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

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

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 Mirror Reaper - Bell Witch

Such a sad album... Perfect doom metal...

10 Codex Omega - Septicflesh

A perfect album - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Conformicide - Havok

Good music, but awful lyrics. - Caleb9000

12 Diaspora - Cormorant

This band is really great, it's like Opeth with growls reincarnated.
This albums is great too. - InsanityJoe

13 Healed by Metal - Grave Digger
14 Will to Power - Arch Enemy

Great album but still not as heavy as without grosscrow

15 The Sin and the Sentence - Trivium
16 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

17 Machine Messiah - Sepultura
18 Lower the Bar - Steel Panther
19 Incorruptible - Iced Earth
20 Atonement - Immolation
21 Forever - Code Orange
22 Through the Mirror - Endon
23 Big Rocks - Krokus
24 As Embers Turn to Dust - Mechina
25 The Source - Ayreon
26 Legends of the Shires - Threshold
27 Ex Eye - Ex Eye
28 Immortals - Firewind
29 ... of the Dark Light - Suffocation
30 The Forest Seasons - Wintersun
31 Tchornobog - Tchornobog
32 Ultu Ulla - Rings of Saturn
33 Embers of a Dying World - Mors Principium Est
34 Malina - Leprous
35 Cryptoriana – the Seductiveness of Decay - Cradle of Filth
36 The Future State of Wicked - Blood Feast
37 No Grave but the Sea - Alestorm
38 Kingdoms Disdained - Morbid Angel

Great Morbid Angel come back album - InsanityJoe

39 Obituary - Obituary

Gona check it out - EliHbk

40 Do Not Deviate - Replacire

Look at that album cover! Breath taking - InsanityJoe

41 The Optimist - Anathema
42 Exuvia - The Ruins of Beverast
43 Red Before Black - Cannibal Corpse

Come on guys! This is cannibal corpse. - InsanityJoe

44 Psychosis - Cavalera Conspiracy

Max Cavalera man he is great! - InsanityJoe

45 Profane Nexus - Incantation
46 Thrice Woven - Wolves in the Throne Room
47 Woe to the Vanquished - Warbringer
48 Hell - Hell

Second best funeral doom album after Mirror Reaper - InsanityJoe

49 The Immortal Wars - Ex Deo
50 Mass Vi - Amenra
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Top Remixes (10)

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. Kelle Surut Soi - Havukruunu
3. Atonement - Immolation

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