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 The Grinding Wheel - Overkill

Should be #1 - Relixx599

Should be in the top three.

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 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 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 Nightmare Logic - Power Trip

Top tier Thrash man - InsanityJoe

9 Conformicide - Havok

Good music, but awful lyrics. - Caleb9000

10 Codex Omega - Septicflesh

A perfect album - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 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

12 Mirror Reaper - Bell Witch

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

13 Incorruptible - Iced Earth
14 Will to Power - Arch Enemy

Great album but still not as heavy as without grosscrow

15 Healed by Metal - Grave Digger
16 The Sin and the Sentence - Trivium
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 Lower the Bar - Steel Panther
23 As Embers Turn to Dust - Mechina
24 Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten - Carach Angren
25 The Rise of Chaos - Accept
26 ... of the Dark Light - Suffocation
27 Ex Eye - Ex Eye
28 Primordial Malignity - Tomb Mold
29 Atonement - Immolation
30 Legends of the Shires - Threshold
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 The Optimist - Anathema
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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