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The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked  

Jovaughn Brown
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List Rules Vote 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
Magma [2016] is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Magma [2016] Gojira

"The Shooting Star"

"Silvera"

"Stranded"

2
Firepower is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Judas Priest

"Firepower"

"Lightning Strike"

"Evil Never Dies"

3
L'Enfant Sauvage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Gojira

"L'Enfant Sauvage"

"The Axe"

"Explosia"

4
The Satanist [2014] is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
The Satanist [2014] Behemoth

"Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel"

"Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer"

"O Father O Satan O Sun!"

5
Opus Eponymous is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Ghost

"Ritual"

"Satan Prayer"

"Death Knell"

6
Diamond Eyes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Deftones

"Diamond Eyes"

"Royal"

"You've Seen the Butcher"

7
Distance Over Time [2019] is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Distance Over Time [2019] Dream Theater

"Untethered Angel"

"Paralyzed"

"Room 137"

8
Worship Music is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Anthrax

"Worship"

"Earth of Hell"

"The Devil You Know"

9
Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Avenged Sevenfold

"Nightmare"

"Save Me"

"Welcome to the Family"

10
Nightmare Logic [2017] is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Nightmare Logic [2017] Power Trip

"Nightmare Logic"

"Soul Sacrifice"

"Executioner's Tax"

11
Surgical Steel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Surgical Steel [2013] Carcass

"A Congealed Clot Of Blood"

"The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills"

"Unfit For Human Consumption"

12
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct [2016] Metallica

"Hardwired"

"Atlas, Rise!"

"Moth Into Flame"

13
Once More 'Round the Sun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Mastodon

"Tread Lightly"

"The Motherload"

"High Road"

14
Roads to the North is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Roads to the North [2014] Panopticon

"The Echoes of a Disharmonic Evenson"

"Where Mountains Pierce The Sky"

"One Last Fire"

15
Winter's Gate [2016] is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Winter's Gate [2016] Insomnium

"Winter's Gate, Pt.1"

"Winter's Gate, Pt.2"

"Winter's Gate, Pt.3"

16
Hour Of The Nightingale [2016] is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Hour Of The Nightingale [2016] Trees of Eternity

"A Million Tears"

"My Requiem"

"Eye of Night"

17
Koi No Yokan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Deftones

"Swerve City"

"Romantic Dreams"

"Entombed"

18
Where Owls Know My Name [2018] is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Where Owls Know My Name [2018] Rivers of Nihil

"The Silent Life"

"A Home"

"Where Owls Know My Name"

19
In Cauda Venenum [2019] is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
In Cauda Venenum [2019] Opeth

"Heart In Hand"

"The Garroter"

"Continuum"

20
Dystopia [2016] is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Dystopia [2016] Megadeth

"The Threat Is Real"

"Dystopia"

"Fetal Illusion"

21
Exercises In Futility [2015] is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Exercises In Futility [2015] Mgla

"Exercises in Futility I"

"Exercises in Futility II"

"Exercises in Futility III"

22
Marrow of the Spirit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Marrow of the Spirit [2010] Agalloch

"They Escaped the Weight of Darkness"

"Into the Painted Grey"

"The Water's Monolith"

23
Terminal Redux [2016] is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Terminal Redux [2016] Vektor

"Charging the Void"

"Cygnus Terminal"

"LCD"

24
The Valley [2019] is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
The Valley [2019] Whitechapel

"When a Demon Defiles a Witch"

"Forgiveness is Weakness"

"Brimstone"

25
Dark Roots of Earth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Testament

"Rise Up"

"Native Blood"

"Dark Roots Of Earth"