İlk albüm ile dinleyiciyi kendine bağlamak zordur. Bazı gruplar bunu başardı. İlk albüm olmasına rağmen yüksek kalitede kayıt yaptılar, dikkat çekici görsellerle albümü süslediler. Aradan yıllar geçmesine rağmen hep hatırlanan, klasikler arasında yer alan albümler şöyle:

50. Motörhead – Motörhead
49. Megadeth – Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good!
48. Godsmack – Godsmack
47. Skid Row – Skid Row
46. Deicide – Deicide
45. Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters
44. Rob Zombie – Hellbilly Deluxe
43. System of a Down – System of a Down
42. Slipknot – Slipknot
41. Korn – Korn
40. Deftones – Adrenaline
39. Opeth – Orchid
38. Smashing Pumpkins – Gish
37. Emperor – In the Nightside Eclipse
36. Mastodon – Remission
35. A Perfect Circle – Mer de Noms
34. Slayer – Show No Mercy
33. Living Colour – Vivid
32. Exodus – Bonded By Blood
31. Mayhem – De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
30. Stone Temple Pilots – Core
29. The Dillinger Escape Plan – Calculating Infinity
28. Testament – The Legacy
27. Suffocation – Effigy of the Forgotten
26. Venom – Welcome to Hell
25. Tool – Undertow
24. Nirvana – Bleach
23. Alice In Chains – Facelift
22. Aerosmith – Aerosmith
21. Cynic – Focus
20. Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
19. Jane`s Addiction – Nothing`s Shocking
18. Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Oz
17. Death – Scream Bloody Gore
16. Dio – Holy Diver
15. The Stooges – The Stooges
14. Morbid Angel – Altars of Madness
13. Pearl Jam – Ten
12. Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine
11. The Clash – The Clash
10. Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
9. Van Halen – Van Halen
8. Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
7. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks, Here`s the Sex Pistols
6. Metallica – Kill `Em All
5. Ramones – Ramones
4. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced
3. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
2. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
1. Guns N` Roses – Appetite for Destruction