Top 25 albums of 2009
25-Sister-Deadboys making noise
These guys changed their image and sound some since 2008. It worked out for the best.
Animal guitarist and seasoned producer Chris Laney knocked out a solo album full of some of the best hard rock songs of the year.
What is this? 1980's style AOR in 2009? Yes, but so well done I fell for it right away.
A reunion album that didn't suck. Thrash trio still had something left to give.
Veteran band sounding sharp.
20-Panzer Princess-Oh, no it’s Panzer Princess
One of the better glam albums of the year.
19- Dark Castle-Spirited Migration
Doom the way it should be played, slow and thick.
Doom legend sounding a lot like Pentagram on his solo disc.
17-Nasty Idols-Boy’s Town
These guys still have some gas left in he tank.
16-Gypsy Pistoleros-Hotel De La Muerte
A shame it's only an EP, but anything from this band is worth hearing.
A very good release from this NWOBHM band.
14-Artillery-When death comes
Great thrash comeback with new singer.
Nothing new, but solid.
This one was flying up my list as I put it together.
Probably the first really good album that I heard in 2009.
This might be the album on this list that took me the longest time to get into.
Rough, but I got into it right away.
These guys have grown as songwriters since the last album.
7-Black Math Horseman-Wyllt
Strange, but appealing stoner/drone.
6-Steel Assassin-In hellfire forged
Re-recordings of some old songs, but very sold classic style metal.
5-Slough Feg-Ape uprising
More of their style of NWOBHM with underlying folk melodies, but one of their stronger albums.
4-Slayer-World painted blood
One of their best in a long time.
Slow, thick and heavy.
2-Admiral Browning-Magic Elixar
Holy shit, these guys built a wall of sound on this album.
1-Mastodon-Crack the skye
Not what I figured this album would be like, not even what I hoped for perhaps, but great nonetheless.
***Other bloggers have already or will soon be posting their top albums of 2009 lists this week. So check them out too.
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