Best Albums of the New Millennium


Created by: Vasil de Shumen | 08.01.2012



1. Opeth - Damnation
2003
2. Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil
2005
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2001
4. Hammers Of Misfortune - The August Engine
2003
5. Mastodon - Remission
2002
6. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
2005
7. Hammers Of Misfortune - The Locust Years
2006
8. The Lord Weird Slough Feg - Down Among The Deadmen
2000
9. Avenged Sevenfold - Waking The Fallen
2003
10. Avenged Sevenfold - Sounding The Seventh Trumpet
2001
11. Hammers Of Misfortune - Fields/Church Of Broken Glass
2008
12. Spiritual Beggars - Ad Astra
2000
13. Baroness - Red Album
2007
14. Slough Feg - Atavism
2005
15. Opeth - Deliverance
2002
16. Savatage - Poets And Madmen
2001
17. Hammers Of Misfortune - Dead Revolution
2016
18. Vektor - Black Future
2009
19. Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold
2007
20. Ludicra - Hollow Psalms
2002
21. Ludicra - Fex Urbis Lex Orbis
2006
22. Spastic Ink - Ink Compatible
2004
23. Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
2005
24. Opeth - Watershed
2008
25. Tool - Lateralus
2001
26. The Lord Weird Slough Feg - Traveller
2003
27. Protest The Hero - Kezia
2005
28. Between The Buried And Me - Colors
2007
29. Slough Feg - Hardworlder
2007
30. Gorefest - La Muerte
2005
31. Unholy Cadaver - Unholy Cadaver
2011
32. Ludicra - Another Great Love Song
2004
33. W.A.S.P. - Golgotha
2015
34. Down - Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow
2002
35. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
2012
36. Nucleus Torn - Knell
2008
37. Baroness - Blue Record
2009
38. Pain Of Salvation - Road Salt Two
2011
39. Mastodon - Leviathan
2004
40. Death Angel - The Art Of Dying
2004
41. Converge - Jane Doe
2001
42. Mourning Beloveth - Dust
2001
43. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
2006
44. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2006
45. Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
2016
46. Pagan Altar - Mythical & Magical
2006
47. Slough Feg - Ape Uprising
2009
48. Cormorant - Dwellings
2011
49. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
2007
50. Neurosis - Given To The Rising
2007
51. Hammers Of Misfortune - 17th Street
2011
52. Samsara Blues Experiment - Long Distance Trip
2010
53. Samsara Blues Experiment - Revelation & Mystery
2011
54. Shining - V - Halmstad
2007
55. Spiritual Beggars - On Fire
2002
56. Symphony X - The Odyssey
2002
57. Converge - Axe To Fall
2009
58. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
2001
59. Hammers Of Misfortune - The Bastard
2001
60. Saros - Five Pointed Tongue
2006
61. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
2009
62. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
2010
63. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
2005
64. W.A.S.P. - Babylon
2009
65. Gordian Knot - Emergent
2003
66. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
2005
67. Martyr - Warp Zone
2000
68. Martyr - Feeding The Abscess
2006
69. Maudlin Of The Well - Bath
2001
70. Ludicra - The Tenant
2010
71. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
2007
72. Mastodon - The Hunter
2011
73. Vektor - Outer Isolation
2011
74. Slough Feg - The Animal Spirits
2010
75. Samsara Blues Experiment - One With The Universe
2017
76. Owl (USA) - Screech
2014
77. Cormorant - Metazoa
2009
78. Jon Oliva's Pain - 'Tage Mahal
2004
79. Blotted Science - The Machinations Of Dementia
2007
80. Sebastian Bach - Angel Down
2007
81. Oxbow - The Narcotic Story
2007
82. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
2002
83. Opeth - Heritage
2011
84. Tourniquet - Microscopic View Of A Telescopic Realm
2000
85. Necrophagist - Epitaph
2004
86. Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
2003
87. Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
2010
88. The Ocean - Fluxion
2004
89. Deceased - Supernatural Addiction
2000
90. Neurosis - The Eye Of Every Storm
2004
91. Deceased - As The Weird Travel On
2005
92. Overkill - White Devil Armory
2014
93. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
2002
94. Kvelertak - Kvelertak
2010
95. Satan - Life Sentence
2013
96. Pagan Altar - The Lords Of Hypocrisy
2004
97. Rage - Unity
2002
98. Overkill - Ironbound
2010
99. Gorguts - Colored Sands
2013
100. The Ocean - Precambrian
2007
101. Process Of Guilt - Erosion
2009
102. Elder - Lore
2015
103. Slough Feg - Digital Resistance
2014
104. Mourning Beloveth - A Disease For The Ages
2008
105. Mourning Beloveth - The Sullen Sulcus
2002
106. Aghora - Formless
2006
