Well since my computer got stolen and I am yet to replace it and all I have is my work computer (HOLY RUN ON SENTENCES BATMAN) I will just post the top four quickly as I have no time to type up a huge review
4: Primordial - Redemption At The Puritans Hand
This album was a surprise. I didn't even know they had a new album coming out and saw it in a record store, picked it up, loved it. I feel its better than "To The Namless Dead", which was a masterpice IMO.
3: Septicflesh - The Great Mass
I wasn't expecting much from this album since "Communion" was amazing, but this was surprised me. The songs are catchy and amazingly written, and the orchastral parts are done perfectly. See them live if you can, great experience.
2: Oakhelm - Echtra
Oakhelm is a band from Portland, OR. The album is only 4 or 5 tracks, but they are all freakishly long and amazing. If it wasn't for the next band being my favorite band, then this would take number one, no questions asked.