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!

Bruce had CANCER?! Then how did he sing Empire of the Could so perfectly?! - PhoenixAura81

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

? Eschatology of War - 1914
? Yön Olevainen Puoli - Paara

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 Absolution - Khemmis

Great sludge/doom album - InsanityJoe

29 My God Given Right - Helloween

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

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

Great mashup of subgenres. - Caleb9000

32 Autumn Eternal - Panopticon
33 Four Phantoms - Bell Witch

Best Funeral doom metal album this year. - InsanityJoe

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

One of the best album of the year

37 Songs from the North I, II & III - Swallow the Sun
38 Raunioissa - Sotajumala
39 Ignominious Atonement - Putridity
40 Altarcu*t - Seraphic Disgust
41 Redeemer of Souls - Judas Priest

It came out in 2014... - Metal_Treasure

I'm supriesed this was not on the list

42 Valley of Tears - Tank
43 Scar Sighted - Leviathan

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

44 Luminiferous - High On Fire
45 +4626 Comfortzone - Beardfish

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

46 This Is No Fairy Tale - Carach Angren
47 Bad Magic - Motörhead
48 Instinctus Bestialis - Gorgoroth
49 Endless Forms Most Beautiful - Nightwish
50 High Country - The Sword

Pretty good. - Caleb9000

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

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Top Remixes (10)

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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