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.
The 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
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
Cool Catchy Stoner Riffs, Awesome Drumming, Psych Out Arrangements
Genre: Stoner, Psych, Doom, Sludge
Morild – VI
Unique atmospheric black metal from the sea
Genre: Black-Metal, Blackgaze, Shoegaze, Post-rock, Goth
Ufommaut – 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 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
A dark landscape. Doomy and atmospheric
Genre: Progressive Black-Metal
Code Orange – Forever
Code Orange, has refined their hardcore into an even more brutal sound on their best album so far
Power Trip – Nightmare
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
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