Polls

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 – 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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Best of 2010 – CelticBob

Top 20 of 2010 1. Sin City Sinners – Exile On Freemont Street 2. Black Label Society – Order Of The Black 3. Danko Jones – Below The Belt 4. Bobnoxious – Cocktales 5. Scorpions – Sting In The Tail 6. Kottak – Rock and Roll Forever 7. Airbourne –…

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Best of 2010

Best of 2010 As always, the top albums are for releases from 2010 that are full albums (no EP’s or demos). They also have to be new studio albums for 2010, not re-recordings, re-releases, cover songs, or live material. Below the combined TOP 30 are links to each staff members…

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Best of 2009 – Rick

Top 20 1. Bloodbound – Tabula Rasa   With the return of Urban Breed, Bloodbound have finally moved up into the heavyweight category. Fresh from his departure from Tad Morose, Urban Breed and Bloodbound released NOSFERATU in 2005. It was a bit of a letdown and Urban left the band…

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Best of 2009 – Robert

Top 20 1. Candlemass – Death Magic Doom Wow. Did Candlemass ever throw down the gauntlet on this disc. "The Bleeding Baroness" being worth the price of admission alone, every song on here is a masterpiece. Robert Lowe proving once more to be the perfect match for Candlemass after the…

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Best of 2009 – Theis

Top 20 1. Cain’s Offering – Gather The Faithful Cain’s Offering delivers an astonishing performance as they push and push you through their album filled with power metal! Spearheaded by Stratovarius singer Timo Kotipelto, who sounds incredibly fantastic, they manage to give you pleasure in every aspect of “Gather The…

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Best of 2010 – Aaron Yurkiewicz

Top 20 1. Black Country Communion – BLACK COUNTRY There’s a reason why Glenn Hughes was one of Ronnie James Dio’s favorite singers – the guy is amazing. I knew from the first spin of this album that 2010 wasn’t going to get any better.  Heavy, bluesy, emotive, and original,…

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BEST OF 2009

Best of 2009 As always, some restrictions are placed on our lists. The top albums are for releases from 2009 that are full albums (no EP’s or demos). They also have to be new studio albums for 2009, not re-recordings, re-releases, cover songs, or live material. For best new band,…

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Best of 2009 – Marko

Top 20 Albums of 2009 1. KISS: Sonic Boom After eleven years of waiting we finally got new KISS album. SONIC BOOM is a great combination of 70’s and 80’s KISS and will please fans of both era’s. The whole band, especially Gene Simmons is, are really good mood here…

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Best of 2009 – JP

Top 20 1. Cain’s Offering – GATHER THE FAITHFUL The album that the fans of Sonata Arctica and Stratovarius have been waiting (for over half a decade) for those bands to make. This new Finnish supergroup easily vaults into the #1 spot. 2. Steel Panther – FEEL THE STEEL The…

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Best of 2009 – Luxi

1. Sacrifice – THE ONES I CONDEMN If we are strictly talking about one of the true comebacks of the last decade, limiting this talking to speed/thrash metal genre only, then I have personally valued the Canadian thrash legends, Sacrifice´s comeback most. Rob Urbinati, one of the original members of…

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Best of 2010 – Arto Lehtinen

Top 20 1. Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones After the demise of the mighty Celtic Frost, Mr T.G. Warrior went on and formed Triptykon. The band’s debut album Eparistera Daimones presents the pure hate and anger of Mr. Warrior from beginning to end. The songs are massive, heavy, and above all…

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