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1. Opeth - Damnation
2003
2. Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil
2005
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2001
4. Mastodon - Remission
2002
5. Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold
2007
6. Savatage - Poets And Madmen
2001
7. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
2005
8. Ludicra - Fex Urbis Lex Orbis
2006
9. Opeth - Deliverance
2002
10. Protest The Hero - Kezia
2005
11. Spastic Ink - Ink Compatible
2004
12. Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
2005
13. Ludicra - Another Great Love Song
2004
14. Down - Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow
2002
15. Vektor - Black Future
2009
16. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
2009
17. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
2012
18. Avenged Sevenfold - Waking The Fallen
2003
19. Nucleus Torn - Knell
2008
20. Between The Buried And Me - Colors
2007
21. Pain Of Salvation - Road Salt Two
2011
22. Mastodon - Leviathan
2004
23. Mourning Beloveth - Dust
2001
24. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
2001
25. Hammers Of Misfortune - The Bastard
2001
26. Hammers Of Misfortune - The August Engine
2003
27. Shining - V - Halmstad
2007
28. Hammers Of Misfortune - The Locust Years
2006
29. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2006
30. Converge - Axe To Fall
2009
31. Pagan Altar - Mythical & Magical
2006
32. Slough Feg - Traveller
2003
33. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
2007
34. Symphony X - The Odyssey
2002
35. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
2006
36. Avenged Sevenfold - Sounding The Seventh Trumpet
2001
37. Ludicra - Hollow Psalms
2002
38. Slough Feg - Down Among The Deadmen
2000
39. Hammers Of Misfortune - Fields/Church Of Broken Glass
2008
40. Mastodon - The Hunter
2011
41. Opeth - Heritage
2011
42. Gordian Knot - Emergent
2003
43. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
2005
44. Martyr - Warp Zone
2000
45. Martyr - Feeding The Abscess
2006
46. Maudlin Of The Well - Bath
2001
47. Opeth - Watershed
2008
48. Slough Feg - Atavism
2005
49. Mourning Beloveth - A Disease For The Ages
2008
50. Slough Feg - Hardworlder
2007
51. Baroness - Blue Record
2009
52. Jon Oliva's Pain - 'Tage Mahal
2004
53. Hammers Of Misfortune - 17th Street
2011
54. Blotted Science - The Machinations Of Dementia
2007
55. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
2005
56. Sebastian Bach - Angel Down
2007
57. Oxbow - The Narcotic Story
2007
58. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
2002
59. Mourning Beloveth - The Sullen Sulcus
2002
60. Necrophagist - Epitaph
2004
61. Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
2003
62. Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
2010
63. Aghora - Formless
2006
64. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
2002
65. Satan - Life Sentence
2013
66. Sinergy - Suicide By My Side
2002
67. Pagan Altar - The Lords Of Hypocrisy
2004
68. Ludicra - The Tenant
2010
69. Rage - Unity
2002
70. Protest The Hero - Fortress
2008
71. Kvelertak - Meir
2013
72. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
2010
73. Jon Oliva's Pain - Maniacal Renderings
2006
74. Riverside - Rapid Eye Movement
2007
75. Nevermore - Dead Heart, In A Dead World
2000
76. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
2009
77. AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip
2000
78. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
2012
79. Slough Feg - Ape Uprising
2009
80. Vulture Industries - The Tower
2013
81. Augury - Concealed
2004
82. Vektor - Outer Isolation
2011
83. Rage - Welcome To The Other Side
2001
84. Rage - Speak Of The Dead
2006
85. Rage - Soundchaser
2003
86. Slough Feg - The Animal Spirits
2010
87. Ark - Burn The Sun
2001
88. Pain Of Salvation - Road Salt One
2010
89. Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect
2009
90. Converge - No Heroes
2006
91. Withered - Memento Mori
2005
92. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
2014
93. Rigor Mortis - Slaves To The Grave
2014
94. Riverside - Out Of Myself
2003
95. Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth
2012
96. Anguish - Through The Archdemon's Head
2012
97. Augury - Fragmentary Evidence
2009
98. Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden
2014
99. Converge - Jane Doe
2001
100. King Diamond - Give Me Your Soul... Please
2007
101. Rage - Carved In Stone
2008
102. Down - Down III: Over The Under
2007
103. Heathen - The Evolution Of Chaos
2010
104. Nevermore - The Obsidian Conspiracy
2010
105. Withered - Folie Circulaire
2008
106. Megadeth - Endgame
2009
107. Anhedonist - Netherwards
2012
108. Riverside - Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
2013
109. Craven Idol - Towards Eschaton
2013
110. Obscura - Cosmogenesis
2009
111. Jon Oliva's Pain - Global Warning
2008
112. Children Of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll
2003
113. Nevermore - Enemies Of Reality
2003
114. Brocas Helm - Defender Of The Crown
2004
115. Derek Sherinian - Black Utopia
2003
116. Leprous - Tall Poppy Syndrome
2009
117. Angra - Temple Of Shadows
2004
118. Besieged - Victims Beyond All Help
2010
119. Legend (UK) - The Dark Place
2013
120. Unexpect - In A Flesh Aquarium
2006
121. Charred Walls Of The Damned - Charred Walls Of The Damned
2010
122. Virgin Black - Elegant...And Dying
2003
123. Baring Teeth - Atrophy
2011
124. StarGazer - A Great Work Of Ages
2010
125. Horrendous - The Chills
2012
126. Beyond Hell - The Sleeper Awakens
2010
127. Horrendous - Ecdysis
2014



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

Shit just got TRUE.
Gorshtak - 22.06.2012 at 10:52  
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
Vasil de Shumen - 08.01.2013 at 09:32  
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).
Gorshtak - 09.01.2013 at 22:45  
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.
Vasil de Shumen - 10.01.2013 at 01:12  
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
Ace Frawley - 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.
Vasil de Shumen - 10.01.2013 at 09:48  
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
Gorshtak - 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. And yes, every list is subjective piece though with the different level of the mentioned...
Vasil de Shumen - 10.01.2013 at 21:19  
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.
Gorshtak - 12.01.2013 at 18:57  
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
Vasil de Shumen - 12.01.2013 at 22:49  
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.
Gorshtak - 14.01.2013 at 13:33  
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...
Vasil de Shumen - 14.01.2013 at 19:03  
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
Gorshtak - 15.01.2013 at 18:38  
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!!!
Vasil de Shumen - 15.01.2013 at 19:11  
Written by Gorshtak on 15.01.2013 at 18:38

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

Gorshtak - 16.01.2013 at 00:26  
To correct myself - keep listenING f***ing heavy metal
Vasil de Shumen - 07.06.2013 at 22:48  
My favorite metal musicians of this millennium are:
# 1 - JOHN COBBETT ( Hammers Of Misfortune ; Slough Feg ; Ludicra ; Vhöl )
# 2 - MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT
# 3 - MIKE SCALZI ( Slough Feg ; Hammers Of Misfortune )
# 4 - 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 !!
PocketMetal - 12.10.2013 at 00:25  
Nice list , I think Unexpect should be here .
Vasil de Shumen - 12.10.2013 at 21:19  
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
Ozman - 13.10.2013 at 16:59  
Quite some interesting choices there
Vasil de Shumen - 13.10.2013 at 20:58  
Written by Ozman 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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