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Top 2010 Lists!

by on Jan.14, 2011, under Store Updates

Here are a few top lists of 2010 from some of our friends around the Metal community!

Tigman from WPDH top metal pick of 2010

Top 5 releases of 2010:
1. Accept-Blood of the Nations
2. Ratt- Infestation
3. Scorpions- Sting in the tail
4. Ozzy-Scream
5. Overkill-Ironbound

Top 5 shows:
1. Ozzfest (Hartford Ct)
2. Iron Maiden/Dream Theatre(Madison Square Garden NYC)
3. Alice in Chains( Terminal 5 NYC)
4. Bang Tango(The Chance in Po-town)
5. Rock Fantasy 25th anniversary show with Suffocation(The Chance in Po-town)

Chris Alo -

1. THE DEVILS BLOOD- The Time Of No Time Evermore
2. DARK TRANQUILLITY – We Are The Void
3. WITCHERY – Witchkrieg
4. ACCEPT – Blood Of The Nations
5. ENSLAVED – Axioma Ethica Odini
6. DANZIG – Deth Red Sabaoth
7. SPIRITUAL BEGGARS – Return To Zero
8. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION – Black Country Communion
9. THE CROWN – Doomsday King
10. KATAKLYSM – Heaven’s Venom
11. FORBIDDEN – Omega Wave
12. NEVERMORE – The Obsidian Conspiracy
13. BORKNAGAR – Universal
14. OVER KILL – Iron Bound
15. IRON MAIDEN – The Final Frontier

Brad Mader -

1. All Out War “Into the killing fields”
2. Must Not Kill “bloodcore”
3. Exodus ” Exhibit B – The Human condition”
4. Testament “The Formation Of Damnation”
5. Forbidden ” Omegawave”
6. Fear Factory “Mechanize”
7. Sick Of It All ” Based on a true story”
8. The Acacia Strain ” Wormwood”
9. Impending Doom “There will be violence”
10. Behemoth “Evangelia Heretika”
11. Sodom “War In Pieces”
12. Kingdom of Sorrow “Behind The Blackest Tears”
13. Dio “Live At Donnington”
14. Atheist “Jupiter”
15. The Dillinger Escape Plan, Option Paralysis

Liz Ciavarella-Brenner -

01 . Watain – Lawless Darkness
02 . Nachtmystium – Addicts: Black Meddle Part II
03. Uffomammut – Eve
04. The Body – All the Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood
05. Arson Anthem – Insecurity Notoriety
06. Cathedral – The Guessing Game
07. US Christmas – Run Thick In The Night
08. Valdur – Raven God Amongst Us
09. Twilight – Monument to Time End
10. Kingdom Of Sorrow – Behind The Blackest Tears
11. The Devil’s Blood – The Time Of No Time Evermore
12. Sons Of Tonatiuh – Sons Of Tonatiuh
13. Wolfshade – When Above…
14. Thou – Summit
15 .Ihsahn – After

Brian Slagel – Metal Blade Records
Top live shows
1. Rammstein MSG
2. Muse Staples Center
3. Coheed and Cambria Coachella
4. Muse Coachella
5. Faith No More NYC
6. As I Lay Dying Hollywood Palladium
7. Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax Las Vegas
8. Amon Amarth NYC
9. Summer Breeze Festival in Germany
10. Gwar LA

Butch Jones -

1.) Periphery-Periphery
2.) Accept-Blood of the Nations
3.) Meshuggah-Alive
4.) Fear Factory-Mechanize
5.) Overkill-Ironbound
6.) Proghma-C: Bar-do Travel
7.) John Norum-Play Ground Blues
8.) Richie Kotzen-Peace Sign
9.) Solution .45-Foe Aeons Past
10.) Nevermore-The Obsidian Conspiracy

Steve Keeler -

1 WATAIN LAWLESS DARKNESS
2 IMMOLATION MAJESTY AND DECAY
3 IHSAHN AFTER
4 KATATONIA NIGHT IS THE NEW DAY
5 ENSLAVED AXIMO ETHICA ODINI
6 FIREWIND THE DAYS OF DEFIANCE
7 DEFTONES DIAMOND EYES
8 THE DEVILS BLOOD THE TIME OF NO TIME EVERMORE
9 FINNTROLL NIFELVIND
10 NACHMYSTIUM ADDICTS THE BLACK MEDDLE PT 2
11 NEVERMORE THE OSBIDAIN CONSPIRACY
12 DIMMU BORGIR ABRAHADABRHA
13 FLESHGOD APOCOLYPSE MAFIA
14 EXODUS EXHIBIT B THE HUMAN CONDITION
15 SCORPIONS STING IN THE TAIL
16 DECREPIT BIRTH POLARIS
17 FORBIDDEN THE OMEGA WAVE
18 DIO DONNIGTON LIVE 83 AND 87
19 BLOOD RED THRONE SOULS OF DAMNATION
20 FEAR FACTORY MECHANIZE

gigs
1 immortal brooklyn masonic temple march
2 rush syracuse ny state fairgrounds sept
3 firewind the grammercy theatre nyc oct
4 suffocation , goatwhore ocfs sept
bigest dissapointing release
tie IRON MAIDEN FINAL FRONTIER AND OZZY SCREAM

