I definitely agree with your opinions on the new Whitechapel and Testament albums. Dark Roots of Earth was fantastic all around. The Whitechapel s/t showed a great level of progression musically over their previous releases and I would probably give it a bit higher rating.
Interested in seeing your opinion on some other releases - Cryptopsy, BTBAM, The Faceless, Devin Townsend, Enslaved, The Contortionist, etc. Unless I have to wait for your top 20 thread for some of these.