Best Metal Albums of 2015


The Top Ten

1 The Book Of Souls - Iron Maiden

Bruce Dickinson had throat cancer during the recording of this album and the vocals are out of this world and this is a 40 year band and these guys are in there late 50's and early 60's and still bringing out Epics and Fantastic Material. Up The Irons!

Should be 1 no doubt

Kicks more ass than all of these combined one of their best album. And I guess beyound the red mirror is amazing too hell yeah

2 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian

This album is gorgeous. Anybody who sees this list should take the time to listen to this album, it is a gift sent by the gods. - Derrick_Fox

Epic. Perfect. The best. - Metal_Treasure

Great, it should be number 2, definitely better than that Ghost album, Ghost sucks!

3 Meliora - Ghost

This list was made before most of these albums ever came out. - ryanrimmel

One of the most generic music I've ever heard, with too many rip offs. - Metal_Treasure

Honest to Satan, flawless! - Caleb9000

Awesome album. Definitely their best. - IronSabbathPriest

4 Repentless - Slayer
5 The Pale Emperor - Marilyn Manson

I love MM, but this album isn't metal. It's alternative/blues rock.

6 From the Very Depths - Venom
7 F.E.A.R.- Papa Roach
8 The Anthropocene Extinction - Cattle Decapitation

The best extreme metal album of this year. - Caleb9000

Best death metal album of the year, and my favorite cattle decap album next to monolith of inhumanity. Great album! Worth a listen - ryanrimmel

Repentless SUCKED, like any other Slayer album after Seasons. - ThatStrangeKid42

9 Immortalized - Disturbed

Even though its not as good as Red Mirror or Book of Souls its still amazing. Disturbed is back!

10 Feel the Misery - My Dying Bride

The Newcomers

? The Revenant King - Visigoth

A very good debut power metal album - InsanityJoe

? Absolution - Khemmis

Great sludge/doom album - InsanityJoe

The Contenders

11 In Times - Enslaved

Damn how the hell is this below Repentless?!
This album got me into Enslaved and is easily my favorite album of 2015. - Metalmaniakkk

12 New Bermuda - Deafheaven
13 Return to Forever - Scorpions
14 Songs from the North I, II & III - Swallow the Sun
15 The Unconquerable Dark - Black Tongue
16 Rooted - Metallica

Metallica didn't released an album in 2015.

Umm - ryanrimmel

17 Silence In the Snow - Trivium

Not a bad album but I wish they return to the music of shogun or ascendancy.

18 VII: Sturm und Drang - Lamb of God

LOG's third best album! Listen to this album and you'll know its just as good as ashes of the wake or sacrament.

19 The Plague Within - Paradise Lost
20 A Conspiracy of Stars - Ufo

I saw them live and it was a great experience, including the songs from here. - Caleb9000

21 What Should Not Be Unearthed - Nile

Nile never dissapoints me - ryanrimmel

22 The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" - Ahab
23 I Worship Chaos - Children of Bodom

This should be higher - bobbythebrony

24 The Order of Things - All That Remains
25 Venom - Bullet for My Valentine

Just listen to Broken, Raising Hell, Army of Noise, No Way Out and vote this album.

Absolutely best album of 2015. - Nimbusman

Listen to No Way Out.
Also, who added Human by Three Days Grace? Not metal - EvilAngel

26 Hammer of the Witches - Cradle of Filth

Best CoF album ever. - Caleb9000

27 One Man Army - Ensiferum
28 My God Given Right - Helloween

It's a pretty damn good album if you ask me.

29 Kill the Flaw - Sevendust
30 Under the Red Cloud - Amorphis

Great mashup of subgenres. - Caleb9000

31 Autumn Eternal - Panopticon
32 Four Phantoms - Bell Witch

Best Funeral doom metal album this year. - InsanityJoe

33 Frontschwein - Marduk
34 Apex Predator - Easy Meat - Napalm Death
35 The Harvest - Stoned Jesus

One of the best album of the year

36 Songs from the North I, II & III - Swallow the Sun
37 Redeemer of Souls - Judas Priest

It came out in 2014... - Metal_Treasure

I'm supriesed this was not on the list

38 Valley of Tears - Tank
39 Scar Sighted - Leviathan

This album really impressed me. Leviathan was just a blip on the radar to me until this came out - ryanrimmel

40 Luminiferous - High On Fire
41 +4626 Comfortzone - Beardfish

Beardfish are a modern progressive rock/metal band from Sweden. - IronSabbathPriest

42 This Is No Fairy Tale - Carach Angren
43 Bad Magic - Motörhead
44 Instinctus Bestialis - Gorgoroth
45 Endless Forms Most Beautiful - Nightwish
46 High Country - The Sword

Pretty good. - Caleb9000

I had the pleasure of seeing them live in december, 2015... kickass. - Caleb9000

47 Purple - Baroness

This just came out and I'm a fan. Not their best work but its no disapointment - ryanrimmel

48 The Direction of Last Things - Intronaut
49 Islands - 5r6
50 Sovran - Draconian
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Top Remixes (9)

1. Venom - Bullet for My Valentine
2. Immortalized - Disturbed
3. The Book Of Souls - Iron Maiden
1. Meliora - Ghost
2. Repentless - Slayer
3. The Anthropocene Extinction - Cattle Decapitation
1. The Book Of Souls - Iron Maiden
2. Repentless - Slayer
3. Meliora - Ghost

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