The Best METAL Album Of Every Year (1970-2023)

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  • Bradley Hall
    Bradley Hall  19 днів тому +367

    What do you guys think of my picks?? I tried to be as objective as possible, with my personal opinion only influencing things a tiny bit

    • My._.friend
      My._.friend 19 днів тому +16


    • Baron Rogers
      Baron Rogers 19 днів тому +12

      Pretty much a good idea of how linear and unlinear metals evolution has been

    • Phobix The Thing
      Phobix The Thing 19 днів тому +15

      Great picks! I wouldn’t say Red is really metal though, strikes me more as prog rock/progressive rock

    • Jimmy Cole (not real name)
      Jimmy Cole (not real name) 19 днів тому +28

      If you actually chose St.Anger for 2003, (which the thumbnail implied), I would've dipped my balls in the nearest deep fryer holy fucking shit.

    • Eamon Ahern
      Eamon Ahern 19 днів тому +9

      You're triggering me with the 2003 pic in the thumbnail

  • RC32
    RC32 19 днів тому +417

    Seeing Rainbow and Dio here truly puts a smile on my face. There is so many things extremely Metal about Dio's presence in his prime, which is just his entire musical career haha. I also think that the 2000s and 2010s just had so much great material to work from, and I can't wait to see how the 20s work off of such a foundation.

    • I like guitars
      I like guitars 19 днів тому +6

      Agreed man, dio is the man

    • Mesimarch
      Mesimarch 19 днів тому +12

      Rainbow Rising is one of the best metal albums ever in my opinion. Easily in my top 5.

    • Nathan Grueber
      Nathan Grueber 18 днів тому +1


    • Periachi
      Periachi 18 днів тому +2

      Slaughtered At The Soul is awesome, but I think Symbolic should've won.

  • beesmcbees
    beesmcbees 12 днів тому +33

    the beauty of metal is that there’s always something for everyone, glad we’ve got a big metal family community, love you guys :)

  • Pratyush Neogi
    Pratyush Neogi 18 днів тому +54

    Huge props for including 'Sunbather'. It's has such a unique sound and I can never understand why it's so hated.

    • Jum Hed
      Jum Hed 14 днів тому +3

      Because they're hipster posers, but the record is great tbh

    • Bernardo Catrilef
      Bernardo Catrilef 12 днів тому +7

      It's simple because the Americans (USA) tend to be seen as the pioneers when in reality the true innovators are France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Iceland, Post Black Metal existed and had been developing in France/Germany long before, The same thing happens with Lorna Shore, generally DeathCore fans believe that they invented extreme metal with keyboards, something that is already 30 years old and is called Symphonic Black Metal. Many people in the USA came to discover bands like Behemoth only a couple of years ago when they went on tour with Slipknot, a band that has existed for more than 30 years 💀 So...saying that Deafheaven invented post black metal is simply disrespectful

  • DReaMS In NeoN
    DReaMS In NeoN 18 днів тому +54

    Honestly just happy to see Great Southern Trendkill get some love. I feel like it's the forgotten Pantera album. Probably my favorite metal album ever. The mix of Southern groove with Phils death and black metal influences is perfection

    • Don Brown
      Don Brown 17 днів тому +7

      10/10 album no doubt. Dimes solos in there are unmatched by anyone else

    • Simon Maillot
      Simon Maillot 12 днів тому +3

      My favorite too bro, discover it when I was 10, what a punch in my face !

    • Jackob_C
      Jackob_C 8 днів тому

      In my opinion Cowboys From Hell was 1990 best metal album

    • Jason X
      Jason X 8 днів тому

      ​@Jackob_Cestá duro pero el rust in peace es una joya del trash🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼

    • Gøran Struperud
      Gøran Struperud 5 днів тому +2

      The chorus in the title song hits so hard. Most angry dude in history😂

  • pickle sandwich
    pickle sandwich 10 днів тому +8

    Metal is such a diverse and awesome genre that you could pick like 20 different albums for each year, awesome time to be a metal fan with new awesome bands on the horizon while most of the classic bands like megadeth, maiden etc are still around releasing bangers

    • Leonid
      Leonid 7 днів тому

      I absolutely agree

  • Samfan4 Films
    Samfan4 Films 18 днів тому +32

    Iron Maiden's Brave New World is such an underrated album for them. Out of the Silent Planet was a great song! (And better book)

    • Brian Fong
      Brian Fong 10 днів тому +1

      @Samfan4Films777 black sabbath is very underrated band in the world

    • Samy Covo
      Samy Covo 8 днів тому +5

      Underrated ? Not really

  • Eamon Ahern
    Eamon Ahern 19 днів тому +266

    I love that you picked Individual Thought Patterns for 1993. If you picked any of Reign In Blood, Master Of Puppets, Peace Sells or Somewhere In Time for 1986 I would have been satisfied with that pick. I expected Sad Wings Of Destiny to be in there but Rainbow is a good choice anyway.

