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 #1 - Relixx599

Should be in the top three.

5 Reflections of a Floating World - Elder

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

6 In the Passing Light of Day - Pain of Salvation
7 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

8 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

9 Nightmare Logic - Power Trip

Top tier Thrash man - InsanityJoe

10 Conformicide - Havok

Good music, but awful lyrics. - Caleb9000

The Contenders

11 Codex Omega - Septicflesh

A perfect album - Metal_Treasure

12 Incorruptible - Iced Earth
13 Mirror Reaper - Bell Witch

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

14 Will to Power - Arch Enemy

Great album but still not as heavy as without grosscrow

15 The Sin and the Sentence - Trivium
16 Healed by Metal - Grave Digger
17 Diaspora - Cormorant

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

18 Machine Messiah - Sepultura
19 Devil is Fine - Zeal and Ardor
20 Forever - Code Orange
21 Through the Mirror - Endon
22 Legends of the Shires - Threshold
23 Lower the Bar - Steel Panther
24 As Embers Turn to Dust - Mechina
25 Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten - Carach Angren
26 The Rise of Chaos - Accept
27 ... of the Dark Light - Suffocation
28 Ex Eye - Ex Eye
29 Primordial Malignity - Tomb Mold
30 Atonement - Immolation
31 Big Rocks - Krokus
32 Tchornobog - Tchornobog
33 Ultu Ulla - Rings of Saturn
34 Tarot - Æther Realm
35 The Forest Seasons - Wintersun
36 Woe to the Vanquished - Warbringer
37 Embers of a Dying World - Mors Principium Est
38 Malina - Leprous
39 Cryptoriana – the Seductiveness of Decay - Cradle of Filth
40 Wisdom Eyes - Nine Treasures
41 Immortals - Firewind
42 No Grave but the Sea - Alestorm
43 Ulfven - Ereb Altor
44 Mutilated and Assimilated - Broken Hope
45 Exuvia - The Ruins of Beverast
46 The Future State of Wicked - Blood Feast
47 Obituary - Obituary

Gona check it out - EliHbk

48 The Source - Ayreon
49 Dear Desolation - Thy Art is Murder

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

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

50 Kingdoms Disdained - Morbid Angel

Great Morbid Angel come back album - InsanityJoe

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Top Remixes (12)

1. Devil is Fine - Zeal and Ardor
2. Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten - Carach Angren
3. Primordial Malignity - Tomb Mold
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

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