I thought it would be fun for some of us here at Svbterranean to share some of our favorite albums from the 2000s. We narrowed it to 2000-2010 and limited it to five albums each. These aren’t necessarily metal or necessarily all time favorites, but these records have definitely been influential on me as a person. Hopefully you’ll agree or at least find something to jam.
Have Heart’s Songs To Scream At The Sun
Have Heart are one of the greatest bands of all time period. Not just straight-edge or hardcore, but in general. This band came into the world strong and only gained momentum as time went on. When they released their 2008 album Songs To Scream At The Sun, I wonder if they knew they were going to make such an impact. I don’t know about anyone else, but this album has had a ton of play from me and I can honestly say it doesn’t grow old.
Glassjaw’s Worship And Tribute
I was introduced to Glassjaw when I was in high school. After a practice with my now defunct band Philadelphia Fratricide, my drummer thrust a CD into my hands and told me this would change my life. Worship And Tribute was that album and fuck, was he right. I had never heard anything like Glassjaw before and once I had heard it I took a deep dive. This album changed the way I looked at music and it set a high bar for all music to follow in my life.
Converge’s Jane Doe
My very first introduction to Converge was on an Epitaph Records sampler CD I got somewhere. The song was “Concubine” and damn, was that an unbelievable introduction. That song remains one of my favorites from Converge and Jane Doe is a snapshot of what insane metalcore was in the early 2000s. This band is ferocious and this album is a staple of all extreme music.
Dredg’s Catch Without Atms
Like a lot of people, I’m sure, I was introduced to Dredg through the song “Bug Eyes.” That slide guitar that thrusts you into that octane-fueled pulse of a rock song is a brilliant intro and the album stays steady and strong throughout. The title track on this album gives me hope and “Hungover On A Tuesday” is stunning. You can’t go wrong. Don’t try.
Haste The Day’s Burning Bridges
This is another band that I found in high school and kept up with throughout my adult life. Through thick and through thin. I pledged to the bands Kickstarter for their last album. After all this time though, Burning Bridges is a sensational listen. There isn’t a single bad song on the album and their metalcore was strong. Opening track for the win.
Almost made the list: Alexisonfire’s Alexisonfire and Deftones’ White Pony