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. Leprous - Malina
2017
53. Shining - Redefining Darkness
2012
54. Mortuary Drape - Tolling 13 Knell
2000
55. Sabbat (JPN) - Satanasword
2000
56. Paul Chain - Park Of Reason
2002
57. Samsara Blues Experiment - Long Distance Trip
2010
58. Samsara Blues Experiment - Revelation & Mystery
2011
59. Spell (CAN) - For None And All
2016
60. Shining - V - Halmstad
2007
61. Spiritual Beggars - On Fire
2002
62. Symphony X - The Odyssey
2002
63. Converge - Axe To Fall
2009
64. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
2001
65. Hammers Of Misfortune - The Bastard
2001
66. Saros - Five Pointed Tongue
2006
67. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
2009
68. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
2010
69. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
2005
70. W.A.S.P. - Babylon
2009
71. Gordian Knot - Emergent
2003
72. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
2005
73. Martyr - Warp Zone
2000
74. Martyr - Feeding The Abscess
2006
75. Maudlin Of The Well - Bath
2001
76. Ludicra - The Tenant
2010
77. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
2007
78. Mastodon - The Hunter
2011
79. Vektor - Outer Isolation
2011
80. Slough Feg - The Animal Spirits
2010
81. Samsara Blues Experiment - One With The Universe
2017
82. Owl (USA) - Screech
2014
83. Cormorant - Metazoa
2009
84. Jon Oliva's Pain - 'Tage Mahal
2004
85. Blotted Science - The Machinations Of Dementia
2007
86. Sebastian Bach - Angel Down
2007
87. Oxbow - The Narcotic Story
2007
88. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
2002
89. Opeth - Heritage
2011
90. Tourniquet - Microscopic View Of A Telescopic Realm
2000
91. Necrophagist - Epitaph
2004
92. Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
2003
93. Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
2010
94. The Ocean - Fluxion
2004
95. Deceased - Supernatural Addiction
2000
96. Neurosis - The Eye Of Every Storm
2004
97. Tribulation - The Formulas Of Death
2013
98. Archetype - Dawning
2002
99. Deceased - As The Weird Travel On
2005
100. Overkill - White Devil Armory
2014
101. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
2002
102. Kvelertak - Kvelertak
2010
103. Tribulation - Down Below
2018
104. Satan - Life Sentence
2013
105. Pagan Altar - The Lords Of Hypocrisy
2004
106. Rage - Unity
2002
107. Overkill - Ironbound
2010
108. Gorguts - Colored Sands
2013
109. The Ocean - Precambrian
2007
110. Converge - The Dusk In Us
2017
111. Process Of Guilt - Erosion
2009
112. Elder - Lore
2015
113. Slough Feg - Digital Resistance
2014
114. Mourning Beloveth - A Disease For The Ages
2008
115. Mourning Beloveth - The Sullen Sulcus
2002
116. Aghora - Formless
2006
117. Tribulation - The Children Of The Night
2015
118. Protest The Hero - Fortress
2008
119. Kvelertak - Meir
2013
120. Jon Oliva's Pain - Maniacal Renderings
2006
121. Riverside - Rapid Eye Movement
2007
122. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World
2000
123. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
2009
124. AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip
2000
125. Testament - The Formation Of Damnation
2008
126. Metallica - Death Magnetic
2008
127. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
2012
128. Vulture Industries - The Tower
2013
129. Dream Theater - Octavarium
2005
130. Augury - Concealed
2004
131. Rage - Welcome To The Other Side
2001
132. Rage - Speak Of The Dead
2006
133. Rage - Soundchaser
2003
134. Ark - Burn The Sun
2001
135. Dead Congregation - Graves Of The Archangels
2008
136. Riverside - Out Of Myself
2003
137. Bosse-de-Nage - All Fours
2015
138. Spiritual Beggars - Demons
2005
139. Testament - Dark Roots Of Earth
2012
140. Saros - Acrid Plains
2009
141. Elder - Reflections Of A Floating World
2017
142. Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
2007
143. Owl (USA) - Owl
2012
144. Pain Of Salvation - Road Salt One
2010
145. Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect
2009
146. Converge - No Heroes
