a foundation for an act to build upon, but sometimes a band’s first attempt is innovative enough to launch them into the stratosphere of legends. Musicians will often say that you’ve got your whole life to write your first album, and acts such as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Death, Metallica and more took that sentiment to its highest level.

There are few impacts more exciting than when a metal band gets it right on their first try, becoming overnight sensations who stick around for decades as their introductory work doesn’t age a day. This is a tribute to the 25 metal bands who made the most significant impacts with their debut full-length album.

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