107. Tribulation - The Children Of The Night
2015
108. Protest The Hero - Fortress
2008
109. Kvelertak - Meir
2013
110. Jon Oliva's Pain - Maniacal Renderings
2006
111. Riverside - Rapid Eye Movement
2007
112. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World
2000
113. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
2009
114. AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip
2000
115. Testament - The Formation Of Damnation
2008
116. Metallica - Death Magnetic
2008
117. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
2012
118. Vulture Industries - The Tower
2013
119. Dream Theater - Octavarium
2005
120. Augury - Concealed
2004
121. Rage - Welcome To The Other Side
2001
122. Rage - Speak Of The Dead
2006
123. Rage - Soundchaser
2003
124. Ark - Burn The Sun
2001
125. Dead Congregation - Graves Of The Archangels
2008
126. Riverside - Out Of Myself
2003
127. Bosse-de-Nage - All Fours
2015
128. Spiritual Beggars - Demons
2005
129. Testament - Dark Roots Of Earth
2012
130. Saros - Acrid Plains
2009
131. Elder - Reflections Of A Floating World
2017
132. Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
2007
133. Owl (USA) - Owl
2012
134. Pain Of Salvation - Road Salt One
2010
135. Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect
2009
136. Converge - No Heroes
2006
137. Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth
2012
138. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
2014
139. Augury - Fragmentary Evidence
2009
140. W.A.S.P. - Unholy Terror
2001
141. Opeth - Pale Communion
2014
142. Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets
2001
143. Gorefest - Rise To Ruin
2007
144. Hazzard's Cure - Hazzard's Cure
2011
145. Disharmonic Orchestra - Fear Of Angst
2016
146. W.A.S.P. - Dominator
2007
147. King Diamond - Give Me Your Soul... Please
2007
148. Rage - Carved In Stone
2008
149. Down - Down III: Over The Under
2007
150. Nevermore - The Obsidian Conspiracy
2010
151. Anguish - Through The Archdemon's Head
2012
152. Municipal Waste - Hazardous Mutation
2005
153. Gorguts - From Wisdom To Hate
2001
154. Overkill - The Grinding Wheel
2017
155. Intronaut - Void
2006
156. Cormorant - Earth Diver
2014
157. W.A.S.P. - Dying For The World
2002
158. Municipal Waste - The Art Of Partying
2007
159. Vektor - Terminal Redux
2016
160. Withered - Memento Mori
2005
161. Testament - Brotherhood Of The Snake
2016
162. Machine Head - The Blackening
2007
163. Metallica - Hardwired... To Self-Destruct
2016
164. Opeth - Sorceress
2016
165. Horrendous - Anareta
2015
166. My Dying Bride - A Map Of All Our Failures
2012
167. Rigor Mortis - Slaves To The Grave
2014
168. Motörhead - Motörizer
2008
169. Heathen - The Evolution Of Chaos
2010
170. Tormenter - Pulse Of Terror
2010
171. Kreator - Enemy Of God
2005
172. Anciients - Heart Of Oak
2013
173. Withered - Folie Circulaire
2008
174. Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden
2014
175. Megadeth - Endgame
2009
176. Anhedonist - Netherwards
2012
177. Riverside - Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
2013
178. Obscura - Cosmogenesis
2009
179. Jon Oliva's Pain - Global Warning
2008
180. Children Of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll
2003
181. Nevermore - Enemies Of Reality
2003
182. Nile - Those Whom The Gods Detest
2009
183. Brocas Helm - Defender Of The Crown
2004
184. Derek Sherinian - Black Utopia
2003
185. Vorum - Poisoned Void
2013
186. Bosse-de-Nage - III
2012
187. Altar Of Plagues - Mammal
2011
188. Disma - Towards The Megalith
2011
189. The Crown - Deathrace King
2000
190. Leprous - Tall Poppy Syndrome
2009
191. Darkest Era - The Last Caress Of Light
2011
192. Paradox - Collision Course
2000
193. Craven Idol - Towards Eschaton
2013
194. Altar Of Betelgeuze - Darkness Sustains The Silence
2014
195. Elder - Dead Roots Stirring
2011
196. Besieged - Victims Beyond All Help
2010
197. Unexpect - In A Flesh Aquarium
2006
198. Vastum - Carnal Law
2011
199. Charred Walls Of The Damned - Charred Walls Of The Damned
2010
200. Baring Teeth - Atrophy
2011
201. StarGazer - A Great Work Of Ages
2010
202. Horrendous - The Chills
2012
203. Dead Congregation - Promulgation Of The Fall
2014
204. Saviours - Crucifire
2006
205. Vastum - Patricidal Lust
2013
206. Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy Of Molten Bones
2016
207. Destruction - The Antichrist
2001
208. Funebrarum - Beneath The Columns Of Abandoned Gods
2001
209. Running Death - Overdrive
2015
210. Beyond Hell - The Sleeper Awakens
2010
211. Horrendous - Ecdysis
2014
212. Vhöl - Deeper Than Sky
2015
213. Saviours - Into Abaddon
2008