    • weon_penca
      weon_penca 19 днів тому +24

      and 1998 should have been The Sound of Perseverance, not the Blind Guardian one

    • Blaze
      Blaze 19 днів тому +7

      ​@weon_pencathat BG album is a masterpiece. I don't even like power metal and death is my fav death metal band, but this particular album is so good

    • Bradley Hall
      Bradley Hall  19 днів тому +35

      @weon_penca I'm not even a Blind Guardian fan but there's no way TSOP is beating out that album lmao

    • Neverbegan124
      Neverbegan124 19 днів тому +9

      Stained Class is one of the most influential albums ever, spawning both NWOBHM and thrash so I expected to see that in 1978

    • Floppa Floppa
      Floppa Floppa 19 днів тому +4

      ​@weon_penca The curse of feanor alone is better than Deaths entire discography after Leprosy

    KRITICALITY GAMING 19 днів тому +27

    I agree with around 60% of these, which is actually pretty good for this type of content. Well done! I'm sad Operation: Mindcrime and From Mars to Sirius didn't get on the list.

    • Powermad 6669
      Powermad 6669 18 днів тому +1

      No Mindcrime but two Ghost albums. Yeah, this list is suspect af.

    • Elle Sea
      Elle Sea 17 днів тому +2

      ​@Powermad 6669different years, dude. Eighties were far richer in metal albums than 2015.

    • Four seasons
      Four seasons 17 днів тому +1

      Also Crack the Skye in 2009 should've been a no brainer...

  • BubblyProduction
    BubblyProduction 18 днів тому +26

    Loved the inclusion of DEATH for 93, each record produced is a absolute blast

    • XRay Gamer
      XRay Gamer 18 днів тому +3

      Spiritual healing is mid, the rest are amazing

    • Malak Brood
      Malak Brood 18 днів тому +4

      Great album indeed but I would put Cynic - Focus.

    • Andrea Renaudo
      Andrea Renaudo 18 днів тому +3

      ​@XRay Gamer Spiritual Healing is underrated, it's got the best Chuck vocals and some of his best riffs

    • Andrea Renaudo
      Andrea Renaudo 18 днів тому +1

      @Abdullah Alp Yenice Symbolic is the culmination of the second half of Death's career: it puts together the best elements from SH, Human and ITP. On the other hand I never cared much for TSOP: the vocals are meh and most of the songs are "prog" in the worst sense of the word, meaning that they're too long for their sake and meander needlessly. Yes, it has some great riffs but still it isn't enough

  • Baalrog
    Baalrog 18 днів тому +7

    1990 must have been hard year to pick between Rust in Peace and Painkiller, two classic albums that I've probably listened to more than any other whole album, i just have a tendency to listen to both of them in full each time

  • Justen
    Justen 17 днів тому +22

    Mad respect to Bradley for always repping A7X. Favorite band of all time, don’t care about anyone’s hate.

  • JPC Designs
    JPC Designs 18 днів тому +29

    Leviathan is genuinely one of the absolute best records I will ever listen to.

    • JPC Designs
      JPC Designs 17 днів тому +1

      @Abdullah Alp Yenice I will have to check it out thank you

  • SpacemanXC
    SpacemanXC 19 днів тому +206

    Can't say I really agree with much of this. But that's the beauty of metal. There's something for everyone. 🤘

    • Frank Little
      Frank Little 18 днів тому +5

      Same here! I wouldn't have picked over half.

    • Christopher Fox
      Christopher Fox 18 днів тому +11

      Especially not the blastbeat-ridden deathgrind stuff or endless breakdown grindcore. It's just so BORRRRIIIING.

    • SpacemanXC
      SpacemanXC 18 днів тому +6

      @Christopher Fox lol but thats the stuff i would add 😅
      i like the part that goes CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG RE REEE CHUG REEEEE CHUG CHUG

    • I.D.
      I.D. 16 днів тому +2

      Precisely! Such a diverse genre will never have a definitive answer, and that's amazing!

    • BarbaricAvatar
      BarbaricAvatar 15 днів тому +3

      That why trying to make objective lists are a waste of time. I'd much rather see a list from somone who has nothing whatsoever in common with me, than from someone trying to please everyone. There's nothing wrong with being proud of what you like, even if no one else does.

