Everyone does these top 10 year-end deals, and so here's mine. The difference here is I could care less about new [read: current] music let alone new bands. If I hear about something new that sounds interesting, fine, but I'm certainly not pulling my hair out over this list. I don't really care what anyone thinks, this is just what I've actually been listening to that came out in the last year. And don't come to me complaining about how it's mostly just black metal or there's some Nazi on the list cause I just don't care.
A couple albums are late-comers to my ears, but I'm definitely not polishing apples here. I also want to make a special mention for Forbidden's comeback album. Not as good as Sacrifice's comeback in '09, but a thrasher nonetheless. Jack will probably hate me for excluding Electric Wizard, and while I like it a lot more than any of their other albums (I actually own 2 CD's of theirs), I can't honestly say it's my jam or that I've been playing it much. On that note, I'd like to see what everyone in the NGNV crew would say and where our tastes overlap. So guys if you're reading this and don't like it, make your own goddamn list!
In no particular order:
Here's a consolation prize list of bands who made albums this year that may actually prove to be better over time but didn't make the list cause either I didn't listen to them much, it didn't make the cut, or I didn't actually listen to it but will probably get around to it sooner or later.
High On Fire
Charred Walls Of The Damned