Best Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

srfc

Ancient Mariner
These are all the albums I have from this decade in chronological order, I don't keep abreast of a lot of new developments in metal :lol:

Most are decent, but I'll put the real good albums from non-legacy bands in bold, and a little smiley after the good albums from legacy bands

Blaze Bayley - Promise and Terror
Grand Magus - Hammer of the North

Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier :edmetal:
Ghost - Opus Eponymous
Hell - Human Remains

Megadeth - Th1rt3en
The Devil's Blood - The Thousandfold Epicentre
Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth
Primal Rock Rebellion - Awoken Broken (Adrian is good but not too many memorable songs or hooks)
The Darkness - Hot Cakes
Steve Harris - British Lion (I like this but it's flawed, mainly bad production)
Ghost - Infestissumam
Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks Loose

Megadeth - Super Collider
Black Sabbath - 13
Queensryche - Queensryche
Hell - Curse and Chapter
Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls
AC/DC - Rock or Bust
Black Star Riders - The Killer Instinct
Faith No More - Sol Invictus :edmetal:
The Darkness - Last of our Kind
Ghost - Meliora

Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls :edmetal:
Slayer - Repentless
W.A.S.P - Golgotha :edmetal:
Metallica - Hardwired to Self-Destruct :edmetal:
Black Star Riders - Heavy Fire
The Darkness - Pinewood Smile
Judas Priest - Firepower :edmetal:
Ghost - Prequelle
Black Star Riders - Another State of Grace
The Darkness - Easter is Cancelled
 

Black Wizard

Pleb Hunter
I don't keep abreast of a lot of new developments in metal :lol:
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
Tough but accurate, I might not be old enough in terms of birthdays to be a boomer but I certainly am in terms of music taste, most things from grunge onwards are shit.
 

Cornfed Hick

Ancient Mariner
most things from grunge onwards are shit
But not Ghost, evidently! I tend to agree that the period from the mid-90s through around 2010 was, at least for new bands, a dark period. I think things have gotten a bit better in the last decade or so.
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
I'm only exaggerating a bit for comedic effect but yeah most things since the mid 90's have been heavily influenced by things which are a total turns off for me 1) extreme metal vocals, 2) drums dominating the mix 3) emphasis on heavy rhythm rather than melodies and hooks. I've always been more of a "commercial/mainstream" metal fan and there hasn't really been a good commercial mainstream metal band between the early 90's and the emergence of Ghost.
 

MindRuler

Ancient Mariner
I believe it al started with stuff like Pantera's Far Beyond Driven with a guitar sound and vocals I really despise.
And then came bands like Coal Chamber, Machine Head,... far from my alley.
Zero melody...terrible guitar sound...horrible.
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
Since I wrote that list I've ordered Ugly Kid Joe's "Uglier than the Used to Be" which came out in 2015, been listening on spotify and it's pretty good as well. I've been meaning to order this for years as I've seen them several times in the past decade and it's always been a great night out. There's more to them than just being an "everything about you" style novelty act. Also, worth checking out their mid 90's album Menace to Sobriety which slipped under the radar when it was released but is excellent.
 

jazz from hell

Ancient Mariner
their mid 90's album Menace to Sobriety which slipped under the radar when it was released but is excellent.
Yep, I wasn’t a fan, but when I heard MTS I was very surprised, it was a huge improvement imo... but very different. Saw them on a festival on that tour. The audience only wanted to hear their older stuff.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Here is a more elaborated and pondered list of 100 cool records released during the last 10 years:

  1. Tool - Fear Inoculum (Prog/ Alternative Rock)
  2. Cult Of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner (Post Metal)
  3. Peter Murphy - Lion (Alternative Rock)
  4. Cult Of Luna - A Dawn To Fear (Sludge/ Post Metal)
  5. Rosetta - Quintisential Epherma (Post Metal)
  6. Cult Of Luna - Vertikal (Sludge/ Post Metal)
  7. Anathema - The Optimist (Prog/ Post Rock)
  8. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (Alternative/ Industrial Rock)
  9. Ihsahn - Ámr (Extreme Prog Metal)
  10. Devin Townsend - Epicloud (Prog Metal)
  11. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage (Prog Groove Metal)
  12. Devin Townsend - Empath (Prog Metal)
  13. Sepultura - The Mediator... (Death/ Groove Metal)
  14. Ulver - War Of The Roses (Art Rock/ Ambient)
  15. Gojira - Magma (Prog Groove Metal)
  16. Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent (Alternative/ Post Punk)
  17. Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog (Alternative Rock)
  18. Zeal And Ardor - Stranger Fruit (Gospel/ Black Metal)
  19. Obscure Sphinx - Anaesthetic Inhalation Ritual (Sludge/ Post Metal)
  20. Rosetta - The Anaesthete (Post Metal)
  21. Sanctuary - The Year The Sun Died (Heavy Metal)
  22. Florence And The Machine - Cerimonials (Alternative Pop Rock)
  23. Cynic - Carbon Based Anatomy (Prog Rock)
  24. Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol (Gothic Metal)
  25. Black Sabbath - 13 (70's Metal)
  26. Bizarra Locomotiva - Mortuário (Industrial Metal)
  27. The Prodigy - No Tourists (Breakbeat/ Electronic)
  28. Judas Priest - Firepower (Heavy Metal)
  29. Peter Murphy - Ninth (Alternative Rock)
  30. Ihsahn - Eremita (Extreme Prog Metal)
  31. The Cult - Choice Of Weapon (Rock)
  32. Sepultura - Kairos (Thrash/ groove Metal)
  33. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini (Extreme Prog Metal)
  34. God Is An Astronaut - Age Of The Fifth Sun (Post Rock)
  35. Neurosis - Fires Within Fires (Sludge/ Post Metal)
  36. Hatebreed - The Concrete Confessionary (Death Core)
  37. Opeth - Heritage (Prog Rock)
  38. Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier (Heavy Metal)
  39. Fear Factory - The Industrialist (Industrial Metal)
  40. Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (Alternative Rock)
  41. Sinistro - Semente (Post Metal)
  42. Samael - Hegemony (Industrial Black Metal)
  43. Fear Factory - Mechanize (Industrial Metal)
  44. Voivod - Target Earth (Prog Metal)
  45. Opeth - In Cauda Venenum (Prog Metal)
  46. Om - Advaitic Songs (Stoner Prog Rock)
  47. Wolfram - Music Of The Heathen (Alternative Rock)
  48. Rosetta - Utopioid (Post Metal)
  49. Florence And The Machine: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Alternative Pop Rock)
  50. Nine Inch Nails - The Slip (Alternative/ Industrial Rock)
  51. Paradise Lost - Medusa (Doom/ Gothic Metal)
  52. Anthrax - Worship Music (Thrash Metal)
  53. Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls (Heavy Metal)
  54. Judas Priest - Redeemer Of Souls (Heavy Metal)
  55. Killing Joke - Pylon (Alternative/ Industrial Rock)
  56. Sadist - Hyaena (Technical Death Metal)
  57. Mundo Cão - O Jogo Do Mundo (Alternative Rock)
  58. Terrorizer - Caustic Attack (Grind Core)
  59. Carcass - Surgical Steel (Melodic Death Metal)
  60. Health - Death Magic (Alternative/ Electronic/ Rock)
  61. Envy - The Atheist's Cornea (Post Metal)
  62. Voivod - The Wake (Prog Metal)
  63. Mastodon - The Hunter (Alternative Prog Metal)
  64. Paradise Lost - The Plague Within (Doom/ Gothic Metal)
  65. Sepultura - Machine Messiah (Thrash/ groove Metal)
  66. Blut Aus Nord - 777 Cosmosophy (Extreme Prog Metal)
  67. Primordial - Redemption At The Puritan's Hand (Folk / Epic Black Metal)
  68. Arctic Monkeys - AM (Alternative Rock)
  69. Brutus - Nest (Alternative/ Post Metal)
  70. Queens Of The Stone Age - Like Clockwork (Stoner Rock)
  71. Process Of Guilt - The Circle (Experimental/ Sludge)
  72. Kylesa - Spiral Shadow (Sludge/ alternative)
  73. Baroness - Purple (Alternative Prog Metal)
  74. God Is An Astronaut - Epitaph (Post Rock)
  75. Cathedral - The Last Spyre (Doom Metal)
  76. Ihsahn - Arktis (Extreme Prog Metal)
  77. Devin Townsend - Deconstruction (Prog Metal)
  78. Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Part 2 (Alternative/ Pop Rock)
  79. Ihsahn - After (Extreme prog metal)
  80. Metallica - Hardwired To Self Destruct (Thrash/ Heavy Metal)
  81. Mão Morta - Pesadelo Em Peluche (Alternative)
  82. Napalm Death - Apex Predator : Easy Meat (Grind Core)
  83. Laibach - Spectre (Industrial/ Electronic/ Martial)
  84. Voivod - Infini (Prog Metal)
  85. Health - Vol 4: Slaves Of Fear (Alternative/ Electronic/ Rock)
  86. Garbage - Not Your Kind Of People (Pop Rock)
  87. Saul Williams - Martyr Loser King (Alternative/ Rap)
  88. Process Of Guilt - Faemin (Sludge/ Post Metal)
  89. Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss (Folk/ Alternative)
  90. Obscure Sphinx - Epitaphs (Sludge)
  91. Enslaved - RIITIIR (Prog Black Metal)
  92. Myrkur - Mareridt (Folk/ Black Metal)
  93. Negura Bunget - ZI (Folk/ Black Metal)
  94. Jambinai - Onda (Alternative/ Post Rock)
  95. Swans - Leave Meaning (Alternative)
  96. Big Brave - A Gaze Among Them (Alternative/ Post Metal)
  97. Extreme Noise Terror - Extreme Noise Terror (Grind Core/ Crust)
  98. Candlemass - The Door To Doom (Doom Metal)
  99. Memoriam - Requiem For Mankind (Death Metal)
  100. Process Of Guilt - Black Earth (Sludge/ Post Metal)
100? Impressive but at the same time....
I don't think I would want to waste my time with wanting to hear so much new music. Life's too short!