  • robiu013
    robiu013 18 днів тому +12

    oh well, let's do this too:
    1970: Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    1971: Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
    1972: Deep Purple - Machine Head
    1973: Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
    1974: Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla (didn't have much to compare it to)
    1975: Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare ('75 also wasn't a year i explored much, this is technically not even metal)
    1976: Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (there's probably more metal albums from 1976 out there)
    1977: Motörhead - Motörhead
    1978: Van Halen - Van Halen
    1979: Motörhead - Overkill
    1980: Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations (there's a bunch of good metal from that year, but i feel this one is my favorite)
    1981: Mötley Crüe - Too Fast For Love (there's probably better, more important metal records from that year though)
    1982: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
    1983: Metallica - Kill 'em All
    1984: Metallica - Ride the Lightning
    1985: Possessed - Seven Churches
    1986: Slayer - Reign in Blood or Metallica - Master of Puppets
    1987: Napalm Death - Scum or Death - Scream Bloody Gore
    1988: Metallica - ...and Justice For All
    1989: Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
    1990: Judas Priest - Painkiller or Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
    1991: Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle
    1992: Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
    1993: Carcass - Heartwork
    1994: Korn - Korn
    1995: Death - Symbolic
    1996: Burzum - Filosofem
    1997: Electric Wizard - Come My Fanatics
    1998: Death - The Sound of Perseverance
    1999: Botch - We Are the Romans (does metalcore count?)
    2000: Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
    2001: Converge - Jane Doe (does metalcore count?)
    2002: Agalloch - The Mantle
    2003: Linkin Park - Meteora (does Linkin Park count?)
    2004: Mastodon - Leviathan
    2005: Amenra - Mass III
    2006: Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
    2007: Machine Head - The Blackening
    2008: Misery Signals - Controller
    2009: Baroness - Blue Record
    2010: Kvelertak - Kvelertak
    2011: Woods of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason
    2012: Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
    2013: Deafheaven - Sunbather
    2014: Behemoth - The Satanist
    2015: Ghost - Meliora
    2016: Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner
    2017: Trivium - The Sin and the Sentence
    2018: Zeal & Ardor - Stranger Fruit
    2019: Cult of Luna - A Dawn to Fear
    2020: Poppy - I Disagree (yeah, i went there)
    2021: Whitechapel - Kin
    2022: Chat Pile - God's Country
    2023: Agriculture - Agriculture

  • LordChristoff
    LordChristoff 18 днів тому +3

    Glad to see Rainbow/Dio make an appearance, well deserved.

  • El consultorio olvidado
    El consultorio olvidado 12 днів тому +3

    Life is but a dream was a great surprise to me, never been a big fan of this band but i really enjoy some songs, and this album really impressed me

  • Metalhead Curt
    Metalhead Curt 19 днів тому +22

    It's insane how many albums you can put in 1990. The fact that RIP is interchangeable speaks lengths at how great of a year 1990 was, damn. On top of the previously mentioned Rust In Peace, there's Painkiller, Seasons In The Abyss, Cowboys From Hell, and the list just keeps going and going. What a UNIT of a year! People say "Metal was dead in the 90s" yeah yeah yeah talk about bullshit.
    On another note, I'd put Demanufacture in 1995's slot, that album is a GEM.

    • sdamon
      sdamon 19 днів тому +4

      1990 IS such an amazing year for Metal. Sadly a lot of classic bands really struggled after that year, but there certainly were some great new ones who picked up the torch (even if they weren’t filling arenas the way the classic bands had.)

    • senditkevin
      senditkevin 18 днів тому

      I'd throw Tales From The Twilight World from Blind Guardian in there also, although at that point they were still growing musically it seems.

    • Mr Pug
      Mr Pug 18 днів тому +1

      1990 isn't the 1990's 😉
      But of course it's bullshit, there are loads of great metal albums from the 90's. It's more like metal was considered 'dead' from a popularity standpoint, I guess. Of course it was still a great decade for metal fans, but we're a niche audience in respect to the broader popular music scene.

    • Henry Walton
      Henry Walton 15 днів тому +1

      Demanufacture is such a masterpeice, its so 90's yet so futuristic at the same time

    • Alejandro Cruz Montaño
      Alejandro Cruz Montaño 8 днів тому

      Coma of Souls, By Inheritance, Twisted Into Form, Swallowed in Black, Persistence of Time, Never Neverland... great year for Thrash!

  • JG King Crusher
    JG King Crusher 10 днів тому +1

    I can agree with a LOT of your choices. Especially Symphony X, though Underworld should have been in there as well.

  • Łukasz
    Łukasz 19 днів тому +229

    King Crimson's "Red" - one of the best records in general. Simply amazing.

    • CáHề solo
      CáHề solo 19 днів тому +36

      A prog rock band that make many metal band embarrassed

    • ragingbill
      ragingbill 19 днів тому +41

      It’s a great album, but calling it metal is a real stretch.

    • Lokharn
      Lokharn 19 днів тому +4

      Exactly. The album that defined prog metal for decades. In every modern prog metal album you can hear something from Red

    • Bradley Hall
      Bradley Hall  19 днів тому +69

      @ragingbill They're obviously not a Metal band but that album is absurdly heavy for its time

    • Warren
      Warren 18 днів тому +10

      @Bradley Hall Exactly so. It's the same with Moving Pictures. Not a metal album per se but hooooooly fuuuuuck is it influential in more ways than people realize for its production quality and the number of people influenced by the musicianship.

  • Thorsten W
    Thorsten W 17 днів тому

    Great 70s picks: I was very happy to see the Rainbow, DP, and King Crimson in there :)

  • RiffCrush3r
    RiffCrush3r 18 днів тому +8

    Slaughter of the Soul , what a masterpiece in 95. Nice to see Altars of Madness and Death on there too.

  • EliasMsv
    EliasMsv 18 днів тому +10

    Happy to see Sunbather being recognized as a "metal" album. Truly one of a kind.

