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 in the top three. - CostcoHotDogs

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

7 Reflections of a Floating World - Elder

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

8 Healed by Metal - Grave Digger
9 Incorruptible - Iced Earth
10 Conformicide - Havok

Good music, but awful lyrics. - Caleb9000

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 Machine Messiah - Sepultura
13 Will to Power - Arch Enemy

Great album but still not as heavy as without grosscrow

14 The Sin and the Sentence - Trivium
15 Lower the Bar - Steel Panther

Does this count as metal? I guess hair does. Anyways, its one of my favorites. I really didn't listen to any 2017 music though. - Lucretia

16 Nightmare Logic - Power Trip
17 Forever - Code Orange
18 Through the Mirror - Endon
19 Big Rocks - Krokus
20 Atonement - Immolation
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Top Remixes (9)

1. Emperor of Sand - Mastodon
2. Gods of Violence - Kreator
3. As Embers Turn to Dust - Mechina
1. Profane Nexus - Incantation
2. Atonement - Immolation
3. ... of the Dark Light - Suffocation
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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