Best Metal Albums of 2017

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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 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

3 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.

4 The Grinding Wheel - Overkill

Should be in the top three.

5 Nightmare Logic - Power Trip

Top tier Thrash man - InsanityJoe

6 Reflections of a Floating World - Elder

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

7 In the Passing Light of Day - Pain of Salvation
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 Codex Omega - Septicflesh

A perfect album - Metal_Treasure

10 Conformicide - Havok

Good music, but awful lyrics. - Caleb9000

The Newcomers

? Woe to the Vanquished - Warbringer
? Cryptoriana – the Seductiveness of Decay - Cradle of Filth

The Contenders

11 Healed by Metal - Grave Digger
12 Will to Power - Arch Enemy

Great album but still not as heavy as without grosscrow

13 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

14 Machine Messiah - Sepultura
15 The Sin and the Sentence - Trivium
16 Diaspora - Cormorant

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

17 Lower the Bar - Steel Panther
18 Incorruptible - Iced Earth
19 Atonement - Immolation
20 Forever - Code Orange
21 Through the Mirror - Endon
22 Psychosis - Cavalera Conspiracy

Max Cavalera man he is great! - InsanityJoe

23 Big Rocks - Krokus
24 Mirror Reaper - Bell Witch
25 As Embers Turn to Dust - Mechina
26 The Source - Ayreon
27 ... of the Dark Light - Suffocation
28 Ex Eye - Ex Eye
29 Immortals - Firewind
30 Legends of the Shires - Threshold
31 The Forest Seasons - Wintersun
32 Tchornobog - Tchornobog
33 Ultu Ulla - Rings of Saturn
34 Embers of a Dying World - Mors Principium Est
35 Malina - Leprous
36 The Future State of Wicked - Blood Feast
37 Obituary - Obituary

Gona check it out - EliHbk

38 No Grave but the Sea - Alestorm
39 Do Not Deviate - Replacire

Look at that album cover! Breath taking - InsanityJoe

40 The Optimist - Anathema
41 Exuvia - The Ruins of Beverast
42 Profane Nexus - Incantation
43 Thrice Woven - Wolves in the Throne Room
44 The Immortal Wars - Ex Deo
45 Mass Vi - Amenra
46 Infrared Horizon - Artificial Brain
47 Theater of Dimensions - Xandria
48 Cast the First Stone - Hour of Penance
49 Foreword - Disperse
50 Apex - Unleash the Archers
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Top Remixes (10)

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