Top 50 Metal Albums Of The 2010's


I will most likely look back at this decade as the dark ages of popular music. A time where mainstream music was largely dominated by talentless pop/hip hop music with less memorable songs than the previous decade. However, that doesn't mean that metal music followed the same path. While it was largely dominated by metalcore during the beginning of the decade, I started to grow to love more music in this decade for metal music than I initially did during the beginning of the decade. This was the decade where I became a metalhead, where I became who I am today and started expanding my horizons musically and learn to appreciate a lot of metal music released during this decade and that will be something I will look back at fondly. As the 2010's comes to a close, I decided to make a list of the top 50 metal albums of the decade that I would consider the best. NOTE: this list might change if I discover more music from this decade that I thought are amazing.

Created by: Gothic Metalhead | 17.11.2019



1. Trees of Eternity - Hour of the Nightingale
2016
2. Kauan - Sorni Nai
2015
3. Woods of Ypres - Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
2012
4. Swallow the Sun - Songs From The North I, II & III
2015
5. Deafheaven - Sunbather
2013
6. Alcest - Kodama
2016
7. Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
2010
8. Idle Hands - Mana
2019
9. Insomnium - Winter's Gate
2016
10. Saor - Forgotten Paths
2019
11. Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension
2012
12. Elderwind - The Magic of Nature
2012
13. None - Damp Chill of Life
2019
14. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
2010
15. Wilderun - Veil of Imagination
2019
16. Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
2014
17. Lantlôs - .neon
2010
18. Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
2018
19. The Foreshadowing - Second World
2012
20. Insomnium - One For Sorrow
2011
21. Clouds - Doliu
2014
22. Enshine - Origin
2013
23. Aquilus - Griseus
2011
24. Gris - À L'Âme Enflammée, L'Äme Constellée...
2013
25. Amorphis - Under the Red Cloud
2015
26. Saor - Aura
2014
27. Sojourner - The Shadowed Road
2018
28. Caladan Brood - Echoes of Battle
2013
29. Kauan - Pirut
2013
30. Lacrimas Profundere - Bleeding the Stars
2019
31. Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
2012
32. Lifelover - Sjukdom
2011
33. Machine Head - Unto the Locust
2011
34. Mgła - Exercises in Futility
2015
35. Edenfall - Forever Fallen
2011
36. Insomnium - Heart Like A Grave
2019
37. Bell Witch - Mirror Reaper
2017
38. Amorphis - Queen Of Time
2018
39. Hallatar - No Stars Upon The Bridge
2017
40. Alcest - Spiritual Instinct
2019
41. Lacuna Coil - Broken Crown Halo
2014
42. Judas Priest - Firepower
2018
43. Moonspell - Extinct
2015
44. Psychonaut 4 - Have A Nice Trip
2012
45. Symphonian - Incarnation to Reality
2011
46. Kauan - Kuu..
2011
47. Deafheaven - New Bermuda
2015
48. Mgła - Age of Excuse
2019
49. Officium Triste - The Death of Gaia
2019
50. Ars Onirica - I: Cold
2019



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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22.11.2019 - 09:42
RaduP
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Pretty good list, my man
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22.11.2019 - 16:31
Zap
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You somehow managed to not include a single album I would put on my top 50 of the 2010's haha.
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22.11.2019 - 17:10
Troy Killjoy
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If I made my own I think 2019 Mgla, 2010 Alcest, and Gris would make the cut. Otherwise I end up echoing Zaph's comment.
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22.11.2019 - 18:18
Zap
Phlegmish
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.11.2019 at 17:10

If I made my own I think 2019 Mgla, 2010 Alcest, and Gris would make the cut. Otherwise I end up echoing Zaph's comment.

Alcest and Gris are the only two that come close for me. I'll put it to the test once I've caught up on some 2019 albums and the year ends, but I don't think either will make it. Top 100 though, probably.
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23.11.2019 - 18:40
Gothic Metalhead
To respond to the comments, these are merely a favorites list and are based on my personal opinion of which is the best albums I've heard all decade.
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