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Top 11 Favourite Metal Albums Of 2001


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This is the year I basically started listening to music so I was torn between stuff I am somewhat loyal to because it was my gateway and the kind of stuff I listen to now from that year. I genuinely think this was one of the best years ever for Metal.

Congrats to Destruction who have gotten honourable mentions before but never actually made it onto the list until now.
(I didn’t intend to place the German Trinity together, it just happened )

And as far as Opeth is concerned...


Plus my top three favourite tracks from each release. \m/

Honourable mentions:
Opeth - Blackwater Park (Progressive)
Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia (Black/Symphonic)
Slipknot - Iowa (Nu)
Ensiferum - Ensiferum (Folk)
Saxon - Killing Ground (NWOBHM)
My Dying Bride - The Dreadful Hours (Doom/Gothic)
Arch Enemy - Wages Of Sin (Melodeath)
Drowning Pool - Sinner (Alternative/Nu)
Static-X - Machine (Industrial/Nu)
Kittie - Oracle (Nu)

Created by: blackwreath13 | 06.12.2021



1. Tool - Lateralus
2001 (Alternative/Progressive) Schism, Parabola, The Grudge
2. System Of A Down - Toxicity
2001 (Alternative/Nu) Chop Suey!, Aerials, The Prison Song
3. Sodom - M-16
2001 (Thrash) Genocide, Among the Weirdcong, Little Boy
4. Destruction - The Antichrist
2001 (Thrash) Dictators of Cruelty, Nailed to the Cross, Let Your Mind Rot
5. Kreator - Violent Revolution
2001 (Thrash) Slave Machinery, Violent Revolution, Second Awakening
6. Rammstein - Mutter
2001 (Industrial) Sonne, Links 2 3 4, Mutter
7. Iced Earth - Horror Show
2001 (Power) Frankenstein, Im-Ho-Tep (Pharaoh's Curse), Dracula
8. Emperor - Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire And Demise
2001 (Black/Symphonic) The Prophet, In the Wordless Chamber, Thorns On My Grave
9. Edguy - Mandrake
2001 (Power) The Pharaoh, Nailed to the Wheel, All the Clowns
10. Tristania - World Of Glass
2001 (Gothic/Symphonic) Wormwood, The Shining Path, Crushed Dreams
11. Slayer - God Hates Us All
2001 (Thrash) God Send Death, Disciple, Deviance



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07.12.2021 - 17:21
doez
Hallucigenia
As usual we have very few picks in common, the only ones being System Of A Down, Opeth and Arch Enemy. 2001 was a goddamn good year, especially for prog and avantgarde with the aforementioned Opeth as well as Vuvr, Gojira and Transatlantic for prog, with on the other hand Carnival In Coal releasing the best avantgarde album ever made (absolutely objective statement, of course), Maudlin Of The Well unleashing their best two albums the same goddamn year and Sigh and Dog Fashion Disco both producing great albums as well. On the black metal front, you got really nice releases from Windir, Carpathian Forest, Summoning and Mütiilation, while the rest of metal didn't disappoint either with great stuff from Pig Destroyer and Forest Of Shadows among others. Overall a great year.
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07.12.2021 - 18:36
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
2001 is a decent year, you have somd good albums listed here, Tool Lateralus is a worthy number one I would also reccomend Windir 1184, that's one of my favourite releases of the year, aswel as Summoning Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame, I certainly reccomend that one.
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07.12.2021 - 22:34
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Indeed! Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame is my favorite Summoning album!

Also, for this year I also liked Testament's First Strike Still Deadly - Great aggressive re-recordings of classic thrash!
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07.12.2021 - 22:50
IronAngel

These days, it's Neurosis' A Sun that Never Sets, Converge's Jane Doe, Shape of Despair's Angels of Distress, and aforementioned maudlin of the Well. In 2001, my favorites (was just discovering metal then) were Nightwish's Wishmaster, Sonata Arctica's Silence and Rammstein. Later in the 00s it would have been Opeth (BWP), Devin Townsend (Terria), Therion (Secret of the Runes), Finntroll (Jaktsens tid), Avantasia, and Ensiferum. Not sure which category to put Sigh in.

