Best Metal Albums of the 21st CenturyNightlock
The Top Ten
So much better than worship music or death magnetic, true creativity, while metallica and anthrax just follow the steps of a recipe...
Yeah, but there's a problem - this album isn't metal and shouldn't be on this list at all, let alone at #1. - Metal_Treasure
Decent album but nowehre near Metal. - SomePersonYouHate
This is quite possibly the best Anthrax Album. Just because it was made in 2012 does not mean it can't be there best album, and who said that Thrash was dead? Anthrax rules, and as well as this being their best album, it produced maybe their best song, 'In The End', if you haven't heard it, do yourself a favour and look it up - Nightlock
Among the Living is still my pick, but yeah it was an amazing album they've still got it. - 678
This Disasterpiece is not on the top 10?! (No pun intended)
This also is NOT metal. - SomePersonYouHate
Horrible list, this is clearly the best of the rest by a ten thousand million miles. - Vip3r
I really don't know why so many people hate on this album. They think that Metallica sold out with this album but that doesn't even make sense. Albums are offered to sell out in their early years when they need money, not when they're millionaiers. They tried something new while still giving it that Metallica feeling and it came out just great.
Please don't crucify me for this, but Death Magnetic is one of the best Thrash albums I have ever heard. It took Metallica back to its roots, and produced some amazing songs, such as 'The Day That Never Comes', 'All Nightmare Long' and 'Cyanide', plus a host of other great songs. Including the only instrumental I know that can stand toe to toe with 'Orion', 'Suicide and Redemption', really, really good album. - Nightlock
This is where Metallica came back.
While I like their self titled album, I think it at least needs to swap places with waking the fallen as the avenged sevenfold representive in the top 5 of this list. It's more artistic, appeals to screamo fans as well as hard rock fans, and each song is a little longer than average making it a collection of larger, more complex songs. Ideally 1st, but at least top 5 in my opinion
This song is so incredible, and even if it maybe doesn't fit with some of the other metal albums in this list, it is amazing all the same! Alter Bridge is such an amazing band, possibly the best of the 21st century, and this is arguably their best album. - Nightlock
Mark Tremonti's solo at the end of the song is wonderful!
This is NOT metal. - SomePersonYouHate
...Linkin Park isn't metal...Never was and never will be
This album is amazing, the best Linkin Park Album there is. Every song on it is incredible, and even though it may look like a bit of an odd choice, it should be number 1. If you don't think so, or you think that Linkin Park is not true Metal go home listen to 'Given Up' and say that again. From song one to song thirteen, it is amazing...there is no bad song on this album. - Nightlock
My guess is that they stole the name from iron maiden, only taking the ' two ' away.
Excellent album but once again NOT metal... - SomePersonYouHate
This is a fantastic album, such great heavy songs. And contains the best modern day metal song 'Tears Don't Fall'. - Nightlock
Lol not Metal at all. - SomePersonYouHate
This is probably A7X's best album (although City of Evil and Nightmare are breathing down its throat). Such a good Album, no bad songs...I don't really like 'Unbound (the Wild Side)', but everything else is amazing! - Nightlock
A7X isn't even close to Metal. - SomePersonYouHate
Anthrax at number 1 and Metallica at number 2? Those bands are so overrated. Metallica's music isn't that complex and none of their albums after the Black Album were as good as stuff coming from Opeth or Dream Theater or Machine Head or Tool
This song is maybe the best Trivium Album, although many would say Ascendancy is better, I say In Waves is the best. It is really heavy and powerful, great songs, great album. - Nightlock
This is by far the best Disturbed album, and one of the best albums of the modern metal era. Disturbed really personify everything that modern and Nu Metal is, and this album deserves to be on this list. - Nightlock
This should be #1! Tool create songs like no other, with the title track of the album perhaps being one of the most creative and thought-provoking albums in metal music. LATERALUS is a work of art.
Why is this only at #17? Linkin Park isn't even metal.
How is this awesomeness not higher?!
First of all its not metal.
I like this album but I wouldn't call it Metal... - SomePersonYouHate
This is a great album, really strong first album for the metal god, Rob Halford! Halford is so good heavier and faster than Judas Priest, but still with great songs, and some great epics. - Nightlock
All songs are good, but these are masterpieces:
"Beast and the Harlot"
"Blinded in Chains"
The Rev is incredible on the drums, M.Shadows vocals are perfect and there are couple of insane solos by Synyster Gates ("M.I.A. especially). It's my top 1.
An outstanding metal album
One of my favourites album but it wasn't realese in 21st century - Michtu
This Nu Metal Album is great, Breaking Benjamin is a great band. And with songs like 'The Diary Of Jane', and 'Breath. It is their greatest album. - Nightlock
Calling this Metal is like calling Michael Jackson Rock... - SomePersonYouHate
This is some real heavy metal! Beats all those other Linkin Park "metal" albums!
This album should be higher... Like... WAY WAY higher!
An awesome album, should be a lot higher
Funny how one of the best voices in real metal is hardly on the list. Shows how much people nowadays know about metal and other music
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