Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Metal Observer's Top Albums of 2009

The Metal Observer's Top Albums of 2009

Top Albums of 2009 coming out in May, eh?  Well, I guess really it’s sort of like the now defunct Metal Maniacs.  You got their top albums from the previous year in March or April, so that’s just going to be my justification ;-).

Anyway, this really was a fun project.  In the past I’ve always had total control over what I played.  This time the only control I had was the song chosen from each album.  There is definitely some stuff that I did not check out last year.  I will say that I don’t think there is a bad album on this list, though some I would never consider list-worthy.  However, this is not my list, this is

The Metal Observer’s Top Albums of 2009:

Hour 1 – All Releases 2009 (obviously):

12. Anaal Nathrakh (UK) - Blood Eagles Carved on the Backs of Innocents – In The Constellation of the Black Widow – Black/Grind (Candlelight)
11.  Hypocrisy (Swe) – Valley of the Damned – A Taste of Extreme Divinity – Melodic Death/Thrash (Nuclear Blast)

Hour 2:

Feature Demo Track
Old Corpse Road (UK) – Old Corpse Road – The Echoes of Tales Once Told (Demo) – Symphonic Folk/Black Metal

10. Candlemass (Swe) – Dead Angel – Death Magic Doom – Traditional/Doom Metal (Nuclear Blast) 2
9.  Arckanum (Nor) - Þann Svartís – ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ – Black Metal (Debemur Morti Productions/Moribund)
  8.  Heaven & Hell (UK) – Bible Black – Devil You Know – Traditional/Doom Metal (Rhino)

  7.  Månegarm (Swe) – Vetrarmegin – Nattväsen – Folk/Extreme Metal (Regain)
   6.  Ensiferum (Fin) – From Afar – From Afar – Folk/Melo-death (Spinefarm)
5.  Týr (Fro) – By The Sword in my Hand – By The Light of the Northern Star – Folk/Traditional Metal (Napalm)

*Numbers following albums are other reviews on The Metal Observer.

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Hour 1 at Mediafire
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1 comment:

  1. The links are fucked up, this annoys me. I'll work on fixing it.