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These Are The Best Metal Albums of 2011, According to Metal Injection Junkies

In 2011, we had a poll of our readers, an annual tradition, to vote on what you thought were the best metal albums of that year. It's crazy to think it's been an entire decade since then, where does the time go? We thought it would be fun to take a look down memory lane to see what we were spinnin' 10 years ago.

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  1. The Black Dahlia Murder Ritual – 170 votes
  2. Mastodon The Hunter – 165 votes
  3. Revocation Chaos of Forms – 130 votes
  4. Machine Head Unto the Locust – 107 votes
  5. Devin Townsend Deconstruction – 96 votes
  6. Animals as Leaders Weightless – 91 votes
  7. Born of Osiris The Discovery – 90 votes
  8. Amon Amarth Surtur Rising – 84 votes
  9. Obscura Omnivium – 80 votes
  10. Fleshgod Apocalypse Agony – 75 votes
  11. Protest the Hero Scurrilous – 61 votes
  12. Decapitated Carnival is Forever – 52 votes
  13. East of the Wall The Apologist – 52 votes
  14. All Shall Perish This Is Where It Ends – 51 votes
  15. Trivium In Waves – 51 votes
  16. Skeletonwitch Forever Abomination – 47 votes
  17. Havok Time is Up – 41 votes
  18. Wolves in the Throne Room Celestial Lineage – 41 votes
  19. Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues – 40 votes
  20. Hate Eternal Phoenix Amongst the Ashes – 40 votes
  21. Anthrax Worship Music – 40 votes
  22. Ulcerate The Destroyers of All – 39 votes
  23. Tesseract One – 37 votes
  24. Opeth Heritage – 37 votes
  25. Insomnium One for Sorrow – 36 votes
  26. Origin Entity – 33 votes
  27. Rwake Rest – 32 votes
  28. Abysmal Dawn Leveling the Plane of Existence – 30 votes
  29. Trap Them Darker Handcraft – 29 votes
    Cynic Carbon Based Anatomy – 29 votes
  30. Vektor Outer Isolation – 28 votes
    Wormrot Dirge – 28 votes
  31. DevilDriver Beast – 27 votes
    Five Finger Death Punch American Capitalist – 27 votes
  32. Megadeth Th1rt3en – 26 votes
    Tombs Path of Totality – 26 votes
  33. Disma Towards the Megalith – 25 votes
  34. Foo Fighters Wasting Light – 24 votes
    Suicide Silence Black Crown – 24 votes
  35. Children of Bodom Reckless Relentless Forever – 23 votes
    Krallice Diotima – 23 votes
  36. Carnifex Until I Feel Nothing – 22 votes
    The Human Abstract Digital Veil – 22 votes
    Anaal Nathrakh Passion – 22 votes
  37. Toxic Holocaust Conjure and Command – 21 votes
  38. Beyond Creation The Aura – 20 votes
    Fallujah The Harvest Wombs – 20 votes
  39. Absu Abzu – 19 votes
    Scale the Summit The Collective – 19 votes
    KEN Mode Venerable – 19 votes
    Russian Circles Empros – 19 votes
  40. Last Chance To Reason Level 2 – 18 votes
    Molotov Solution Insurrection – 18 votes
  41. Chimaira The Age of Hell – 17 votes
    Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events – 17 votes
    Serious Break Huxwhukw – 17 votes
    Red Fang Murder the Mountains – 17 votes
    Leperous Bilateral – 17 votes
  42. Arch Enemy Khaos Legions – 16 votes
    Baring Teeth Atrophy – 16 votes
    Cormorant Dwellings – 16 votes
    Unearth Darkness In the Light – 16 votes
    Cannabis Corpse Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise – 16 votes
  43. Job For a Cowboy Gloom – 15 votes
    Omnium Gatherum New World Shadows – 15 votes
  44. Times of Grace Hyms of a Broken Man – 14 votes
    Textures Dualism – 14 votes
    Primordial Redemption at the Puritan's Hand – 14 votes
  45. Batillus Furnace – 13 votes