  • Wildwit Music
    Wildwit Music 18 днів тому +6

    Pretty spot on, though I'd have put Trivium's "Ascendancy" on there for 2005 and Motorhead's "Inferno" for 2004, absolutely brutal underrated Motorhead album

  • Brandon
    Brandon 18 днів тому +3

    Rush’s moving pictures was a surprise and I’m glad you picked it. One of my favorite albums of all time!

    • Nicholas Bruce
      Nicholas Bruce 5 днів тому

      Moving Pictures is one of my favorite albums ever but is it metal? I don't think so

  • Joe mukmin
    Joe mukmin 19 днів тому +134

    Life Is but a dream is a severely under rated album. It is just pure artistic genius.

    • Bradley Hall
      Bradley Hall  19 днів тому +28

      Too true!

    • Michael McCormick
      Michael McCormick 19 днів тому +10

      def best album of 2023 the Avenge album@Bradley Hall

    • LocrianDorian
      LocrianDorian 19 днів тому +17

      It just came out, too early to call it underrated. Personally I'm not a fan tbh.

    • Fkod
      Fkod 18 днів тому +8

      Judging by how quickly I forgot that A7X even had an album this year and how all the talk died down, I guess it’s about as forgotten as it deserves to be. I kind of see why some people consider it a masterpiece but I’m not one of them.

    • Thepotatolord305
      Thepotatolord305 18 днів тому +3

      I like the first half of it but after that the quality starts dropping

  • maxheili
    maxheili 19 днів тому +15

    Thx for having Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare, Meliora, Prequelle, Ride the Lightning and the Black Album! Every single song on these albums is a banger ❤

  • warnerww83
    warnerww83 4 дні тому

    This was fun. The progression of the genre is incredible, but that aggression and existential despair is always at the helm.

  • Giovani Bottesini
    Giovani Bottesini 18 днів тому +2

    Great to see some love for Symphony X. 2011's Iconoclast should be in the list too.
    Would also have Amorphis' Under the Red Cloud for 2015, and 2005 is a tough one between Opeth and Gojira...

  • TheWhokulele
    TheWhokulele 14 днів тому

    So glad to see some Dio love on this list. You should do a Dio speed run. It’d be hilarious to see you doing those vocals.

  • Marco Agnelli
    Marco Agnelli 18 днів тому

    Well, of course each of us would do some different choice, it's normal. Personally in 1980 I'd pick one beween Heaven&Hell and Maiden debut album, in 1987 Appetite for Destruction (if we can consider GNR as metal) and in 1992 Images and Words. But you did a great job, man!

  • Анди Василев
    Анди Василев 19 днів тому +509

    Not having From Mars to Sirius for 05 and TWOAF for 08 is pure madness

    • Bradley Hall
      Bradley Hall  19 днів тому +187

      I really wanted to include a Gojira album, they were just very unlucky with the years they picked to release music 😆

    • Blaze
      Blaze 19 днів тому +88

      I love gojira, but no way it beats Ghost Rebveries

    • Юра Малець
      Юра Малець 19 днів тому +38

      @Blaze imo it beats, i would put Blackwater park in 2000

    • Davinsch
      Davinsch 19 днів тому +15

      Magma > Terminal Redux

    • Nothing
      Nothing 19 днів тому +6

      Catch Thirty-Three > Ghost Reveries, Mars to Sirius

  • Elias Hornwall
    Elias Hornwall 18 днів тому +1

    The Oddessey getting a mention is a true win in my book. Symphony X is one of those bands that unfairly sit a bit under the radar. I would also like to say that 2010, and 2012 should have gone to Periphery 1 and 2. Truly astonishing albums. If not periphery 1 in 2010, then I would like to take a second and appreciate The Final Frontier by Iron Maiden. I personally think that it’s the best of the reunion era maiden, but it might not be for everyone. When The Wild Wind Blows, and The Man Who Would Be King are instant classics in my eyes. The solo section of Isle of Avalon is also one of their most inventive ones to date. Probably the most unique since the Seventh Son outro.

  • Aleksandar Savic
    Aleksandar Savic 16 днів тому +4

    Glad to see Vektor on the list.
    Very, very underrated band! They deserve much more credits for sure.

    • Ein Sohn Teuts
      Ein Sohn Teuts 4 дні тому

      The "Terminal Redux" Album is - imho - a piece of art not mentioned to be ever fully understood by mere men ...

  • Alejandro Cruz Montaño
    Alejandro Cruz Montaño 8 днів тому

    2012 Cattle Decapitation and 2016 Vektor were the best death & thrash metal records of the past decade, only missing 2014 Thy Darkened Shade black metal release.

  • Squibblez
    Squibblez 18 днів тому +3

    the return of metalcore has been a lovely little walk down memory lane for me. i was born in 03, so i came into the metal scene right after the end of the scene era, and boy did i have a backlog to go through. Im not into much metalcore these days, mostly death and thrash, but i can't forget my roots in edgy corekid nu metal time. also, Marty playing with Jason Becker is one of the greatest things to grace my ears.

