Our Best Ever Metal

Nowadays, more than ever, it's important to shout about great metal.

There are thousands of releases every month. At Metalireland we think it's important to tell you what we think is really, really worth owning.

This is our collection of Albums Of The Month. The releases we think have been the very best we've heard, nearly every month since we started in 2001.

Delve back through them. Every single one is worth your time. Especially if you're in need of some great new music.

Enjoy!

    Albums Of The Month - 2017


  • Rabid Bitch Of The North
    Nothing But A Bitter Taste
    August 2017
    12

  • Sikth
    The Future In Whose Eyes?
    July 2017
    10

  • Hexis
    Tando Ashanti
    June 2017
    2

  • Artificial Brain
    Infrared Horizon
    May 2017
    11

  • Mantar
    The Spell
    April 2017
    2

  • Lunar Shadow
    Far From Light
    March 2017
    11

  • Immolation
    Atonement
    February 2017
    13

  • Botanist / Oskoreien
    Green Metal / Deterministic Chaos
    January 2017
    4
  • Albums Of The Month - 2016


  • Soothsayer
    At This Great Depth
    December 2016
    13

  • Sumerlands
    Sumerlands
    November 2016
    16

  • Opeth
    Sorceress
    October 2016
    15

  • Trap Them
    Crown Feral
    September 2016
    2

  • Witherscape
    The Northern Sanctuary
    August 2016
    8

  • Lycus
    Chasms
    July 2016
    3

  • Katatonia

    June 2016
    4

  • Vektor
    Terminal Redux
    May 2016
    9

  • Howls Of Ebb
    Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows
    April 2016
    14

  • Skepticism
    Ordeal
    March 2016
    3

  • Chthe’ilist
    Le Dernier Crépuscule
    February 2016
    9

  • Cult Of Luna / The Old Wind
    Raangest
    January 2016
    3
  • Albums Of The Month - 2015


  • Aluk Todolo
    Voix
    December 2015
    4

  • Denner / Shermann
    Satan's Tomb
    November 2015
    19

  • Chelsea Wolfe
    Abyss
    October 2015
    19

  • Cruciamentum
    Charnel Passages
    September 2015
    15

  • Cradle Of Filth
    Hammer Of The Witches
    August 2015
    17

  • Shape Of Despair
    Monotony Fields
    July 2015
    8

  • Goatsnake
    Black Age Blues
    June 2015
    0

  • Red Death
    Permanent Exile
    May 2015
    1

  • Zatokrev
    Silk Spiders Underwater...
    April 2015
    12

  • Dodheimsgard
    A Umbra Omega
    March 2015
    17

  • Napalm Death
    Apex Predator - Easy Meat
    February 2015
    17

  • Crypt Sermon
    Out Of The Garden
    January 2015
    16
  • Albums Of The Month - 2014


  • Vircolac
    Codex Perfida
    December 2014
    22

  • Bethlehem
    Hexakosioi...
    November 2014
    12

  • Occultation
    Silence In The Ancestral House
    October 2014
    11

  • Pallbearer
    Foundations Of Burden
    September 2014
    16

  • Wild Rocket
    Geomagnetic Hallucinations
    August 2014
    17

  • Origin
    Omnipresent
    July 2014
    11

  • Castle
    Under Seige
    May 2014
    11

  • Thine
    The Dead City Blueprint
    April 2014
    2

  • Thantifaxath
    Sacred White Noise
    March 2014
    10

  • Hooded Menace
    Labyrinth of Carrion Breeze
    February 2014
    3

  • Doom
    Corrupt F***ing System
    January 2014
    7
  • Albums Of The Month - 2013


