Best Metal Albums of 2017


The Top Ten

1 Gods of Violence - Kreator

Not quite Phantom Antichrist, but still above most recent work (besides Violent Revolution). - Caleb9000

This masterpiece is slightly above cradle of filths criptonia which isn't even listed to my surprise

2 Emperor of Sand - Mastodon

Easily tops Gods of Violence. Jaguar God and Word to the Wise are among the best songs Mastodon has ever put out in their whole career.

3 Urn - Ne Obliviscaris

This was an exceptional surprise. Did not expect to enjoy this album as much as I did. Current contender for AOTY for me. - cjWriter1997

My #1 of 2017 (extreme progressive metal from Australia).
If interested, you can check out the list: Best Songs on Ne Obliviscaris' Urn - Metal_Treasure

4 The Grinding Wheel - Overkill

Should be in the top three.

5 In the Passing Light of Day - Pain of Salvation
6 Reflections of a Floating World - Elder

An amazing sludge metal album. My fave of 2017. - IronSabbathPriest

7 Healed by Metal - Grave Digger
8 Aathma - Persefone

This is MY pick for best metal album of 2017. Top notch progressive metal album right here, everyone should listen to it. - NuMetalManiak

9 Conformicide - Havok

Good music, but awful lyrics. - Caleb9000

10 Incorruptible - Iced Earth

The Contenders

11 Machine Messiah - Sepultura
12 E - Enslaved

A very good album, possibly their most progressive yet. They pay a tribute to Pink Floyd during the albums closing moments. My main criticism: too short. Only six songs. None of them are bad though and all are different. If you don't like newer Enslaved then you probably won't like this, but if you're a fan of newer, then I think you'll enjoy it. If you're a prog fan and have more of an open mind to black metal then I think you'll enjoy it. - IronSabbathPriest

13 The Sin and the Sentence - Trivium
14 Will to Power - Arch Enemy

Great album but still not as heavy as without grosscrow

15 Lower the Bar - Steel Panther
16 Nightmare Logic - Power Trip
17 Atonement - Immolation
18 Forever - Code Orange
19 Through the Mirror - Endon
20 Codex Omega - Septicflesh

A perfect album - Metal_Treasure

21 Big Rocks - Krokus
22 Obituary - Obituary

Gona check it out - EliHbk

23 As Embers Turn to Dust - Mechina
24 The Source - Ayreon
25 ... of the Dark Light - Suffocation
26 Ex Eye - Ex Eye
27 Immortals - Firewind
28 Mirror Reaper - Bell Witch
29 Legends of the Shires - Threshold
30 Tchornobog - Tchornobog
31 Diaspora - Cormorant

Anyone enjoy any Prog Death? Vote here! Oh, and listen as well. - InsanityJoe

Love it Love it Love it - InsanityJoe

32 Embers of a Dying World - Mors Principium Est
33 Malina - Leprous
34 The Forest Seasons - Wintersun
35 The Future State of Wicked - Blood Feast
36 The Optimist - Anathema
37 Exuvia - The Ruins of Beverast
38 Profane Nexus - Incantation
39 Thrice Woven - Wolves in the Throne Room
40 The Immortal Wars - Ex Deo
41 Reaching Into Infinity - Dragonforce
42 Mass Vi - Amenra
43 Theater of Dimensions - Xandria
44 Cast the First Stone - Hour of Penance
45 Foreword - Disperse
46 Apex - Unleash the Archers
47 Dear Desolation - Thy Art is Murder

Their most straightforward death metal album yet. Good songwriting throughout - repeating the main riffs over breakdowns works. - IronSabbathPriest

This album and "The Great Collapse" by Fit for an Autopsy are the best albums of 2017. So heavy with sick breakdowns.

48 Wrong One to F*** With - Dying Fetus
49 The Devil's Son - Belphegor
50 Eroded Corridors of Unbeing - Spectral Voice
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Top Remixes (9)

1. Urn - Ne Obliviscaris
2. Codex Omega - Septicflesh
3. Will to Power - Arch Enemy
1. Emperor of Sand - Mastodon
2. Gods of Violence - Kreator
3. As Embers Turn to Dust - Mechina
1. Profane Nexus - Incantation
2. Atonement - Immolation
3. ... of the Dark Light - Suffocation

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