Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009 Year in Review

Rumpelstiltskin Grinder - "Nothing Defeats the Skull"

It seems like 2009 was the year of thrash, with solid releases from old and new school bands alike. Although I can see the whole thrash revival getting old fast.

In addition to the thrash revival business, 2009 saw a ton of solid metal releases in just about every genre available. Below is a list I compiled of notable albums in 2009.

As always, there may be a few I am forgetting, so feel free to mention them in the comments.

Titles in bold are personal favorites:

Rumpelstiltskin Grinder – Living for Death, Destroying the Rest
Municipal Waste – Massive Aggressive
Megadeth – Endgame
Evile - Infected Nations
Slayer – World Painted Blood
Sepultura – A-Lex

Death Metal:
Obscura – Cosmogenesis
Nile – Those Whom the Gods Detest
The Red Chord – Fed Through the Teeth Machine
Suffocation – Blood Oath
Dying Fetus – Descend Into Depravity

Power Metal:
Powerwolf – Bible of the Beast

Heaven and Hell – Heaven and Hell
3 Inches of Blood – Here Waits Thy Doom
The Gates of Slumber – Hymns of Blood and Thunder
Skeletonwitch – Breathing the Fire

Black Metal:
Marduk – Wormwood
Behemoth – Evangelion
Immortal – All Shall Fall

Rammstein – Liebe ist für alle da

Progressive Metal:
Devin Townsend – Addicted
The Agonist – Lullabies for the Dormant Mind
Dream Theater – Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Scar Symmetry – Dark Matter Dimensions
Between the Buried and Me – The Great Misdirect

New Wave of American Metal:
Lamb of God – Wrath
Mudvayne – Mudvayne

Kylesa – Static Tensions
Tombs – Winter Hours
Baroness - Blue Record

Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Agorapocalypse
Napalm Death – Time Waits for No Slave

Evergreen Terrace – Almost Home
Converge – Axe to Fall

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