The 25 Best Metal Albums of 2010 – 2019: The Entire List in One Place


MetalSucks recently polled nearly 180 prominent metal musicians and industry insiders to determine The 25 Best Metal Albums of 2010 – 2019! (You can read all about the voters and the methodology behind the poll here.) We’ve counted down the complete list over the course of the past few weeks, taking stock of the last decade in extreme music and celebrating 24 fantastic albums (and also The Satanist).

Whether you missed our countdown or you’d just like to review the results again, we’ve made life a little easier for you by gathering the entire list in one place. We hope you have as much fun reading it as we did putting it together! And don’t forget — our readers’ poll is still open until Friday, October 18! Go cast your ballot now!!!


#25: Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas, Mariner (2016)
#24: Triptykon, Eparistera Daimones (2010)
#23: Pig Destroyer, Book Burner (2012)
#22: Yob, Clearing the Path to Ascend (2014)
#21: The Black Dahlia Murder, Ritual (2011)
#20: Mastodon, Once More ‘Round the Sun (2014)
#19: At the Gates, At War with Reality (2012)
#18: Meshuggah, Koloss (2012)
#17: Gorguts, Colored Sands (2012)
#16: Between the Buried and Me, The Parallax II: Future Sequence (2012)
#15: The Ocean, Pelagial (2013)
#14: Kvelertak, Kvelertak (2010)
#13: Judas Priest, Firepower (2018)
#12: Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (2016)
#11: Converge, 
All We Love We Leave Behind (2012)
#10: The Dillinger Escape Plan, 
One of Us Is the Killer (2013)
#9: Rivers of Nihil, Where Owls Know My Name (2013)
#8: Deafheaven, Sunbather (2013)
#7: Baroness, 
Yellow & Green (2012)
#6: Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (2016)
#5: Ghost, Opus Eponymous (2010)
#4: Deftones, Diamond Eyes (2010)
#3: Behemoth, The Satanist (2014)
#2: Carcass, Surgical Steel (2013)
The Fake #1: Morbid Angel, Illud Divinum Insanus
The Real #1: Gojira, 
Magma (2016)
MetalSucks Readers’ Poll Results: Gojira, Magma (2016)

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