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Best of 2022

Metal Injection's Top 20 Albums Of 2022

We couldn't get Corey Taylor's opinion, so we gave ours.


Every year it seems like it'll be easy to pick the best albums that came out. Then all of a sudden it's November and you're sifting through a list of 40-something titles, trying to figure out which ones you can bear to cut. As always, 2022 was loaded to the brim with phenomenal metal… but for the sake of brevity, we've chosen our 20 favorites!

The follow 20 albums were chosen by Metal Injection head honcho Frank Godla and lead editor Greg Kennelty. For the sake of not killing one another, and in the spirit of music not being a contest, we've chosen to leave them unranked. Each album is truly fantastic for its own individual reason.

Architects – The Classic Symptoms of a Broken Spirit

Author & Punisher – Krüller

Bad Omens – The Death of Peace of Mind

Bleed From Within – Shrine

Cave In – Heavy Pendulum

Clutch – Sunrise on Slaughter Beach

Decapitated – Cancer Culture

Ghost – Impera

Lamb Of God – Omens

Lorna Shore – Pain Remains

Meshuggah – Immutable

Moon Tooth – Phototroph

Norma Jean – Deathrattle Sing for Me

Phobophilic – Enveloping Absurdity

Porcupine Tree – Closure/Continuation

Revocation – Netherheaven

Spite – Dedication to Flesh

Sumerlands – Dreamkiller

Undeath – It's Time… To Rise From The Grave

Zeal & Ardor – Zeal & Ardor

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