Ed Romeo -

My top 15:

1. Exodus – exhibit B: the human condition
2. Malevolent Creation – invidious dominion
3. Overkill – ironbound
4. Immolation – majesty and decay
5. Forbidden – omega wave
6. Accept – blood of the nations
7. Heathen – the evolution of chaos
8. Battalion – underdogs
9. Rotting Christ – aealo
10. Death Angel – relentless retribution
11. Fear factory – mechanize
12. Evil Survives – powerkiller
13. Pollution – modern warfare
14. Godless Rising – trumpet of triumph
15. Danzig – deth red sabaoth

Best ep’s:

1. Generation Kill – generation kill
2. Pasadena Napalm Division – pnd

Biggest Disappointments:

1. Kataklysm – heaven’s venom
2. Helloween – 7 sinners
3. Flotsam And Jetsam – the cold
4. Bad Religion – the dissent of man
5. Annihilator – annihilator

Best Shows:

Exodus/Malevolent Creation @ the gramercy
Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax @ montage mountain
Kreator @ the nokia
Megadeth/Testament/Exodus @ scranton cultural center
Generation Kill @ dingbatz
Overkill @ the nokia

Ryan Skow -

Blood Revolt – Indoctrine
Ares Kingdom – Incendiary
Immolation – Majesty and Decay
Adversarial – All Idols Fall Before the Hammer
Tyrants Blood – Crushing Onward Into Oblivion
Diocletian – War Of All Against All
Witchrist – Beheaded Ouroboros
Perdition Temple – Edict of the Antichrist Elect
Weapon – From the Devil’s Tomb
Ludicra – The Tenant
Blasphemophagher – For Chaos, Obscurity and Desolation
Stargazer – A Great Work of Ages / A Work of Great Ages
Inquisition – Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm
Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirit
Kerasphorus – Cloven Hooves at the Holocaust Dawn

Steve Levin -

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER EIGHT GREAT RELEASES FROM 2010IMMOLATION- MAJESTY AND DECAY.. DEATH METALS FINEST GROUP JUST KEEPS PUTTING OUT GREAT MATERIAL!

ELECTRIC WIZARD- BLACK MASSES.. NOT QUITE AS GOOD AS WITCHCULT, BUT STILL A GREAT LISTEN!

EXODUS- EXHIBITION B… HOW IS IT THAT THESE GUYS KEEP GETTING BETTER WITH EACH RELEASE.. HAIL GARY HOLT!

HAIL OF BULLETS – ON DIVINE WINDS.. I TOTALLY DIG THE WHOLE ATMOSPHERE OF THESE GUYS.. PLUS VAN DRUNNENS VOICE IS ONE OF THE BEST IN METAL!

AUTOPSY- THE TOMB WITHIN… SO CRUSTY AND OLD SCHOOL THAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN RELEASED BACK IN 91.. GREAT STUFF FROM A CLASSIC ACT!

WATIAN- LAWLESS DARKNESS… SO FUCKIN NECRO!

KERASPHORUS- CLOVEN HOOVES AT THE DAWN.. HELMKAMP!

HIGH ON FIRE- SNAKES FOR THE DIVINE… DRUG FUELED AGGRESSION

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENTS
LACK OF GOOD RELEASES
NO RELEASE FROM MORBID ANGEL WITH DAVID VINCENT
PERDITION TEMPLE- EDICT OF THE ANTICHRIST… NO FEELING, JUST FATS AND GENES LEADS ARE JUST NO UP TO HIS USUAL STUFF

Pete Morano -

Blasphemophagher – For Chaos, Obscurity, and Desolation
Stargazer – A Great Work of Ages
Ihsahn – After
Enslaved – Axioma Ethica Odini
The Crown – Doomsday King
Exodus – Exhibit B
Weapon – From the Devils Tomb
Blood Revolt – Indoctrine
Immolation – Majesty and Decay
Hacavitz – Meztli Obscura
Finntroll – Nifelvind
Dawnbringer – Nucleus
Inquisition – Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm
Nevermore – The Obsidian Conspiracy
Ludicra – The Tenant
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