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The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Updated January 7, 2020 4.3k votes 249 voters 2.7k views110 items

List RulesVote up the 2010s metal albums we'll still be headbanging to for years to come .

Here are the best heavy metal albums of the decade, ranked by fans everywhere. Featuring popular music from some of the biggest metal bands today, this list of the top 2010s metal albums includes black metal, thrash metal, metalcore, and other subgenres. From Ghost's 2010 album Opus Enonymous to High on Fire's 2019 Grammy-winning album Electric Messiah, the 2010s decade is filled with so many good metal albums.  

Vote up the best metal albums of the 2010s, and add your favorites if they deserve to be on this list. 

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  • 1
    74
    45

    Firepower [2018]

    Judas Priest

    "Firepower"

    "Lightning Strike"

    "Evil Never Dies"

  • 2
    59
    37

    "If Eternity Should Fail"

    "Speed of Light"

    "The Great Unknown"

  • 3
    60
    39

    Magma [2016]

    Gojira

    "The Shooting Star"

    "Silvera"

    "Stranded"

  • 4

    "L'Enfant Sauvage"

    "The Axe"

    "Explosia"

  • 5
    39
    23

    13 [2013]

    Black Sabbath

    "End of the Beginning"

    "God Is Dead?"

    "Loner"

  • 6

    "Heritage"

    "The Devil's Orchard"

    "I Feel the Dark"

  • 7
    47
    34

    The Valley [2019]

    Whitechapel

    "When a Demon Defiles a Witch"

    "Forgiveness is Weakness"

    "Brimstone"

  • 8
    52
    40

    Dystopia [2016]

    Megadeth

    "The Threat Is Real"

    "Dystopia"

    "Fetal Illusion"

  • 9
    60
    52

    The Satanist [2014]

    Behemoth

    "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel"

    "Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer"

    "O Father O Satan O Sun!"

  • 10
    64
    57

    Hardwired... to Self-Destruct [2016]

    Metallica

    "Hardwired"

    "Atlas, Rise!"

    "Moth Into Flame"

  • 11
    41
    30

    In Cauda Venenum [2019]

    Opeth

    "Heart In Hand"

    "The Garroter"

    "Continuum"

  • 12
    29
    18

    Exercises In Futility [2015]

    Mgla

    "Exercises in Futility I"

    "Exercises in Futility II"

    "Exercises in Futility III"

  • 13

    "Fear Inoculum"

    "Pneuma"

    "7empest"

  • 14
    30
    20

    "The Vampire from Nazareth"

    "Pyramid God"

    "Oceans of Grey"

  • 15
    28
    18

    Empath [2019]

    Devin Townsend

    "Castaway"

    "Genesis"

    "Spirits Will Collide"

  • 16

    "Take My Bones Away"

    "March to the Sea"

    "Eula"

  • 17

    "Worship"

    "Earth of Hell"

    "The Devil You Know"

  • 18

    "Ecailles de lune, Pt.1"

    "Ecailles de lune, Pt.2"

    "Percees de lumiere"

  • 19

    "Beat The Bastards"

    "Teutonic Terror"

    "The Abyss"

  • 20

    "Tread Lightly"

    "The Motherload"

    "High Road"

  • 21
    28
    21

    Pelagial [2013]

    The Ocean

    "Epipelagic"

    "Mesopelagic"

    Bathyalpelagic I"

  • 22

    "Rise Up"

    "Native Blood"

    "Dark Roots Of Earth"

  • 23

    "Diamond Eyes"

    "Royal"

    "You've Seen the Butcher"

  • 24
    24
    17

    "The Green And Black"

    "Ironbound"

    "Bring Me The Night"

  • 25
    26
    19

    Colored Sands [2013] 

    Gorguts

    "Le Toit Du Monde"

    "An Ocean of Wisdom"

    "Forgotten Arrows"