It's a brand new decade and , aside from current events, has thoroughly killed it as far as new metal albums go. Never before has metal been so complete, spanning 50 years of artistry while newer acts look toward the future, which seems to be headed down a path devoid of genre barriers as evidenced by our list of 's Best Metal Albums So Far. Ozzy Osbourne represents the eldest side of metal's history as one of the longest-enduring artists of all time. It has touchstones of his storied past, but largely feels very in the moment and cognizant of current trends. If that's not a resounding endorsement of modern affairs, we give up. On the theme of tearing down the genre walls that divided music fans of all sorts for far too long are records from Poppy , Code Orange and Igorrr in particular, who embrace ideas far outside of metal's traditional scope. It's a continued exercise in experimentation as, over half a century later, there's still more to learn about metal's malleable state. Of course, there's still artists playing to their usual strengths with exciting releases from Testament , Body Count , My Dying Bride and plenty of others.
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The new year has a tough act to follow, considering that brought us a bevy of noteworthy and acclaimed metal releases. Last year, we saw Tool release their first album in 13 years, as well as the arrival of highly anticipated LPs from Slipknot, Rammstein, and more. Modern metal favorites like Lamb of God, Mastodon, and Gojira are all due for new albums, too, while recent breakthrough bands like Code Orange and Power Trip are looking to keep their momentum going.
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I started my career as a music journalist in and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since , as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden.