Thumbs up: +7
Call me easily impressed or what, but 2009 has been an amazing year for metal releases for me. Being well into 2010, I had the chance to let everything sink in and the more memorable albums stand out more while certain release that had initially escaped attention could also be "auditioned". Having listened to over 230 releases, just narrowing down a list of top 30 has already been a challenge, but for an annual list to go over 20 kind of loses its purpose of recommendation, so I just tried even harder. At the same time, I allowed myself to cheat a little bit by using another list of overlooked albums and influential albums. Some that didn't quite make the cut: Bloodbound, Artillery, Delain, Fairyland, Dark Moor, Vomitory, Immortal, Paradise Lost, Amesoeurs, Skyfire, The 11th Hour, Process Of Guilt and Anaal Nathrakh

Created by: Ag Fox | 31.05.2010

1. Thy Catafalque - Róka Hasa Rádió
2. Amorphis - Skyforger
3. Samael - Above
4. Sun Of The Blind - Skullreader
5. While Heaven Wept - Vast Oceans Lachrymose
6. Devin Townsend - Addicted
7. Fractal Gates - Altered State Of Consciousness
Melodic Death
8. Anubis Gate - The Detached
Progressive Power
9. Necrophobic - Death To All
10. Profane Omen - Inherit The Void
Alternative Thrash
11. Shadow Gallery - Digital Ghosts
12. Isole - Silent Ruins
13. Persefone - Shin-Ken
Progressive Melodic Death
14. Waltari - Below Zero
15. Kylesa - Static Tensions
16. Deströyer 666 - Defiance
17. Black Bomb A - From Chaos
18. Cemetery Of Scream - Frozen Images
19. The Devil's Blood - The Time Of No Time Evermore
Hard Rock
20. Madder Mortem - Eight Ways

Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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