Best Metal Albums of 2017 Midyear - Will

I like what I like. I'm an authority on what I like. However, I do not claim to be an authority on every sub-genre of metal that everyone else likes. So here is my list of top 11 heavy metal albums for the first half of 2017. These are the albums that stuck with me and I listened to over and over again. I know my list will change by the end of the year. I may shuffle the order. Some of my honorable mentions will be included on my 2017 year end list. Some albums may drop off completely. It's a never ending process of reevaluation that I will enjoy while punishing my eardrums and liver until the end of the year.

11) Nailed to Obscurity – King Delusion
10) Hideous Divinity – Adveniens
9) Beheaded – Beast Incarnate
8) Gloson – Grimen
7) Gloom – Solaris
6) Ordos - House of the Dead
5) Immolation – Atonement
4) Spaceslug – Time Travel Dilemma
3) Dopelord – Children of the Haze
2) Ex DEO – The Immortal Wars
1) Kreator – Gods of Violence