They got the number one right!
(Well, maybe...I haven't finalized my list yet, but Blue Record will be way up there, to be sure.)
I also like the high placements of Coalesce (phenomenal comeback album for them this year), Kylesa (best album of their career so far), Isis (yet another very solid release), and Cobalt, of course.
Converge was pretty good, but maybe not that good. Mastodon could have been bumped up a little. Pelican not quite making the cut is a bit puzzling to me - their latest is possibly one of their best. Skeletonwitch - same story.
Overall, not a bad list, though. I haven't fully listened to WITTR yet, BTBAM's was OK (possibly not my cup of tea, exactly), and Shrinebuilder was pretty good and probably could have bumped one of the more lame records off there (such as Brutal Truth, as someone else had said).
EDIT: The new Asphyx is pretty sweet, too.
2/24 Russian Circles/KEN Mode/InterArma
3/25 or 3/26 The Ocean
4/24 Behemoth OR 4/26 IntrOnaut/Cloudkicker (?)
5/9 Mastodon/Gojira/Kvelertak (?)
Last edited by Natrlhi; 11-22-2009 at 06:09 PM.