Best Albums of the New Millennium


Created by: Vasil de Shumen | 08.01.2012



1. Opeth - Damnation
2003
2. Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil
2005
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2001
4. Hammers Of Misfortune - The August Engine
2003
5. Mastodon - Remission
2002
6. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
2005
7. Hammers Of Misfortune - The Locust Years
2006
8. The Lord Weird Slough Feg - Down Among The Deadmen
2000
9. Avenged Sevenfold - Waking The Fallen
2003
10. Avenged Sevenfold - Sounding The Seventh Trumpet
2001
11. Hammers Of Misfortune - Fields/Church Of Broken Glass
2008
12. Spiritual Beggars - Ad Astra
2000
13. Baroness - Red Album
2007
14. Slough Feg - Atavism
2005
15. Opeth - Deliverance
2002
16. Savatage - Poets And Madmen
2001
17. Hammers Of Misfortune - Dead Revolution
2016
18. Vektor - Black Future
2009
19. Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold
2007
20. Ludicra - Hollow Psalms
2002
21. Ludicra - Fex Urbis Lex Orbis
2006
22. Spastic Ink - Ink Compatible
2004
23. Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
2005
24. Opeth - Watershed
2008
25. Tool - Lateralus
2001
26. The Lord Weird Slough Feg - Traveller
2003
27. Protest The Hero - Kezia
2005
28. Between The Buried And Me - Colors
2007
29. Slough Feg - Hardworlder
2007
30. Gorefest - La Muerte
2005
31. Unholy Cadaver - Unholy Cadaver
2011
32. Ludicra - Another Great Love Song
2004
33. W.A.S.P. - Golgotha
2015
34. Down - Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow
2002
35. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
2012
36. Nucleus Torn - Knell
2008
37. Baroness - Blue Record
2009
38. Pain Of Salvation - Road Salt Two
2011
39. Mastodon - Leviathan
2004
40. Death Angel - The Art Of Dying
2004
41. Converge - Jane Doe
2001
42. Mourning Beloveth - Dust
2001
43. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
2006
44. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2006
45. Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
2016
46. Pagan Altar - Mythical & Magical
2006
47. Slough Feg - Ape Uprising
2009
48. Cormorant - Dwellings
2011
49. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
2007
50. Neurosis - Given To The Rising
2007
51. Hammers Of Misfortune - 17th Street
2011
52. Mortuary Drape - Tolling 13 Knell
2000
53. Sabbat (JPN) - Satanasword
2000
54. Paul Chain - Park Of Reason
2002
55. Samsara Blues Experiment - Long Distance Trip
2010
56. Samsara Blues Experiment - Revelation & Mystery
2011
57. Shining - V - Halmstad
2007
58. Spiritual Beggars - On Fire
2002
59. Symphony X - The Odyssey
2002
60. Converge - Axe To Fall
2009
61. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
2001
62. Hammers Of Misfortune - The Bastard
2001
63. Saros - Five Pointed Tongue
2006
64. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
2009
65. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
2010
66. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
2005
67. W.A.S.P. - Babylon
2009
68. Gordian Knot - Emergent
2003
69. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
2005
70. Martyr - Warp Zone
2000
71. Martyr - Feeding The Abscess
2006
72. Maudlin Of The Well - Bath
2001
73. Ludicra - The Tenant
2010
74. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
2007
75. Mastodon - The Hunter
2011
76. Vektor - Outer Isolation
2011
77. Slough Feg - The Animal Spirits
2010
78. Samsara Blues Experiment - One With The Universe
2017
79. Owl (USA) - Screech
2014
80. Cormorant - Metazoa
2009
81. Jon Oliva's Pain - 'Tage Mahal
2004
82. Blotted Science - The Machinations Of Dementia
2007
83. Sebastian Bach - Angel Down
2007
84. Oxbow - The Narcotic Story
2007
85. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
2002
86. Opeth - Heritage
2011
87. Tourniquet - Microscopic View Of A Telescopic Realm
2000
88. Necrophagist - Epitaph
2004
89. Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
2003
90. Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
2010
91. The Ocean - Fluxion
2004
92. Deceased - Supernatural Addiction
2000
93. Neurosis - The Eye Of Every Storm
2004
94. Deceased - As The Weird Travel On
2005
95. Overkill - White Devil Armory
2014
96. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
2002
97. Kvelertak - Kvelertak
2010
98. Satan - Life Sentence
2013
99. Pagan Altar - The Lords Of Hypocrisy
2004
100. Rage - Unity
2002
101. Overkill - Ironbound
2010
102. Gorguts - Colored Sands
2013
103. The Ocean - Precambrian
2007
104. Process Of Guilt - Erosion
2009
105. Elder - Lore
2015
106. Slough Feg - Digital Resistance
2014
107. Mourning Beloveth - A Disease For The Ages
2008
108. Mourning Beloveth - The Sullen Sulcus
2002
109. Aghora - Formless
2006
110. Tribulation - The Children Of The Night
