Best of 2009

 

1- Amorphis
“Skyforger”
Nuclear Blast
Amorphis - Skyforger

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

5- Riverside
“Anno Domini High Definition”
Inside Out
Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition

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

4- Scar Symmetry
“Dark Matter Dimensions”
Nuclear Blast
Scar Symmetry - Dark Matter Dimensions

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

8- Kreator
“Hordes Of Chaos”
SPV
Kreator - Hordes Of Chaos

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

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

5- Moonspell
“Night Eternal”
Lifeforce
Moonspell - Night Eternal

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

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

4- Opeth
“Watershed”
Roadrunner
Opeth - Watershed

6- Scar Symmetry
“Holographic Universe”
Nuclear Blast
Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe

8- Hateform
“Dominance”
7.45
Hateform - Dominance

10- Diablo
“Icaros”
Sakara
Diablo - Icaros

12- Evocation
“Dead Calm Chaos”
Cyclone Empire
Evocation - Dead Calm Chaos

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

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

5- Fall Of Serenity
“The Crossfire”
Lifeforce

7- Detonation
“Emission Phase”
Osmose

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

11- Miseration
“Your Demons, Their Angels”
Rivel

13- Nightrage
“A New Disease Is Born”
Lifeforce

15- Novembre
“The Blue”
Peaceville

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

19- Amoral
“Reptile Ride”
Spinefarm

2- Amorphis
“Silent Waters”
Nuclear Blast

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

6- Dark Tranquillity
“Fiction”
Century Media

8- Deadlock
“Wolves”
Lifeforce

10- Slowmotion Apocalypse
“Obsidian”
Scarlet

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

14- Dimmu Borgir
“In Sorti Diaboli”
Nuclear Blast

16- Dew Scented
“Incinerate”
Nuclear Blast

18- Novembers Doom
“The Novella Reservoir”
The End

20- Neaera
“Armamentarium”
Metal Blade


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

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

Best of 2006

1- Scar Symmetry
“Pitch Black Progress”
Nuclear Blast

3- Moonspell
“Memorial”
SPV

5- Insomnium
“Above The Weeping World”
Candlelight

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

9- Disarmonia Mundi
“Mind Tricks”
Scarlet

11- In Flames
“Come Clarity”
Nuclear Blast

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

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

17- Neglected Fields
“Splentic”
Agast

19-Threat Signal
“Under Reprisal”
Nuclear Blast

2- Mercenary
“The Hours That Remain”
Century Media

4- Submission
“Failure To Perfection”
Listenable

6- Amorphis
“Eclipse”
Nuclear Blast

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

10- God Dethroned
“The Toxic Touch”
Metal Blade

12- Textures
“Drawing Circles”
Listenable

14- Keep Of Kalessin
“Armada”
Avantgarde

16- Avatar
“Thoughts Of No Tomorrow”
Gain

18- Noumena
“Anatomy Of Life”
Spinefarm

20- Within Y
“Portraying Dead Dreams”
Gain


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

Demo of the Year:
Gnostic
“Isolate Gravity”

Best of 2005

1-
Scar Symmetry
“Symmetric in Design”
Metal Blade
Scar-Symmetry-Symmetric-in-Design

