Best Metal Albums of the 21st Century


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21 Agony - Fleshgod Apocalypse
22 In Waves - Trivium

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

23 The Blackening - Machine Head

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

24 Demons and Wizards - Demons and Wizards
25 Shogun - Trivium
26 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian
27 Resurrection - Halford

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

28 13 - Black Sabbath

How is this awesomeness not higher?!

29 City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold

All songs are good, but these are masterpieces:
"Bat Country"
"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.

30 Leviathan - Mastodon

Why is this only at #17? Linkin Park isn't even metal.

31 Brave New World - Iron Maiden

An outstanding metal album

One of my favourites album but it wasn't realese in 21st century - Michtu

32 The Satanist - Behemoth
33 Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park

First of all its not metal.

34 Phobia - Breaking Benjamin

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

35 15 - Buckcherry
36 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
37 Lateralus - Tool

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.

38 Fallen - Evanescence
39 The Heart of Everything - Within Temptation
40 Ascendancy - Trivium
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Top Remixes (4)

1. At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
2. Horror Show - Iced Earth
3. Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile
1. Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park
2. The Poison - Bullet for My Valentine
3. Indestructible - Disturbed
1. Endgame - Megadeth
2. Waking the Fallen - Avenged Sevenfold
3. Sacrament - Lamb of God

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