2015
111. Protest The Hero - Fortress
2008
112. Kvelertak - Meir
2013
113. Jon Oliva's Pain - Maniacal Renderings
2006
114. Riverside - Rapid Eye Movement
2007
115. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World
2000
116. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
2009
117. AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip
2000
118. Testament - The Formation Of Damnation
2008
119. Metallica - Death Magnetic
2008
120. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
2012
121. Vulture Industries - The Tower
2013
122. Dream Theater - Octavarium
2005
123. Augury - Concealed
2004
124. Rage - Welcome To The Other Side
2001
125. Rage - Speak Of The Dead
2006
126. Rage - Soundchaser
2003
127. Ark - Burn The Sun
2001
128. Dead Congregation - Graves Of The Archangels
2008
129. Riverside - Out Of Myself
2003
130. Bosse-de-Nage - All Fours
2015
131. Spiritual Beggars - Demons
2005
132. Testament - Dark Roots Of Earth
2012
133. Saros - Acrid Plains
2009
134. Elder - Reflections Of A Floating World
2017
135. Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
2007
136. Owl (USA) - Owl
2012
137. Pain Of Salvation - Road Salt One
2010
138. Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect
2009
139. Converge - No Heroes
2006
140. Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth
2012
141. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
2014
142. Augury - Fragmentary Evidence
2009
143. W.A.S.P. - Unholy Terror
2001
144. Opeth - Pale Communion
2014
145. Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets
2001
146. Gorefest - Rise To Ruin
2007
147. Hazzard's Cure - Hazzard's Cure
2011
148. Disharmonic Orchestra - Fear Of Angst
2016
149. W.A.S.P. - Dominator
2007
150. King Diamond - Give Me Your Soul... Please
2007
151. Rage - Carved In Stone
2008
152. Down - Down III: Over The Under
2007
153. Nevermore - The Obsidian Conspiracy
2010
154. Anguish - Through The Archdemon's Head
2012
155. Municipal Waste - Hazardous Mutation
2005
156. Gorguts - From Wisdom To Hate
2001
157. Overkill - The Grinding Wheel
2017
158. Intronaut - Void
2006
159. Cormorant - Earth Diver
2014
160. W.A.S.P. - Dying For The World
2002
161. Municipal Waste - The Art Of Partying
2007
162. Vektor - Terminal Redux
2016
163. Withered - Memento Mori
2005
164. Testament - Brotherhood Of The Snake
2016
165. Machine Head - The Blackening
2007
166. Metallica - Hardwired... To Self-Destruct
2016
167. Opeth - Sorceress
2016
168. Horrendous - Anareta
2015
169. My Dying Bride - A Map Of All Our Failures
2012
170. Rigor Mortis - Slaves To The Grave
2014
171. Motörhead - Motörizer
2008
172. Heathen - The Evolution Of Chaos
2010
173. Tormenter - Pulse Of Terror
2010
174. Kreator - Enemy Of God
2005
175. Anciients - Heart Of Oak
2013
176. Withered - Folie Circulaire
2008
177. Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden
2014
178. Megadeth - Endgame
2009
179. Anhedonist - Netherwards
2012
180. Riverside - Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
2013
181. Obscura - Cosmogenesis
2009
182. Jon Oliva's Pain - Global Warning
2008
183. Children Of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll
2003
184. Nevermore - Enemies Of Reality
2003
185. Nile - Those Whom The Gods Detest
2009
186. Brocas Helm - Defender Of The Crown
2004
187. Derek Sherinian - Black Utopia
2003
188. Vorum - Poisoned Void
2013
189. Bosse-de-Nage - III
2012
190. Altar Of Plagues - Mammal
2011
191. Mortuary Drape - Spiritual Independence
2014
192. Disma - Towards The Megalith
2011
193. The Crown - Deathrace King
2000
194. Leprous - Tall Poppy Syndrome
2009
195. Darkest Era - The Last Caress Of Light
2011
196. Paradox - Collision Course
2000
197. Trouble - Simple Mind Condition
2007
198. Craven Idol - Towards Eschaton
2013
199. Altar Of Betelgeuze - Darkness Sustains The Silence
2014
200. Elder - Dead Roots Stirring
2011
201. Besieged - Victims Beyond All Help
2010
202. Unexpect - In A Flesh Aquarium
2006
203. Vastum - Carnal Law
2011
204. Charred Walls Of The Damned - Charred Walls Of The Damned
2010
205. Sabbat (JPN) - Karmagmassacre
2003
206. Baring Teeth - Atrophy
2011
207. StarGazer - A Great Work Of Ages
2010
208. Horrendous - The Chills
2012
209. Dead Congregation - Promulgation Of The Fall
2014
210. Sabbat (JPN) - Sabbatrinity
2011
211. Saviours - Crucifire
2006
212. Vastum - Patricidal Lust
2013
213. Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy Of Molten Bones
2016
214. Destruction - The Antichrist
2001
215. Funebrarum - Beneath The Columns Of Abandoned Gods
2001
216. Running Death - Overdrive
2015
217. Beyond Hell - The Sleeper Awakens
2010
218. Horrendous - Ecdysis
2014
219. Vhöl - Deeper Than Sky
2015
220. Saviours - Into Abaddon
2008



