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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. King Goat - Debt Of Aeons
2018
32. Unholy Cadaver - Unholy Cadaver
2011
33. Ludicra - Another Great Love Song
2004
34. W.A.S.P. - Golgotha
2015
35. Down - Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow
2002
36. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
2012
37. Nucleus Torn - Knell
2008
38. Baroness - Blue Record
2009
39. Pain Of Salvation - Road Salt Two
2011
40. Mastodon - Leviathan
2004
41. Death Angel - The Art Of Dying
2004
42. Converge - Jane Doe
2001
43. Mourning Beloveth - Dust
2001
44. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
2006
45. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2006
46. Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
2016
47. Pagan Altar - Mythical & Magical
2006
48. Slough Feg - Ape Uprising
2009
49. Cormorant - Dwellings
2011
50. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
2007
51. Neurosis - Given To The Rising
2007
52. Hammers Of Misfortune - 17th Street
2011
53. Leprous - Malina
2017
54. Shining - Redefining Darkness
2012
55. Mortuary Drape - Tolling 13 Knell
2000
56. Sabbat (JPN) - Satanasword
2000
57. Paul Chain - Park Of Reason
2002
58. Samsara Blues Experiment - Long Distance Trip
2010
59. Samsara Blues Experiment - Revelation & Mystery
2011
60. Spell (CAN) - For None And All
2016
61. Shining - V - Halmstad
2007
62. Spiritual Beggars - On Fire
2002
63. Symphony X - The Odyssey
2002
64. Converge - Axe To Fall
2009
65. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
2001
66. Hammers Of Misfortune - The Bastard
2001
67. Saros - Five Pointed Tongue
2006
68. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
2009
69. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
2010
70. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
2005
71. W.A.S.P. - Babylon
2009
72. Gordian Knot - Emergent
2003
73. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
2005
74. Martyr - Warp Zone
2000
75. Martyr - Feeding The Abscess
2006
76. Maudlin Of The Well - Bath
2001
77. Ludicra - The Tenant
2010
78. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
2007
79. Mastodon - The Hunter
2011
80. Vektor - Outer Isolation
2011
81. Slough Feg - The Animal Spirits
2010
82. Samsara Blues Experiment - One With The Universe
2017
83. Owl (USA) - Screech
2014
84. Cormorant - Metazoa
2009
85. Jon Oliva's Pain - 'Tage Mahal
2004
86. Blotted Science - The Machinations Of Dementia
2007
87. Sebastian Bach - Angel Down
2007
88. Oxbow - The Narcotic Story
2007
89. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
2002
90. Opeth - Heritage
2011
91. Tourniquet - Microscopic View Of A Telescopic Realm
2000
92. Necrophagist - Epitaph
2004
93. Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
2003
94. Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
2010
95. The Ocean - Fluxion
2004
96. Deceased - Supernatural Addiction
2000
97. Neurosis - The Eye Of Every Storm
2004
98. Tribulation - The Formulas Of Death
2013
99. Archetype - Dawning
2002
100. Deceased - As The Weird Travel On
2005
101. Stoned Jesus - Seven Thunders Roar
2012
102. Overkill - White Devil Armory
2014
103. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
2002
104. Kvelertak - Kvelertak
2010
105. Tribulation - Down Below
2018
106. Satan - Life Sentence
2013
107. Pagan Altar - The Lords Of Hypocrisy
2004
108. Rage - Unity
2002
109. Overkill - Ironbound
2010
110. Gorguts - Colored Sands
2013
111. The Ocean - Precambrian
2007
112. Converge - The Dusk In Us
2017
113. Process Of Guilt - Erosion
2009
114. Elder - Lore
2015
115. Slough Feg - Digital Resistance
2014
116. Mourning Beloveth - A Disease For The Ages
2008
117. Mourning Beloveth - The Sullen Sulcus
2002
118. Aghora - Formless
2006
119. Tribulation - The Children Of The Night
2015
120. Protest The Hero - Fortress
2008
121. Kvelertak - Meir
2013
122. Jon Oliva's Pain - Maniacal Renderings
2006
123. Riverside - Rapid Eye Movement
2007
124. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World
2000
125. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
2009
126. AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip
2000
127. Testament - The Formation Of Damnation
2008
128. Metallica - Death Magnetic
2008
129. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
2012
130. Vulture Industries - The Tower
2013
131. Dream Theater - Octavarium
2005
132. Augury - Concealed
2004
133. Rage - Welcome To The Other Side
2001
134. Rage - Speak Of The Dead
2006
135. Rage - Soundchaser
2003
136. Ark - Burn The Sun
2001
137. Dead Congregation - Graves Of The Archangels
2008
138. Jex Thoth - Jex Thoth
2008
139. Riverside - Out Of Myself
2003
