The 25 Best Metal Albums of 2001

Looking back to the 25 Best Metal Albums of 2001, it has the making of one of the most unique years in the genre's history, defined by comebacks, evolution and reinvention. The rumblings of metalcore's eventual breakout were felt through both landmark releases in the genre in addition to early,…

The 25 Best Metal Albums of 2011

Jump in the heavy metal time machine and buckle up — we’re looking back at the Top 25 Metal Albums of 2011! First, let’s look back at some significant moments of the year — Barack Obama was President of the United States; Donald Trump was still hosting the reality competition…

The 40 Best Metal Albums of 1990

A new decade's arrival brings uncertainties in nearly everything. For metal, it would signal the end of the mainstream's embrace and, with it, a tumble mostly back into the underground where all of metal's most sincere intentions started. By 1990, extremity was being pursued at exhaustive lengths. Musicians challenged themselves to push…

25 Best Metal Albums of 2000

The turn of the millennium was also a major turning point in heavy metal, which was beginning to show new signs of life and these are the 25 Best Metal Albums of 2000. Over the previous decade, Pantera nearly single-handedly kept metal on life support, at least as far as the mainstream — which would later get…