best metal albums of the decade 2000-2009

A Listmania! list by s.f. (cleveland)
The list author says: "very tough list to come up with but here are my personal favorite metal albums of the past decade in order. lots of good metal albums produced this decade some had to be left off these albums in my opinion are flawless. here is my list of the best the decade had to offer in metal, whether its grindcore, thrash,hardcore,death,black, sludge, post , groove, or any other genre i forgot to mention. i could only do 40 i wanted to do fifty this made it that much harder lots got left off. dont be offended and leave a comment if you like."
Prowler in the Yard
1.  Prowler in the Yard by Pig Destroyer
The list author says:
  "dont know if anyone else agrees but this is my number one. this album just destroys from start to finish, scott hull is absolutly one the best guitar players in metal. no bass just tons of blast beats death growls and loads of screaming with tormented lyrics."
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Eclipse of Ages Into Black
2.  Eclipse of Ages Into Black by Goatwhore
The list author says:
  "the peak of the black metal scene was in the 90's with the norweigian second wave scene. that being said this album does not sound like the second wave. this album is more of a grind/death layered in hulicinegenic rythms. super group from new orleans comes in with 2nd best album of decade."
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As the Palaces Burn
3.  As the Palaces Burn by Lamb of God
The list author says:
  "lamb of god really carried the flag for heavy metal popularity during the decade. with there rise in fame they lost respect from some in the metal scene but not me. this album is classic totaly unique sound. this album just kills thats why it comes in at number 3."
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Use Once & Destroy
4.  Use Once & Destroy by Superjoint Ritual
The list author says:
  "doesnt sound like it was made in the new millenium thats why it is so great. phil anselmo wrote these songs in the early 90's. new orleans super group with jimmie bower kevin bond joe fazzio and hank iii. this album has so much style to it was hard to put anything in front of this. number 4"
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Alaska
5.  Alaska by Between the Buried and Me
The list author says:
  "wow what a great album. this is a little different then the previous. supeior musicains some of the best death metal moments are found on this record along with grind moments. some might not like this album but if you have musical taste you will. number 5"
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Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope
6.  Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope by Agoraphobic Nosebleed
The list author says:
  "another scott hull album in the top 10. this album is  blistering grindcore with scott hull on guitar and drum programing. this album is so choatic but orchestrated so well. the drum programing adds a unique quality to the record that i cant get enough of. number 6"
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Carving Out the Eyes of God
7.  Carving Out the Eyes of God by Goatwhore
The list author says:
  "second major label record and second with new drummer zak simmons. goatwhore reclaim the end of the decade with this classic in 'black n roll' from 2009. number 7"
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God Hates Us All
8.  God Hates Us All by Slayer
The list author says:
  "thrash kings slayer show why they truly are the thrash kings. with most if their peers releasing sub par material this was an instant classic i listened to all decade. 8"
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Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow
9.  Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow by Down
The list author says:
  "came out same time as use once and destroy. another phil anselmo super group creating yet another masterpiece in southern metal. kurt weinstein and pepper keenen lay down some great riffs while jimmy bower displays his best drum performance. 9"
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If This Is Hell Then I'm Lucky
10.  If This Is Hell Then I'm Lucky by Dax Riggs
The list author says:
  "former front man of sludge legends acid bath. dax riggs finds himself on this release. 10"
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Gateways to Annihilation
11.  Gateways to Annihilation by Morbid Angel
The list author says:
  "just misses the top ten. morbid angel along with death metal had already seen its best days but this album just proves why they are the best ever in death metal. no david vincent but steve tucker has his best moment yet."
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Impossiblity of Reason
12.  Impossiblity of Reason by Chimaira
The list author says:
  "might be biased because im from cleveland but this is the only chimaira album i care for. that being said this album rules and came out when metal was sort of making a popular comeback with bands like log and kse. this album displays some seriouse groove oriented riffs with some superior musicianship."
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New American Gospel
13.  New American Gospel by Lamb of God
The list author says:
  "after burn the priest log came out with this. randy blythe never sounds this good again but the musicainship only grows from here."
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The Way of All Flesh
14.  The Way of All Flesh by Gojira
The list author says:
  "great album from french group. gojira has obvious european death influences but what i like is the amrican death influence that shine throughout. not a dull moment on this release."
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For Lies I Sire
15.  For Lies I Sire by My Dying Bride
The list author says:
  "great doom album from one of the saddest bands ever. i would of thought this came out right after turn loose the swans its that good."
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Confrontation
16.  Confrontation by Soilent Green
The list author says:
  "great album of grincore mixed with sludge. ben falgoust is truly a talented vocalist perhaps the best."