  • Hell
    Curse & Chapter
    December 2013
    14

  • The Ruins Of Beverast
    Blood Vaults
    October 2013
    9

  • Unmothered
    Unmothered
    September 2013
    13

  • Mael Mórdha
    Damned When Dead
    August 2013
    9

  • Gorguts
    Colored Sands
    July 2013
    12

  • Soilwork
    The Living Infinite
    June 2013
    9

  • Hessian
    Manegarmr
    May 2013
    3

  • Slidhr
    Deluge
    April 2013
    5

  • Atheos
    The Human Burden
    March 2013
    19

  • KEN Mode
    Entrench
    February 2013
    15
  • Albums Of The Month - 2012


  • Rotten Sound
    Species At War
    December 2012
    6

  • Tiamat
    The Scarred People
    November 2012
    11

  • Neurosis
    Honor Found in Decay
    October 2012
    12

  • Svartidaudi
    Flesh Cathedral
    September 2012
    16

  • Oddland
    The Treachery Of Senses
    August 2012
    15

  • Klone
    The Eye Of The Needle
    July 2012
    14

  • Ahab
    The Giant
    June 2012
    7

  • Putrefaction
    Blood Cult
    May 2012
    12

  • Conan
    Monnos
    April 2012
    11

  • Barren Earth
    The Devil's Resolve
    March 2012
    2

  • Abigail Williams
    Becoming
    February 2012
    23

  • Ride for Revenge
    Under the Eye
    January 2012
    5
  • Albums Of The Month - 2011


  • Vektor
    Outer Isolation
    December 2011
    2

  • Gacy's Threads
    The Ignorance Of Purity
    November 2011
    11

  • Evile
    Five Serpents Teeth
    October 2011
    7

  • Dream Theater
    A Dramatic Turn Of Events
    September 2011
    5

  • Nader Sadek
    In The Flesh
    August 2011
    2

  • Hell
    Human Remains
    July 2011
    10

  • Of Legends | ‘Stranded’

    May 2011
    3

  • Primordial
    Redemption At The Puritans Hand
    April 2011
    7

  • Burzum
    Fallen
    March 2011
    3

  • Ulcerate
    The Destroyers Of All
    January 2011
    5
  • Albums Of The Month - 2010


  • Graveyard Dirt
    For Grace Or Damnation
    December 2010
    5

  • Crowd Control
    Crowd Control
    October 2010
    13

  • Only Fumes And Corpses
    Who Really Cares, What Really Lasts
    August 2010
    4

  • Enforcer
    Diamonds
    July 2010
    14

  • Year of No Light
    Ausserwelt
    June 2010
    4

  • Drainland
    And So Our Troubles Began
    May 2010
    11

  • Sleeping Village
    Fragments
    April 2010
    0

  • Darkthrone
    Circle The Wagons
    March 2010
    7

  • Charred Walls Of The Damned
    Charred Walls Of The Damned
    January 2010
    3
  • Albums Of The Month - 2009


  • Gama Bomb
    Tales From The Grave In Space
    December 2009
    4

  • Griftegård
    Solemn, Sacred, Severe
    October 2009
    3

  • A Storm Of Light
    Forgive Us Our Trespasses
    September 2009
    1

  • Kongh
    Shadows Of The Shapeless
    August 2009
    2

  • God Dethroned
    Passiondale
    July 2009
    2

  • Madder Mortem
    Eight Ways
    June 2009
    0

  • Kylesa
    Static Tensions
    March 2009
    8

  • Blut Aus Nord
    Memoria Vetusta II
    February 2009
    4

  • Seance
    Awakening Of The Gods
    January 2009
    0
  • Albums Of The Month - 2008


  • Transit
    Decent Man On Desperate Moon
    December 2008
    0

  • Skepticism
    Alloy
    November 2008
    0

  • Virus
    The Black Flux
    October 2008
    0

  • Enslaved
    Vertebrae
    August 2008
    0

  • Ehnahre
    The Man Closing Up
    August 2008
    0

  • Nachtmystium
    Assassins
    July 2008
    0

  • Leviathan
    Massive Conspiracy Against All Life
    June 2008
    0

  • Mourning Beloveth
    A Disease For The Ages
    May 2008
    0

  • Dead Congregation
    Graves Of The Archangels
    March 2008
    0

  • Matriden
    The Unsettling Dark
    March 2008
    0

  • Helrunar
    Baldr Ok Iss
    January 2008
    0
  • Albums Of The Month - 2007


  • Crest Of Darkness
    Give Us The Power To Do Your Evil
    December 2007
    0

  • Primordial
    To The Nameless Dead
    November 2007
    0

  • Prong
    Power Of The Damager
    September 2007
    0

  • Darkthrone
    NWOBHM
    August 2007
    0

  • Alcest
    Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde
    July 2007
    0

  • Marduk
    Rom 5:12
    May 2007
    0

  • Mithras
    Behind The Shadows Lie Madness
    April 2007
    0

  • Type O Negative
    'Dead Again'
    March 2007
    0
  • Albums Of The Month - 2006


