The Best Metal Albums of the 2000s

1. Baroness - Blue Record

Baroness - Blue Record
October 13, 2009
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

2. Opeth - Ghost Reveries

Opeth - Ghost Reveries
August 30, 2005
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

3. Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions

Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions
May 26, 2009
Critic Score
86
13 reviews

4. Converge - Axe To Fall

Converge - Axe To Fall
October 20, 2009
Critic Score
86
8 reviews

5. Isis - Panopticon

Isis - Panopticon
October 19, 2004
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

6. Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies

Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies
November 21, 2006
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

7. Meshuggah - obZen

Meshuggah - obZen
March 7, 2008
Critic Score
83
8 reviews

9. Torche - Meanderthal

Torche - Meanderthal
April 8, 2008
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

10. Neurosis - Given to the Rising

Neurosis - Given to the Rising
May 8, 2007
Critic Score
82
7 reviews

11. Protest The Hero - Fortress

Protest The Hero - Fortress
January 29, 2008
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

12. High on Fire - Blessed Black Wings

High on Fire - Blessed Black Wings
February 1, 2005
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

13. Slayer - God Hates Us All

Slayer - God Hates Us All
September 11, 2001
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

14. Converge - No Heroes

Converge - No Heroes
October 24, 2006
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

15. Mastodon - Crack The Skye

Mastodon - Crack The Skye
March 24, 2009
Critic Score
80
21 reviews

16. Isis - Wavering Radiant

Isis - Wavering Radiant
May 5, 2009
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

17. Baroness - Red Album

Baroness - Red Album
September 4, 2007
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

18. In Flames - Come Clarity

In Flames - Come Clarity
February 3, 2006
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

19. System of a Down - Toxicity

System of a Down - Toxicity
September 4, 2001
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

20. Slayer - World Painted Blood

Slayer - World Painted Blood
November 3, 2009
Critic Score
79
9 reviews

21. Probot - Probot

Probot - Probot
February 10, 2004
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

22. System of a Down - Mezmerize

System of a Down - Mezmerize
May 17, 2005
Critic Score
78
10 reviews

23. Mastodon - Blood Mountain

Mastodon - Blood Mountain
September 12, 2006
Critic Score
78
15 reviews

24. System of a Down - Steal This Album!

System of a Down - Steal This Album!
November 26, 2002
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

25. Opeth - Watershed

Opeth - Watershed
June 3, 2008
Critic Score
78
6 reviews
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