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Best Album Of Each Year


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Fifty years of metal, 50 best albums of the year. Note that in order to diversify the list I limited it to one album per band, otherwise there would have been too much Judas Priest and Iron Maiden.

Created by: Ganondox | 17.10.2019



1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
1970
2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
1971
3. Deep Purple - Machine Head
1972
4. Budgie - Never Turn Your Back on a Friend
1973
5. Queen - Queen II
1974
6. Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
1975
7. Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
1976
8. UFO - Lights Out
1977
9. Van Halen - Van Halen
1978
10. Scorpions - Lovedrive
1979
11. Saxon - Wheels of Steel
1980
12. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
1981
13. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
1982
14. Dio - Holy Diver
1983
15. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
1984
16. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
1985
17. Slayer - Reign in Blood
1986
18. Napalm Death - Scum
1987
19. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
1988
20. Faith No More - The Real Thing
1989
21. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
1990
22. Savatage - Streets: A Rock Opera
1991
23. Alice in Chains - Dirt
1992
24. Carcass - Heartwork
1993
25. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
1994
26. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From the Other Side
1995
27. Tool - Ænima
1996
28. Strapping Young Lad - City
1997
29. Death - The Sound of Perseverance
1998
30. Korn - Issues
1999
31. Pain of Salvation - The Perfect Element, Part I
2000
32. System of a Down - Toxicity
2001
33. Killswitch Engage - Alive Or Just Breathing
2002
34. Devin Townsend - Accelerated Evolution
2003
35. Ayreon - The Human Equation
2004
36. Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
2005
37. In Flames - Come Clarity
2006
38. Chevelle - Vena Sera
2007
39. Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
2008
40. Mastodon - Crack the Skye
2009
41. Deftones - Diamond Eyes
2010
42. Machine Head - Unto the Locust
2011
43. Alcest - Les Voyages de l'Âme
2012
44. Deafheaven - Sunbather
2013
45. Dir En Grey - Arche
2014
46. Tarby - Everfree
2015
47. Cult Of Luna - Mariner [Collaboration]
2016
48. Zeal & Ardor - Devil is Fine
2017
49. Of Mice & Men - Defy
2018
50. Cattle Decapitation - Death Atlas
2019



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04.11.2019 - 09:45
Ganondox

Switched out Astronoid for Mordial, only reason Astronoid was there in the first place was because Air was a close tender with Mariner and I couldn't think of any other 2019 albums off the top of my head, but I find the self-titled kinda meh compared to Air, while I find Mordial to be an improvement over Meta. I had just forgotten about it.
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16.03.2020 - 22:57
Ganondox

Switched 2019 up again, sorry Car Bomb but I finally listened to Death Atlas and it was apparent it wasn't just another Cattle Decapitation album, it's the album of 2019.
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19.03.2020 - 12:47
JoHn DoE

Nice list,a lot of great album in there.
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