  • Indesinence
    Noctambulism
    December 2006
    0

  • October File
    Hallowed Be Thy Army
    November 2006
    0

  • Melechesh
    Emissaries
    October 2006
    0

  • Deicide
    The Stench Of Redemption
    July 2006
    0

  • Gae Bolg
    Requiem
    June 2006
    0

  • Moss
    Cthonic Rites
    April 2006
    0

  • Xasthur / Leviathan
    Split
    March 2006
    0

  • Aghora
    Formless
    January 2006
    0
  • Albums Of The Month - 2005


  • Katatonia
    The Great Cold Distance
    December 2005
    0

  • Mael Mordha
    Cluain Tarbh
    November 2005
    0

  • Swallow The Sun
    Ghosts of Loss
    October 2005
    0

  • Opeth
    Ghost Reveries
    August 2005
    0

  • The Firstborn
    The Unclenching of Fists
    July 2005
    0

  • Deathspell Omega
    Kenose
    June 2005
    1

  • Infidel? Castro!
    Bioentropic Damage Fractal
    May 2005
    0

  • Novembers Doom
    The Pale Haunt Departure
    April 2005
    0

  • Green Carnation
    The Quiet Offspring
    March 2005
    0

  • Primodial
    The Gathering Wilderness
    February 2005
    0

  • Bethlehem
    Mein Weg
    January 2005
    0
  • Albums Of The Month - 2004


  • Wreck of the Hesperus
    Terminal Dirge
    December 2004
    0

  • Benighted Leams
    Ferly Centesms
    November 2004
    0

  • Japanische Kampfhorspiele
    Hardcore Aus Der Ersten Welt
    October 2004
    0

  • Meshuggah
    I
    September 2004
    0

  • Rwake
    If You Walk Before You Crawl You Crawl Before You Die
    August 2004
    0

  • Steel Tormentor
    Unleashed
    July 2004
    1

  • Crisis
    Like Sheep Led to the Slaughter
    June 2004
    0

  • Textures
    Polars
    May 2004
    0

  • [R]evoluytion of a Sun
    Titan
    April 2004
    0

  • Acheron
    Rebirth: Metamorphosing Into Godhood
    February 2004
    0

  • Archaicus
    Beneath the Horizon
    January 2004
    0
  • Albums Of The Month - 2003


  • Akercocke
    Choronzon
    December 2003
    0

  • Atrox
    Orgasm
    November 2003
    0

  • Place of Skulls
    With Vision
    October 2003
    0

  • Scald
    Headworm
    September 2003
    0

  • Ulver
    A Quick Fix of Melancholy
    August 2003
    0

  • Enshadowed
    Intensity
    July 2003
    0

  • Enslaved
    'Below the Lights'
    June 2003
    0

  • Cryptopsy
    None so Live
    May 2003
    0

  • Shadow Season
    'Frozen'
    April 2003
    0

  • Throne of Nails
    Acts of War
    March 2003
    0

  • Novembre
    Dreams D'Azur
    February 2003
    0

  • Immolation
    Unholy Cult
    January 2003
    0
  • Albums Of The Month - 2002


  • Tenhi
    Väre
    December 2002
    0

  • Madder Mortem
    Deadlands
    November 2002
    0

  • Stand up Guy
    Immobiliare
    October 2002
    0

  • Agalloch
    The Mantle
    September 2002
    0

  • The Dagda
    Threefold
    August 2002
    0

  • Arcturus
    The Sham Mirrors
    April 2002
    0

  • Tiamat
    Judas Christ
    March 2002
    0

  • Burnt By The Sun
    Soundtrack To The Personal Revolution
    February 2002
    2

  • Soilent Green
    A Deleted Symphony For The Beaten Down
    January 2002
    0
  • Albums Of The Month - 2001


  • Agalloch
    Of Stone Wind and Pillor
    December 2001
    0

  • Enslaved
    Monumension
    November 2001
    0

  • Solefald
    'Pills Against the Ageless Ills'
    October 2001
    0

  • Winds
    'Of Entity and Mind'
    September 2001
    0

  • Prophecy Productions
    'To Magic Compilation'
    August 2001
    0

  • Stand up Guy (NI)
    'Has Anything You've Done Made Your Life Better?'
    July 2001
    0

  • Depresy
    'Sighting'
    June 2001
    0

  • Zyklon
    World ov Worms
    April 2001
    0

  • Opeth
    Blackwater Park
    March 2001
    0