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08.01.2012 - 22:35
vezzy
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Four Opeth releases in the top ten.

Shit just got TRUE.
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22.06.2012 - 10:52
Gorshtak
This list could have included a bit more bands and more great albums.
Here I see tendency towards progressive metal, prog black and prog power with some heavy interspersed with some heavy metal titles.
Not bad, but I think it should be reconsidered.
Anyway, since you like these bands, go for it
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08.01.2013 - 09:32
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Gorshtak on 22.06.2012 at 10:52

Here I see tendency towards progressive metal, prog black and prog power with some heavy interspersed with some heavy metal titles ...


In fact, six of the seven best bands of the new millennium [I'm talking about bands that have issued at least four albums in the 21st century] are progressive metal or progressive sounding : Opeth, Hammers Of Misfortune, Riverside, Nevermore, Jon Oliva's Pain, Rage.
Only Slough Feg have a molded style - old school heavy metal (with folk influences).
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09.01.2013 - 22:45
Gorshtak
Well, "the best" is very subjective category. It depends on the musical taste and personal impression.
However, all those are great. Whether someone deems them best or excellent or very good, is not important.
They create superb music and it is all that matters.
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10.01.2013 - 01:12
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Gorshtak on 09.01.2013 at 22:45

Well, "the best" is very subjective category. It depends on the musical taste and personal impression.


Actually all lists represent someone's subjective opinion. My list too.
I don't trust the foreign assessments - I believe on my own ears
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10.01.2013 - 08:19
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Very Opeth heavy list. I reckon only Blackwater Park deserves a listing but hey, it ain't my list.
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10.01.2013 - 09:48
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Ace Frawley on 10.01.2013 at 08:19

Very Opeth heavy list. I reckon only Blackwater Park deserves a listing but hey, it ain't my list.

Mikael is very talented musician and everything that he recorded is fresh and interesting. Really there is some commercial oriented moments in the last 3 albums, but it isn't bad.

I reccomend you listen to Hammers Of Misfortune. Amazing band, I'm sure you will enjoy this delightful progressive doom/folk metal
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10.01.2013 - 19:21
Gorshtak
This is kind of alternative "Best Of" list precisely because of far too prog and prog (insert word) bands. And yes, every list is subjective piece though with the different level of the mentioned...
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10.01.2013 - 21:19
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Gorshtak on 10.01.2013 at 19:21

This is kind of alternative "Best Of" list precisely because of far too prog and prog (insert word) bands ...


Actually I'm not a prog metal fen
I prefer thrash and classic heavy, but these styles are with very few significant representatives in the new millennium.
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12.01.2013 - 18:57
Gorshtak
I cannot agree completely with that because there are many new thrash and classic heavy metal bands that just kick ass.

THRASH: Havok, Lazarus A.D., Warbringer, Violator, Gama Bomb, Seregon, Bonded by Blood, Fueled by Fire, Diamond Plate.
In addition, many 80s' band are passing there revival like Exodus, Testament, Kreator. Megadeth is also doing fine and Slayer is, well Slayer.