  • Charles Walker
    Charles Walker 18 днів тому +1

    You have excellent taste in music. My main revision would to be correct the tragic lack of Tool. Every single year they released an album, it was the best album that year. Lateralus is still a strong candidate for best metal album since the turn of the century.

  • Frank Bald
    Frank Bald 19 днів тому +101

    Having Terminal Redux on here is such a great choice! Glad to see such an underrated masterpiece given credit

    • XRay Gamer
      XRay Gamer 18 днів тому +4

      Vektor is an amazing blackened progressive thrash band, that put a smile on my face

    • Henry Walton
      Henry Walton 15 днів тому +2

      My favourite album of all time! Was shocked to see it here actually!

    • Buster Bruhn
      Buster Bruhn 14 днів тому

      @Henry Walton same

    • Likupisnos
      Likupisnos 13 днів тому

      best album since music was a concept

  • Sem Dallinga
    Sem Dallinga 14 днів тому

    Really love seeing Cacophony on this list, such a wildcard!

  • stephantom
    stephantom 17 днів тому

    Loved seeing “Sin After Sin” and “Nightfall in Middle-Earth” in here. Two of my top 10 albums ever, personally.
    There were a bunch I also like, and some I don’t do much, but a compelling list!

  • Jäsch
    Jäsch 18 днів тому

    Great list, but i really miss Leprous on it. I would have given them the 2015 spot with The Congregation, but to each their own

  • Texas Boy
    Texas Boy 8 днів тому +1

    And my personal pick for 2002 would be Oceanic by Isis, a fantastic record.
    And even for 2004 I'd take Isis's Panopticon over Mastodon's Leviathan, which is a great album nonetheless.

  • bumrecordingstudios
    bumrecordingstudios 15 днів тому +1

    Thanks for doing this. Exposed me to some newer albums that I’m enjoying

  • LocrianDorian
    LocrianDorian 19 днів тому +112

    Rainbow was such a damn good band, shame I never got to see them live.

    • Bradley Hall
      Bradley Hall  19 днів тому +28

      Such a ridiculously sick band, way underrated!

    • LocrianDorian
      LocrianDorian 19 днів тому

      ​@Bradley Hall Speaking of, see you on Saturday dude.

    • zachary b
      zachary b 19 днів тому +2

      One of the most slept on albums in my opinion.
      Phenomenon by UFO another album that doesn't get enough live in my opinion. @Bradley Hall

    • Chuck Cassidy Music
      Chuck Cassidy Music 18 днів тому

      Come to Italy, I play in a tribute band to can see the next best thing! (we're not amazing, but we get the job done)

    • zfid8485
      zfid8485 18 днів тому

      ​@BradleyHallGuitar seen em...they were meh tbh. Ufo tho were fkin awesome live

  • Michael Berresford
    Michael Berresford 18 днів тому +4

    One day Haken is gonna be there, I believe it. They just have to keep putting out amazing albums and playing big shows like Archtangent, which I'm still mad I didn't get to go.

  • CallMeAPerson
    CallMeAPerson 19 днів тому +1

    props for having TGSTK for 1996, easily my favorite pantera album

  • Cole
    Cole 10 днів тому

    Seeing Toxicity making it on the list brings a smile to my face

  • Crionics99
    Crionics99 18 днів тому +1

    Really happy you went with some Devin love. Addicted is a brilliant album, as of course is City. I'd have found a spot for Deconstruction personally coz that album totally surprised the shit out of me when it came out, but each to their own mate

  • Fernando Cabral 9
    Fernando Cabral 9 18 днів тому

    Did not expect to be reminded of how awesome Nightfall in Middle-Earth AND Blind Guardian were. Thanks

  • Mystic Mind Analysis
    Mystic Mind Analysis 19 днів тому +72

    It's great to see some Power Metal representation! Power Metal is so underappreciated these days, and both "Nightfall on Middle Earth" and "Odyssey" are pasterpieces in their own right.

    • senditkevin
      senditkevin 18 днів тому +1

      Yes! Both amazing bands! NightFAAAAALL!

    • Emanuele Lo Giudice
      Emanuele Lo Giudice 18 днів тому +7

      I mean, some of the bigger metal bands right now are power metal bands, think of Sabaton and Powerwolf for example

    • Ukraniated states ov israel
      Ukraniated states ov israel 18 днів тому

      @Emanuele Lo Giudice no.... no it isnt... power metal is a niche. Power metal is about 5-10% of my listening

    • Max Bg
      Max Bg 18 днів тому

      ​@Emanuele Lo Giudicebut that's way Different to what Power metal was then...

    • Emanuele Lo Giudice
      Emanuele Lo Giudice 17 днів тому +1

      @Ukraniated states ov israel I don't think that your listening or my listening experience alone can be representative of the state of the genre in 2023😅

  • Pinecracker
    Pinecracker 18 днів тому +1

    Great video, would be sick if you did this for rock too

  • Levikeinz
    Levikeinz 13 днів тому +3

    It warms my heart you put a couple of Devin Townsend albums. Super underrated.