    Exhumed All Guts No Glory – 13 votes
    Yob Atma – 13 votes
    Warbringer Worlds Torn Asunder – 13 votes
    Deicide To Hell With God – 13 votes
    Blut Aus Nord 777 Sects – 13 votes
    Devin Townshend Ghost – 12 votes
    Vader Welcome to the Morbid Reich – 12 votes
    Iced Earth Dystopia – 12 votes
  46. In Solitude The World, The Flesh, The Devil – 10 votes
    The Atlas Moth An Ache for Distance – 10 votes
    Battlecross Push Pull Destroy – 10 votes
    Khann Erode – 10 votes
    Fuck the Facts Die Miserable – 10 votes
    Before the Dawn Deathstar Rising – 10 votes
    Milk White Throat Milk White Throat – 10 votes
    Sylosis Edge of the Earth – 10 votes
    Altar of Plagues Mammal – 10 votes
    In Flames Sounds of a Playground Fading – 10 votes
    Leviathan True Traitor True Whore – 10 votes
    A Storm of Light As The Valley of Death Becomes Us Our Silver Memories Fade – 10 votes
    The Crevices Below Below the Crevices – 10 votes
    Ed Gein Bad Luck – 10 votes
    Chasma Declarations of the Grand Artificer – 10 votes
    Grayceon All We Destroy – 10 votes
    Steel Panther Balls Out – 10 votes
    Coreilia Nostaligia – 10 votes
  47. Blotted Science The Animation of Entomology – 9 votes
    Falkenbach Tiurida – 9 votes
    Death Toll 80k Harsh Realities – 9 votes
    Rotten Sound Cursed – 9 votes
    Cipher System Communicate the Storms – 9 votes
    Subrosa No Help For the Mighty Ones – 9 votes
    Subversion Lest We Forget – 9 votes
    The Odious The Night a Forest Grew – 9 votes
    Holy Grail Crisis in Utopia – 9 votes
    Bloodiest Descent – 9 votes
    Vildhjarta Masstaden – 9 votes
    Esoteric Paragon of Dissonance – 9 votes
    Mitochondrion Parasignosis – 9 votes
    Lake of Blood As Time and Tide Erode Stone – 9 votes
    40 Watt Sun The Inside Room – 9 votes
    Wednesday 13 Calling All Corpses – 9 votes
  48. Meek is Murder Algorithms – 8 votes
    Arkona Solvo – 8 votes
    Whitechapel Recorrupted – 8 votes
    Fucked Up David Comes To Life – 8 votes
    Legend The Pale Horse – 8 votes
    Admiral of Black Blood and Fire – 8 votes
    Black Tusk Set the Dial – 8 votes
    Evile Five Serpents Teeth – 8 votes
    Sees TheenD – 8 votes
    Uneven Structure Februus – 8 votes
    Petrychor Effigies and Epitaphs – 8 votes
    Crooked Necks Alright is Exactly What it Isn't – 8 votes
    Atilla Outlawed – 8 votes
    In The Eyes of a Mistress Nobody Move, this is a Breakdown Shakedown – 8 votes
    Murder Therapy Molochian – 8 votes
    Samael Lux Mundi – 8 votes
  49. Blackguard Firefieght – 7 votes
    Septic Flesh The Great Mass – 7 votes
    Korpiklaani Ukon Wacka – 7 votes
    Arabrot Solar Anus – 7 votes
    Ghost Opus Eponymous – 7 votes
    Cavalera Conspiracy Blunt Force Trauma – 7 votes
    Angus Boldly Stride the Doomed – 7 votes
    Orwell AVOHFASIH – 7 votes
    Essence Lost in Violence – 7 votes
    Young and in the Way V. Eternal Depression – 7 votes
    Lost Dreams Blinded by Rage – 7 votes
    Misfits The Devil's Rain – 7 votes
    iwrestledabearonce Ruining it For Everybody – 7 votes
    Volumes Via – 7 votes
    Woods of Desolation Torn Beyond Reason – 7 votes
  50. Hemoptysis Misanthropic Slaughter – 6 votes
    White Arms of Athena Astrodrama – 6 votes
    And So I Watch You From Afar Gangs – 6 votes
    Memphis May Fire The Hollow – 6 votes
    Chelsea Grin My Damnation – 6 votes
    Manilla Road Playground of the Damned – 6 votes
    Ringworm Scars – 6 votes
    Euphoreon Euphoreon – 6 votes
    Motorhead The World is Yours – 6 votes
    Mortal Sin Psychology of Death – 6 votes
