Jup's Top 100 of the naughts

Written by: jupitreas
Published: 15.12.2009
I hate making lists. Emotions are not quantifiable. Albums cannot be rated and certainly cannot be neatly ordered into a list, where say, Esoteric is better than Anaal Nathrakh an equal amount as The Deftones are better than Killing Joke. No. It's all bullshit.

But it can be fun.

So perhaps once in a decade it's OK to make a silly little list. A list that will most likely seem ridiculously flawed to me in a few days and downright stupid in a few years. A list that is a waste of time and angers my girlfriend who would prefer I instead made up a list of things that I think are wonderful about her. A list that lets me reminisce and rediscover some gems that I have not listened to in years. A list that makes one look at the big picture.

Here is my list of the best metal albums of the decade that will be over soon. It took me a while to create but don't focus too much on the list's order, please. I think of it more as a list of 100 essential albums of this decade.

Oh and by the way, the next decade actually starts in 2011.

01 Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
02 Anaal Nathrakh - The Codex Necro
03 Tool - Lateralus
04 Celtic Frost - Monotheist
05 Converge - Jane Doe
06 Deftones - White Pony
07 Killing Joke - Hosannas From The Basement Of Hell
08 Between The Buried And Me - Colors
09 Jesu - Jesu
10 Dredg - El Cielo
11 Brutal Truth - Evolution Through Revolution
12 Vader - Litany
13 Red Harvest - Sick Transit Gloria Mundi
14 Therapy? - Never Apologise Never Explain
15 Alec Empire - Intelligence And Sacrifice
16 Ministry - Rio Grande Blood
17 Enslaved - Below The Lights
18 Alchemist - Austral Alien
19 Textures - Drawing Circles
20 Kill The Thrill - 203 Barriers
21 Mastodon - Remission
22 Cephalic Carnage - Lucid Interval
23 The Moonchild Trio - Six Litanies For Heliogabalus
24 Dodheimsgard - 666 International
25 Katatonia - Viva Emptiness
26 Napalm Death - Smear Campaign
27 Genghis Tron - Dead Mountain Mouth
28 Therapy? - Crooked Timber
29 Strapping Young Lad - Alien
30 Suffocation - Suffocation
31 Today Is The Day - Sadness Will Prevail
32 Isis - Oceanic
33 Weakling - Dead As Dreams
34 Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao
35 Alchemist - Organasm
36 Foetus - Flow
37 Killing Joke - Killing Joke
38 Project: Failing Flesh - Conjoined
39 Manes - Vilosophe
40 Impetuous Ritual - Relentless Execution Of Ceremonial Excrescence
41 Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine
42 Converge - No Heroes
43 Exodus - Tempo Of The Damned
44 Stolen Babies - There Be Squabbles Ahead
45 Meshuggah - Catch 33
46 Esoteric - Subconcious Dissolution Into The Continuum
47 Eyehategod - Confederacy Of Ruined Lives
48 Soilent Green - A Deleted Symphony For The Beaten Down
49 High On Fire - Death Is This Communion
50 Have A Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
51 Soulfly - Dark Ages
52 Deathspell Omega - Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice
53 Melvins - A Senile Animal
54 Leviathan - Tentacles Of Whorror
55 Dredg - Catch Without Arms
56 Fantomas - Suspended Animation
57 Waltari - Release Date
58 Enslaved - Mardraum
59 Deicide - The Stench Of Redemption
60 WHOURKR - Concrete
61 The Cult - Beyond Good And Evil
62 Versus The Mirror - Home
63 Godflesh - Hymns
64 Pitchshifter - PSI
65 Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
66 Voivod - Voivod
67 Electric Wizard - Witchcult Today
68 Thorns - Thorns
69 Anaal Nathrakh - Domine Non Es Dignus
70 Fields Of The Nephilim - Mourning Sun
71 Slayer - God Hates Us All
72 Rotting Christ - Genesis
73 Heaven Shall Burn - Deaf To Our Prayers
74 VAST - Turquoise And Crimson
75 Candlemass - King Of The Grey Islands
76 Candiria - The C.O.M.A. Imprint
77 Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
78 Samael - Above
79 Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue
80 Decapitated - The Negation
81 Type 0 Negative - Dead Again
82 Jello Biafra And The Melvins - Sieg Howdy!
83 Cryptopsy - Once Was Not
84 The Tea Party - Interzone Mantras
85 Paradise Lost - In Requiem
86 Crowbar - Sonic excess In Its Purest Form
87 Sodom - Code Red
88 Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
89 Alice Cooper - The Eyes Of Alice Cooper
90 Lucky Pierre - ThinKing
91 Shining - V Halmstad
92 Fear Factory - Archetype
93 Flotsam And Jetsam - My God
94 Earth - HEX: Or Printing In The Infernal Method
95 Big Business - Here Come The Waterworks
96 Portal - Swarth
97 Lamb Of God - As The Palaces Burn
98 Enslaved - Monumension
99 Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice
100 Protest The Hero - Kezia

Also, please check out my friends' lists: Bas and Marcel


 



Written on 15.12.2009 by
jupitreas
With Metal Storm since 2002, jupitreas has been subjecting the masses to his reviews for quite a while now. Privately not actually an asshole, he lives in Warsaw, Poland, where he runs his small graphic and web design business.
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Ozman - 15.12.2009 at 22:46  
Written by jupitreas on 15.12.2009 at 22:30


Oh and by the way, the next decade actually starts in 2011.



