The Best Metal Albums of the 2000s

26. Opeth - Watershed

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

27. Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist

Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist
October 31, 2006
Critic Score
78
11 reviews

28. Ozzy Osbourne - Down to Earth

Ozzy Osbourne - Down to Earth
October 16, 2001
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

29. Kylesa - Static Tensions

Kylesa - Static Tensions
March 17, 2009
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

30. Metallica - Death Magnetic

Metallica - Death Magnetic
September 12, 2008
Critic Score
76
15 reviews

31. Cave In - Planets of Old

Cave In - Planets of Old
July 19, 2009
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

32. Lamb of God - Sacrament

Lamb of God - Sacrament
August 22, 2006
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

33. Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death

Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death
August 28, 2006
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

34. Pelican - What We All Come to Need

Pelican - What We All Come to Need
October 27, 2009
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

35. Lamb of God - Wrath

Lamb of God - Wrath
February 23, 2009
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

36. Slipknot - Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)

Slipknot - Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
May 25, 2004
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

37. Tool - Lateralus

Tool - Lateralus
May 15, 2001
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

38. High on Fire - Death Is This Communion

High on Fire - Death Is This Communion
September 10, 2007
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

40. Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God

Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God
September 17, 2008
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

41. Boris - Smile

Boris - Smile
March 7, 2008
Critic Score
73
6 reviews

42. System of a Down - Hypnotize

System of a Down - Hypnotize
November 22, 2005
Critic Score
73
9 reviews

43. Isis - In the Absence of Truth

Isis - In the Absence of Truth
October 31, 2006
Critic Score
73
10 reviews

44. Wolves in the Throne Room - Black Cascade

Wolves in the Throne Room - Black Cascade
March 31, 2009
Critic Score
73
7 reviews

45. Melvins - Nude With Boots

Melvins - Nude With Boots
July 8, 2008
Critic Score
73
10 reviews

46. Machine Head - The Blackening

Machine Head - The Blackening
March 27, 2007
Critic Score
72
5 reviews

47. Rammstein - Mutter

Rammstein - Mutter
April 2, 2001
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

48. Gojira - The Way of All Flesh

Gojira - The Way of All Flesh
October 13, 2008
Critic Score
72
6 reviews

49. Rammstein - Reise, Reise

Rammstein - Reise, Reise
September 27, 2004
Critic Score
72
5 reviews

50. Metallica - St. Anger

Metallica - St. Anger
June 5, 2003
Critic Score
72
8 reviews
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