Year-End Lists

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Loudwire: The 66 Best Metal Albums of the Decade

13 November 2019

Loudwire: The 66 Best Metal Albums of the Decade

  1. BehemothThe Satanist
  2. Ghost B.C.Meliora
  3. GojiraL’Enfant Sauvage
  4. SepticfleshThe Great Mass
  5. CarcassSurgical Steel
  6. Power TripNightmare Logic
  7. Iron MaidenThe Book of Souls
  8. Between the Buried and MeThe Parallax II: Future Sequence
  9. ToolFear Inoculum
  10. Devin Townsend ProjectTranscendence
  11. GhostOpus Eponymous
  12. Bring Me the HorizonSempiternal
  13. MastodonEmperor of Sand
  14. Cattle DecapitationMonolith Of Inhumanity
  15. Code OrangeForever
  16. GorgutsColored Sands
  17. Avenged SevenfoldNightmare
  18. Judas PriestFirepower
  19. DeafheavenSunbather
  20. RammsteinRammstein
  21. Parkway DriveDeep Blue
  22. ArchitectsHoly Hell
  23. The Dillinger Escape PlanOne of Us Is the Killer
  24. SleepThe Sciences
  25. SlipknotWe Are Not Your Kind
  26. Rivers of NihilWhere Owls Know My Name
  27. GojiraMagma
  28. MeshuggahThe Violent Sleep of Reason
  29. Napalm DeathUtiltarian
  30. YOBClearing the Path to Ascend
  31. Knocked LooseA Different Shade of Blue
  32. EnslavedAxioma Ethica Odini
  33. AnthraxFor All Kings
  34. AgallochMarrow of the Spirit
  35. Every Time I DieLow Teens
  36. TribulationThe Children of the Night
  37. The OceanPelagial
  38. TriviumIn Waves
  39. Black Dahlia MurderRitual
  40. The Devil Wears PradaDead Throne
  41. BABYMETALBabymetal
  42. PeripheryPeriphery II: This Time It's Personal
  43. ConvergeAll We Love We Leave Behind
  44. GhostInfestissumam
  45. Body CountBloodlust
  46. PallbearerFoundations of Burden
  47. Woods of YpresWoods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
  48. Zeal & ArdorStranger Fruit
  49. AlcestÉcailles de lune
  50. Uncle Acid and the DeadbeatsWasteland
  51. High On FireLuminiferous
  52. Fit for An AutopsyAbsolute Hope Absolute Hell
  53. Dying FetusWrong One to Fuck With
  54. EpicaThe Quantum Enigma
  55. VeinErrorzone
  56. SabatonCarolus Rex
  57. Thy Art Is MurderHate
  58. MegadethDystopia
  59. August Burns RedFound in Far Away Places
  60. TesseracTAltered State
  61. IhsahnAfter
  62. Amon AmarthDeceiver of the Gods
  63. Protest the HeroVolition
  64. WhitechapelThe Valley
  65. Born of OsirisThe Discovery
  66. OpethIn Cauda Venenum