You make it sound like Napalm released a prog album. And your favorite track was Everyday Pox, but the album was too experimental? To each their own, but it was my favorite album of the year. It took a few listens to grow on me, but I can now listen to that album on repeat and not get bored for a moment. Also their "clean" vocals remind of Burton Bell, but I've always liked Fear Factory, so that wasn't really a turn off for me. And obviously ND is one of my favorite bands ever so I'm biased.
You are dead on about Terrorizer, Nile and Faceless IMO. I've never listened to any STYG. Killer top 25 too.
12/17 - Power Trip / Iron Reagan
12/30 - EHG
1/10 - War Master