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

2 The Grinding Wheel - Overkill

Should be #1. - CostcoHotDogs

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 so far (Oct 2017). Extreme progressive metal (Australia).
If interested, you can check out the list: Best Songs on Ne Obliviscaris' Urn - Metal_Treasure

4 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.

5 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

6 Healed by Metal - Grave Digger
7 In the Passing Light of Day - Pain of Salvation
8 Incorruptible - Iced Earth
9 Machine Messiah - Sepultura
10 Will to Power - Arch Enemy

Great album but still not as heavy as without grosscrow

The Newcomers

? The Forest Seasons - Wintersun
? Legends of the Shires - Threshold

The Contenders

11 Lower the Bar - Steel Panther
12 Reflections of a Floating World - Elder

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

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 Big Rocks - Krokus
15 Atonement - Immolation
16 Obituary - Obituary
17 Conformicide - Havok

Good music, but awful lyrics. - Caleb9000

18 As Embers Turn to Dust - Mechina
19 Forever - Code Orange
20 ... of the Dark Light - Suffocation
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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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1. Reflections of a Floating World - Elder
2. In the Passing Light of Day - Pain of Salvation
3. Urn - Ne Obliviscaris
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