You Know It's Technically 2011-2020, Right?


To explain the title, there is no year 0, regardless of what Ghost may tell you. Thus, the first decade was years 1-10, instead of 0-9. So then it would be 11-20, and so on. But I know that would imply that Paranoid is a 60s album, which we cannot have.

So now that all the cool kids are doing it, here is my top 100 albums of the "decade", most of it might be a bit too mainsteam, most of it you'll find on others' lists, and so on. Restricted to one album per artist/band (including collabs), ordered alphabetically.

A lot of stuff I missed, also a lot of stuff that is on MS but I didn't wanna include because it's not metal enough (Chelsea Wolfe, GY!BE, Swans etc).

Created by: RaduP | 31.12.2019



1. Abyssal - Antikatastaseis
2015
2. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
2014
3. Akhlys - The Dreaming I
2015
4. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
2010
5. Altar Of Plagues - Teethed Glory & Injury
2013
6. Aluk Todolo - Voix
2016
7. Amenra - Mass VI
2017
8. Amorphis - Circle
2013
9. Behemoth - The Satanist
2014
10. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
2012
11. Bell Witch - Longing
2012
12. Blood Incantation - Starspawn
2016
13. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Cosmosophy
2012
14. Carpe Noctem - In Terra Profugus
2013
15. Chaos Echs - Transient
2015
16. Chapel of Disease - ...And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye
2018
17. Coffinworm - When All Became None
2010
18. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
2012
19. Cormorant - Diaspora
2017
20. Crowhurst - III
2019
21. Cult Of Fire - मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान
2013
22. Cult Of Luna - Mariner [Collaboration]
2016
23. Dark Buddha Rising - Inversum
2015
24. Darkspace - Dark Space III I
2014
25. Deafheaven - Sunbather
2013
26. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
2010
27. Desolate Shrine - The Heart Of The Netherworld
2015
28. The Dillinger Escape Plan - One Of Us Is The Killer
2013
29. Dirge - Lost Empyrean
2018
30. Dordeduh - Dar De Duh
2012
31. Elder - Lore
2015
32. Emptiness - Nothing But The Whole
2014
33. Enslaved - RIITIIR
2012
34. Esoteric - A Pyrrhic Existence
2019
35. Falls Of Rauros - The Light That Dwells In Rotten Wood
2011
36. A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
2015
37. Funereal Presence - Achatius
2019
38. Gorguts - Colored Sands
2013
39. The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li
2014
40. Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma
2012
41. Harm's Way - Isolation
2011
42. Helium Horse Fly - Hollowed
2019
43. Horrendous - Ecdysis
2014
44. Howls Of Ebb - Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows
2016
45. Ihsahn - Eremita
2012
46. In Vain - Ænigma
2013
47. Indian - From All Purity
2014
48. Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
2014
49. Katla. - Móðurástin
2017
50. Kayo Dot - Hubardo
2013
51. Lantlôs - .neon
2010
52. Laster - Het Wassen Oog
2019
53. Leprous - Coal
2013
54. Leviathan - Scar Sighted
2015
55. Lord Mantis - Pervertor
2012
56. Lycus - Tempest
2013
57. Mgła - Exercises In Futility
2015
58. Misþyrming - Söngvar Elds Og Óreiðu
2015
59. Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
2016
60. Nails - Unsilent Death
2010
61. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
2012
62. Negative Plane - Stained Glass Revelations
2011
63. Netra - Ingrats
2017
64. Obscure Sphinx - Void Mother
2013
65. Obsequiae - The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings
2019
66. The Ocean - Pelagial
2013
67. Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä
2016
68. Panopticon - Kentucky
2012
69. P.H.O.B.O.S. - Phlogiston Catharsis
2018
70. Plebeian Grandstand - Lowgazers
2014
71. Portal - ION
2018
72. Progenie Terrestre Pura - U​.​M​.​A.
2013
73. Pylar - Pyedra
2016
74. Pyrrhon - What Passes For Survival
2017
75. Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It
2018
76. Schammasch - Contradiction
2014
77. Skáphe - Skáphe²
2016
78. Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology
2018
79. Sólstafir - Svartir Sandar
2011
80. Spectral Voice - Eroded Corridors Of Unbeing
2017
81. SubRosa - More Constant Than The Gods
2013
82. Suffering Hour - In Passing Ascension
2017
83. Sur Austru - Meteahna Timpurilor
2019
84. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
2011
85. Tchornobog - Tchornobog
2017
86. Teitanblood - Death
2015
87. Terra Tenebrosa - The Tunnels
2011
88. Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg
2011
89. Tribulation - The Children Of The Night
2015
90. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
2014
91. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All
2011
92. Urfaust - Der Freiwillige Bettler
2010
93. Vastum - Hole Below
2015
94. Vektor - Terminal Redux
2016
95. Virus - Memento Collider
2016
96. Vulture Industries - The Tower
2013
97. Wilderun - Veil Of Imagination
2019
98. Wormlust - The Feral Wisdom
2013
99. Year Of No Light - Ausserwelt
2010
100. Zeal & Ardor - Stranger Fruit
2018



