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Its the last month of the year. I don't think too many more albums are coming out in the next couple of weeks. Whats everyone's top picks so far ?

For me, 2010 was a killer year for metal. probably the best in about 5 years.

Here's my top 10:
-Atheist - Jupiter
-Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
-Briton Rites - For Mircalla
-Overkill - Ironbound
-Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
-Aeon - Path of Fire
-Sodom - In War & Pieces
-Forbidden - Omega Wave
-Arsis - Starve For the Devil
-Melechesh - Epigenesis
Honorable mentions:
-The Lord Weird Slough-Feg - Animal Spirits
-Decrepit Birth - Polarity
-Fleshgod Apocalypse - Mafia (even though its only an EP...)
-Grave - Burial Ground
-Nevermore - Obsidian Conspiracy
-Hour of Penance - Paradogma
Still need to hear:
-Rotting Christ's new one
-God Dethroned - Under the Iron Cross
-Defeated Sanity - Chapters Of Repugnance
-Danzig - Deth Red Sabaoth
-Seamount - Sacrifice
-Mekong Delta's new one
-Deathspell Omega's new one
-Abney Park's new one
Fucking letdowns
-Halford - Halford IV. What a shitty followup to Crucible.
-Annihilator - S/t. Its less crappy than Metal but still not up to snuff.

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I loved everything about Jupiter except the fact it needed to be, like, a half hour longer.

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Albums of the year for me:

Anathema - We're Here Because We

This is just an awesome album in every way. Easily up there with "Judgement" and "A Fine Day to Exit" as Anathemas best albums.

Throes of Dawn - The Great Fleet of Echoes

A Finnish band that nobody else than me has apparently heard of (even here in Finland) :D They've released a few albums before this but this one really stands out from the rest of their production. Great songs, great production etc. If you like your music dark and depressing this is the band to listen to.

Magenta Skycode - Relief

A bit different perhaps from the others I've listed. This is some kind of prog-rock I guess, with lots of pop hooks and stuff. Great album

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I would add For Aeons Past by Solution .45 to the list. Excellent album in my opinion.

I'm sure I would add a lot more, but a lot of albums I'm not sure if they were 2009 or 2010.

I loved everything about Jupiter except the fact it needed to be, like, a half hour longer.
It also needed more bass.

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Off the top of my head (might add more later):

Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here
Oceansize - Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up
Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones

crying in your beer
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Absolute win of the year:

Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier

also cool in my book:

Ion Dissonance - Cursed

Havent picked up yet:

Atheist - Jupiter
The Crown - Doomsday King
and whatever the new Nevermore is called

Disappointments of the year:

Arsis - Starve For The Devil
Grand Magus - Hammer Of The North

Absolute shit:

new Blind Guardian

I think these are the only "2010" records i care for...bought only old stuff that year.

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I didn't consume enough metal to make a proper top ten list from this year. :( But these are basically all the albums that have seen some heavy rotation in my various media players and are thus my favorites.

I'm really glad you turned me on to Briton Rites - For Mircalla. I never would have heard it otherwise.

Nevermore - The Obsidian Conspiracy.

High on Fire - Snakes for the Divine.

Mutiny Within - Mutiny Within

Periphery - Periphery

Nachtmystium - Addicts: Black Meddle, Part II

Grand Magus - Hammer of the North

Talanas - Reason & Abstract EP

While it's a live album, it is a studio release:
Opeth - In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall

For anyone like me who needs a memory jog: 2010 in heavy metal music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Top ten for me:

01. Kamelot - Poetry For The Poisoned
02. The Absence - Enemy Unbound
03. Solution .45 - For Aeons Past
04. Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
05. ReVamp - ReVamp
06. Firewind - Days Of Defiance
07. Dark Tranquillity - We Are The Void
08. Exodus - Exhibit B - The Human Condition
09. Overkill - Ironbound
10. Suicidal Angels - Dead Again
Need to pick up the new Hateform, though.

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Let me be the first to make the joke that at the top of the "Still need to hear" list is Drew Peterson's debut. :lol:


crying in your beer
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Really? The tracks i heard so far have been really, really mediocre.

I needed a few complete spins to really "grow" on me, not as much as Dance Of Death (which still hasnt grown on me really :lol: ), but at some point i realized how i find many new details i havent noticed before with every new spin, and how my preferred tracks change with my mood and it therefor is really a record i can listen to ANY time, which makes me sure it will stand the test of time.

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Other Awesome Albums (In no particular order):
Circle The Wagons
Burial Ground
Exihibit B
Majesty and Decay (How could you forget this one Ken?)
Victims Of The Modern Age
Path of Fire

Pretty Good:
At the Edge Of Time
Primal Fear Live (16.6)
New Avanatasia albums

Relentless Retribution
Blood Of Nations
Obsidian Conspiracy (do not like the direction they are headed in at all)

Hammer Of the North
To The Metal

Have Yet to Seriously Listen To:
In War And Pieces
New Yngwie
La Raza
Warp Riders
Omega Wave
The Animal Spirits
7 Sinners
New Hail of Bullets

Don't Even Car About:

New Motorhead

Probably some I forgot. I would have included the new Triptykon if I could have remembered how to spell the title :lol:

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My favorite was probably

The Ocean- Heliocentric

odd thing is, i didn't much like Anthropocentric

some honorable mentions are wicked symphony, and Angel of Babylon, Kamelot, and I too, really liked the new Iron Maiden, and Ayreon. oh and the new Helloween was real good too.
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