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 Citadel - Ne Obliviscaris

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

10 War Eternal - Arch Enemy

Release year - 2014
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Kill - Cannibal Corpse
12 Nightmares Made Flesh - Bloodbath
13 Agony - Fleshgod Apocalypse

Release year - 2011
Symphonic technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

14 The Stench of Redemption - Deicide
15 Welcome to the Morbid Reich - Vader
16 Akróasis - Obscura Akróasis - Obscura

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

17 Omnivium - Obscura

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

18 Quantum Catastrophe - Brain Drill

Release year - 2010
Technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

19 Epitaph - Necrophagist Epitaph - Necrophagist

Release year - 2004
Technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

20 Doomsday Machine - Arch Enemy

Iconic - EliHbk

21 Ghost Reveries - Opeth

Release year - 2005
Prog death metal - Metal_Treasure

22 The Aura - Beyond Creation

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

23 Hate Crew Deathroll - Children of Bodom

Release year - 2003
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

24 Incurso - Spawn of Possession

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

25 Urn - Ne Obliviscaris

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

26 Portal of I - Ne Obliviscaris

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

27 Tibi Et Igni - Vader
28 Earthborn Evolution - Beyond Creation

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

29 Winter's Gate - Insomnium

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

30 Will to Power - Arch Enemy

Release year - 2017
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

31 Fate of Norns - Amon Amarth

Release year - 2004
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

32 In the Arms of Devastation - Kataklysm
33 The Weight of Oceans - In Mourning
34 Descend Into Depravity - Dying Fetus
35 Those Whom the Gods Detest - Nile

Release year - 2009
Technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

36 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

37 Wages of Sin - Arch Enemy
38 Apocalyptic Feasting - Brain Drill

Release year - 2008
Technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

39 With Oden on Our Side - Amon Amarth

Release year - 2006
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

40 Deathless - Revocation
41 The Mother of Virtues - Pyrrhon
42 Stone's Reach - Be'lakor
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