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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31.12.2019 - 13:11
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Cmon we know the list is just a cover up
You just wanted to rub your knowledge on us
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31.12.2019 - 13:11
RaduP
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Written by Karlabos on 31.12.2019 at 13:11

Cmon we know the list is just a cover up
You just wanted to rub your knowledge on us

You got me, I haven't even listened to some of these
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31.12.2019 - 13:54
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
I swear I'm not even a cool kid yet I'm collecting bests of decade that I have listened to them through last years.

On a side note, I like your list! I agree with most of it.
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31.12.2019 - 16:43
Zap
Phlegmish
Actually, the 2010's is 2010-2019 and the 202nd decade is 2011-2020. So if you're saying best of the decade you could be referring to either decade.
And since no one is saying "best of the 202nd decade", but rather "best of the 2010's" they are still technically correct.
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31.12.2019 - 17:48
RaduP
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Written by Zap on 31.12.2019 at 16:43

Actually, the 2010's is 2010-2019 and the 202nd decade is 2011-2020. So if you're saying best of the decade you could be referring to either decade.
And since no one is saying "best of the 202nd decade", but rather "best of the 2010's" they are still technically correct.

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02.01.2020 - 19:18
musclassia
Unsurprisingly, this is the best of list that's got the most crossover with mine (and features a lot more stuff that didn't make my list but was either in contention, or was something I still like quite a lot). Surprised you chose Children Of The Night over Formulas Of Death, but this is a damn solid list otherwise.
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02.01.2020 - 21:27
Redel
Written by Zap on 31.12.2019 at 16:43

Actually, the 2010's is 2010-2019 and the 202nd decade is 2011-2020. So if you're saying best of the decade you could be referring to either decade.
And since no one is saying "best of the 202nd decade", but rather "best of the 2010's" they are still technically correct.

Nailed it to the point.
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03.01.2020 - 16:01
Ball Fondlers
"3rd decade of the 21st century" - is that ok?
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03.01.2020 - 16:12
Ball Fondlers
The one that really jumps out at me is Portal... how can this be! I think it's on another best of the decade list too.
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04.01.2020 - 23:45
RaduP
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Written by Ball Fondlers on 03.01.2020 at 16:12

The one that really jumps out at me is Portal... how can this be! I think it's on another best of the decade list too.

It's probably my favorite Portal release since Outre.
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04.01.2020 - 23:47
RaduP
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Written by musclassia on 02.01.2020 at 19:18

Unsurprisingly, this is the best of list that's got the most crossover with mine (and features a lot more stuff that didn't make my list but was either in contention, or was something I still like quite a lot). Surprised you chose Children Of The Night over Formulas Of Death, but this is a damn solid list otherwise.

My list was sort of made on the fly, so I did look over a few other MS lists for stuff I would include in mine, your list included. FoD might be objectively the better album, but I find myself listening to CotN much more often.
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05.01.2020 - 20:53
tintinb
I have listened to 26 albums of this list, the maximum matches of all these decade long lists. There's still so much to listen to.
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09.01.2020 - 23:21
No one
This list is just to impress ms users, his real list is too obscure for anyone on here.
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09.01.2020 - 23:29
RaduP
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Written by No one on 09.01.2020 at 23:21

This list is just to impress ms users, his real list is too obscure for anyone on here.

Obviously
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11.01.2020 - 13:33
IronAngel
Actually I disagree with both RaduP and ZafÞ! A "decade" is not a mathematical concept, it is an arbitrary calendrical concept. I think we can simply look at common usage and see that the 2010s was a decade, and is overwhelmingly treated as such. So claims to the contrary are simply mistaken about what a "decade" is. It just so happens that the first decade CE only had 9 years.

(Cool list too.)
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11.01.2020 - 15:19
Zap
Phlegmish
Sorry, I don't know why I'm so invested in this, but I blame Radu.

