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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. 

1
Worship Music is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Anthrax

"Worship"

"Earth of Hell"

"The Devil You Know"

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
Distance Over Time [2019] is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Distance Over Time [2019] Dream Theater

"Untethered Angel"

"Paralyzed"

"Room 137"

4
Imaginaerum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Nightwish

"Scaretale"

"Turn Loose the Mermaids"

"Storytime"

5
Dark Roots of Earth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Testament

"Rise Up"

"Native Blood"

"Dark Roots Of Earth"

6
13 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Black Sabbath

"End of the Beginning"

"God Is Dead?"

"Loner"

7
Exercises In Futility [2015] is listed (or ranked) 7 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"

8
Queen Of Time [2018] is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Queen Of Time [2018] Amorphis

"Wrong Direction"

"Amongst Stars"

"The Bee"

9
Opus Eponymous is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Ghost

"Ritual"

"Satan Prayer"

"Death Knell"

10
Fear Inoculum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Tool

"Fear Inoculum"

"Pneuma"

"7empest"

11
Diamond Eyes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Deftones

"Diamond Eyes"

"Royal"

"You've Seen the Butcher"

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
Heritage is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Opeth

"Heritage"

"The Devil's Orchard"

"I Feel the Dark"

14
Koi No Yokan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Deftones

"Swerve City"

"Romantic Dreams"

"Entombed"

15
Hiss Spun [2017] is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Hiss Spun [2017] Chelsea Wolfe

"16 Psyche"

"Vex"

"Spun"

16
The Satanist [2014] is listed (or ranked) 16 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!"

17
L'Enfant Sauvage is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Gojira

"L'Enfant Sauvage"

"The Axe"

"Explosia"

18
Surgical Steel is listed (or ranked) 18 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"

19
Path Of Totality [2011] is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Path Of Totality [2011] Korn

"Get Up!"

"Narcissistic Cannibal"

"My Wall"

20
The Valley [2019] is listed (or ranked) 20 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"

21
Dystopia [2016] is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Dystopia [2016] Megadeth

"The Threat Is Real"

"Dystopia"

"Fetal Illusion"

22
Deconstruction is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Devin Townsend Project

"Praise the Lowered"

"Stand"

"Juular"

23
Blackjazz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Blackjazz [2010] Shining

"The Madness and the Damage Done"

"Fisheye"

"Exit Sun"

24
Anthropocentric is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
The Ocean

"Anthropocentric"

"The Grand Inquisitor I"

"She Was the Universe"

25
New World Shadows is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Omnium Gatherum

"Everfields"

"Ego"

"New World Shadows"