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 Incoming Death - Asphyx
8 Obituary - Obituary
9 Codex Omega - Septicflesh

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

10 Hadeon - Pestilence

The Newcomers

? Illusive Golden Age - Augury

Release year - 2018
Prog / Technical death metal
List - Best Songs On Augury's Illusive Golden Age - Metal_Treasure

? The Outer Ones - Revocation

Release year - 2018
Technical death metal
List - Best Songs On Revocation's The Outer Ones - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Wintersun - Wintersun
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 Death the Brutal Way - Asphyx
18 The Stench of Redemption - Deicide
19 Torment - Six Feet Under
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 Incurso - Spawn of Possession

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

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

Release year - 2009
Technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

25 Diluvium - Obscura

Release year - 2018
Prog / Technical death metal
Lists:
Top 10 Songs On Obscura's Diluvium
Top 10 Best Things About Obscura's Diluvium - Metal_Treasure

26 Ghost Reveries - Opeth

Release year - 2005
Prog death metal - Metal_Treasure

27 Omnivium - Obscura

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

28 Quantum Catastrophe - Brain Drill

Release year - 2010
Technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

29 Epitaph - Necrophagist Epitaph - Necrophagist

Release year - 2004
Technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

30 Doomsday Machine - Arch Enemy

Iconic - EliHbk

31 The World Ablaze - God Dethroned
32 The Aura - Beyond Creation

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

33 Hate Crew Deathroll - Children of Bodom

Release year - 2003
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

34 Urn - Ne Obliviscaris

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

35 Portal of I - Ne Obliviscaris

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

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

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

38 Winter's Gate - Insomnium

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

39 Will to Power - Arch Enemy

Release year - 2017
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

40 Fate of Norns - Amon Amarth

Release year - 2004
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

41 In the Arms of Devastation - Kataklysm
42 The Weight of Oceans - In Mourning
43 Descend Into Depravity - Dying Fetus
44 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

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

Release year - 2008
Technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

47 With Oden on Our Side - Amon Amarth

Release year - 2006
Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

48 Deathless - Revocation
49 The Mother of Virtues - Pyrrhon
50 Stone's Reach - Be'lakor
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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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