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The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked 

Jovaughn Brown
Updated January 7, 2020 2.1k votes 173 voters 1.9k views 110 items

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 2010s, Ranked
Magma [2016]
Gojira

"The Shooting Star"

"Silvera"

"Stranded"

2
Book of Souls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Iron Maiden

"If Eternity Should Fail"

"Speed of Light"

"The Great Unknown"

3
Firepower is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Judas Priest

"Firepower"

"Lightning Strike"

"Evil Never Dies"

4
The Satanist [2014] is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
The Satanist [2014]
Behemoth

"Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel"

"Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer"

"O Father O Satan O Sun!"

5
L'Enfant Sauvage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Gojira

"L'Enfant Sauvage"

"The Axe"

"Explosia"

6
Fear Inoculum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Tool

"Fear Inoculum"

"Pneuma"

"7empest"

7
Once More 'Round the Sun... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Mastodon

"Tread Lightly"

"The Motherload"

"High Road"

8
.5: The Gray Chapter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Slipknot

"The Devil In I"

"Custer"

"Lech"

9
Dystopia [2016] is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Dystopia [2016]
Megadeth

"The Threat Is Real"

"Dystopia"

"Fetal Illusion"

10
13 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Black Sabbath

"End of the Beginning"

"God Is Dead?"

"Loner"

11
Koi No Yokan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Deftones

"Swerve City"

"Romantic Dreams"

"Entombed"

12
Diamond Eyes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Deftones

"Diamond Eyes"

"Royal"

"You've Seen the Butcher"

13
Nightmare Logic [2017] ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Nightmare Logic [2017]
Power Trip

"Nightmare Logic"

"Soul Sacrifice"

"Executioner's Tax"

14
The Hunter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Mastodon

"Curl of the Burl"

"Blasteroid"

"Stargasm"

15
House of Gold & Bone... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
House of Gold & Bones – Part 1 [2012]
Stone Sour

"Gone Sovereign"

"Absolute Zero"

"Tired"

16
Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Avenged Sevenfold

"Nightmare"

"Save Me"

"Welcome to the Family"

17
Opus Eponymous is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Ghost

"Ritual"

"Satan Prayer"

"Death Knell"

18
Where Owls Know My Name ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Where Owls Know My Name [2018]
Rivers of Nihil

"The Silent Life"

"A Home"

"Where Owls Know My Name"

19
Worship Music is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Anthrax

"Worship"

"Earth of Hell"

"The Devil You Know"

20
Reverence [2018] is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Reverence [2018]
Parkway Drive

"Wishing Wells"

"Prey"

"The Void"

21
The Strange Case of... ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Halestorm

"Love Bites (So Do I)"

"Mz. Hyde"

"I Miss the Misery"

22
Hardwired... to Self-Des... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct [2016]
Metallica

"Hardwired"

"Atlas, Rise!"

"Moth Into Flame"

23
Distance Over Time [2019... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Distance Over Time [2019]
Dream Theater

"Untethered Angel"

"Paralyzed"

"Room 137"

24
The Valley [2019] is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
The Valley [2019]
Whitechapel

"When a Demon Defiles a Witch"

"Forgiveness is Weakness"

"Brimstone"

25
Heritage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Opeth

"Heritage"

"The Devil's Orchard"

"I Feel the Dark"