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Witchcult Today
17.  Witchcult Today by Electric Wizard
The list author says:
  "english doom practitioners summon some serious hypnotic grooves and perhaps satan himself."
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The Bedlam in Goliath
18.  The Bedlam in Goliath by The Mars Volta
The list author says:
  "maybe not a metal release but this is heavy. excellent drumming with mind blowing time signatures. many metal fans might find the vocals hard to get pass but if able to its a real gem."
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Sadness Will Prevail
19.  Sadness Will Prevail by Today Is The Day
The list author says:
  "noise king and famed producer steve austin creates this noise grind masterpiece. double disc album features noise vocal track with seth putnam and guitar apperence from mark morton. steve austin delivers another mind blowing album."
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Deleted Symphony for the Beaten Down
20.  Deleted Symphony for the Beaten Down by Soilent Green
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In Their Darkened Shrines
21.  In Their Darkened Shrines by Nile
The list author says:
  "death metals glory days where the late eightys early nineties but nile just kills. with over all brutallity and musicianship nobody compares. does not sound "old school death metal" but something almost scholarly."
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Shrinebuilder
22.  Shrinebuilder by Shrinebuilder
The list author says:
  "doom supergroup with scott kelly dale crover and scott wino. how could this be bad?"
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Terrifyer
23.  Terrifyer by Pig Destroyer
The list author says:
  "great album different production style then prowler but just as disturbing with excellent guitar work drumming and jr very andy."
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Annihilation of the Wicked
24.  Annihilation of the Wicked by Nile
The list author says:
  "george kollias proves he is the best death metal drummer."
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Reinventing the Steel
25.  Reinventing the Steel by Pantera
The list author says:
  "great album gets lost in the mix cuz pantera was a 90s band."
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Phantom Limb
26.  Phantom Limb by Pig Destroyer
The list author says:
  "longer songs just as grindy and disturbing as anything else pd has done."
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To Serve Man
27.  To Serve Man by Cattle Decapitation
The list author says:
  "the vegen version of exhumed. trevor ryan does the only pig squeel ill listen to."
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Till Death Do Us Part
28.  Till Death Do Us Part by Deicide
The list author says:
  "seeing the departure of the hoffman brothers and jack owen taking over guitar duty i had questions about this release until i heard it. steve asheim has duty as producer and drummer. instant classic for death metal."
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Wrath
29.  Wrath by Lamb of God
The list author says:
  "call em sellouts or whatever you want this album kills.  randy blythe started using a new vocal tech (sounds like pro tools) on the album sacrement but besides that no filler just a great album."
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Sun That Never Sets
30.  Sun That Never Sets by Neurosis
The list author says:
  "scott kelly and the boys had there day in the 90's but dont get me wrong this album is great. neurosis influenced so many bands."
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Confederacy of Ruined Lives
31.  Confederacy of Ruined Lives by Eyehategod
The list author says:
  "greatest sludge band EVER. not there best release but still no filler and one of the best of the decade"
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Stop at Nothing
32.  Stop at Nothing by Dying Fetus
The list author says:
  "i love jon gallaghers riffs, this guy is something special. fetus started the hardcore death sound that so many bands copied. (scott hull mixed this one)"
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Great Cessation
33.  Great Cessation by YOB
The list author says:
  "grab your bag light up and turn off the lights this is a masterpiece."
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Harvest Floor
34.  Harvest Floor by Cattle Decapitation
The list author says:
  "josh elmore raises cattle decapitations technicality and just makes them better."
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Sixteen Tons
35.  Sixteen Tons by Weedeater
The list author says:
  "dixie dave collins inhales and exhales sludge."
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By Means of Upheaval
36.  By Means of Upheaval by Benumb
The list author says:
  "great power grind short songs with heavy grooves and breaks."
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 Void
37.   Void by Sunn 0)))
The list author says:
  "i was more a fan of the 90's stephen o malley and gregg anderson stuff but this album is just great. getting there name from their fav band earth sunn 0))), and forming to pay homage to earth. sunn0))) create some scary deep guitar sounds. buy thorrs hammer and burning witch too!"
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Black Cascade
38.  Black Cascade by Wolves in the Throne Room
The list author says:
  "true american black metal ? i guess? alot of american black metal that sounded like burzum came out during the decade, this was the best. southern lord records had a great decade"
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Ghetto Angel
39.  Ghetto Angel by Sourvein
The list author says:
  "great sludge for a decade that produced lots of worthless bad sludge"
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Icons of Evil
40.  Icons of Evil by Vital Remains
The list author says:
  "just because its last doesnt mean it wont destroy your belief in god. this is tech death at its best so brutal so technical dave suzuki is one evil dude"
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