Funny to think about years in retrospect. I had no idea about any of the stuff I now consider the year's best, and even if I did, I wouldn't have liked them. (In actual fact though, the best album is Björk's Vespertine, followed probably by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and the Microphones.)
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08.12.2021 - 19:14
doez
Hallucigenia
Written by IronAngel on 07.12.2021 at 22:50

In actual fact though, the best album is Björk's Vespertine

+1 for vespertine, banger of an album
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11.12.2021 - 09:20
blackwreath13

Written by doez on 07.12.2021 at 17:21

As usual we have very few picks in common, the only ones being System Of A Down, Opeth and Arch Enemy. 2001 was a goddamn good year, especially for prog and avantgarde with the aforementioned Opeth as well as Vuvr, Gojira and Transatlantic for prog, with on the other hand Carnival In Coal releasing the best avantgarde album ever made (absolutely objective statement, of course), Maudlin Of The Well unleashing their best two albums the same goddamn year and Sigh and Dog Fashion Disco both producing great albums as well. On the black metal front, you got really nice releases from Windir, Carpathian Forest, Summoning and Mütiilation, while the rest of metal didn't disappoint either with great stuff from Pig Destroyer and Forest Of Shadows among others. Overall a great year.

Very great year, the mentions could’ve just going and going. Seems like no matter what genre you’re into 2001 has you covered (even though I just noticed I didn’t mention any Death Metal releases for the first time since its creation ). Cheers some of those I intended to check out.
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11.12.2021 - 09:23
blackwreath13

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 07.12.2021 at 18:36

2001 is a decent year, you have somd good albums listed here, Tool Lateralus is a worthy number one I would also reccomend Windir 1184, that's one of my favourite releases of the year, aswel as Summoning Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame, I certainly reccomend that one.

Thanks I intend to give those a listen in the future.
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11.12.2021 - 09:27
blackwreath13

Written by F3ynman2000 on 07.12.2021 at 22:34

Indeed! Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame is my favorite Summoning album!

Also, for this year I also liked Testament's First Strike Still Deadly - Great aggressive re-recordings of classic thrash!

I considered listening to that one but I don’t see anything wrong with the originals and it’s not like they got a new singer like Anthrax did but if you say it’s worthy it I’ll check it out.
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11.12.2021 - 09:37
blackwreath13

Written by IronAngel on 07.12.2021 at 22:50

These days, it's Neurosis' A Sun that Never Sets, Converge's Jane Doe, Shape of Despair's Angels of Distress, and aforementioned maudlin of the Well. In 2001, my favorites (was just discovering metal then) were Nightwish's Wishmaster, Sonata Arctica's Silence and Rammstein. Later in the 00s it would have been Opeth (BWP), Devin Townsend (Terria), Therion (Secret of the Runes), Finntroll (Jaktsens tid), Avantasia, and Ensiferum. Not sure which category to put Sigh in.

Funny to think about years in retrospect. I had no idea about any of the stuff I now consider the year's best, and even if I did, I wouldn't have liked them. (In actual fact though, the best album is Björk's Vespertine, followed probably by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and the Microphones.)

I tried to spread the love between what I like now and what I liked back then when I was just a Nu Metal kid but only had so much room for such a stacked year.
I wish I had listened to Converge - Jane Doe, I intend to understand Metalcore in the upcoming years and I hear that was an important album.
I usually try to include something non Metal too, I didn’t think to give Björk a go lol.
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23.07.2022 - 20:05
doez
Hallucigenia
Definitely better than 2000, with a higher amount of really great releases:

1. Carnival in Coal - Fear Not
2. Brodequin - Festival of Death
3. Windir - 1184
4. Silencer - Death - Pierce Me
5. Sigh - Imaginary Sonicscape
6. Opeth - Blackwater Park
7. Arch Enemy - Wages of Sin
8. Björk - Vespertine (art pop)
9. Venetian Snares - Doll Doll Doll (breakcore)
10. Skinless - Foreshadowing Our Demise
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