Written by IronAngel on 11.01.2020 at 13:33

Actually I disagree with both RaduP and ZafÞ! A "decade" is not a mathematical concept, it is an arbitrary calendrical concept. I think we can simply look at common usage and see that the 2010s was a decade, and is overwhelmingly treated as such. So claims to the contrary are simply mistaken about what a "decade" is.

You are "disagreeing" with the definition of a decade.

From Merriam Webster:
Quote:

Definition of decade

1 : a group or set of 10
// his prisoners were divided into decades William Godwin : such as
- a : a period of 10 years
// has been teaching for over a decade
// the decade of the twenties

- b Roman Catholicism : a division of the rosary that consists primarily of 10 Hail Marys
2 mathematics : a ratio of 10 to 1 : order of magnitude


Regardless of mathematics, it's a group of 10 years. So yes, the 2010s (2010-2019) was a decade, but so is 2011-2020.

Written by IronAngel on 11.01.2020 at 13:33

It just so happens that the first decade CE only had 9 years.

Well, that's just plain wrong. See above.

Written by IronAngel on 11.01.2020 at 13:33

(Cool list too.)

Agreed.

Written by Ball Fondlers on 03.01.2020 at 16:01

"3rd decade of the 21st century" - is that ok?

No, that's 2021-2030 in which no music has been released yet so it would be quite hard to make a top list of that decade.
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11.01.2020 - 17:03
RaduP
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11.01.2020 - 19:56
IronAngel
Written by Zap on 11.01.2020 at 15:19

You are "disagreeing" with the definition of a decade.

From Merriam Webster:
Quote:

Definition of decade

1 : a group or set of 10
// his prisoners were divided into decades� William Godwin : such as
- a : a period of 10 years
// has been teaching for over a decade
// the decade of the twenties

- b Roman Catholicism : a division of the rosary that consists primarily of 10 Hail Marys
2 mathematics : a ratio of 10 to 1 : order of magnitude


Regardless of mathematics, it's a group of 10 years. So yes, the 2010s (2010-2019) was a decade, but so is 2011-2020.


Well, what else would we disagree with or about than definitions? There's no reason why a definition in a dictionary couldn't be bad. It is not a thesis in the history of calendars. (Although in this case, there's nothing exactly wrong with what you quoted; it just doesn't cover all nuances in actual contexts.)

By your application of the word, the third decade of the millenium (if, by your count, the millenium begins 1.1.2001) would be 2003-2012; that is the third period of ten years in the millenium (if we don't count half-years and smaller units)!

Yes, a decade can be any period of ten years (when talking about a person's age, for instance), but in the contexts of calendars it refers to specific groupings of ten years. When in natural language we say that the decade changes, we mean that the tens digit changes. Otherwise we'd be celebrating the end of the decade every New Year's - certainly a decade changes every year, but not the calendrical decade.

Wikipedia reports a poll conducted among Americans:
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A YouGov poll was conducted on December 2, 2019, asking 13,582 Americans whether the following decade would begin on New Year's Day 2020 or New Year's Day 2021. Results show that 64% of Americans answered the next decade will begin on January 1, 2020, and will end on December 31, 2029 (the cardinal range). 19% of the Americans surveyed replied they are unsure, while 17% answered the next decade will begin on January 1, 2021, and will end on December 31, 2030 (the ordinal range).[5]


So 64% to 17% (and I would bet good money that of those 17%, several percent would have said 2020 if they weren't alerted to both options in a poll.) That is conclusive: in the case of a non-specialist term, it is simply not possible for all those people to be wrong, because the word's meaning is its usage. I am aware of the arguments for both kinds of calculation, and I remember the debate raged much more heatedly at the turn of the millenium. There's a logical case to be made for the "ordinal" approach, but it simply didn't convince the majority.

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12.01.2020 - 14:28
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Ongoing discussions left aside, what is Mr. Aarseth doing here?
It's not just the wrong decade, he's even from the wrong century.
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12.01.2020 - 14:31
RaduP
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Written by Starvynth on 12.01.2020 at 14:28

Ongoing discussions left aside, what is Mr. Aarseth doing here?
It's not just the wrong decade, he's even from the wrong century.

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12.01.2020 - 15:28
Zap
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Written by IronAngel on 11.01.2020 at 19:56

By your application of the word, the third decade of the millenium (if, by your count, the millenium begins 1.1.2001) would be 2003-2012; that is the third period of ten years in the millenium (if we don't count half-years and smaller units)!

Oof, that will keep me up at night for a long time.
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12.01.2020 - 15:50
RaduP
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Now that we all decided that we don't know jack shit about what a decade is actually supposed to be, may I divert your attention to my 2020 list?
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