Top 10 Death Metal Albums of the 21st Century

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Death Metal has changed significantly since the 80s when it emerged. Old school death metal was kinda thrashy which doesn't mean bad - I just want to say that in the 90s death metal demonstrated some of its own distinctive characteristics that weren't too much related to thrash metal. And in the 21st century we already have a broader spectrum of sounds.

Typical for the death metal of the 21st century are more progressive, more technical, and overall - more complex elements of the songs.

The Top Ten

1 Blackwater Park - Opeth

Blackwater Park is one of the best metal album of the 21st century in my opinion although garnered a hell of a lot of acclaim to the point of exhaustion but for the most aspects it deserves it. Not a single weak track nor any fillers in here...Dirge For November is my absolute favorite off this album. - Arhaan95

Release year - 2001.
Prog death metal - Metal_Treasure

2 Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile

Release year - 2005.
Brutal technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

3 Follow the Reaper - Children of Bodom

Release year - 2000
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

4 Impressions in Blood - Vader

Release year - 2006.
Vader are perhaps the best band that represents the old school death metal in the 21st century. - Metal_Treasure

5 Cosmogenesis - Obscura

Release year - 2009
Technical death metal
list - Top 10 Songs on Obscura’s Cosmogenesis - Metal_Treasure

6 Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth

Release year - 2008
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

7 Codex Omega - Septicflesh

Release year - 2017
Symphonic death metal
list - Top 10 Songs on Septicflesh's Codex Omega - Metal_Treasure

8 Wintersun - Wintersun
9 Obituary - Obituary
10 Incoming Death - Asphyx

The Newcomers

? The World Ablaze - God Dethroned
? Inked in Blood - Obituary

The Contenders

11 Hadeon - Pestilence
12 Citadel - Ne Obliviscaris

Release year - 2014
Prog death metal
list - Best Songs on Ne Obliviscaris' Citadel - Metal_Treasure

13 War Eternal - Arch Enemy

Release year - 2014
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

14 Kill - Cannibal Corpse
15 Nightmares Made Flesh - Bloodbath
16 Agony - Fleshgod Apocalypse

Release year - 2011
Symphonic technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

17 The Stench of Redemption - Deicide
18 Torment - Six Feet Under
19 Death the Brutal Way - Asphyx
20 Deathhammer - Asphyx
21 Akróasis - Obscura Akróasis - Obscura

Release year - 2016
Prog death metal, Technical death metal
list - Best Songs On Obscura’s Akróasis - Metal_Treasure

22 Welcome to the Morbid Reich - Vader
23 Those Whom the Gods Detest - Nile

Release year - 2009
Technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

24 Omnivium - Obscura

Release year - 2011
Prog death metal, Technical death metal
list - Top 10 Songs on Obscura’s Omnivium - Metal_Treasure

25 Quantum Catastrophe - Brain Drill

Release year - 2010
Technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

26 Epitaph - Necrophagist Epitaph - Necrophagist

Release year - 2004
Technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

27 Doomsday Machine - Arch Enemy

Iconic - EliHbk

28 Diluvium - Obscura

Release year - 2018
Prog / Technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

29 Ghost Reveries - Opeth

Release year - 2005
Prog death metal - Metal_Treasure

30 The Aura - Beyond Creation

Release year - 2011
Technical death metal
list - Top 10 Songs on Beyond Creation's the Aura - Metal_Treasure

31 Hate Crew Deathroll - Children of Bodom

Release year - 2003
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

32 Incurso - Spawn of Possession

Release year - 2012
Technical death metal, Prog death metal
list - Best Songs on Spawn of Possession's Incurso - Metal_Treasure

33 Urn - Ne Obliviscaris

Release year - 2017
Prog death metal
list - Best Songs on Ne Obliviscaris' Urn - Metal_Treasure

34 Portal of I - Ne Obliviscaris

Release year - 2012
Prog death metal
list - Best Songs from Ne Obliviscaris' Debut Album Portal of I - Metal_Treasure

35 Tibi Et Igni - Vader
36 Earthborn Evolution - Beyond Creation

Release year - 2014
Technical death metal
list - Top 10 Songs on Beyond Creation's Earthborn Evolution - Metal_Treasure

37 Winter's Gate - Insomnium

Release year - 2016
Melodic death metal
list - Top 10 Songs on Insomnium's Winter's Gate - Metal_Treasure

38 Will to Power - Arch Enemy

Release year - 2017
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

39 Fate of Norns - Amon Amarth

Release year - 2004
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

40 In the Arms of Devastation - Kataklysm
41 The Weight of Oceans - In Mourning
42 Descend Into Depravity - Dying Fetus
43 What Should Not Be Unearthed - Nile

Release year - 2015
Technical death metal
list - Best Songs On Nile's What Should Not Be Unearthed - Metal_Treasure

44 Wages of Sin - Arch Enemy
45 Apocalyptic Feasting - Brain Drill

Release year - 2008
Technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

46 With Oden on Our Side - Amon Amarth

Release year - 2006
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

47 Deathless - Revocation
48 The Mother of Virtues - Pyrrhon
49 Stone's Reach - Be'lakor
50 Death Rituals - Six Feet Under
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Top Remixes

1. Incoming Death - Asphyx
2. Obituary - Obituary
3. Hadeon - Pestilence
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1. Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile
2. Blackwater Park - Opeth
3. Cosmogenesis - Obscura
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1. Blackwater Park - Opeth
2. Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile
3. Impressions in Blood - Vader
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