This is the cool thing to do lately, so I'm gonna do my own here. I'll do one album at a time from my own top 25 at the rate of something in the range of 0-2 albums per day.
I'll keep this first post edited with the whole list so far for convenience I guess.
Not sure how much interest this thread will garner because my taste is not completely in line with a lot of this board and for the most part my nonmetal picks don't really overlap with anyone else. And there will be a few noteworthy albums that just didn't make it (or I didn't like but sshhh). For example it is with significant regret that I don't have Despond
on this list, but I just couldn't make them fit into a top 25 when I've heard over 50 albums that I liked this year.
The list so far:
25. Boris - New Album
24. Motörhead - The Wörld is Yours
23. Childish Gambino - EP
22. Opeth - Heritage
21. Boris with Merzbow - Klatter
20. The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Orchestra
19. Stratovarius - Elysium
18. Yes - Fly From Here
17. KMFDM - WTF?!
16. Megadeth - TH1RT3EN
15. Hiromi - Voice
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You
13. Anthrax - Worship Music
12. Stick Men - Absalom
11. Childish Gambino - Camp
10. Dir En Grey - Dum Spiro Spero
9. Evergrey - Glorious Collision
8. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
7. Boris - Attention Please
6. Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions
5. Boris - Heavy Rocks
4. Amorphis - The Beginning of Times
3. Symphony X - Iconoclast
2. Pain of Salvation - Road Salt Two
1. Pete Davis - The Pottsville Conglomerate
And the list is done.
edit: moved some albums around just gonna edit the order here and the # on the review post