140. Bosse-de-Nage - All Fours
2015
141. Spiritual Beggars - Demons
2005
142. Testament - Dark Roots Of Earth
2012
143. Saros - Acrid Plains
2009
144. Elder - Reflections Of A Floating World
2017
145. Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
2007
146. Owl (USA) - Owl
2012
147. Pain Of Salvation - Road Salt One
2010
148. Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect
2009
149. Converge - No Heroes
2006
150. Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth
2012
151. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
2014
152. Augury - Fragmentary Evidence
2009
153. W.A.S.P. - Unholy Terror
2001
154. Opeth - Pale Communion
2014
155. Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets
2001
156. Gorefest - Rise To Ruin
2007
157. Hazzard's Cure - Hazzard's Cure
2011
158. Disharmonic Orchestra - Fear Of Angst
2016
159. Morbus Chron - Sweven
2014
160. W.A.S.P. - Dominator
2007
161. King Diamond - Give Me Your Soul... Please
2007
162. Rage - Carved In Stone
2008
163. Down - Down III: Over The Under
2007
164. Nevermore - The Obsidian Conspiracy
2010
165. Anguish - Through The Archdemon's Head
2012
166. Municipal Waste - Hazardous Mutation
2005
167. Gorguts - From Wisdom To Hate
2001
168. Overkill - The Grinding Wheel
2017
169. Intronaut - Void
2006
170. Cormorant - Earth Diver
2014
171. W.A.S.P. - Dying For The World
2002
172. Municipal Waste - The Art Of Partying
2007
173. Vektor - Terminal Redux
2016
174. Withered - Memento Mori
2005
175. Testament - Brotherhood Of The Snake
2016
176. Machine Head - The Blackening
2007
177. Metallica - Hardwired... To Self-Destruct
2016
178. Opeth - Sorceress
2016
179. Nocte Obducta - Taverne - In Schatten Schäbiger Spelunken
2000
180. Black Salvation (GER) - Uncertainty Is Bliss
2018
181. Horrendous - Anareta
2015
182. My Dying Bride - A Map Of All Our Failures
2012
183. Rigor Mortis - Slaves To The Grave
2014
184. Motörhead - Motörizer
2008
185. Heathen - The Evolution Of Chaos
2010
186. Shining - III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie
2002
187. Tormenter - Pulse Of Terror
2010
188. Kreator - Enemy Of God
2005
189. Anciients - Heart Of Oak
2013
190. Withered - Folie Circulaire
2008
191. Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden
2014
192. Megadeth - Endgame
2009
193. Anhedonist - Netherwards
2012
194. Riverside - Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
2013
195. Obscura - Cosmogenesis
2009
196. Jon Oliva's Pain - Global Warning
2008
197. Children Of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll
2003
198. Nevermore - Enemies Of Reality
2003
199. Nile - Those Whom The Gods Detest
2009
200. Brocas Helm - Defender Of The Crown
2004
201. Derek Sherinian - Black Utopia
2003
202. Stoned Jesus - First Communion
2010
203. Vorum - Poisoned Void
2013
204. Bosse-de-Nage - III
2012
205. Altar Of Plagues - Mammal
2011
206. Mortuary Drape - Spiritual Independence
2014
207. King Goat - Conduit
2016
208. Disma - Towards The Megalith
2011
209. The Crown - Deathrace King
2000
210. Leprous - Tall Poppy Syndrome
2009
211. Darkest Era - The Last Caress Of Light
2011
212. Paradox - Collision Course
2000
213. Trouble - Simple Mind Condition
2007
214. Wolf Spider - V
2015
215. Craven Idol - Towards Eschaton
2013
216. Altar Of Betelgeuze - Darkness Sustains The Silence
2014
217. Elder - Dead Roots Stirring
2011
218. Besieged - Victims Beyond All Help
2010
219. Unexpect - In A Flesh Aquarium
2006
220. Vastum - Carnal Law
2011
221. Charred Walls Of The Damned - Charred Walls Of The Damned
2010
222. Sabbat (JPN) - Karmagmassacre
2003
223. Baring Teeth - Atrophy
2011
224. StarGazer - A Great Work Of Ages
2010
225. Horrendous - The Chills
2012
226. Dead Congregation - Promulgation Of The Fall
2014
227. Terror Strike - Terror Strike
2015
228. Vokonis - Olde One Ascending
2016
229. Sabbat (JPN) - Sabbatrinity
2011
230. Saviours - Crucifire
2006
231. Vastum - Patricidal Lust
2013
232. Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy Of Molten Bones
2016
233. Destruction - The Antichrist
2001
234. Funebrarum - Beneath The Columns Of Abandoned Gods
2001
235. Obliteration - Black Death Horizon
2013
236. Running Death - Overdrive
2015
237. Beyond Hell - The Sleeper Awakens
2010
238. Horrendous - Ecdysis
2014
239. Vhöl - Deeper Than Sky
2015
240. Ripper - Experiment Of Existence
2016
241. Saviours - Into Abaddon
2008
242. Bitches Sin - Uduvudu
2008
243. Overlorde - Return Of The Snow Giant
2004
244. Powersurge (USA) - Snow God ...
2002
245. Elixir - The Idol
2003



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08.01.2012 - 22:35
vezzy
Stallmanite
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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