Best of 2009

1- Amorphis
“Skyforger”
Nuclear Blast

Amorphis - Skyforger
Official Website

3- Arch Enemy
“The Root Of All Evil”
Century Media

Arch Enemy - The Root Of All Evil
Official Website

5- Riverside
“Anno Domini High Definition”
Inside Out

Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
Official Website

7- Disarmonia Mundi
“The Isolation Game”
Coroner

Disarmonia Mundi - The Isolation Game

9- The Bereaved
“Daylight Deception”
Megaphon

The Bereaved - Daylight Deception

11- Hatesphere
“To the Nines”
Napalm

Hatesphere - To the Nines

13- Epica
“Design Your Universe”
Nuclear Blast

Epica - Design Your Universe

15- Between the Buried and Me
“The Great Misdirect”
Victory

Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect

17- Gory Blister
“Graveyard of Angels”
Mascot

Gory Blister - Graveyard of Angels

19- Augury
“Fragmentary Evidence”
Nuclear Blast

Augury - Fragmentary Evidence

2- Katatonia
“Night Is The New Day”
Peaceville

Katatonia - Night Is The New Day
Official Website

4- Scar Symmetry
“Dark Matter Dimensions”
Nuclear Blast

Scar Symmetry - Dark Matter Dimensions
Official Website

6- Hypocrisy
“A Taste Of Extreme Divinity”
Nuclear Blast

Hypocrisy - A Taste Of Extreme Divinity
Official Website

8- Kreator
“Hordes Of Chaos”
SPV

Kreator - Hordes Of Chaos
Official Website

10- Trail Of Tears
“Bloodstained Endurance”
Napalm

Trail Of Tears - Bloodstained Endurance

12- Miseration
“The Mirroring Shadow”
Lifeforce

Miseration - The Mirroring Shadow

14- Nightrage
“Wearing A Martyr’s Crown”
Lifeforce

Nightrage - Wearing A Martyr's Crown

16- Entwine
“Painstained”
Spinefarm

Entwine - Painstained

18- Susperia
“Attitude”
Candlelight

Susperia - Attitude

20- Behemoth
“Evangelion”
Nuclear Blast

Behemoth - Evangelion


New Comers of the year:
Winter Of Life
“Mother Madness”
Casket
Winter Of Life - Mother Madness

Independent Unsigned band of the year:
Hatecode
“As I See”
Independent
Hatecode - As I See

Best of 2008

1- Within Y
“The Cult”
Gain

Within Y  - The Cult 

Official Website

3- Storm Of Sorrows
“Slave To The Slaves”
Independent

Storm Of Sorrows - Slave To The Slaves
Official Website

5- Moonspell
“Night Eternal”
Lifeforce

Moonspell - Night Eternal
Official Website

7- Becoming the Archetype
“Dichotomy”
Solid State

Becoming the Archetype - Dichotomy

9- Textures
“Silhouettes”
Listenable

Textures - Silhouettes

11- Amon Amarth
“Twilight of the Thunder God”
Metal Blade

Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God

13- In Flames
“A Sense Of Purpose”
Nuclear Blast

In Flames - A Sense Of Purpose
Official Website

15- The Faceless
“Planetary Duality”
Victory

The Faceless - Planetary Duality

17- Misery Speaks
“Catalogue Of Carnage”
Drakkar

Misery Speaks - Catalogue Of Carnage

19- Divinity
“Allegory”
Nuclear Blast

Divinity - Allegory

2- Cynic
“Traced In Air”
Season Of Mist

Cynic - Traced In Air
Official Website

4- Opeth
“Watershed”
Roadrunner

Opeth - Watershed
Official Website

6- Scar Symmetry
“Holographic Universe”
Nuclear Blast

Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
Official Website

8- Hateform
“Dominance”
7.45

Hateform - Dominance

10- Diablo
“Icaros”
Sakara

Diablo - Icaros

12- Evocation
“Dead Calm Chaos”
Cyclone Empire

Evocation - Dead Calm Chaos
Official Website

14- Zonaria
“The Cancer Empire”
Century Media

Zonaria - The Cancer Empire

16- Miseration
“Your Demons – Their Angels”
Lifeforce

Miseration - Your Demons - Their Angels

18- Nervecell
“Preaching Venom”
Music Master

Nervecell - Preaching Venom

20- Dagoba
“Face The Colossus”
Season Of Mist

Dagoba - Face The Colossus


Compilation Album Of The Year:
Various Artists
“Century Media: Covering 20 Years of Extremes”
Century Media
Century Media: Covering 20 Years of Extremes

