Like many others who enjoy music and ranking things, Rev. Smith has made a regular tradition of compiling a year-end list of his favorite albums from that year. In the course of creating his 2006 list, while viewing all the album releases listed for the past 12 months on website RateYourMusic.com, Smith marveled at the number of Metal albums released this past year. Though Metal is a genre he was only vaguely aware still existed, the startling discovery quickly prompted Rev. Smith to compile a definitive list of The Best Metal Album Titles of 2006.