My Favorite Metal Albums of the New Millennium

For what it’s worth (and that ain’t much), here are my favorite metal LPs of the new millennium.  The list reflects the great variety in contemporary metal–thrash, progmetal, death metal, stoner metal, doom metal, metalgaze, and plain ole heavy metal (some are borderline choices for the “metal” category–but “metal” is an eclectic genre for sure).  Enjoy:

15. Opeth, Blackwater Park (Music for Nations, 2001)

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14. Mastodon, Leviathan (Relapse, 2004)

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13. Circus Maximus, The 1st Chapter (Frontiers, 2005)

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12. Katatonia, Night is the New Day (Peaceville, 2009)

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11. Motorhead, Bad Magic (UDR GmbH, 2015)

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10. Black Sabbath, 13 (Universal, 2013)

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9. Electric Wizard, Dopethrone (Rise Above, 2000)

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8. Tool, 10,000 Days (Tool Dissectional/Volcano, 2006)

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7. Saxon, Battering Ram (UDR Music, 2015)

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6. Mastodon, The Hunter (Reprise/Roadrunner, 2011)

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5. Opeth, Watershed (Roadrunner, 2008)

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4. Slayer, Christ Illusion (American, 2006)

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3. Dream Theater, A Dramatic Turn of Events (Roadrunner, 2011)

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2. Wolfmother, Wolfmother (Modular, 2005)

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1. Opeth, Ghost Reveries (Roadrunner, 2005)

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5 thoughts on “My Favorite Metal Albums of the New Millennium

    1. Wolfmother’s LPs are near perfect IMO. They are also one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen. Andrew is a true rock star!

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