Newcomers of the Year:
Degradead
“Til Death Do Us Apart”
Dockyard
Degradead - Til Death Do Us Apart

Best of 2007

1- Fear My Thoughts
“Vulcanus”
Century Media

Buy now!!!
Official Website

3- Arch Enemy
“Rise Of The Tyrant”
Century Media

Buy now!!!
Official Website

5- Fall Of Serenity
“The Crossfire”
Lifeforce

Buy now!!!
Official Website

7- Detonation
“Emission Phase”
Osmose

Buy now!!!
Official Website

9- The Duskfall
“The Dying Wonders Of The World”
Massacre

Buy now!!!
Official Website

11- Miseration
“Your Demons, Their Angels”
Rivel

Buy now!!!
Official Website

13- Nightrage
“A New Disease Is Born”
Lifeforce

Buy now!!!
Official Website

15- Novembre
“The Blue”
Peaceville

Buy now!!!
Official Website

17- Soilwork
“Sworn To A Great Divide”
Nuclear Blast

Buy now!!!
Official Website

19- Amoral
“Reptile Ride”
Spinefarm

Buy now!!!
Official Website

2- Amorphis
“Silent Waters”
Nuclear Blast

Buy now!!!
Official Website

4- The Absence
“Riders Of The Plague”
Metal Blade

Buy now!!!
Official Website

6- Dark Tranquillity
“Fiction”
Century Media

Buy now!!!
Official Website

8- Deadlock
“Wolves”
Lifeforce

Buy now!!!
Official Website

10- Slowmotion Apocalypse
“Obsidian”
Scarlet

Buy now!!!
Official Website

12- Dimension Zero
“He Who Shall Not Bleed”
Toys Factory

Buy now!!!
Official Website

14- Dimmu Borgir
“In Sorti Diaboli”
Nuclear Blast

Buy now!!!
Official Website

16- Dew Scented
“Incinerate”
Nuclear Blast

Buy now!!!

Official Website

18- Novembers Doom
“The Novella Reservoir”
The End

Buy now!!!
Official Website

20- Neaera
“Armamentarium”
Metal Blade

Buy now!!!
Official Website


Live Album Of The Year:
Opeth
“The Roundhouse Tapes”
Peaceville

Buy Now
Official Website

Newcomers of the Year:
Soulbreach
“My Dividing Line”
Mascot

Official Website
Official Website

Best of 2006

1- Scar Symmetry
“Pitch Black Progress”
Nuclear Blast

Buy now!!!
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More by this artist

Official Website

3- Moonspell
“Memorial”
SPV

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5- Insomnium
“Above The Weeping World”
Candlelight

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7- All That Remains
“The Fall Of Ideals”
Prosthetic

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9- Disarmonia Mundi
“Mind Tricks”
Scarlet

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11- In Flames
“Come Clarity”
Nuclear Blast

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13- Heaven Shall Burn
“Deaf To Our Prayers”
Century Media

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15- Amon Amarth
“With Oden On Our Side”
Metal Blade

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17- Neglected Fields
“Splentic”
Agast

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19-Threat Signal
“Under Reprisal”
Nuclear Blast

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2- Mercenary
“The Hours That Remain”
Century Media

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4- Submission
“Failure To Perfection”
Listenable

Buy now!!!

Official Website

6- Amorphis
“Eclipse”
Nuclear Blast

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8- The Arcane Order
“The Machinery Of Oblivion”
Metal Blade

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Official Website

10- God Dethroned
“The Toxic Touch”
Metal Blade

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12- Textures
“Drawing Circles”
Listenable

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14- Keep Of Kalessin
“Armada”
Avantgarde

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16- Avatar
“Thoughts Of No Tomorrow”
Gain

Buy now!!!