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08.01.2012 - 22:35
vezzy
Stallmanite
Four Opeth releases in the top ten.

Shit just got TRUE.
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22.06.2012 - 10:52
Gorshtak
This list could have included a bit more bands and more great albums.
Here I see tendency towards progressive metal, prog black and prog power with some heavy interspersed with some heavy metal titles.
Not bad, but I think it should be reconsidered.
Anyway, since you like these bands, go for it
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08.01.2013 - 09:32
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Gorshtak on 22.06.2012 at 10:52

Here I see tendency towards progressive metal, prog black and prog power with some heavy interspersed with some heavy metal titles ...


In fact, six of the seven best bands of the new millennium [I'm talking about bands that have issued at least four albums in the 21st century] are progressive metal or progressive sounding : Opeth, Hammers Of Misfortune, Riverside, Nevermore, Jon Oliva's Pain, Rage.
Only Slough Feg have a molded style - old school heavy metal (with folk influences).
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09.01.2013 - 22:45
Gorshtak
Well, "the best" is very subjective category. It depends on the musical taste and personal impression.
However, all those are great. Whether someone deems them best or excellent or very good, is not important.
They create superb music and it is all that matters.
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10.01.2013 - 01:12
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Gorshtak on 09.01.2013 at 22:45

Well, "the best" is very subjective category. It depends on the musical taste and personal impression.


Actually all lists represent someone's subjective opinion. My list too.
I don't trust the foreign assessments - I believe on my own ears
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10.01.2013 - 08:19
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Very Opeth heavy list. I reckon only Blackwater Park deserves a listing but hey, it ain't my list.
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10.01.2013 - 09:48
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Ace Frawley on 10.01.2013 at 08:19

Very Opeth heavy list. I reckon only Blackwater Park deserves a listing but hey, it ain't my list.

Mikael is very talented musician and everything that he recorded is fresh and interesting. Really there is some commercial oriented moments in the last 3 albums, but it isn't bad.

I reccomend you listen to Hammers Of Misfortune. Amazing band, I'm sure you will enjoy this delightful progressive doom/folk metal
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10.01.2013 - 19:21
Gorshtak
This is kind of alternative "Best Of" list precisely because of far too prog and prog (insert word) bands. And yes, every list is subjective piece though with the different level of the mentioned...
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10.01.2013 - 21:19
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Gorshtak on 10.01.2013 at 19:21

This is kind of alternative "Best Of" list precisely because of far too prog and prog (insert word) bands ...


Actually I'm not a prog metal fen
I prefer thrash and classic heavy, but these styles are with very few significant representatives in the new millennium.
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12.01.2013 - 18:57
Gorshtak
I cannot agree completely with that because there are many new thrash and classic heavy metal bands that just kick ass.

THRASH: Havok, Lazarus A.D., Warbringer, Violator, Gama Bomb, Seregon, Bonded by Blood, Fueled by Fire, Diamond Plate.
In addition, many 80s' band are passing there revival like Exodus, Testament, Kreator. Megadeth is also doing fine and Slayer is, well Slayer.

