Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows Shares His 10 Favorite Metal Albums

July 31, 2017
 M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold performs during Avenged Sevenfold's The Stage World Tour featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Motionless in White at Giant Center.

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Rolling Stone asked multiple rock acts—from Ozzy Osbourne to Corey Taylor—to share their favorite metal albums when compiling their list of the 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. The list is already out there, but they’ve since asked more artists to share their favorites. 

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows is one of those artists, and below, check out which metal albums stand out as some of his favorites:


1982 - Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast

1986 - Metallica Master of Puppets

1988 - Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part II

1988 - Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime

1992 - Megadeth Countdown to Extinction

1994 - Korn Korn

1994 - Pantera Far Beyond Driven

1995 - At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul

1999 - Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory

2001 - System of a Down Toxicity


Of course his list includes classics like Metallica's 1986 album, but what do you think of the rest—agree or disagree?