Official Website

18- Noumena
“Anatomy Of Life”
Spinefarm

Buy now!!!
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More by this artist

Official Website

20- Within Y
“Portraying Dead Dreams”
Gain

Buy now!!!

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Official Website


Cover Album Of The Year:
Between The Buried And Me
“Anatomy Of”
Victory Official Website

Buy this album now!

More by this artist

Official Website

Demo of the Year:
Gnostic
“Isolate Gravity”

Official Website

Official Website

Best of 2005

1- Scar Symmetry “Symmetric in Design”
Metal Blade

Buy now!!!
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More by this artist

Official Website

3- Opeth “Ghost Reveries”
Roadrunner

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Official Website

5- Detonation “Portals to Uphobia”
Osmose

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Official Website

7- Hatesphere “The Sickness Within”
SPV

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9- Mors Principium Est “The Unborn”
Listenable

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11- Dark Tranquillity “Character”
Century Media

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13- Hypocrisy “Virus”
Nuclear Blast

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15- Gorefest “La Muerte”
Nuclear Blast

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17- The Duskfall “Lifetime Supply of Guilt”
Nuclear Blast

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19- Facedown “The Will to Power”
Black Lodge

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2- Kreator “Enemy of God”
SPV

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4- Arch Enemy “Doomsday Machine”
Century Media

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6- Amoral “Decrowning”
Spinefarm

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8- Deadlock “Earth.Revolt”
Lifeforce

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10- Dark Suns “Existence”
Prophecy

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12- Soilwork “Stabbing the Drama”
Nuclear Blast

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14- Noumena “Absence”
Spinefarm

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16- Callenish Circle “Pitch.Black.Effects”
Metal Blade

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18- Arise “The Beautiful New World”
Spinefarm

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20- Eternal Oath “Wither”
Black Lodge

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Compilation of the Year :
Nightingale “Nightfall Overture”
Black Mark Productions
Buy this album now!
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Reissues of the Year :
Atheist “Piece of Time/Unquestionable Presence/Elements”
Relapse Records
Buy this album now! Buy this album now! Buy this album now!

More by this artist

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Demo of the Year:
Cardamon “Demo 2005”

Official Website

Official Website

Best of 2004

1- Enter Chaos “Aura Sense”
Metalmind

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3- Orphanage “Driven”

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5- Insomnium “Since The Day It All Came Down”

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7- Skyfire “Spectral”

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9- Bloodbath “Nightmares Made Flesh”

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11- God Forbid “Gone Forever”

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13- Cipher System “Central Tunnel 8”

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15- Within Y “Extended Mental Dimensions”

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17- The Haunted “rEVOLVEr”

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19- Hypocrisy “The Arrival”

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2- Disarmonia Mundi “Fragments of D-Generation”
Scarlet

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4- Omnium Gatherum “Years in Waste”

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6- In Flames “Soundtrack To Your Escape”

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8- Capharnaum “Fractured”

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10- Shadows Fall “The War Within”

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12- Withering Surface “Force The Pace”

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14- Lamb of God “Ashes of the Wake”

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16- Hatesphere “Ballet of the Brute”

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18- Finntroll “Nattfodd”

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20- Numen “Basoaren Semeak”

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María’s Five star picks:

Best Unsigned Band:
Carcariass “Killing Process”

Official Carcariass Website
Buy from The Official Website

Official Website

Best Demo:
Facedown “Demo 2004”

Official Facedown Website
Buy from The Official Website

Official Website

Best Compilation:
Dark Tranquillity “Exposures: In Retrospect And Denial”

Official Dark Tranquillity Website
Buy from The Official Website

More by this artist

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Best of 2003

1- Soilwork
"Figure Number Five"

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3- Detonation
"An Epic Defiance"

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5- The Haunted
"One Kill Wonder"

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7- Mors Principium Est
"Inhumanity"

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9- Dimension Zero
"This Is Hell"

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11- Extol
"Synergy"

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13- Source
"Left Alone"

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15- Nevermore
"Enemies of Reality"

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17- Passenger
"Passenger"

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19- Parasma
"Ekaitzik Gabeko Bakerik?"

