Thanks for the link. I'll have to check that out.
30. Cynic - Carbon-Based Anatomy
It's Cynic. Come on. Of course it's fucking awesome. The only thing that prevents this album from being higher on this list is that it's an EP, and so by nature, it's short and therefore suffers from the disadvantage that most EP's do in that they have to hit all the harder in a shorter period of time in order to climb up a list like this. This album does, though. I mean, the title track is simply unreal. So good. "Box Up My Bones" is another great track, too. Even the so-called "filler" tracks serve their purpose very nicely, which is to make this admittedly brief album an enticing glimpse of what this band is capable of producing. I'm looking forward to their next full-length with highest expectations.