Top 25 albums of 2010
Andy posted his top 25 the other day and I finally got around to getting mine together so here you go.
1-Ufomammut-EVE-Beautiful, bizarre and brilliant all at the same time.
2-Iron Maiden-The Final Frontier-It’s not a Matter of life and death, but still really good.
3-Slough Feg-Animal Spirit-The masters knock out another masterpiece.
4-Gallows End-Nemesis Divine-This was has been climbing up my list for months.
5-Stone Axe-2-Like stepping back into 1971.
6-Earthride-Something wicked-In your face mean spirited doom.
7-Kylesa-Spiral Shadow-Not quite the monster I was hoping for, but still plenty to offer.
8-Helloween-7 sinners-Still the best power metal band going.
9-Armored Saint-La Raza-Wow, they really branched out this time around and pulled it off quite well.
10-Cough-Ritual Abuse-Just heard this one in recent weeks. Glad I didn’t miss out on it.
11-Bison BC-Dark Ages-Thick and heavy metal with lots of muscle behind it.
12- Ratt-Infestation-Shocker of the year. Their last album was 11 years ago and blew hard, but they came back put out probably the second best album of their career.
13-Dusted Angel-Earth sick mind-I was blown away by their EP last year and this full length didn’t disappoint.
14-The Ocean-Anthropocentric-Now I need to hear Heliocentric.
15- Canvas Solaris-Irradiance-Normally prog metal isn’t my thing, but I have been into this band for a while now.
16-Skullhammer-Pay it in blood-Fantastic retro-thrash.
17-Enforcer-Diamonds-Good, but unlike everyone else I preferred the previous album.
18-Sister Sin-True sound of the underground-Not a great year for hard rock, but this was one of the better releases in that style.
19- Exodus-Exhibit B the human condition-Rerecording Bonded by blood a few years ago was a mistake, but they bounced back from it nicely.
20-King Giant-Southern Darkness-Southern fried hard as nails stuff that will stomp you flat.
21-Heathen-Evolution by chaos-Perhaps their best album.
22-Halford-Made of metal-How come the last two Priest albums stunk and all of his solo stuff is good?
23-Sungrazer-s/t-Heavy psychedelic madness.
24-Darkthrone-Circle the wagons-Thick, noisy and powerful.
The Sword-Warp Riders-Made the list, but disappointing for them.
Witchsorrow-s/t-Great outing from UK doom trio.