Polls

Best of 2011 – Brat

Best of 2011 – Brat Top 20   01. Rhapsody of Fire – From Chaos to Eternity And so the journey comes to an end, and with it, the production quality missing from the earlier albums. No longer does Luca Turilli’s guitar playing dominate the music and Fabio Leone’s multi…

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Best of 2010 – Rick

Ricks’ Best of 2010 1. Nevermore – The Obsidian Conspiracy Nevermore’s last release, THIS GODLESS ENDEAVOUR, was a monster release. It is one of the best in their catalogue and set the bar high when it came to a follow-up. So when THE OBSIDIAN CONSPIRACY was released I had a…

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Best of 2010 – Shawn Jam Hill

Shawn Jam Hill’s Top 20 of 2010 1. The Acacia Strain, Wormwood (Prosthetic) Ridiculously downtuned miasma of heaviosity as delivered by metal’s most misanthropic crew. Vincent Bennet’s tortured vox are worth the price of admission. Goes great with sadness. 2. Black Tusk, Taste The Sin (Relapse) Killer jams channeling the…

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Best of 2010 – Robert Williams

Best of 2010 – Robert Williams 1. Yngwie Malmsteen – Relentless The album I most looked forward to for the better half of 2010 had to be "Relentless" the latest offering from Neo-Classical metal god Yngwie J. Malmsteen. His last album "Perpetual Flame" was so awe inspiring that the wait…

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Best of 2010 – Theis

Best of 2010 Eluveitie – EVERYTHING REMAINS (AS IT NEVER WAS) 1 Equilibrium – REKREATUR 2 Kivimetsän Druidi – BETRAYAL, JUSTICE, REVENGE 3 Tarot – GRAVITY OF LIGHT 4 Svartsot – MULMETS VISER 5 Mortemia – MISERE MORTEM 6 Sabaton – COAT OF ARMS 7 Barren Earth – CURSE OF…

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Best of 2010 – Demonator

Top 20 It was a fantastic year for heavy metal, with practically nothing but fluctuation in my mood separating the top 5.  For my money, the best albums of 2010 were: 1. High on Fire – SNAKES FOR THE DIVINE 2. Monster Magnet – MASTERMIND 3. Melechesh – EMMISARIES 4.…

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Best of 2010 – Waspman

Best of 2010 – Waspman 1. Blind Guardian – At the Edge of Time This year I got what I asked for as BG came back with yet another masterpiece. 2. Accept – Blood of the Nations Who would have thought that replacing Udo was what the band needed to…

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Best of 2010 – Erich

Erich’s Best of 2010 1. Crazy Lixx – NEW RELIGION I had never even heard of these guys, but this is the closest you can get in 2010 to a 1987 Def Leppard/Bon Jovi release without it being either of those bands themselves.  Crazy Lixx is from Sweden but this…

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Best of 2010 – JP

JP’s Best of 2010 It was a very metal year for me. From being a speaker at Noctis IV the International Metal Music Industry conference, to having Andy Sneap, Sam Dunn and Eric Grief all in the studio at the same time on my radio show discussing the new Accept…

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Best of 2010 – LORD OF THE WASTELAND

LORD OF THE WASTELAND’S BEST OF 2010 TOP 20 ALBUMS OF 2010 1. Triptykon ~ EPARISTERA DAIMONES The build-up to this record, personally, was phenomenal.  Hearing that Celtic Frost had imploded following the gargantuan MONOTHEIST, followed by the teaser snippets of songs posted on the Triptykon MySpace page had me…

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Best of 2010 – Luxi Lahtinen

Best of 2010 – Luxi Lahtinen 01. Melechesh – THE EPIGENESIS (Nuclear Blast Records) It´s hard to fight against the fact THE EPIGENESIS is loaded with amazing tracks. Melechesh has developed a sound that is very unique in the Metal world; there´s a never-ending flow of great songs on this record…

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Best of 2010 – Marko Syrjala

Best of 2010 – Marko Syrjala 1. RATT: INFESTATION 2. ACCEPT – BLOOD OF THE NATIONS 3. MOTÖRHEAD: THE WÖRLD IS YOURS 4. AIRBOURNE: NO GUTS.GLORY 5. SCORPIONS: STING IN THE TAIL 6. SLASH: SLASH 7. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: ORDER OF THE BLACK 8. HELLOWEEN: SEVEN SINNERS 9. BUCKCHERRY: ALL…

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Best of 2010 – Brat

2010 HIGHS AND LOWS – BRAT TOP 20 ALBUMS I’d have to say 2010 has been the hardest year to complile a Top 20. There was a plethora of super albums released this year and so many great ones have missed out on being immortalised on these pages. 1. Sabaton…

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