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00s Essentials – Volume Seven

Volume Seven shoves its way into the latter half our list with authority. This edition contains some of the most cathartic albums of the decade, for wildly varying reasons. Whether you prefer to drown your

00s Essentials – Volume Five

Take a quick peek ahead. Think Volume 5 is a bit heavy on the death metal? Look closer. Also included are two of Norway’s all-time kings, career albums by masters of grind and prog, and

00s Essentials – Volume Four

No, this isn’t a collection the decade’s ugliest album covers; this is yet another cross-section of the most elite heavy metal the past ten years has seen. Equal parts beatdown, sophistication, throwback, and progress, Volume

00s Essentials – Volume Three

Volume 3 is all over the map; but from madness comes brilliance. This third edition of the 100 Essential Albums of the Decade is chock-full of surprises, apexes, and kinetic energy. VADER – LITANY THUD! THUD!

00s Essentials – Volume Two

Welcome back to Metal Review’s 100 Most Essential Albums of the 00s. Volume 2 features a pair of landmark doom releases, the glorious return of an epic metal legend, some widely varying interpretations of prog,

00s Essentials – Volume One

Truthfully, the title says it all, but it never hurts to reiterate. After much deliberation, Metal Review proudly presents The 100 Most Essential Heavy Metal Albums of the 00s. The idea for this compilation emerged many

Megadeth – Endgame Review

Zach Duvall’s take: Oh how Dave Mustaine doth deceive us. These past 17 years have been, to say the least, frustrating. Yes, you read right, it’s been seventeen years and six albums since Mustaine gave

Behemoth – Evangelion Review

Jim Brandon’s take: There are few death metal acts who inspire debate as much as Behemoth these days, and I honestly have no idea how they’ve managed to arouse such controversy. Have they really done