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30+ Metal & Hardcore Albums Turning 30 in 2024

30 turning 30 2024

By David Truax

Well, here you are. Get ready to embrace a sense of nostalgia or perhaps revisit the days of youth, a.k.a feeling old. Time spares no one, and in the spirit of that relentless march, here's a compilation of over 30 albums that graced the Metal & Hardcore scene exactly three decades ago in 1994.

 


 

January

Merciless Unbound

Released January 4th, 1994

Purchase Unbound here

 


 

Sodom Get What You Deserve

Released January 10th, 1994

Purchase Get What You Deserve here

 


 

P.O.D. Snuff The Punk

Released January 25th, 1994

Purchase Snuff The Punk here

 


 

Black Sabbath Cross Purposes

Released January 31st, 1994

Purchase Cross Purposes here

 


 

February

 

Dystopia Human = Garbage (debut album)

Released February 1994

Purchase Human = Garbage here

 


 

Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse (debut album)

Released February 21st,1994.

Purchase In The Nightside Eclipse here

 


 

Cradle Of Filth The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh (debut album)

Released February 24th, 1994

Purchase The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh here

 


 

March

 

Nailbomb Point Blank (debut album)

Released March 8th, 1994

Purchase Point Blank here

 


 

Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral

Released March 8th, 1994

Purchase The Downward Spiral here

 


 

Pantera Far Beyond Driven

Released March 22nd, 1994

Purchase Far Beyond Driven here

 


 

Samael Ceremony of Opposites

Released March 22nd, 1994

Purchase Ceremony of Opposites here

 


 

Gwar This Toilet Earth

Released March 29th, 1994

Purchase This Toilet Earth here

 


 

Hammerhead  Into The Vortex

Released March 31st, 1994

Purchase  Into The Vortex here

 


 

April

 

In Flames Lunar Strain (debut album) 

Released April 1st, 1994

Purchase Lunar Strain here

 


 

Cannibal Corpse The Bleeding 

Released April 14th, 1994

Purchase The Bleeding here

 


 

Drive Like Jehu Yank Crime

Released April 24th, 1994

Purchase Yank Crime here

 


 

May

 

Septic Flesh Mystic Places of Dawn

Release May 1994

Septic Flesh Mystic Places of Dawn

 


 

108 Songs Of Separation

Released May 1st, 1994

Purchase Songs Of Separation here

 


 

Anal Cunt Everyone Should Be Killed (debut album)

Released May 24th, 1994

Purchase Everyone Should Be Killed here

 


 

Mayhem De mysteriis dom Sathanas

Released May 24th, 1994 

Purchase De mysteriis dom Sathanas here

 


 

Biohazard State Of The World Address

Released May 24th, 1994

Purchase State Of The World Address here

 


 

Napalm Death Fear, Emptiness, Despair

Released May 31st, 1994

Purchase Fear, Emptiness, Despair here

 


 

June

Helmet Betty

Released June 21st, 1994

Purchase Betty here

 


 

Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley

Released June 28th, 1994

Purchase Welcome to Sky Valley here

 


 

July

 

Downset Downset. (debut album)

Released July 12th, 1994

Purchase Downset. here

 


 

At The Gates Terminal Spirit Disease

Released July 18th, 1994

Purchase Terminal Spirit Disease here

 


 

Marilyn Manson Portrait of an American Family (debut album)

Released July 19th, 1994

Purchase Portrait of an American Family here

 


 

August

 

Behemoth And The Forests Dream Eternally

Released August 1st, 1994

Purchase And The Forests Dream Eternally here

 


 

Enslaved Frost 

Released August 4th, 1994

Purchase Frost here

 


 

Acid Bath When The Kite String Pops

Released August 8th, 1994

Purchase When The Kite String Pops here

 


 

Machine Head Burn My Eyes (debut album)

Released August 9th, 1994

Purchase Burn My Eyes here

 


 

September

 

Body Count Born Dead 

Released September 6th, 1994

Purchase Born Dead here

 


 

Obituary World Demise

Released September 6th, 1994

Purchase World Demise here

 


 

Godflesh Selfless

Released September 26th, 1994

Purchase Selfless here

 


 


 

Slayer Devine Intervention

Released September 27, 1994

Purchase Divine Intervention here

 


 

Testament Low

Released September 30th, 1994

Purchase Testament Low here

 


 

October

 

Refused This Just Might Be...the Truth (debut album)

Released October 1st, 1994

Purchase This Just Might Be...the Truth here

 


 

 

Dream Theater Awake

Released October 4th, 1994

Purchase Awake here

 


 

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Rotting Christ Non Serviam

Released October 10th, 1994

Rotting Christ Non Serviam here

 


 

Korn Korn (debut album)

Released October 11th, 1994

Purchase Korn here

 


 

Gorgoroth Pentagram (debut album)

Released October 12th, 1994

Purchase Pentagram here

 


 

Melvins Stoner Witch

Released October 18th, 1994

Purchase Stoner Witch here

 


 

Sick Of It All Scratch The Surface 

Released October 18th, 1994

Purchase Scratch The Surface here

 


 

Hypocrisy The Fourth Dimension

Released October 25th, 1994

Purchase The Fourth Dimension here

 


 

Incantation Mortal Throne Of Nazarene

Released October 25th, 1994

Purchase Mortal Throne Of Nazarene here

 


 

Mercyful Fate Time

Released October 25th, 1994

Purchase Time here

 


 

November

 

Megadeth Youthanasia

Released November 1st, 1994

Purchase Youthanasia here

 


 

Meshuggah None

Released November 8th, 1994

Purchase None here

 


 

Cryptopsy Blasphemy Made Flesh (debut album)

Released November 25th, 1994

Purchase Blasphemy Made Flesh here

 


 

Bolt Thrower …For Victory 

Released November 28th, 1994

Purchase …For Victory here

 


 

December

 

Also released in 1994…

 

Converge Halo In A Haystack

Purchase Halo In A Haystack here

 


 

Madball Set It Off 

Purchase Set It Off here

 


 

Peach Giving Birth to a Stone 

Purchase Giving Birth to a Stone here

 


 

Unbroken life. love. regret

Purchase life. love. regret. here


6 comments

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toxicnacho 125 days ago

The funny thing about this is that Lurkshitty hasn't heard 90% of this.

anonymous 124 days ago

Cc_The bleeding -debut album?

anonymous 124 days ago

30 albums Lurk and crew have never heard but will google real quick to name-drop a band member to pretend they've always been a fan

anonymous 119 days ago

I see you saved the best for last!

Bortslob 64 days ago

Damn , 94 was a good year. I had almost all of these

anonymous 31 days ago

List has a lot of classics but somehow forgot these: Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes Brutal Truth - Need To Control Cherubs - Heroin Man Disrupt - Unrest Today Is The Day - Willpower Groundwork - Today We Will Not Be Invisible Nor Silent And of course the holy grail of metal and hardcore: Weezer - Blue Album