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Top 20 Favorite Metal Albums Of 2023

Hello my fellow metalheads! Got myself a brand new account, thanks to the new login conditions. Who cares, it was an old account anyway. I've been away for a long time, and I got myself a New Years resolution, being revisiting an old hobby of mine. Listening to new metal albums all the time, and ranking them in personal lists here on metal storm! So here I am, introducing my top 20 metal albums of 2023!

Created by: ChrisWinther94 | 15.01.2023

1. Hellripper - Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags
Rating: 8,6 - Genre: Black / Speed Metal - Best songs: Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags, Goat Vomit Nightmare, Poison Womb (The Curse of the Witch)
2. Insomnium - Anno 1696
Rating: 8,5 - Genre: Melodic Death Metal - Best songs: 1696, Godforsaken (feat. Johanna Kurkela), The Rapids
3. Enslaved - Heimdal
Rating: 8,4 - Genre: Progressive Black Metal - Best songs: Congelia, Forest Dweller, Kingdom
4. Katatonia - Sky Void of Stars
Rating: 8,3- Genre: Progressive Doom / Alternative Metal - Best songs: Austerity, Colossal Shade, Drab Moon
5. In Flames - Foregone
Rating: 8,2 - Genre: Melodic Death / Alternative Metal - Best songs: State of Slow Decay, Foregone pt. 1, The Great Deceiver
6. Suotana - Ounas I
Rating: 8,2 - Genre: Melodic Black / Death Metal - Best songs: Through the Mammoth Valley, Legacy, River Ounas
7. ...And Oceans - As in Gardens, So in Tombs
Rating: 8,1 - Genre: Symphonic Black Metal - Best songs: The Collector and His Construct, Wine Into Water, Ambivelant God
8. VV - Neon Noir
Rating: 8,1 - Genre: Gothic / Alternative Rock - Best songs: Neon Noir, Loveletting, Salute the Sanguine
9. Downfall of Gaia - Silhouettes of Disgust
Rating: 8,0 - Genre Atmospheric Sludge / Post-Black Metal - Best songs: The Whir of Flies, Bodies as Driftwood, Unredeemable
10. Riverside - ID.Entity
Rating: 8,0 - Genre: Progressive Rock - Best songs: Friend or Foe?, Landmine Blast, Self-Aware
11. Ahab - The Coral Tombs
Rating: 8,0 - Genre: Funeral Doom Metal - Best songs: Prof. Arronax' Decent into the Vast Oceans, Colossus of the Liquid Graves, Mobilis in Mobili
12. Afsky - Om Hundrede År
Rating: 7,9 - Genre: Black Metal - Best songs: Stormfulde Hav, Tak For Alt, Fred Være Med Støvet
13. Haken - Fauna
Rating: 7,8 - Genre: Progressive Metal - Best songs: Taurus, The Alphabet of Me, Elephants Never Forget
14. Gorod - The Orb
Rating: 7,8 - Genre: Technical Death Metal - Best songs: We Are the Sun Gods, The Orb, Waltz of Shades
15. Memoriam - Rise To Power
Rating: 7,8 - Genre: Death Metal - Best songs: The Conflict Is Within, Annihilations Dawn, Rise To Power
16. Kamelot - The Awakening
Rating: 7,7 - Genre: Symphonic Power Metal - Best songs: Midsummer's Eve (feat. Tina Guo), Bloodmoon, NightSky
17. Obituary - Dying of Everything
Rating: 7,7 - Genre: Death Metal - Best songs: The Wrong Time, My Will To Live, By The Dawn
18. Ocean of Grief - Pale Existence
Rating: 7,7 - Genre: Melodic Death / Doom Metal - Best songs: Poetry for the Dead, Unspoken Actions, Pale Wisdom
19. Haxprocess - The Caverns of Duat
Rating: 7,6 - Genre: Progressive Death Metal - Best songs: At One With Time, Phantasm, The Caverns of Dust
20. Úlfúð - Of Existential Distortion
Rating: 7,6 - Genre: Black / Death Metal - Best songs: Tears of Terra, Faceless, An Elegy to a Paradise Out of Reach

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