i enjoyed some heavy metal stuff like traveler, crypt sermon but not much. death metal is where it is for me when it comes to metal these days and frankly speaking i feel like i preferred demos and ep's this year over full lengths, especially all the stuff from maggot stomp. the only full length that i may have enjoyed was the krypts record followed by blood incantation and mortiferum and deiquistor. rest was alright. the biggest dissapointment for me was tomb mold, i didn't particulalry care for the last one but was holding out for this one and it didn't do anyhting for me at all. anywhere heres a small selection of stuff i liked this year.
oh and as some one who is not much into black metal this one i enjoyed quite a bit followed by the andavald record.
oh and thrash wise this i guess this