3-
Opeth
“Ghost Reveries”
Roadrunner
Opeth-Ghost-Reveries

5-
Detonation
“Portals to Uphobia”
Osmose
Detonation-Portals-To-Uphobia

7-
Hatesphere
“The Sickness Within”
SPV
Hatesphere-The-Sickness-Within

9-
Mors Principium Est
“The Unborn”
Listenable
Mors-Principium-Est-The-Unborn

11-
Dark Tranquillity
“Character”
Century Media
Dark-Tranquillity-Character

13-
Hypocrisy
“Virus”
Nuclear Blast
Hypocrisy-Virus

15-
Gorefest
“La Muerte”
Nuclear Blast
Gorefest-La-Muerte

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

19-
Facedown
“The Will to Power”
Black Lodge
Face-Down-The-Will-To-Power

2-
Kreator
“Enemy of God”
SPV
Kreator-Enemy-of-God

4-
Arch Enemy
“Doomsday Machine”
Century Media
Arch-Enemy-Doomsday-Machine

6-
Amoral
“Decrowning”
Spinefarm
Amoral-Decrowning

8-
Deadlock
“Earth.Revolt”
Lifeforce
deadlock_earth.revolt

10-
Dark Suns
“Existence”
Prophecy
Dark-Suns-Existence

12-
Soilwork
“Stabbing the Drama”
Nuclear Blast
Soilwork-Stabbing-The-Drama

14-
Noumena
“Absence”
Spinefarm
Noumena-Absence

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

18-
Arise
“The Beautiful New World”
Spinefarm
Arise-The-Beautiful-New-World

20-
Eternal Oath
“Wither”
Black Lodge
Eternal-Oath-Wither

Compilation of the Year :
Nightingale
“Nightfall Overture”
Black Mark Productions
Nightingale-Nightfall-Overture

Reissues of the Year :
Atheist
“Piece of Time/Unquestionable Presence/Elements”
Relapse Records
Atheist - Piece of Time
Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
Atheist - Elements

Demo of the Year:
Cardamon
“Demo 2005”
Official Website

Best of 2004

1-
Enter Chaos
“Aura Sense”
Metalmind

3-
Orphanage
“Driven”

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

7-
Skyfire
“Spectral”

9-
Bloodbath
“Nightmares Made Flesh”

11-
God Forbid
“Gone Forever”

13-
Cipher System
“Central Tunnel 8”

15-
Within Y
“Extended Mental Dimensions”

17-
The Haunted
“rEVOLVEr”

19-
Hypocrisy
“The Arrival”

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

4-
Omnium Gatherum
“Years in Waste”

6-
In Flames
“Soundtrack To Your Escape”

8-
Capharnaum
“Fractured”

10-
Shadows Fall
“The War Within”

12-
Withering Surface
“Force The Pace”

14-
Lamb of God
“Ashes of the Wake”

16-
Hatesphere
“Ballet of the Brute”

18-
Finntroll
“Nattfodd”

20-
Numen
“Basoaren Semeak”

María’s Five star picks:

Best Unsigned Band:
Carcariass
“Killing Process”
Official Carcariass Website

Best Demo:
Facedown
“Demo 2004”
Official Facedown Website

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

Best of 2003

1- Soilwork
“Figure Number Five”

3- Detonation
“An Epic Defiance”

5- The Haunted
“One Kill Wonder”

7- Mors Principium Est
“Inhumanity”

9- Dimension Zero
“This Is Hell”

11- Extol
“Synergy”

13- Source
“Left Alone”

15- Nevermore
“Enemies of Reality”

17- Passenger
“Passenger”

19- Parasma
“Ekaitzik Gabeko Bakerik?”
2- Edge of Sanity
“Crimson II”

4- Arch Enemy
“Anthems of Rebellion”

6- Opeth
“Damnation”

8- Children of Bodom
“Hate Crew Deathroll “

10- Dimmu Borgir
“Death Cult Armageddon”

12- The Crown
“Possessed 13”

14- Dawn of Relic
“Lovecraftian Dark”

16- The Defaced
“Karma In Black”

18- Moonspell
“The Antidote”

20- Callenish Circle
“My Passion//Your Pain”

María’s Five star picks:
New Comers:

Storm of Sorrows
“Count the Faceless”
Storm of Sorrows

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”

3- Lacuna Coil”Unleashed Memories”

5- Opeth”Blackwater Park”

7- Withering Surface”Walking on Phantom Ice”

9- Moonspell”Darkness and Hope”

11- Breed77″Breed77″

13- Emperor”Prometheus, the Discipline of Fire and Demise”

15- Parasma”Parasma”

17- Entombed”Morning Star”

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

2- Soilwork”A Predator’s Portrait”

4- Witchery”Symphony for the Devil”

6- Amorphis”Am Universum”

8- Children of Bodom”Follow the Reaper”

10- Kreator”Violent Revolution”

12- Dimmu Borgir”Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia”

14- Dragonlord”Rapture”

16- Borknagar”Empiricism”

18- Idi Bihotz”Negarraren Amorrua”

20- Ill Niño”Revolution/Revolucion”

María’s Five star picks:

Live Album of the Year:

In Flames”Tokyo Showdown”

Compilation Album of the Year:

Hypocrisy “10 Years of Chaos and Confusion”

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