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Old 01-01-2011, 10:09 AM
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Natrlhi's 2010 Year-End Best-of List Orgy

So...since my top ten has been posted in the official voting thread, and my top twenty (plus honourable mentions) has been posted at Jukebox:Metal, it only makes sense to get this party started. I'll start off with the top twenty in list form, and then I'll go back and eventually post the entire list with mini-reviews for each from the bottom up like most folks normally do. My top three have reviews attached to them already on Jukebox:Metal, so I'll post those here now, too.

Later on, I'll be posting other lists such as Best Live Events, Best Individual Performances and some new shit this year that I've been contemplating. Also, I think I'm going to break out the non-metal albums this year from the rest of my list, because it is getting more and more difficult for me to rank albums like Chemical Brothers against Unleashed and Man's Gin against Hail of Bullets. It's just too apples-and-oranges for me, and somehow it doesn't make sense - but trust and believe that the awesome albums I've listened to in the non-metal genres will get their moments in the spotlight somewhere in this thread.

So here's the top twenty:

1. High On Fire - Snakes For The Divine (Century Media)

Click here to jump to the end of this thread for a full review of this album.

2. Ludicra - The Tenant (Profound Lore)

Click here to jump to the end of this thread for a full review of this album.

3. The Ocean - Heliocentric (Metal Blade)

Click here to jump to the end of this thread for a full review of this album.

4. IntrOnaut – Valley of Smoke (Century Media)
5. Lair of the Minotaur – Evil Power (Southern Lord)
6. Red Sparowes – The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer (Conspiracy Records)
7. Julie Christmas – The Bad Wife (Rising Pulse Records)
8. Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones (Century Media)
9. Kvelertak – Kvelertak (Indie Recordings)
10. Kylesa – Spiral Shadow (Season of Mist)
11. Nachtmystium – Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II (Candlelight Records) Review
12. Howl – Full of Hell (Relapse Records)
13. Landmine Marathon – Sovereign Descent (Prosthetic Records)
14. Unleashed – As Yggdrasil Trembles (Nuclear Blast) Review
15. No Hawaii – Snake My Charms (self-published) Review
16. Karma to Burn – Appalachian Incantation (Napalm Records)
17. God Is an Astronaut – Age of the Fifth Sun (Revive Records)
18. Aeon – Path of Fire (Metal Blade)
19. Deathspell Omega – Paracletus (Norma Evangelium Diaboli)
20. Atheist – Jupiter (Season of Mist)

Honourable Mentions: Watain, Cloudkicker, Shining, Lightning Swords of Death, Gifts From Enola

(Artwork, reviews and all that other good stuff for the above will be forthcoming soon.)
9/2 Chelsea Wolfe
10/16 Kylesa / Inter Arma / Indian Handcrafts / Irata
10/28 Acid King
11/13 Windhand

Last edited by Natrlhi; 04-07-2011 at 09:54 AM.
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