Top Ten Metal Albums Of Each Year - 2010-2019

Top Ten Metal Albums of 2010

1. Marrow of the Spirit - Agalloch
2. Epistera Daimones - Triptykon
3. Paracletus - Deathspell Omega
4. Snakes For The Divine - High On Fire
5. After - Ihsahn
6. At The Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
7. Axioma Ethica Odini - Enslaved
8. Ironbound - Overkill
9. Majesty & Decay - Immolation
10. Spirit Shadow - Kylesa
Top Ten Metal Albums of 2011

1. Dead Roots Stirring - Elder
2. Deconstruction - Devin Townsend
3. New World Shadows - Omnium Gatherum
4. The Great Mass - Septicflesh
5. Heritage - Opeth
6. Bilateral - Leprous
7. Rengeteg - Thy Catafalque
8. Tales of the Sands - Myrath
9. Path Of Totality - Tombs
10. Imaginaerum - Nightwish
Top Ten Metal Albums of 2012

1. Portal of I - Ne Obliviscaris
2. De Vermis Mysteriis - High On Fire
3. RIITIIR - Enslaved
4. Sorrow And Extinction - Pallbearer
5. L'enfant Sauvage - Gojira
6. All We Love We Leave Behind - Converge
7. Koi No Yokan - Deftones
8. Eremita - Ihsahn
9. The Electric Age - Overkill
10. Dark Roots of Earth - Testament
Top Ten Metal Albums of 2013

1. Sunbather - Deafheaven
2. Colored Sands - Gorguts
3. Surgical Steel - Carcass
4. Meir - Kvelertak
5. Battle Beast - Battle Beast
6. Sister - In Solitude
7. Manifest Decimation - Power Trip
8. Obscure Verses For The Multiverse - Inquisition
9. Soma - Windhand
10. More Constant Than The Gods - SubRosa
Top Ten Metal Albums of 2014

1. The Satanist - Behemoth
2. Roads to the North - Panopticon
3. Citadel - Ne Obliviscaris
4. Melana Chasmata - Triptykon
5. Aura - Saor
6. Once More 'Round the Sun - Mastodon
7. Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry - Blut Aus Nord
8. Clearing the Path to Ascend - Yob
9. Pale Communion - Opeth
10. The Serpent & The Sphere - Agalloch
Top Ten Metal Albums of 2015

1. New Bermuda - Deafheaven
2. Autumn Eternal - Panopticon
3. Purple - Baroness
4. Beyond The Red Mirror - Blind Guardian
5. Under the Red Cloud - Amorphis
6. The Congregation - Leprous
7. Exercises in Futility - Mgła
8. Ygg huur - Krallice
9. Lore - Elder
10. All Fours - Bosse-De-Nage
Top Ten Metal Albums of 2016

1. Terminal Redux - Vektor
2. Jumalten aika - Moonsorrow
3. Winter's Gate - Insomnium
4. Magma - Gojira
5. Dystopia - Megadeth
6. The Violent Sleep of Reason - Meshuggah
7. Hardwired... To Self-Destruct - Metallica
8. Arctic Thunder - Darkthrone
9. Gore - Deftones
10. Sorceress - Opeth
Top Ten Metal Albums of 2017

1. Nightmare Logic - Power Trip
2. The Dusk in Us - Converge
3. Mirror Reaper - Bell Witch
4. Hiss Spun - Chelsea Wolfe
5. Reflections of a Floating World - Elder
6. Exuvia - The Ruins of Beverast
7. Emperor of Sand - Mastodon
8. E - Enslaved
9. Bringer of Pain - Battle Beast
10. Tchornobog - Tchornobog
Top Ten Metal Albums of 2018 (so far)

1. The Burning Cold - Omnium Gatherum
2. Firepower - Judas Priest
3. The Sciences - Sleep
4. Automata I - Between the Buried and Me
5. To Drink from the Night Itself - At the Gates
6. Electric Messiah - High on Fire
7. Our Raw Heart - Yob
8. Where Owls Know My Name - Rivers of Nihil
9. Eonian - Dimmu Borgir
10. Reverence - Parkway Drive

Criteria: These Top Ten Metal albums of each year from 2010 through 2019 were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on metal music in general.