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Best of the Decade: Pt. 2 (2015 to 2019)

This is my truly subjective list of favorite albums between 2010 to 2019, which were fixtures in my playlist. Pt. 2 includes those albums released between 2015 to 2019, in alphabetical order. Note that, from 2010 to 2019, I only allowed a single band to have 1 album on this list (other than Stone Sour's double album).
1Alice in Chains
Rainier Fog


The videos/movie for this album were well done and drilled this album into my head!
2A Perfect Circle
Eat the Elephant
3Apocalyptica
Shadowmaker
4Arcane
Known/Learned
5Bask
Ramble Beyond
6Circle of Dust
Machines Of Our Disgrace
7Jonathan Davis
Black Labyrinth
8Disturbed
Immortalized


Say what you will, this was a great comeback album.
9Elder (USA-MA)
Reflections of a Floating World
10Korn
The Serenity of Suffering


I dig this album more than "The Nothing"
11Kylesa
Exhausting Fire
12kyng
Breathe In The Water


This also could easily have been "Trampled Sun" in 2011 and "Burn the Serum" in 2014, both two of my favorite albums of the decade. But "Breathe in the Water", for some reason, feels like more of a diverse album and more poignant in its themes.
13Lo-Pan
In Tensions


Similar to above, this could have easily been "Salvador" in 2011 or "Colossus" in 2014. But "In Tensions" is just the right length and powerful. I listen to this often, with the bass turned up to 10 - make's my wife come down two floors, knock on the door, and ask me to turn it down.
14Lucid Planet
Lucid Planet
15Mastodon
Emperor of Sand


Likely their best album since "Crack the Skye"
16Metallica
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct


Even though I've fallen out with Metallica over the years, this album was a tour de force. Loved the videos prepared for each song.
17Meytal
The Witness


Meytal Cohen is an awesome drummer. Saj Tacotin (of Ra) is a great vocalist and songwriter. Together, they make a hell of a team. This album, as well as "Alchemy" in 2015, are both great works.
18Muse
Drones


My favorite album of theirs since "Origin of Symmetry"
19My Sleeping Karma
Moksha
20Nightwish
Endless Forms Most Beautiful


I prefer Annette Olzon, but this album is pretty sick. Also, who doesn't love the 24-minute track "The Greatest Show on Earth".
21Pelican
Nighttime Stories


Pelican came back with a vengeance on this album...
22Puscifer
Money Shot


The first Puscifer album where I felt they were remotely approaching the greatness of APC or Tool. Sorry to those that may upset.
23Prophets of Rage
The Party's Over
24Red (USA)
Of Beauty and Rage
25Red Sun Rising
Polyester Zeal
26Sepultura
Machine Messiah


A comeback of sorts... certainly rekindled my fire.
27Soen
Lykaia


Could have also been "Cognitive" in 2012 or "Tellurian" in 2014. This band kept the bed warm for Tool's "Fear Innoculum". Also, I don't have the remixed version of Lykaia - the original is incredible as it is.
28Somali Yacht Club
The Sea


"The Sun" is equally as awesome.
29Source
Return to Nothing
30Stitched Up Heart
Never Alone


A true beast of an album. I listen to this when I want to blow my ears off. This is what In This Moment should have become instead of Sex Metal Barbie on 2014's "Black Widow".
31Tool
Fear Inoculum


For me, the absolute and definitive album of the decade. And in "absolute rot"ation (thanks zakalwe) into perpetuity!
32Voices from the Fuselage
Odyssey: The Destroyer of Worlds


Where the great Ashe O'Hara re-landed after departing TesseracT
33Weedpecker
III
34Wheel (FIN)
Moving Backwards


Also kept the bed warm for Tool's "Fear Inoculum", along with their EPs "The Path" and "The Divide".
35Wolfmother
Victorious


A great Stoner Rock comeback and as good as "Cosmic Egg".
36Rob Zombie
The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy...


It's a short album at 31 minutes with equally short songs...but it packs a whallup.
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