CLASSIC STUFF: There is also a number of new bands that incorporate new and modern classic influences. These are bands for your consideration - Steelwing, Cauldron, Enforcer, Crystal Viper, 3 Inches Of Blood, Skull Fist, etc.

As you can see, there are bands that play the real thing
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12.01.2013 - 22:49
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Gorshtak on 12.01.2013 at 18:57

THRASH: Havok, Lazarus A.D., Warbringer, Violator, Gama Bomb, Seregon, Bonded by Blood, Fueled by Fire, Diamond Plate.
In addition, many 80s' band are passing there revival like Exodus, Testament, Kreator. Megadeth is also doing fine and Slayer is, well Slayer.

CLASSIC STUFF: There is also a number of new bands that incorporate new and modern classic influences. These are bands for your consideration - Steelwing, Cauldron, Enforcer, Crystal Viper, 3 Inches Of Blood, Skull Fist, etc.

As you can see, there are bands that play the real thing

Thanks for the suggestions, man

I agree about Warbringer [and on half about the veterans Testament and Exodus]. But the other new thrash bands are average quality. Better are only Vektor and Evile.
For me, all Slayer albums after "Divine Intervention" are mediocre, Megadeth have only one very good album - "Endgame", Kreator recorded well assembled cliches.

3 Inches Of Blood, Enforcer and Steelwing are good bands, nothing more. About Cauldron, Crystal Viper, Skull Fist ... no bad, but too little originality.
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14.01.2013 - 13:33
Gorshtak
Well, they reinvent the wheel
Yet, there is good music out there if a bit derivative. Havok's first album is just kiler, but the second one is full of songs that sound too similar. Slayer has been doing the same thing ever since "Divine Intervention". That's why I listen them with "Seasons in the Abyss" conclusive.

As for heavy metal stuff, they lack originality. Still, they rock hard. Steelwing is my favorite in this New Wave of Heavy Metal. They have pretty distinctive sound and though inspired by old masters, they know how to sound fresh and modern...
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14.01.2013 - 19:03
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Gorshtak on 14.01.2013 at 13:33

Slayer has been doing the same thing ever since "Divine Intervention". That's why I listen them with "Seasons in the Abyss" conclusive.
... Steelwing is my favorite in this New Wave of Heavy Metal. They have pretty distinctive sound and though inspired by old masters, they know how to sound fresh and modern...

Yet, Slayer deserve respect - they not succumbed to the fashion wave of records with symphonic orchestra

Best band of the new wave of heavy metal (for me) is Slough Feg. In their records really have talent and emotion, clichés are negligible
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15.01.2013 - 18:38
Gorshtak
Well, I see that we are very versed in the metal topics and bands. Which is great
So, let's just relax and keep listen f***ing heavy metal!!!
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15.01.2013 - 19:11
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Gorshtak on 15.01.2013 at 18:38

let's just relax and keep listen f***ing heavy metal!!!

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16.01.2013 - 00:26
Gorshtak
To correct myself - keep listenING f***ing heavy metal
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07.06.2013 - 22:48
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
My favorite metal musicians of this millennium :
- JOHN COBBETT ( Hammers Of Misfortune ; Slough Feg ; Ludicra ; Vhöl )
- MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT
- MIKE SCALZI ( Slough Feg ; Hammers Of Misfortune )
- JIMMY "THE REV" SULLIVAN ( Avenged Sevenfold )
- MARIUSZ DUDA ( Riverside )

Maybe John Cobbett and Mike Scalzi are unknown of many metal fens but their work at the last 13 years is unique !!
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12.10.2013 - 00:25
PocketMetal
Nice list , I think Unexpect should be here .
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12.10.2013 - 21:19
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by PocketMetal on 12.10.2013 at 00:25

Nice list , I think Unexpect should be here .


Actually a good suggestion. I was forgotten about this group. Thanks
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13.10.2013 - 16:59
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Quite some interesting choices there
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13.10.2013 - 20:58
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.10.2013 at 16:59

Quite some interesting choices there


Well, my musical taste is a little odd ... I like well-arranged songs - not ultramodern "masterpieces" with 100% digital sounding and a lot of effects.
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08.08.2015 - 00:37
indexqwest
Nice...very nice!
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08.08.2015 - 01:11
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by indexqwest on 08.08.2015 at 00:37

Nice...very nice!


Thanks Few people approved my selection here ...
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