Best Album From Each Year


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Unfinished as I still have to catch up on more recent years. Also all of the places on the list are of course subject to change as I discover more music from each year.

My taste is very much centred around the power of the riff. That means most of the albums on this list are thrash, death, heavy, black, or some offshoot of those genres.

Also there is no albums listed for 1974, simply because from what I can tell there were no actual metal albums of note released that year. Some of Led Zeppelin's albums aren't exactly metal either but I think they had a large enough influence on the genre to merit inclusion.

Created by: Zombie94 | 16.04.2018



1. After The Burial - Dig Deep
2016
2. Behemoth - The Satanist
2014
3. Carcass - Surgical Steel
2013
4. Cattle Decapitation - Monolith Of Inhumanity
2012
5. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Agony
2011
6. Immolation - Majesty And Decay
2010
7. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
2009
8. Meshuggah - Obzen
2008
9. Behemoth - The Apostasy
2007
10. Lamb Of God - Sacrament
2006
11. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
2005
12. Necrophagist - Epitaph
2004
13. Black Label Society - The Blessed Hellride
2003
14. Agalloch - The Mantle
2002
15. System Of A Down - Toxicity
2001
16. Deftones - White Pony
2000
17. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
1999
18. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
1998
19. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
1997
20. Burzum - Filosofem
1996
21. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
1995
22. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
1994
23. Paradise Lost - Icon
1993
24. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
1992
25. Coroner - Mental Vortex
1991
26. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
1990
27. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
1989
28. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
1988
29. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
1987
30. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
1986
31. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
1985
32. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
1984
33. Dio - Holy Diver
1983
34. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
1982
35. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman
1981
36. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades
1980
37. Motörhead - Overkill
1979
38. Van Halen - Van Halen
1978
39. Judas Priest - Sin After Sin
1977
40. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
1976 Heavy
41. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
1975
42. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
1973
43. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4
1972
44. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
1971
45. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
1970
46. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
1969



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