  • Onome
    Onome 18 днів тому +1

    Appreciate the inclusion of great death metal albums. Nice list and 95 % eould be my choice too...
    but for me 2023 is not yet decided. Terrasite from Cattle Decap is a really high bar to jump (however Holocene from The Ocean and Sheol from Hipno5e are really tight runner ups...)

    • Mortal Kombat & Street Fighter In A Burrito
      Mortal Kombat & Street Fighter In A Burrito 18 днів тому

      I would've picked Terrasite over Avenged Seven Fold! I haven't seen any mention of Warlocks and Grim withered Hags from Hellripper and thats's kind of a shame! I'll have to give Holocene a listen

  • Dylan D
    Dylan D 18 днів тому +5

    Symphony Xs The Odyssey. Such a great album on so many levels.

  • Guggz
    Guggz 18 днів тому

    Props for putting Vektor's Terminal Redux in there. It's one hell of a ride.

  • Oliver Garcia
    Oliver Garcia 19 днів тому +33

    I would add in 89 Sepultura Beneath the Remains, in 96 Aenema by Tool, 2000 Opeth Blackwater Park and I miss some Gojira in 2008 with The way of all flesh, but you nailed it with Vektor's Terminal Redux, what an album! Great picks anyways bro 🤘

    • XRay Gamer
      XRay Gamer 18 днів тому +1

      89 i woulf choose terrorizer - world downfall(the better album on which pete sendoval plays, not altars of shitness), and i agree with 2000, bwp is a masterpiece. 96 none so vile and 94 i would go with when the kite string pops. And yeah terminal redux is just amazing.

    • Alexandre Marchand
      Alexandre Marchand 18 днів тому +1

      Blackwater Park was released in 2001 tho !

    • Oliver Garcia
      Oliver Garcia 18 днів тому

      @Alexandre Marchand you are right, was recorded in 2000 but released in 2001

    • Lowlife angler
      Lowlife angler 9 днів тому +1

      I agreed with ya on SEPULTURA

  • Lyndsay Shenkle
    Lyndsay Shenkle 17 днів тому +1

    Good picks dude. Slightly surprised that there was no Slayer, Sepultura, Tool, COC or White Zombie anywhere in there, but definitely kudos to all of the others- especially Metallica!

  • NuggNugg
    NuggNugg 18 днів тому +1

    I'd choose Colors for 2007. It was topping a lot of online music choices for best album that year plus I'm also biased (:

  • Marklar9156
    Marklar9156 18 днів тому

    As the years went on in this video I started to disagree at times strongly but as you had King Crimson's 'Red' as the best in 1974 (it is still progressive but it's also definitely heavy) I'm giving you a like. ('Brave new world' was also very positive surprise *thumb up* !)

  • Gaga Dreams
    Gaga Dreams 18 днів тому

    Great list, hard to pick just one! Definitely gonna check a few of these out that I've never heard of and I absolutely love Life is But a Dream!🤘

  • Caleb Raines
    Caleb Raines 17 днів тому +1

    Wow wasn’t expecting you to put spiritbox in this list. They definitely are moving modern metal in an awesome direction i think. Love the list!!

  • Jon Jones
    Jon Jones 19 днів тому +42

    Late '90s through the mid 2000s were so great with bands like COB, In Flames, KSE, Symphony X, LOG, Nevermore, Soilwork, Scar Symmetry, etc. hitting their peaks.

  • Rutger
    Rutger 18 днів тому +1

    Rainbow! At The Gates! Blind Guardian! Awesome selection, rock on! Though possibly the 1996 pick should've been Roots? And I thought of Demanufacture but you can't beat Slaughter of the Soul, so I'll let that slide.

  • WilzeyLad
    WilzeyLad 18 днів тому

    Edit: 2010 was my favourite album of all time (Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare) that album will always be my number Avenged Sevenfold Album… first album I ever bought and will foREVer be my favourite

  • Jason Tanner
    Jason Tanner 18 днів тому

    1992 would be tough to choose between Pantera's Vulgar Display, Megadeth's Countdown, Dream Theater's Images & Words, and Testament's Ritual. Fortunately for me I wouldn't have to because my favorite album of the entire 90s was released that year: T-Ride. A singular album (sadly) unlike anything before or since.

  • Ethan
    Ethan 18 днів тому

    Damn good choice on this one Bradley. Seventh Son of A Seventh Son may be my fav Iron Maiden. Moving Pictures is also one I love (obvs you can tell by the profile pic)

  • Francisco Marques
    Francisco Marques 18 днів тому

    I would just switch '89 to Beneath the Remains (Sepultura) and '08 to Shogun (Trivium).
    Good picks!

  • Shane W
    Shane W 19 днів тому +45

    Great list!
    I do feel gojira deserved either 2012 or 2008 but still a great list! Mastodon absolutely deserves what they got as well!

    • icankillbugs
      icankillbugs 19 днів тому

      Wow, you've named the exact two bands I love to rip on the most as examples of lame sissy shit haha, amazing

    • Shane W
      Shane W 19 днів тому +14

      @icankillbugs oh? Mind if I ask why?

