The Best Metal Albums of 2017


Last updated on 30.12.2017

Created by: un/heart/ed | 20.04.2017



1. Paradise Lost - Medusa
Death-Doom Metal, Gothic Metal (England)
2. Kind Man - Kindness Ends
Experimental Black Metal, Post-Metal (England)
3. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Experimental Rock, Atmospheric Sludge Metal (USA)
4. Septicflesh - Codex Omega
Symphonic Death Metal (Greece)
5. Immolation - Atonement
Death Metal (USA)
6. Sun of the Sleepless - To the Elements
Black Metal, Ambient (Germany)
7. Igorrr - Savage Sinusoid
Various (France)
8. Kreator - Gods of Violence
Thrash Metal (Germany)
9. Pallbearer - Heartless
Doom Metal (USA)
10. Vallenfyre - Fear Those Who Fear Him
Death Metal, Doom Metal (England)
11. Bathsheba - Servus
Doom Metal, Sludge Metal (Belgium)
12. Violet Cold - Anomie
Post-Black Metal, Shoegaze (Azerbaijan)
13. Nailed to Obscurity - King Delusion
Melodic Death-Doom Metal (Germany)
14. Heretoir - The Circle
Post-Black Metal, Shoegaze (Germany)
15. Thy Art Is Murder - Dear Desolation
Technical Deathcore (Australia)
16. Darkest Hour - Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore (USA)
17. Soen - Lykaia
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock (Sweden)
18. Myrkur - Mareridt
Atmospheric Black Metal, Dark Folk (Denmark)
19. Below - Upon a Pale Horse
Epic Doom Metal (Sweden)
20. Moonspell - 1755
Gothic Metal (Portugal)
21. While She Sleeps - You Are We
Metalcore (England)
22. Netra - Ingrats
Black Metal, Trip-Hop (France)
23. Blut aus Nord - Deus Salutis Meæ
Atmospheric Black Metal, Industrial Metal (France)
24. Leprous - Malina
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock (Norway)
25. Zeal and Ardor - Devil Is Fine
Black Metal, Spirituals (USA)
26. Godflesh - Post Self
Industrial Metal, Experimental Industrial (England)
27. Wolfheart - Tyhjyys
Melodic Death Metal (Finland)
28. The Great Old Ones - EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy
Post-Black Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal (France)
29. Amenra - Mass VI
Doom Metal, Sludge Metal (Belgium)
30. Mors Principium Est - Embers of a Dying World
Melodic Death Metal (Finland)
31. With the Dead - Love from With the Dead
Doom Metal, Stoner Metal (England)
32. Hallatar - No Stars Upon the Bridge
Atmospheric Death-Doom Metal (Finland)
33. Wormwood - Ghostlands - Wounds from a Bleeding Earth
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Black Metal (Sweden)
34. God Dethroned - The World Ablaze
Death Metal (The Netherlands)
35. The Ominous Circle - Appalling Ascension
Death Metal, Black Metal (Portugal)
36. Below the Sun - Alien World
Extreme Doom Metal, Post-Metal (Russia)
37. Gloson - Grimen
Post-Metal, Sludge Metal (Sweden)
38. Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
Stoner Metal, Doom Metal (USA)
39. Temple of Void - Lords of Death
Death-Doom Metal (USA)
40. Memoriam - For the Fallen
Death Metal (England)
41. Loss - Horizonless
Death-Doom Metal, Funeral Doom Metal (USA)
42. Falls of Rauros - Vigilance Perennial
43. Bell Witch - Mirror Reaper
44. Iced Earth - Incorruptible
45. Converge - The Dusk in Us
46. Avatarium - Hurricanes and Halos
Doom Metal (Sweden)
47. The Ruins of Beverast - Exuvia
48. Aversions Crown - Xenocide
Technical Deathcore (USA)
49. Novembers Doom - Hamartia
Melodic Death-Doom Metal (USA)
50. Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock (Sweden)
51. Cradle of Filth - Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay
Extreme Gothic Metal (England)
52. Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal (USA)
53. Dopelord - Children of the Haze
Stoner Metal, Doom Metal (Poland)
54. Frailty - Ways of the Dead
Death-Doom Metal (Latvia)
55. Au Champ des Morts - Dans la joie
Atmospheric Black Metal, Blackgaze (France)
56. Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
57. Mutoid Man - War Moans
58. King Woman - Created in the Image of Suffering
59. In Reverence - The Selected Breed
60. Nokturnal Mortum - Істина



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27.04.2017 - 09:09
Paz
News Man
Nice list, but Devil Is Fine is from 2016
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27.04.2017 - 10:49
un/heart/ed
The Sufferer
Written by Paz on 27.04.2017 at 09:09

Nice list, but Devil Is Fine is from 2016

You are right but this version of the album was released last month. https://zealandardor.bandcamp.com
And "Sacrileguim I" is a completely different song this time. So I safely consider this as a 2017 release.
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27.04.2017 - 11:16
Paz
News Man
Written by un/heart/ed on 27.04.2017 at 10:49

You are right but this version of the album was released last month. https://zealandardor.bandcamp.com
And "Sacrileguim I" is a completely different song this time. So I safely consider this as a 2017 release.

Haha, I know. I even own the CD edition of this release
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18.02.2018 - 14:42
Metren
The What The?
What's up with Medusa getting so much love? That album was seriously underwhelming.
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19.02.2018 - 01:39
tominator
Written by Metren on 18.02.2018 at 14:42

What's up with Medusa getting so much love? That album was seriously underwhelming.


I liked it tbh. Definitely not as good or as memorable as The Plague Within though.
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