2006
147. Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth
2012
148. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
2014
149. Augury - Fragmentary Evidence
2009
150. W.A.S.P. - Unholy Terror
2001
151. Opeth - Pale Communion
2014
152. Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets
2001
153. Gorefest - Rise To Ruin
2007
154. Hazzard's Cure - Hazzard's Cure
2011
155. Disharmonic Orchestra - Fear Of Angst
2016
156. Morbus Chron - Sweven
2014
157. W.A.S.P. - Dominator
2007
158. King Diamond - Give Me Your Soul... Please
2007
159. Rage - Carved In Stone
2008
160. Down - Down III: Over The Under
2007
161. Nevermore - The Obsidian Conspiracy
2010
162. Anguish - Through The Archdemon's Head
2012
163. Municipal Waste - Hazardous Mutation
2005
164. Gorguts - From Wisdom To Hate
2001
165. Overkill - The Grinding Wheel
2017
166. Intronaut - Void
2006
167. Cormorant - Earth Diver
2014
168. W.A.S.P. - Dying For The World
2002
169. Municipal Waste - The Art Of Partying
2007
170. Vektor - Terminal Redux
2016
171. Withered - Memento Mori
2005
172. Testament - Brotherhood Of The Snake
2016
173. Machine Head - The Blackening
2007
174. Metallica - Hardwired... To Self-Destruct
2016
175. Opeth - Sorceress
2016
176. Nocte Obducta - Taverne - In Schatten Schäbiger Spelunken
2000
177. Horrendous - Anareta
2015
178. My Dying Bride - A Map Of All Our Failures
2012
179. Rigor Mortis - Slaves To The Grave
2014
180. Motörhead - Motörizer
2008
181. Heathen - The Evolution Of Chaos
2010
182. Shining - III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie
2002
183. Tormenter - Pulse Of Terror
2010
184. Kreator - Enemy Of God
2005
185. Anciients - Heart Of Oak
2013
186. Withered - Folie Circulaire
2008
187. Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden
2014
188. Megadeth - Endgame
2009
189. Anhedonist - Netherwards
2012
190. Riverside - Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
2013
191. Obscura - Cosmogenesis
2009
192. Jon Oliva's Pain - Global Warning
2008
193. Children Of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll
2003
194. Nevermore - Enemies Of Reality
2003
195. Nile - Those Whom The Gods Detest
2009
196. Brocas Helm - Defender Of The Crown
2004
197. Derek Sherinian - Black Utopia
2003
198. Vorum - Poisoned Void
2013
199. Bosse-de-Nage - III
2012
200. Altar Of Plagues - Mammal
2011
201. Mortuary Drape - Spiritual Independence
2014
202. Disma - Towards The Megalith
2011
203. The Crown - Deathrace King
2000
204. Leprous - Tall Poppy Syndrome
2009
205. Darkest Era - The Last Caress Of Light
2011
206. Paradox - Collision Course
2000
207. Trouble - Simple Mind Condition
2007
208. Wolf Spider - V
2015
209. Craven Idol - Towards Eschaton
2013
210. Altar Of Betelgeuze - Darkness Sustains The Silence
2014
211. Elder - Dead Roots Stirring
2011
212. Besieged - Victims Beyond All Help
2010
213. Unexpect - In A Flesh Aquarium
2006
214. Vastum - Carnal Law
2011
215. Charred Walls Of The Damned - Charred Walls Of The Damned
2010
216. Sabbat (JPN) - Karmagmassacre
2003
217. Baring Teeth - Atrophy
2011
218. StarGazer - A Great Work Of Ages
2010
219. Horrendous - The Chills
2012
220. Dead Congregation - Promulgation Of The Fall
2014
221. Sabbat (JPN) - Sabbatrinity
2011
222. Saviours - Crucifire
2006
223. Vastum - Patricidal Lust
2013
224. Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy Of Molten Bones
2016
225. Destruction - The Antichrist
2001
226. Funebrarum - Beneath The Columns Of Abandoned Gods
2001
227. Obliteration - Black Death Horizon
2013
228. Running Death - Overdrive
2015
229. Beyond Hell - The Sleeper Awakens
2010
230. Horrendous - Ecdysis
2014
231. Vhöl - Deeper Than Sky
2015
232. Saviours - Into Abaddon
2008
233. Bitches Sin - Uduvudu
2008
234. Overlorde - Return Of The Snow Giant
2004
235. Powersurge (USA) - Snow God ...
2002
236. Elixir - The Idol
2003



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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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