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The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, 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
Firepower is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Judas Priest

"Firepower"

"Lightning Strike"

"Evil Never Dies"

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
Magma [2016] is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Magma [2016] Gojira

"The Shooting Star"

"Silvera"

"Stranded"

4
13 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Black Sabbath

"End of the Beginning"

"God Is Dead?"

"Loner"

5
The Satanist [2014] is listed (or ranked) 5 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!"

6
Dystopia [2016] is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Dystopia [2016] Megadeth

"The Threat Is Real"

"Dystopia"

"Fetal Illusion"

7
L'Enfant Sauvage is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Gojira

"L'Enfant Sauvage"

"The Axe"

"Explosia"

8
Diamond Eyes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Deftones

"Diamond Eyes"

"Royal"

"You've Seen the Butcher"

9
Once More 'Round the Sun... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Mastodon

"Tread Lightly"

"The Motherload"

"High Road"

10
Fear Inoculum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Tool

"Fear Inoculum"

"Pneuma"

"7empest"

11
Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Avenged Sevenfold

"Nightmare"

"Save Me"

"Welcome to the Family"

12
Koi No Yokan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Deftones

"Swerve City"

"Romantic Dreams"

"Entombed"

13
Worship Music is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Anthrax

"Worship"

"Earth of Hell"

"The Devil You Know"

14
Nightmare Logic [2017] ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Nightmare Logic [2017] Power Trip

"Nightmare Logic"

"Soul Sacrifice"

"Executioner's Tax"

15
The Hunter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Mastodon

"Curl of the Burl"

"Blasteroid"

"Stargasm"

16
Unto the Locust is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Machine Head

"Locust"

"Be Still and Know"

"Darkness Within"

17
Dark Roots of Earth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Testament

"Rise Up"

"Native Blood"

"Dark Roots Of Earth"

18
Terminal Redux [2016] is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Terminal Redux [2016] Vektor

"Charging the Void"

"Cygnus Terminal"

"LCD"

19
In Cauda Venenum [2019] ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
In Cauda Venenum [2019] Opeth

"Heart In Hand"

"The Garroter"

"Continuum"

20
Where Owls Know My Name ... is listed (or ranked) 20 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"

21
.5: The Gray Chapter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Slipknot

"The Devil In I"

"Custer"

"Lech"

22
Koloss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Koloss [2012] Meshuggah

"I Am Colossus"

"The Demon's Name Is Surveillance"

"Do Not Look DOwn

23
Surgical Steel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Surgical Steel [2013] Carcass

"A Congealed Clot Of Blood"

"The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills"

"Unfit For Human Consumption"

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
Opus Eponymous is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Ghost

"Ritual"

"Satan Prayer"

"Death Knell"