I rather go back in time i.e. discover lots of old stuff. I know this does not sound nice and if everybody would think like myself, current/new bands (like our own!) would have zero interest (our own does not have much interest either but more than zero, since there ARE people who are interested in new music). So, yeah, it is sort of hypocrytical, but when I have time (probably way less than you karljant) to listen to music, I mostly like to dive in the past and would never play so many new releases.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Yeah. Well I guess that I rather like to finish a Hawkwind discography or listen to dozens of jazz albums I have or still wish to collect.

The problem is probably my lack of time. I need time to do stuff with the family, the band. Or read. I don't think I can even mention 10 albums from the previous decade that I enjoyed a lot. So it is not purely the stuff out there, it is me restricting myself on purpose.
 

karljant

Ancient Mariner
100? Impressive but at the same time....
I don't think I would want to waste my time with wanting to hear so much new music. Life's too short!

I rather go back in time i.e. discover lots of old stuff. I know this does not sound nice and if everybody would think like myself, current/new bands (like our own!) would have zero interest (our own does not have much interest either but more than zero, since there ARE people who are interested in new music). So, yeah, it is sort of hypocrytical, but when I have time (probably way less than you karljant) to listen to music, I mostly like to dive in the past and would never play so many new releases.
Yeah... I can see where you coming from. And it's not a question of time... more of disposition and that's fine. There are weeks and weeks when all I wanna listen to are things I've listened to a zillion times.
But on the other hand I left a guiding line regarding the genre I think each album can be better described. It's worth what it's worth but it's already a filter one can use.

PS1: Hawkwind rules.
PS2: thanks for quoting my list... there were some albums switched in my top 5 (I could even let them on the same order... the difference is so minimal....)
 
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Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Yeah... I can see where you coming from. And it's not a question of time... more of disposition and that's fine. There are weeks and weeks when all I wanna listen to are things I've listened to a zillion times.
But on the other hand I left a guiding line regarding the genre I think each album can be better described. It's worth what it's worth but it's already a filter one can use.

PS1: Hawkwind rules.
PS2: thanks for quoting my list... there were some albums switched in my top 5 (I could even let them on the same order... the difference is so minimal....)
Just in case, with old I do not (only) mean stuff I heard before. Rather especially old music I have not heard before.
 
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