C.R.O.M.'s Top 150 Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)


Wow....so another decade come and gone! 2010 feels like yesterday and now we are knocking down the door to 2020. As if a Top 50 of 2019 wasn't hard enough, I'll give my very subjective, but "reasoned," Top 150 of the Decade. I started with about 8,500 releases in my personal collection that fell within the time frame, disqualified any EP releases (this list is full length albums only), live albums and compilations, and then began a two week process of widdling them down.


Some bands have multiple releases within the list, and for good reason. Now, without any fanfare or long explanations, I present my personal Top 150 Albums of the Decade, from 150 down to 1:


150-141:


150. Enceladus – Journey to Enlightenment

149. Kambrium – Shadowpath

148. Witch Mountain – Witch Mountain

147. Rhapsody of Fire – The Eighth Mountain

146. Unleashed - Dawn of the Nine

145. Unleash the Archers – Apex

144. Satyricon – Deep Calleth Upon Deep

143. HammerFall – Built to Last

142. Metallica – Hardwired…To Self Destruct

141. Satan – Life Sentence


140-131:


140. Striker – Armed to the Teeth

139. U.D.O. – Steelhammer

138. Wolf – Legions of Bastards

137. MaYaN – Antagonise

136. ReinXeed – 1912

135. Pain – Coming Home

134. A Sound of Thunder – It Was Metal

133. Saxon – Sacrifice

132. Samael – Hegemony

131. Within Temptation – The Unforgiving


130-121:


130. Evil Masquerade – Pentagram

129. Evile – Five Serpent’s Teeth

128 Novareign - Legends

127. Noveria – Risen

126. Sonata Arctica – Stones Grow Her Name

125. Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful

124. Northtale – Welcome to Paradise

123. Orden Ogan - Ravenhead

122. Pretty Maids – Pandemonium

121. Twilight Force – Tales of Ancient Prophecies


120-111:


120. Obscura – Akroasis

119. Elvenking – The Pagan Manifesto

118. ShadowQuest – Armoured IV Pain

117. Diamond Head – Diamond Head

116. Ihsahn – ‘Amr

115. Secret Sphere – The Nature of Time

114. Manimal – Purgatorio

113. Magnum – Escape from the Shadow Garden

112. Serenity – Codex Atlanticus

111. Helloween – 7 Sinners


110-101:

110. Evertale - Of Dragons and Elves

109. Thulcandra – Under a Frozen Sun

108. Omnium Gatherum – Grey Heavens

107. Ghost – Infestissumam

106. Myrath – Tales of The Sand

105. Daydream XI – The Circus of the Tattered and Torn

104. DGM – Momentum

103. Grand Magus – Sword Songs

102. The Night Flight Orchestra – Amber Galactic

101. Eluveitie - Origins


100-91:


100. Chthonic – Takasago Army

99. Judicator – The Last Emperor

98. Iron Savior – Rise of the Hero

97. Kambrium – Dawn of the Five Suns

96. Fifth Angel – The Third Secret

95. Diviner – Fallen Empires

94. Kamelot – Silverthorn

93. Edguy – Space Police

92. Crimson Dawn – Chronicles of an Undead Hunter

91. Labyrinth – Architecture of a God


90-81:

90. Amon Amarth – Deceiver of the Gods

89. Sulphur Aeon – The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos

88. Kalmah – Seventh Swamphony

87. Battle Beast – Bringer of Pain

86. Sodom – Epitome of Torture

85. Leprous – The Congregation

84. Bloodbound – Stormborn

83. Kissin’ Dynamite – Ecstasy

82. Black Star Riders – The Killer Instinct

81. Fleshgod Apocalypse – King


80-71:


80. Argus – Boldly Stride the Doomed

79. Veonity – Legend of the Starborn

78. Freedom Call – Master of Light

77. Samael – Lux Mundi

76. Scar Symmetry – The Singularity

75. Blind Guardian – Beyond the Red Mirror

74. Falconer – Black Moon Rising

73. Fleshgod Apocalypse – Labyrinth

72. Avatarium – Hurricanes and Halos

71. Stratovarius – Nemesis


70-61:

70. Testament – Dark Roots of Earth

69. Angel Witch – Angel of Light

68. Iron Maiden – Book of Souls

67. Enslaved – RIITIIR

66. Threshold – Legends of the Shire

65. Overkill – Ironbound

64. Helloween – Straight Out of Hell

63. Arch/Matheos – Sympathetic Resonance

62. Grand Magus – Hammer of the North

61. Riot – Armor of Light


60-51:


60. Tygers of Pan Tang – Ritual

59. Wintersun – Time I

58. Whispered – Metsutan – Songs of the Void

57. Xandria – Sacrificium

56. Ghost – Prequelle

55. Septicflesh – Codex Omega

54. Darkology – Fated to Burn

53. Below – Across the Dark River

52. Accept – Blood of the Nations

51. Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud


50-41:


50. Majestica – Above the Sky

49. Rotting Christ – The Heretics

48. Sound Storm – Immortalia

47. Sabaton – The Great War

46. Candlemass – Psalms for the Dead

45. Rage – 21

44. Serenity – Death & Legacy

43. Vision Divine – Destination Set to Nowhere

42. Powerwolf – Blessed & Possessed

41. Avantasia – Ghostlights


40-31:


40. Orden Ogan – To the End

39. Judas Priest – Firepower

38. Orphaned Land – All is One

37. Sorcerer – In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross

36. Fleshgod Apocalypse – Veleno

35. Evergrey – The Atlantic

34. Paradise Lost – The Plague Within

33. Eclipse – Paradigm

32. Sabaton – Carolus Rex

31. Rhapsody of Fire – From Chaos to Eternity


30-21:


30. Bane of Winterstorm – The Last Sons of Perylin

29. Thy Majestie – ShiHuangDi

28. Insomnium – Heart Like a Grave

27. Dynazty – Renatus

26. Carcass – Surgical Steel

25. Powerwolf – The Sacrament of Sin

24. TL Rhapsody – Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)

23. Evergrey – Hymns for the Broken

22. Avatarium – The Fire I Long For

21. Riot – Immortal Soul


20-11:


20. Sorcerer – The Crowning of the Fire King

19. Accept – Stalingrad

18. Avatarium – Avatarium

17. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist

16. Nightwish – Imaginaerum

15. Triosphere – The Heart of the Matter

14. Rhapsody of Fire – The Frozen Tears of Angels

13. Candlemass – The Door to Doom

12. Eluveitie – Ategnatos

11. LT Rhapsody – Ascending to Infinity



TOP 10:


10. Dragonland – Under the Grey Banner



9. Riot – Unleash the Fire



8. Orphaned Land – Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs



7. Kreator – Gods of Violence



6. Powerwolf – Blood of the Saints



5. Borknagar – True North



4. Insomnium – Winter’s Gate



3. LT Rhapsody – Prometheus – Symphonia Ignis Divinus



2. Amorphis – Queen of Time



1. Borknagar – Winter Thrice


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