My list, after much listening, re-listening, and thinking:
1. Porcupine Tree- Fear of a Blank Planet
2. Clutch- From Beale Street to Oblivion
3. Pig Destroyer- Phantom Limb
4. Witchcraft- The Alchemist
5. Between the Buried and Me- Colors
6. Baroness- Red Album
7. Explosions in the Sky- All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
8. Redemption- The Origins of Ruin
9. Coheed And Cambria- Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume 2: No World for Tomorrow
10. Blackfield- Blackfield II
Let the games begin.
Mortals are mortar and life is the fuse.