That only depends on what school of thought you belong to
Syk - 15.12.2009 at 23:16  
Written by Ozman on 15.12.2009 at 22:46
Written by jupitreas on 15.12.2009 at 22:30
Oh and by the way, the next decade actually starts in 2011.
That only depends on what school of thought you belong to
Care to elaborate?

Pleased to see Tool, Mastodon, Cephalic, Suffo, Exodus, Deicide, Candle, Cryptopsy & QotSA. (lol the last one, quite possibly my fav is on my favourite number)

Surprised positively by Samael, neutrally by Sodom, and negatively by AiC, but these three/outer two are probably prejudiced. I heard AiC's first new song and thought it was average, but nearly everyone seems to think this album is fantastic. Is it one of those like Songs for the Deaf where it's very consistent and stacked with great songs?

edit - was definitely not expecting to see Alice Cooper in any of these sorts of lists, either. Also, shouldn't it be noughts, unless you're regretting the whole ten years?
jupitreas - 16.12.2009 at 02:08  
Written by Syk on 15.12.2009 at 23:16

Care to elaborate?

Pleased to see Tool, Mastodon, Cephalic, Suffo, Exodus, Deicide, Candle, Cryptopsy & QotSA. (lol the last one, quite possibly my fav is on my favourite number)

Surprised positively by Samael, neutrally by Sodom, and negatively by AiC, but these three/outer two are probably prejudiced. I heard AiC's first new song and thought it was average, but nearly everyone seems to think this album is fantastic. Is it one of those like Songs for the Deaf where it's very consistent and stacked with great songs?

edit - was definitely not expecting to see Alice Cooper in any of these sorts of lists, either. Also, shouldn't it be noughts, unless you're regretting the whole ten years?


Regarding the decade debate:
We use the Gregorian calendar, which does not have a year zero. It goes straight from 1 BC to 1 AD. This goes against common sense since the passage of time is indeed always measured beginning with 0; however, we are stuck with this calendar unless some world-wide authority reforms it. Therefore, since the calendar starts at 1, the first decade actually lasted from 1 to 11, not from 1 to 10, which is just nine years.

So yeah, Marcel is quite right that according to common sense, the calendar should start at 0 but in the system that we are actually using, it is simply incorrect to say that a decade ends at 0.

As for "naughts" - either spelling is actually correct. Both mean zero.
Xnoybis - 16.12.2009 at 04:11  
I've seen both oughts and naughts. clearly we should focus more on what to call the decade than the albums released over the past 10 years....
Richard - 16.12.2009 at 05:32  
An album released in 1990 would generally not be considered an '80's album'. So for the sake of convienience, I think the aforementioned "common sense" attitude regarding when decades stop and begin is probably preferable to that of the pedant who insists a new decade starts on a '1'..

A pleasant surprise to see Paradise Lost and Rotting Christ in there.
Dangerboner - 16.12.2009 at 08:09  
Hmm, I never bothered to check out Confederacy Of Ruined Lives, but I love the previous two Eyehategod albums, so I'll download it when I get home... if I still have a computer lol

Good to see Anaal Nathrakh here twice. I put Eschaton in my top 5, and three other albums by the same band made it as well.

I'm surprised to not see NIN's The Slip in your list because I thought it was one of your favorites. Personally I think it blows away Year Zero, but lots of people think otherwise it seems.

Nice list!
!J.O.O.E.! - 23.05.2010 at 20:42  
This is actually an astonishing list, I can't count how many of those would appear on a list of my own.

Particularly surprised to see WHOURKR up there, I'm a great lover of Gautier Serre's other project Igorrr, 'Moisissure' still holds the title of my favourite album of '09 (beating Esoteric with ease). I'm not even sure I've heard an album that beats it since.
Ag Fox - 10.08.2010 at 18:52  
Dødheimsgard - 666 International is released in 1999?
jupitreas - 13.08.2010 at 17:39  
Written by Ag Fox on 10.08.2010 at 18:52

Dødheimsgard - 666 International is released in 1999?


Hmm yes, I believe I meant Supervillan Outcast here.

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