    • Samulation
      Samulation 19 днів тому +8

      @icankillbugs ok gatekeeper

  • Todor Nakev
    Todor Nakev 19 днів тому +2

    Hundreds of albums I could go and say "wHy dIdN't yOu InClUdE tHiS", but for some reason I'm only missing Crack The Skye. Probably because you already included Leviathan and Blood Mountain, but to me Crack The Skye was peak Mastodon and will be part of my top 5 metal albums for years to come

    • Apothecary Terry
      Apothecary Terry 18 днів тому

      Leviathan is easily my favourite Mastodon album, but Crack The Skye might just edge it as the best album for 2009 for me too, especially since it wasn't a super strong year overall for metal.
      That said, Black Gives Way to Blue was also pretty good and of course there was Feel the Steel and the genius that is Desperate Living by Horse the Band.

    • Kang Longshanks
      Kang Longshanks 7 днів тому

      Yeah Blood Mountain defintely shouldn't have been there.

  • Jack Theus
    Jack Theus 12 днів тому +1

    Love individual thought patterns. Great pick

  • Szabi
    Szabi 18 днів тому +1

    It would be too long to check and comment on all, but there are a few in row from the past decade I would definitely change without listening to yours :D
    2017: Pain of Salvation - In The Passing Light Of Day
    2018: The Ocean - Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic
    2019: Soen - Lotus
    2020: The Ocean - Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic / Cenozoic

  • tropiq
    tropiq 19 днів тому

    i see your professed love for addicted by devin and monolith by cattle were not hollow words, warms my heart, some great picks overall

  • AyeJay
    AyeJay 18 днів тому

    Loved seeing The Black Dahlia Murder’s Nightbringers selected for 2017. Hated not seeing any Slayer!😂 Still a great list though.

  • Andres Hermosilla
    Andres Hermosilla 19 днів тому +30

    Glad to see some respect con Blind Guardian and Symphony X. Incredible albums

  • Robert Camp
    Robert Camp 19 днів тому +3

    Pretty spot on. Only band 'missing' is Carcass - Heartwork ('94) and Torn Arteries ('21) are standouts

    • Tinga Chhakchhuak
      Tinga Chhakchhuak 18 днів тому

      Agree, Torn Arteries is a stand out album in 2021

    • Andrea Renaudo
      Andrea Renaudo 18 днів тому +2

      Heartwork is from 1993 though

    • Robert Camp
      Robert Camp 17 днів тому

      @Andrea Renaudoah, that’s right, good call

  • Mike Pineda
    Mike Pineda 16 днів тому +3

    2:17 Pantera's the great southern trendkill is one of my favorites because is a great mixture of a sound like the depressive Alice in chains and the typical band's sound i love it

  • Kindness_Is_The_Key
    Kindness_Is_The_Key 7 днів тому

    1986 I was rooting for Master of Puppets 🤘
    And coincidentally Disposable heroes has been stuck in my head all day

  • Nick
    Nick 18 днів тому

    Dude, the Children of Bodom, Vektor, and Black Dahlia albums were legendary picks!

  • Green
    Green 14 днів тому

    Didnt expect to see Vektor here! Great choice, the cattle decap appreciation for 2012 too was nice to see

  • Eoghan Walsh
    Eoghan Walsh 19 днів тому +78

    2005 was such a peak year for metal, between your pick and also City if Evil, Are You Dead Yet, Mars to Sirius, etc

    • Bradley Hall
      Bradley Hall  19 днів тому +23

      Yes! One of the best years of all time for Metal for sure. That spot could have been several different albums but Ghost Reveries is one of the best damn records of all time 🥰

    • LocrianDorian
      LocrianDorian 19 днів тому +3

      Octavarium, Room V, The Godless Endeavor, Character were that year too. Not really my favourite year by any means but pretty good.

    • Guy Winar
      Guy Winar 19 днів тому +4

      Strong year, but This Godless Endeavor was a masterpiece.

    • le minion
      le minion 19 днів тому +2

      @Bradley Hall and Blackwater Park is even better 🥶

    • Agent Steel
      Agent Steel 19 днів тому +1

      Funny that you say that, because there was no metal in 2005

  • thejudge 1897
    thejudge 1897 18 днів тому +8

    Your 70's, 80's and 90's had me nodding along. Realised there isn't much in the 2000's I've particularly enjoyed.

  • Rudolf Yurgenson
    Rudolf Yurgenson 9 днів тому

    It's so nice to see Devin Townsend in this list twice. Especially Addicted - first collab between the two of my favourite metal artists - Anneke Van Giersbergen and Devin Townsend.

  • ParanoidTyphoon
    ParanoidTyphoon 18 днів тому

    I was pleasantly surprised by Sunbather! My second favorite album from that decade, for me is only topped by Deathspell Omega's Paracletus.

