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Consequence of Sound's Top 25 Metal Albums of the 2010s

Consequence of Sound's Top 25 Metal Albums of the 2010s

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24. Megadeth - Dystopia

Megadeth - Dystopia
January 22, 2016
Critic Score
64
11 reviews
At this point in his career, it’s as strong an album as anyone can expect from Mustaine and his revolving door of performers and should pull Megadeth out of has-been status.

23. Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction

Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
February 21, 2012
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

22. Voivod - The Wake

Voivod - The Wake
September 21, 2018
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

If you’re already a fan of Voivod, then you know how incredibly unique they are, and the quality of songwriting on The Wake is top-notch, making it one of the strongest metal albums of the year.

21. Kvelertak - Kvelertak

Kvelertak - Kvelertak
June 21, 2010
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

20. Tool - Fear Inoculum

Tool - Fear Inoculum
August 30, 2019
Critic Score
78
21 reviews

Fear Inoculum lives up to its daunting expectations with songs that showcase Tool in peak performance as musicians and compositional arrangers.

19. Mastodon - The Hunter

Mastodon - The Hunter
September 27, 2011
Critic Score
80
22 reviews

Freed from the confines of elements and concept albums, Mastodon sounds fresher than ever.

18. Marilyn Manson - Heaven Upside Down

Marilyn Manson - Heaven Upside Down
October 6, 2017
Critic Score
66
16 reviews

This is a record that should please both the Hot Topic kiddie-creep contingent and Manson’s more seasoned and sophisticated fans sonically. Lyrically, it captures a lot of his oddball charm, too.

17. Opeth - In Cauda Venenum

Opeth - In Cauda Venenum
September 27, 2019
Critic Score
84
11 reviews

16. Windhand - Grief's Infernal Flower

Windhand - Grief's Infernal Flower
September 18, 2015
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

Expectations were exceedingly high for Grief’s Infernal Flower, and Windhand delivered a minor masterpiece and the best doom metal album of the year.

15. Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind

Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind
August 9, 2019
Critic Score
81
18 reviews

The core of We Are Not Your Kind exudes a duality; the youthful rage of the band’s past still lingers on each riff, each clashing cymbal, and in each scream — but there’s also a maturity that is present among the work.

14. Judas Priest - Firepower

Judas Priest - Firepower
March 9, 2018
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

13. Deftones - Koi No Yokan

Deftones - Koi No Yokan
November 13, 2012
Critic Score
79
16 reviews

It seems the Deftones are getting soft—in a good way. 

12. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
October 9, 2012
Critic Score
83
15 reviews

With the release of All We Love We Leave Behind, Converge has once again displayed its uncanny ability to create an album as skull-cleaving as it is beautiful.

11. Baroness - Gold & Grey

Baroness - Gold & Grey
June 14, 2019
Critic Score
85
14 reviews

Baroness currently find themselves in a place of great maturity, exhibiting superb musicianship ... The array of instrumentation and emotion throughout not only make Gold & Grey a joy to listen to, but also an achievement of which Baroness can truly be proud.

10. Mayhem - Daemon

Mayhem - Daemon
October 25, 2019
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

9. Gorguts - Colored Sands

Gorguts - Colored Sands
August 6, 2013
Critic Score
87
5 reviews

8. Carcass - Surgical Steel

Carcass - Surgical Steel
September 17, 2013
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

7. Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal

Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal
April 1, 2013
Critic Score
76
11 reviews

6. YOB - Our Raw Heart

YOB - Our Raw Heart
June 8, 2018
Critic Score
83
9 reviews

5. Ghost - Meliora

Ghost - Meliora
August 21, 2015
Critic Score
82
11 reviews

4. Power Trip - Nightmare Logic

Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
February 24, 2017
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

3. Deafheaven - Sunbather

Deafheaven - Sunbather
June 11, 2013
Critic Score
90
20 reviews

Sunbather is a developed, mature, and, above all, an original statement that truly lives up to the unbelievable amount of hype it has earned.

2. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage

Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
June 26, 2012
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

1. Behemoth - The Satanist

Behemoth - The Satanist
February 3, 2014
Critic Score
84
9 reviews
Original Source: https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/11/top-metal-albums-of-the-2010s/
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