20. Cancer Bats - Dead Set on Living
I guess this is considered Southern influence metallic hardcore. Whatever it is it kicks ass. I even enjoy the occasional bit of melodic vocals which is something that is rare for me.
Cancer Bats - RATS
Cancer Bats - Road Sick
19. Pig Destroyer - Book Burner
Pig Destroyer deliver another grindcore masterpiece with Book Burner. This album is more of what Pig Destroyer is best known for: catchy grindcore.
Pig Destroyer - Sis
Pig Destroyer - The Diplomat
18. Eluveitie - Helvetios
This is damn close to being Eluveitie's best album to date, but Slania is just too damn good. Helvetios is a great mix of really heavy folk metal tracks and some great folky pseudo-ballads.
Eluveitie - Luxtos
Eluveitie - The Siege
17. Unleashed - Odalheim
This is more melodic death metal than the Swedish death metal that Unleashed used to be, but it's still a great release. Great riffs everywhere. You just can't argue with viking themed death metal.
Unleashed - Fimbulwinter
Unleashed - White Christ
16. Incantation - Vanquish in Vengeance
I've known about Incantation for years, but just started listening to them this year when I bought Onward to Golgotha and Mortal Throne of Nazarene. This is some great death metal that isn't afraid to get slow and almost doomy at times.
Incantation - Invoking Infinity
Incantation - From Hollow Sands