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

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

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

3 Meliora - Ghost

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

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

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 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

8 F.E.A.R.- Papa Roach
9 What Should Not Be Unearthed - Nile

Nile never dissapoints me - ryanrimmel

10 Immortalized - Disturbed

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

The Contenders

11 Feel the Misery - My Dying Bride
12 Underworld - Symphony X

Very consistent record with references to previous albums. To Hell and Back is the best metal song of the year and my new favourite Symphony X song. - IronSabbathPriest

One of symphony x's best album. You've got to listen to this if you like blind guardian.

13 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

14 Condition Hüman - Queensrÿche
15 New Bermuda - Deafheaven
16 Return to Forever - Scorpions
17 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.

18 Songs from the North I, II & III - Swallow the Sun
19 The Unconquerable Dark - Black Tongue
20 Decadent - U.D.O.
21 Rooted - Metallica

Metallica didn't released an album in 2015.

Umm - ryanrimmel

22 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

23 Silence In the Snow - Trivium

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

24 The Plague Within - Paradise Lost
25 A Conspiracy of Stars - Ufo

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

26 Order Shall Prevail - Jungle Rot

Probably my new favorite jungle rot album - ryanrimmel

27 The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" - Ahab
28 I Worship Chaos - Children of Bodom

This should be higher - bobbythebrony

29 The Order of Things - All That Remains
30 Hammer of the Witches - Cradle of Filth

Best CoF album ever. - Caleb9000

31 One Man Army - Ensiferum
32 Absolution - Khemmis

Great sludge/doom album - InsanityJoe

33 My God Given Right - Helloween

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

34 Kill the Flaw - Sevendust
35 Under the Red Cloud - Amorphis

Great mashup of subgenres. - Caleb9000

36 Autumn Eternal - Panopticon
37 Four Phantoms - Bell Witch

Best Funeral doom metal album this year. - InsanityJoe

38 Frontschwein - Marduk
39 Apex Predator - Easy Meat - Napalm Death
40 Condition Human - Queensryche

Underrated. Thanks to Geoff Tate people maybe gaved up on this band after dedicated to chaos or frequency unknown. Well that ass hole got kicked out of the band and now got a new singer. Although he's not as good as early tate but he's almost as good. They had a self titled release a few years ago but this is better in my opinion. Listen to Arrow of Time or the self - titled album and you'll know this album is bringing queensryche back to goodness.

41 The Harvest - Stoned Jesus

One of the best album of the year

42 Raunioissa - Sotajumala
43 Ignominious Atonement - Putridity
44 Altarcu*t - Seraphic Disgust
45 Litourgiya - Batushka

Polish orthodox black metal. Absolutely great, deserves to be in top 5 at least. - Merkwurdigliebe

46 Redeemer of Souls - Judas Priest

It came out in 2014... - Metal_Treasure

I'm supriesed this was not on the list

47 Valley of Tears - Tank
48 Scar Sighted - Leviathan

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

49 Luminiferous - High On Fire
50 +4626 Comfortzone - Beardfish

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

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