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50 post-2000 metal album recommendations
Posted: Posted September 23rd
Edited September 23rd by Cruinn-Annuin

@I Killed Mufasa:

@Fox Forever:

Here's a big ol' list of post-2000 albums that I regularly listen to and would recommend to others. It's not comprehensive, ultimate or discerning in any way. It's just a big wodge of good albums to check out and start conversations with.

Electric Wizard – Dopethrone (9 October 2000; stoner metal, doom, sludge)

Opeth – Blackwater Park (12 March 2001; death metal, progressive)

Tool – Lateralus (15 May 2001; alternative metal, progressive, post)

Converge – Jane Doe (4 September 2001; metalcore, hardcore, noise)

Leviathan – The Tenth Sub-Level of Suicide (2002; black metal, depressive)

Agalloch – The Mantle (13 August 2002; folk metal, progressive, blackened)

Sleep – Dopesmoker (22 April 2003; stoner metal, doom)

Fanisk – Noontide (3 June 2003; black metal, symphonic, national socialist)

Khanate – Things Viral (6 October 2003; drone metal)

The Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine (20 July 2004; mathcore)

Strapping Young Lad – Alien (March 2005; industrial metal, progressive)

Nile – Annihilation of the Wicked (24 May 2005; death metal, technical)

Gojira – From Mars to Sirius (27 September 2005; progressive metal, death, sludge)

SUNN O))) – Black One (3 October 2005; drone metal, black)

Rosetta – The Galilean Satellites (18 October 2005; sludge metal, atmospheric)

The Sword – Age of Winters (14 February 2006; heavy metal)

Sikth – Death of a Dead Day (6 June 2006; metalcore, alternative)

Mastodon – Blood Mountain (12 September 2006; progressive metal, sludge)

Warning – Watching From a Distance (December 2006; doom metal)

Psyopus – Our Puzzling Encounters Considered (20 February 2007; mathcore)

Deathspell Omega – Fas – Ite, maledicti, in ignem aeternum (16 July 2007; black metal, avant-garde)

Between the Buried and Me – Colors (18 September 2007; progressive metal, metalcore)

Blotted Science – The Machinations of Dementia (18 September 2007; death metal, technical, progressive)

High on Fire – Death Is This Communion (18 September 2007; sludge metal, stoner)

Ocrilim – Annwn (5 February 2008; avant-garde metal)

Genghis Tron – Board up the House (19 February 2008; metalcore)

Meshuggah – obZen (7 March 2008; progressive metal, djent)

Animals as Leaders – Animals as Leaders (28 April 2009; progressive metal)

Leprous – Tall Poppy Syndrome (5 May 2009; progressive metal)

Portal – Swarth (20 October 2009; death metal, avant-garde, technical)

Cloudkicker – Beacons (16 September 2010; progressive metal, djent)

Nails – Unsilent Death (27 September 2010; powerviolence, grindcore)

Black Breath – Sentenced to Life (27 march 2012; crust punk)

Ne Obliviscaris – Portal of I (7 May 2012; progressive metal, death, black)

Behold the Arctopus – Horrorscension (12 December 2012; avant-garde metal)

The Ocean – Pelagial (26 April 2013; sludge metal, atmospheric, progressive)

Deafheaven – Sunbather (11 June 2013; black metal, shoegaze, post)

Gorguts – Colored Sands (30 August 2013; death metal, technical, avant-garde)

Obscure Sphinx – Void Mother (15 November 2013; sludge metal, atmospheric)

Behemoth – The Satanist (7 February 2014; death metal)

Dødheimsgard – A Umbra Omega (16 March 2015; avant-garde metal, black)

Obsequiae – Aria of Vernal Tombs (26 May 2015; black metal, melodic, folk)

Galneryus – Under the Force of Courage (9 December 2015; power metal, progressive)

Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä (26 February 2016; black metal; psychedelic)

Haken – Affinity (29 April 2016; progressive metal)

Vektor – Terminal Redux (6 May 2016; thrash metal, progressive, technical)

Inter Arma – Paradise Gallows (8 July 2016; sludge metal, death, black)

Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis (28 October 2016; death metal, atmospheric, technical)

Power Trip – Nightmare Logic (22 February 2017; thrash metal)

Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper (20 October 2017; doom metal, funeral)

Rivers of Nihil – Where Owls Know My Name (16 March 2018; death metal, technical, progressive)


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I will likely go through each and every one of these in the next month. Thank you for posting such a large list. I feel bad for 2011, it really was a shitty year for music all around. Are any of these female vocals? I love metal with female vocals.

Posted September 23rd by I killed Mufasa
I killed Mufasa
long live the king

Obscure Sphinx has a female vocalist. I also recommend iwrestledabearonce (mathcore) for female vocals. Daisy Chainsaw is also good, but they're punk/noise rock and not very close to metal.

Blotted Science, Ocrilim, Animals as Leaders, Cloudkicker and Behold the Arctopus are instrumental only, if that piques your interest.

I feel bad for 2011, it really was a shitty year for music all around.


2011 apparently sucked, but 18 September 2007 was one of the best days ever, seemingly.

Edited September 23rd by Cruinn-Annuin
I killed Mufasa
long live the king

Here's the list in a collage format:



Here it is in a smaller (but still readable) image:



Posted September 23rd by Cruinn-Annuin

I will probably start giving them a listen too when I have moments. Thanks for this list!

Posted September 24th by Fox Forever

@I Killed Mufasa:
I love metal with female vocals.


I do too. Delain, Nightwish, Evanscense, and Within Temptation. Blackbriar and Epica are new to me. Although, metal is still new to me so I’m not sure if there just considered as rock or not.

Okay, so they are considered Symphonic Metal

Edited September 28th by Castrael

Eagle hates metal cas, he thinks it is screamo shit and not actually using your voice. He HATES three days grace. He doesn’t think it is rock at all. Do they actually have piano/keyboardists and saxophonists and violinists in metal bands?

Posted September 28th by Weid man
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