Monday, December 7, 2009

Best metal albums of 2009


  1. One of the better lists of best metal albums of 2009 around so far. Personally, I don't think anything comes close to Crack the Skye this year but it's a fair representation of some of this year's best releases.

    Bands missing IMO are Sylosis, Pathosray, and Redemption.

    Wonder why "And So I Watch You From Afar" isn't on the list, or is that not considered in the vicinity of metal for you?

  2. Interesting, I never thought of ASIWYFA as being a metal act -- but your point is well taken, they can be very heavy at times. But I think that by strict definition they are not a metal band. They don't have that chug-a-chug riffing or post-metal quality to them (like Pelican or Isis).

    BTW, I didn't include Russian Cirlces as being a 'metal' act this year even though in the past they would most certainly qualify.

  3. I think you forgot the best metal album of the year. Children- Hard Times Hanging at the End of the World.

  4. Good list. My top 5 is the same as yours, slight different order though