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2- Edge of Sanity
"Crimson II"

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4- Arch Enemy
"Anthems of Rebellion"

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6- Opeth
"Damnation"

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8- Children of Bodom
"Hate Crew Deathroll "

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10- Dimmu Borgir
"Death Cult Armageddon"

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12- The Crown
"Possessed 13"

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14- Dawn of Relic
"Lovecraftian Dark"

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16- The Defaced
"Karma In Black"

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18- Moonspell
"The Antidote"

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20- Callenish Circle
"My Passion//Your Pain"

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María’s Five star picks:
New Comers:

Storm of Sorrows
"Count the Faceless"
Official Storm of Sorrows Website
Buy from The Official Website

Official Website

Best of 2002

1- In Flames “Reroute To Remain”

2- Dark Tranquillity “Damage Done”

3- Arch Enemy “Wages of Sin” (2CD)

4- Lacuna Coil “Comalies”

5- Soilwork “Natural Born Chaos”

6- Opeth “Deliverance”

7- The Crown “Crowned in Terror”

8- Hypocrisy “Catch 22”

9- Dimension Zero “Silent Night Fever”

10- NonExist “Deus Deceptor”

11- Insomnium “In The Halls Of Awaiting”

12- Tiamat “Judas Christ”

13- Kalmah “They Will Return”

14- Eternal Oath “Righteous”

15- Beyond The Embrace “Against The Elements”

16- Bloodbath “Resurrection Through Carnage”

17- Sirenia “At Sixes and Sevens”

18- Callenish Circle “Flesh Power Dominion”

19- Darkane “Expanding Senses”

20- Bloodrose “Into Oblivion”

María’s Five star picks:

New Comers:

Enter Chaos “Dreamworker” (Metal Mind Productions)
Official Enter Chaos Website

Demo of the Year:

WithinY “Feeble & Weak”
Official WithinY Website

Best of 2001

1- Arch Enemy"Wages of Sin"
Buy now!!!

3- Lacuna Coil"Unleashed Memories"
Buy now!!!

5- Opeth"Blackwater Park"
Buy now!!!

7- Withering Surface"Walking on Phantom Ice"
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9- Moonspell"Darkness and Hope"
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11- Breed77"Breed77"
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13- Emperor"Prometheus, the Discipline of Fire and Demise"
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15- Parasma"Parasma"

17- Entombed"Morning Star"
Buy now!!!

19- Madrigal"I Die, You Soar"
Official Madrigal Website

2- Soilwork"A Predator’s Portrait"
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4- Witchery"Symphony for the Devil"
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6- Amorphis"Am Universum"
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8- Children of Bodom"Follow the Reaper"
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10- Kreator"Violent Revolution"
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12- Dimmu Borgir"Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia"
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14- Dragonlord"Rapture"
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16- Borknagar"Empiricism"
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18- Idi Bihotz"Negarraren Amorrua"

20- Ill Niño"Revolution/Revolucion"
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María’s Five star picks:

Live Album of the Year:

In Flames"Tokyo Showdown"
Buy now!!!

Compilation Album of the Year:

Hypocrisy "10 Years of Chaos and Confusion"
Buy now!!!

Demo of the Year:

Source

Best of 2000

1- In Flames "Clayman"

3- Spiritual Beggars "Ad Astra"

5- Dark Tranquillity "Haven"

7- The Haunted "Made Me Do It"

9- Nothingface "Violence"

11- Gardenian "Sindustries"

13- Apocalyptica "Cult"

15- Hypocrisy "Into the Abyss"

17- Orange Goblin "The Big Black"

19- Orphanage "Inside"

2- Monster Magnet "God Says No"

4- Stuck Mojo "Declaration of a Headhunter"

6- Soilwork "The Chainheart Machine"

8- Disturbed "The Sickness"

10- Entombed "Uprising"

12- Rotting Christ "Khronos"

14- Koma "El Catador de Vinagre"

16- Vast " Music for People"

18- Papa Roach "Infest"

20- Spineshank "The Height of Callousness"

María’s Five star picks:

Kreator "1985-1992 Past Life Trauma"

Opeth "My arms, Your Hearse"(Reissue)

Best Unsigned Band:

Explosive Rage Disorder