  • RatedRMario21
    RatedRMario21 18 днів тому +2

    I was really torn for 1980 between Blizzard of Ozz, British Steel and Ace Of Spades (banger year). Same for 1990 with Rust in Peace and Cowboys From Hell. I personally would have taken Appetite For Destruction in 1987 and And Justice For All in 1988

    • ZSpieg
      ZSpieg 12 днів тому

      I wouldn’t consider AFD metal but hard rock. Agree on AJFA tho

    • blah blah blah
      blah blah blah 10 днів тому

      Ace of spades would have been my choice

  • Poutrel
    Poutrel 18 днів тому

    For 2021, I'd have put Trivium's In the Court of the Dragon. Masterpiece album

  • My Name Is Taken
    My Name Is Taken 19 днів тому +29

    Edit: I appreciate the SYL love too!! City is one of my favorite metal albums of all time!!!

    • Aurea Mediocritas
      Aurea Mediocritas 19 днів тому +2

      at work im playing my music by full power and i get more strange looks when I play Anthrax then when I play Lorna Shore

    • Stephen Hughes
      Stephen Hughes 15 днів тому

      Probably would've chosen Feel the Fire for 1985, but that's a great album too.

  • ohgobwhatisthis
    ohgobwhatisthis 19 днів тому

    Interesting choices with only a few I just can't get behind. I hate Prequelle and in general that every band in 2017 decided to go disco for some reason. I would have picked Nightmare Logic by Power Trip, Forever by Code Orange, Anticult by Decapitated, or even Emperor of Sand by Mastodon. I also just never got behind A7x after City of Evil and there were so many more interesting and better albums and bands in the 2000s imo. I really wanted to love the new album but I just kind of have to agree with Fantano (I know) that it's an interesting set of ideas but not really executed or produced very well, kind of like a later Mars Volta album or a lesser Between the Buried and Me.
    BUT choosing Seventh Son for 1988 almost makes up for everything else since that is Iron Maiden's most complete album imo from a musical perspective.

  • Coty McCollum
    Coty McCollum 18 днів тому +4

    Something about the 70s and 80s that’s phenomenal to me.

  • Mr Oo
    Mr Oo 16 днів тому

    I agree all of these are incredible albums, but I would personally put Angel of Salvation by Galneryus for 2012. Listening to that is simply put a majestic experience.

  • Trace
    Trace 18 днів тому

    Brave New World instantly makes this list a 10/10, some other great picks in there too (Nightfall and Individual Thought Patterns my beloved)

  • N_O_N_T_U
    N_O_N_T_U 14 днів тому +1

    Glad to see Monolith of Inhumanity on here, its such a god level album, and Cattle Decap are SOOOO underrated.

    • Sergio Brazhkin
      Sergio Brazhkin 9 днів тому

      Same, pleasant surprise, one of the best in brutal death metal, if not the best. I can’t decide between this and None So Vile

  • Wegetsu
    Wegetsu 19 днів тому +26

    Glad to also see that Hevy Devy is getting the love he deserves!

  • DJ
    DJ 19 днів тому +2

    Good list. I was so excited when I saw Terminal Redux from 2016. That was my favorite album of that year as well. 🤘

  • TheAtomicSheep1
    TheAtomicSheep1 18 днів тому +4

    I was definitely not expecting Moving Pictures on there. This is a surprise, but it is a masterpiece of an album, good taste!

  • Sean Taylor
    Sean Taylor 18 днів тому

    This Godless Endeavour should have been on there imo. That album hasn't been bettered since, utterly insane metal.

  • MrBartek16
    MrBartek16 19 днів тому +2

    Really good list, it's nice to see someone give some love to Anthrax. I only disagree with Emperor having the best album of 1994 when Korn's self titled album came out the same year.

  • Matthew Clarke
    Matthew Clarke 18 днів тому

    Delighted to see Deafheaven, Code Orange and Imperial Triumphant in there!

  • Windyr
    Windyr 19 днів тому +61

    Terminal Redux is severely underrated, excellent pick

    • Bradley Hall
      Bradley Hall  19 днів тому +16

      Insane album!

    • Brodie
      Brodie 19 днів тому

      Dude from Vektor is a POS sadly, kinda wished something else made it even though the album is great.

    • Windyr
      Windyr 19 днів тому +16

      @Brodie Allegedly. People are still giving him shit over it so he made a video not too long ago explaining his side further. It's pretty much just he said/she said so I'm certainly not going to stop listening to Vektor over it

    • Max TV
      Max TV 19 днів тому +7

      ​@WindyrExactly. Nobody can prove anything. These kinds of conflicts are nothing for the public, they are for the court!

    • Captain Chaos
      Captain Chaos 19 днів тому +3

      @Bradley Hall going to check em out now. Thanks for the recommendations!

  • OneSickPuppy
    OneSickPuppy 18 днів тому +2

    Iowa by Slipknot is an honourable mention for 2001. I feel like that album's had a significant influence on metal as a whole. I'm definitely biased. Seeing The Black Dahlia Murder there was Beantastic 🥫🥫🍞🍞🍞

  • K MacGregor
    K MacGregor 18 днів тому

    I approve of a lot of this list. 2005 should be The Black Halo by Kamelot, one of the greatest metal albums of all time. And 1995 should be In Your Multitude by Conception but I accept that's more a personal pick since they aren't as well known.