CLASSIC STUFF: There is also a number of new bands that incorporate new and modern classic influences. These are bands for your consideration - Steelwing, Cauldron, Enforcer, Crystal Viper, 3 Inches Of Blood, Skull Fist, etc.

As you can see, there are bands that play the real thing
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12.01.2013 - 22:49
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Gorshtak on 12.01.2013 at 18:57

THRASH: Havok, Lazarus A.D., Warbringer, Violator, Gama Bomb, Seregon, Bonded by Blood, Fueled by Fire, Diamond Plate.
In addition, many 80s' band are passing there revival like Exodus, Testament, Kreator. Megadeth is also doing fine and Slayer is, well Slayer.

CLASSIC STUFF: There is also a number of new bands that incorporate new and modern classic influences. These are bands for your consideration - Steelwing, Cauldron, Enforcer, Crystal Viper, 3 Inches Of Blood, Skull Fist, etc.

As you can see, there are bands that play the real thing

Thanks for the suggestions, man

I agree about Warbringer [and on half about the veterans Testament and Exodus]. But the other new thrash bands are average quality. Better are only Vektor and Evile.
For me, all Slayer albums after "Divine Intervention" are mediocre, Megadeth have only one very good album - "Endgame", Kreator recorded well assembled cliches.

3 Inches Of Blood, Enforcer and Steelwing are good bands, nothing more. About Cauldron, Crystal Viper, Skull Fist ... no bad, but too little originality.
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14.01.2013 - 13:33
Gorshtak
Well, they reinvent the wheel
Yet, there is good music out there if a bit derivative. Havok's first album is just kiler, but the second one is full of songs that sound too similar. Slayer has been doing the same thing ever since "Divine Intervention". That's why I listen them with "Seasons in the Abyss" conclusive.

As for heavy metal stuff, they lack originality. Still, they rock hard. Steelwing is my favorite in this New Wave of Heavy Metal. They have pretty distinctive sound and though inspired by old masters, they know how to sound fresh and modern...
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14.01.2013 - 19:03
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Gorshtak on 14.01.2013 at 13:33

Slayer has been doing the same thing ever since "Divine Intervention". That's why I listen them with "Seasons in the Abyss" conclusive.
... Steelwing is my favorite in this New Wave of Heavy Metal. They have pretty distinctive sound and though inspired by old masters, they know how to sound fresh and modern...

Yet, Slayer deserve respect - they not succumbed to the fashion wave of records with symphonic orchestra

Best band of the new wave of heavy metal (for me) is Slough Feg. In their records really have talent and emotion, clichés are negligible
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15.01.2013 - 18:38
Gorshtak
Well, I see that we are very versed in the metal topics and bands. Which is great
So, let's just relax and keep listen f***ing heavy metal!!!
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15.01.2013 - 19:11
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Gorshtak on 15.01.2013 at 18:38

let's just relax and keep listen f***ing heavy metal!!!

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16.01.2013 - 00:26
Gorshtak
To correct myself - keep listenING f***ing heavy metal
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07.06.2013 - 22:48
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
My favorite metal musicians of this millennium :
- JOHN COBBETT ( Hammers Of Misfortune ; Slough Feg ; Ludicra ; Vhöl )
- MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT
- MIKE SCALZI ( Slough Feg ; Hammers Of Misfortune )
- JIMMY "THE REV" SULLIVAN ( Avenged Sevenfold )
- MARIUSZ DUDA ( Riverside )

Maybe John Cobbett and Mike Scalzi are unknown of many metal fens but their work at the last 13 years is unique !!
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12.10.2013 - 00:25
PocketMetal
Nice list , I think Unexpect should be here .
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12.10.2013 - 21:19
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by PocketMetal on 12.10.2013 at 00:25

Nice list , I think Unexpect should be here .


Actually a good suggestion. I was forgotten about this group. Thanks
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13.10.2013 - 16:59
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Quite some interesting choices there
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13.10.2013 - 20:58
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.10.2013 at 16:59

Quite some interesting choices there


Well, my musical taste is a little odd ... I like well-arranged songs - not ultramodern "masterpieces" with 100% digital sounding and a lot of effects.
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08.08.2015 - 00:37
indexqwest
Nice...very nice!
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08.08.2015 - 01:11
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by indexqwest on 08.08.2015 at 00:37

Nice...very nice!


Thanks Few people approved my selection here ...
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