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The Greatest Metal Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

List RulesVote 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]

    Gojira
    81
    62

    "The Shooting Star"

    "Silvera"

    "Stranded"

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    Dystopia [2016]

    Megadeth
    77
    61

    "The Threat Is Real"

    "Dystopia"

    "Fetal Illusion"

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    Judas Priest
    90
    75

    Release Date2018

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Speed metal

    "Firepower"

    "Lightning Strike"

    "Evil Never Dies"

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    Black Sabbath
    66
    53

    Release Date2013

    TracksDamaged Soul, Loner, End of the Beginning

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal

    "End of the Beginning"

    "God Is Dead?"

    "Loner"

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    Release Date2012

    Genres (Music)Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Groove metal, Thrash metal

    "L'Enfant Sauvage"

    "The Axe"

    "Explosia"

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    Release Date2019

    LabelTool Dissectional, Volcano, RCA

    Genres (Music)Progressive rock, progressive metal, alternative metal

    "Fear Inoculum"

    "Pneuma"

    "7empest"

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  • 7

    Hardwired... to Self-Destruct [2016]

    Metallica
    94
    89

    "Hardwired"

    "Atlas, Rise!"

    "Moth Into Flame"

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    The Satanist [2014]

    Behemoth
    80
    76

    "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel"

    "Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer"

    "O Father O Satan O Sun!"

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  • 9

    Release Date2014

    TracksOverride, The Negative One, The Devil in I

    Genres (Music)Nu metal

    "The Devil In I"

    "Custer"

    "Lech"

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  • 10
    73
    68

    Release Date1998

    ProducerParlaphone

    TracksTimebomb, The Gate, Shadows From Heaven

    "If Eternity Should Fail"

    "Speed of Light"

    "The Great Unknown"

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  • 11

    Release Date2010

    TracksRocket Skates, Risk, Caress

    Genres (Music)Progressive metal, Alternative metal, Nu metal, Post-metal, Experimental rock

    "Diamond Eyes"

    "Royal"

    "You've Seen the Butcher"

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  • 12

    Release Date2011

    TracksPyre / Face in the Snow, The Devil's Orchard, Famine

    Genres (Music)Progressive rock, Progressive metal, Jazz fusion, Neo-progressive rock

    "Heritage"

    "The Devil's Orchard"

    "I Feel the Dark"

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    Release Date2011

    TracksFight 'em Til You Can't, Earth on Hell, Revolution Screams

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Alternative metal, Groove metal, Thrash metal

    "Worship"

    "Earth of Hell"

    "The Devil You Know"

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    Release Date2012

    TracksLast Stand for Independence, Man Kills Mankind, Practice What You Preach

    Genres (Music)Thrash metal

    "Rise Up"

    "Native Blood"

    "Dark Roots Of Earth"

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    Release Date2014

    TracksHalloween, Once More ’Round the Sun, Asleep in the Deep

    Genres (Music)Progressive metal, Sludge metal

    "Tread Lightly"

    "The Motherload"

    "High Road"

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    37
    34

    Release Date2010

    TracksGive a Little, The Head and Heart, The Goal Is Your Soul

    Genres (Music)Speed metal, Thrash metal

    "The Green And Black"

    "Ironbound"

    "Bring Me The Night"

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    Avenged Sevenfold
    62
    66

    Release Date2010

    TracksDanger Line, Natural Born Killer, Nightmare

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock, Alternative metal

    "Nightmare"

    "Save Me"

    "Welcome to the Family"

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  • 18
    30
    26

    Release Date2011

    TracksStorytime (instrumental), Slow, Love

    Genres (Music)Folk metal, Symphonic metal, Film score, Power metal, Celtic rock

    "Scaretale"

    "Turn Loose the Mermaids"

    "Storytime"

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  • 19

    Where Owls Know My Name [2018]

    Rivers of Nihil
    50
    52

    "The Silent Life"

    "A Home"

    "Where Owls Know My Name"

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  • 20

    Nightmare Logic [2017]

    Power Trip
    42
    42

    "Nightmare Logic"

    "Soul Sacrifice"

    "Executioner's Tax"

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  • 21

    Release Date2014

    TracksGoblin, Moon Above, Sun Below

    "Eternal Rains Will Come"

    "Cusp Of Eternity"

    "Moon Above, Sun Below"

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  • 22

    Release Date2012

    TracksBU2B2, BU2B2, Headlong Flight

    LabelRoadrunner Records

    Genres (Music)Progressive rock, Rock music, Hard rock

    "Caravan"

    "BU2B"

    "Clockwork Angels"

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  • 23

    Meliora [2015]

    Ghost
    53
    60

    "Square Hammer"

    "Cirice"

    "He Is"

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  • 24

    In Cauda Venenum [2019]

    Opeth
    40
    43

    "Heart In Hand"

    "The Garroter"

    "Continuum"

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  • 25

    Release Date2010

    TracksHow Dark We Pray, Frost Hammer, Bastard Samurai

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Sludge metal, Stoner rock

    "Snakes For The Divine"

    "Frost Hammer"

    "Bastard Samurai"

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List Rules: Vote up the 2010s metal albums we'll still be headbanging to for years to come .