    Primus Green Naugahyde – 6 votes
    Isole Born from Shadows – 6 votes
    Kartikeya Mahayuga – 6 votes
    Loss Despond – 6 votes
    Anterior Echoes of the Fallen – 6 votes
    Gustnado Hallucination Boulevard – 6 votes
  51. Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus – 5 votes
    Moonsorrow Varjoina kuljemme kuolleiden maassa – 5 votes
    Capsule No Ghost – 5 votes
    Krisiun The Great Execution – 5 votes
    Hammers of Misfortune 17th Street – 5 votes
    Seether Holding on to Strings Left to Fray – 5 votes
    Mystic Prophecy Ravenlord – 5 votes
    Earth Flight Blue Hour Confessions – 5 votes
    Satanized Technical Virginity – 5 votes
    Across the Sun Until the Night Takes Us – 5 votes
    World Under Blood Tactical – 5 votes
  52. Gorgasm Orgy of Murder – 4 votes
    Amorphis The Beginning of Times – 4 votes
    Heavenwood Abyss Masterpiece – 4 votes
    Deafheaven Roads to Judah – 4 votes
    Counterparts The Current Will Carry Us – 4 votes
    An Autumn for Crippled Children Everything – 4 votes
    Aosoth III – 4 votes
    Circles The Compas – 4 votes
    Graviton Massless – 4 votes
    Nekromantheon Divinity of Death – 4 votes
  53. Threat Signal Threat Signal – 3 votes
    American Heritage Sedentary – 3 votes
    Believer Transhuman – 3 votes
    Gorod Transcendence – 3 votes
    Blaspherian Infernal Warriors of Death – 3 votes
    Otep Atavist – 3 votes
    Turisas Stand Up and Fight – 3 votes
    *shels Plains of the Purple Buffalo – 3 votes
    As You Drown Rat King – 3 votes
    Betraying the Martyrs Breate in Life – 3 votes
    Artillery My Blood – 3 votes
    Of Virtue Heartsounds – 3 votes
    Dornenreich Flammentriebe – 3 votes
    All Pigs Must Die God is War – 3 votes
    Lifelover Konkurs – 3 votes
    Burzum Fallen – 3 votes
    The Holy Guile Guardians 2.0 – 3 votes
  54. Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You – 2 votes
    Norther Circle Regenerated – 2 votes
    August Burns Red Leveler – 2 votes
    Winds of Plague Against the World – 2 votes
    Negative Plane Stained Glass Revelations – 2 votes
    Symphony X Iconoclast – 2 votes
    Psychostick Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs 3D – 2 votes
    Fir For an Autopsy The Process of Human Extermination – 2 votes
    Ghost Brigade Until Fear No Longer Defines Us – 2 votes
    Paul Wardingham Assimilate Regenerate – 2 votes
    Wolverine Communication Lost – 2 votes
    Today is the Day Pain is a Warning – 2 votes
    Welkin Dusk Born into a Dying World – 2 votes
    Arsonists Get All the Girls Motherland – 2 votes
    Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra – 2 votes
    Alice Cooper Welcome 2 My Nightmare – 2 votes
    Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge – 2 votes
  55. The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne – 1 votes
    Miss May I Monument – 1 votes
    As I Lay Daying Decas – 1 votes
    Hatesphere The Great Bludgeoning – 1 votes
    Red Seas Fire Red Seas Fire – 1 votes
    Loutallica Lulu – 1 votes
    Darkest Hour Human Romance – 1 votes
    Oh Sleeper Children of Fire – 1 votes
    Witchery Witchkrieg – 1 votes
    Thy Catafalque Rengeteg – 1 votes
    Heartless Hell is Other People – 1 votes
    Unexpect Fables of the Sleepless Empire – 1 votes
    Rootless Dominate the Chaos – 1 votes
    Social Distortion Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes – 1 votes
    Barn Burner Bangers II: Scum of the Earth – 1 votes
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