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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
Firepower is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Judas Priest

"Firepower"

"Lightning Strike"

"Evil Never Dies"

2
Opus Eponymous is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Ghost

"Ritual"

"Satan Prayer"

"Death Knell"

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
Diamond Eyes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Deftones

"Diamond Eyes"

"Royal"

"You've Seen the Butcher"

5
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct [2016] Metallica

"Hardwired"

"Atlas, Rise!"

"Moth Into Flame"

6
The Satanist [2014] is listed (or ranked) 6 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!"

7
The Valley [2019] is listed (or ranked) 7 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"

8
Dark Roots of Earth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Testament

"Rise Up"

"Native Blood"

"Dark Roots Of Earth"

9
Magma [2016] is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Magma [2016] Gojira

"The Shooting Star"

"Silvera"

"Stranded"

10
Heritage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Opeth

"Heritage"

"The Devil's Orchard"

"I Feel the Dark"

11
Koi No Yokan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Deftones

"Swerve City"

"Romantic Dreams"

"Entombed"

12
L'Enfant Sauvage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Gojira

"L'Enfant Sauvage"

"The Axe"

"Explosia"

13
Hiss Spun [2017] is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Hiss Spun [2017] Chelsea Wolfe

"16 Psyche"

"Vex"

"Spun"

14
Surgical Steel is listed (or ranked) 14 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"

15
.5: The Gray Chapter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Slipknot

"The Devil In I"

"Custer"

"Lech"

16
Path Of Totality [2011] is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Path Of Totality [2011] Korn

"Get Up!"

"Narcissistic Cannibal"

"My Wall"

17
In Cauda Venenum [2019] is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
In Cauda Venenum [2019] Opeth

"Heart In Hand"

"The Garroter"

"Continuum"

18
Dystopia [2016] is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Dystopia [2016] Megadeth

"The Threat Is Real"

"Dystopia"

"Fetal Illusion"

19
Black Anima [2019] is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Black Anima [2019] Lacuna Coil

"Anima Nera"

"Sword of Anger"

"Reckless"

20
Yellow & Green is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Baroness

"Take My Bones Away"

"March to the Sea"

"Eula"

21
Sunbather is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Deafheaven

"Dream House"

"Sunbather"

"Windows"

22
Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Avenged Sevenfold

"Nightmare"

"Save Me"

"Welcome to the Family"

23
Eparistera Daimones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Triptykon

"Goetia"

"Abyss Within My Soul"

"In Shrouds Decayed"

24
Colored Sands is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Colored Sands [2013]  Gorguts

"Le Toit Du Monde"

"An Ocean of Wisdom"

"Forgotten Arrows"

25
All We Love We Leave Behind is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade, Ranked
Converge

"Aimless Arrow"

"Trespasses"

"Tender Abuse"