Top Ten Heaviest Albums of the 2010sThis decade is almost over and man was this a great one for both hardcore and metal. Today we're gonna focus on the more heavy, more chaotic, downright apocalyptic albums of this decade. These album are some of the most intense listening experiences of the genre.
The Top Ten
I've been raving about this album ever since I got into it. This is one of the most intense and hellish albums out there. Listen to the opening title track and see what I mean. The rest of the album does not let up either. What's best about this album is that the songwriting is actually brilliant and there are plenty of memorable moments too making it an all too perfect #1 for me.
At 17 minutes, this album manages to become one of the scariest heavy albums of the decade. That guitar tone is mountainous and the production makes everything sound so huge. A monolith of destruction. Listen to the whole ending of Suum Cuuiqe and how viciously brooding it all is.
What used to be my number one for a while. Take Meshuggah and Dillinger Escape Plan and mixing up with Tony Danza and LSD and you got some of the most sickest and loudest music ever. Believe me, this'll give you headaches but good headaches. Much like Sectioned, the songwriting is great and the musical ideas are memorable. Just check out the track Bleak and try not to mosh to that intro a bit.
Another thing to add is that both bands share the same guitarist. Must be one heavy dude.
The album to truly make me feel it as apocalyptic. Everything is on fire, the world is crashing and I'm standing right in the middle of it all. This We Celebrate is like a perfect example of this feeling.
This album is downright frightening. A cataclysmic collapse of sanity. Be warned this album can be very unpleasant if you're not prepared for it. If you can withstand, you'll find yourself engrossed in some of the most sickest, vile, heavy music ever.
The heavy focus on noise and almost car engine like guitars makes this one of the more unique entries for this list. Plus the vocals are sure to raise a couple of eyebrows as they are not what you typically expect from this level of intensity. Either way this is an extremely fun album that may or may not provide you with some headaches.
Probably one of the most defining Deathgrind acts of today who are still going strong. This is probably their biggest album from the 2010s with Forced Gender Reassignment being the biggest hit.
War Metal is exactly what it sounds like. War. And Teitanblood's latest album is a great example of it. The dark ambient elements gives this album a more demonic edge to it. Production holds it back from hitting the top as I do find the guitar tone to be a bit tinny and lacking that sheer girth that some of the above albums have.
Technical Death Metal is a genre I find to not be as intense or passionate as some of the other albums of this list but it sure can be heavy, although a lot of it is a bit ruined by the fact that nothing will ever beat None So Vile as far as heaviness and insanity for me.
Reign Supreme is still a brutal album even if it's a bit played out at points.
A band that mixes the low tuned grooves of djent with the eruptive chaos of mathcore. It forms a pretty compelling, heavy and fun release.