Best Metal Albums of 2017

Albums on this page are considered the best metal albums of 2017. Metal is a huge area of styles and sub-genres, and this list is focused on Hardcore, Doom, Stoner, Sludge, Death, Thrash, Black and related subgenres. Post-metal, post-black is handled over at the Best Post-rock albums of 2017.

This list is not comprehensive but a list of some albums of 2017, that we think stand out. The list is ongoing and will have additions as the year passes by.

Do check out the runner-up list as well.

The Lurking Fear – Out Of The Voiceless Grave

A Lurking Fear - Out Of The Voiceless Grave

Out Of The Voiceless Grave is a no-bullshit, cut to the chase, monster of toxic, raw and brutal death metal, that excel with it’s arsenal of sonic memorable riffs.

Genre: Death Metal

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Loss – Horizonless

Loss - Horizonless

Asthonishingly slow, beautiful, dark and crushing funeral doom metal. Loss has made a compelling monster of an album

Genre: Funeral Doom

Telekinetic Yeti – Abominable

Telekinetic Yeti - Abominations

Cool Catchy Stoner Riffs, Awesome Drumming, Psych Out Arrangements

Genre: Stoner, Psych, Doom, Sludge

Morild – VI

Morild - VI

Unique atmospheric black metal from the sea

Genre: Black-Metal, Blackgaze, Shoegaze, Post-rock, Goth

Ufommaut – 8

Ufomammut - 8

emperors and wizards of far-out sci-fi psych doom UFOMAMMUT, has made A hypnotic, psychotic, mantra driven beast of an album

Genre: Sludge, Stoner, Doom

Amenra – Mass VI

Amenra - Mass VI

Amenra shows off a new beautiful aesthetic side of themselves when combining dark funerary vocals with their crushing nihilistic and merciless wall of sound.

Genre: Sludge, Doom, Post-metal

Fen – Winter

Fen - Winter

A dark landscape. Doomy and atmospheric

Genre: Progressive Black-Metal

Code Orange – Forever

Code Orange - Forever

Code Orange, has refined their hardcore into an even more brutal sound on their best album so far

Genre: Hardcore/Deathcore

Power Trip – Nightmare

Power Trip - Nightmare Logic

Power Trip serves their brutal dynamic thrash as if you were standing in the front row at a show. It’s seldom to have such a fresh addition to the long list of thrash band. These guys could be huge

Genre: Thrash

Myrkur – Mareridt

Myrkur - Mareridt

Myrkur has refined her music to a precise folk/metal inspired sound, not so far from early Ulver, but still her own sound. Alhtough the album has some flaws, it’s still one of the best albums in it’s genre

Genre: Folk Black-Metal