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#1
So, Metal Hammer have released their top 50 metal albums for the year, what do you reckon to their picks? I think it's pretty good.

50 Cult of Luna - Eternal Kingdom
49 Witch - Paralyzed
48 Hate Eternal - Fury and Flames
47 Bring Me the Horizon - Suicide Season
46 Iced Earth - The Crucible of Man: Something Wicked pt. 2
45 Walls of Jericho - The American Dream
44 DragonForce - Ultra Beatdown
43 Lair of the Minotaur - War Metal Battle Master
42 Disturbed - Indestructable
41 Sahg - II
40 Firewind - The Premonition
39 Death Angel - Killing Season
38 In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
37 Motley Crue - Saints of Los Angeles
36 Nachtmystium - Assassins
35 Underoath - Lost in the Sound of Separation
34 Mindless Self Indulgence - If
33 Valient Thor - Immortalizer
32 Blood Ceremony - Blood Ceremony
31 Soulfly - Conquer
30 Torche - Meanderthal
29 Black Light Burns - Cruel Melody
28 Alice Cooper - Along Came a Spider
27 The Haunted - Versus
26 Bleeding Through - Declaration
25 Judas Priest - Nostradamus
24 36 Crazyfists - The Tide and Its Takers
23 Melvins - Nude with Boots
22 Cynic - Traced in Air
21 Enslaved - Vertebrae
20 Motorhead - Motorizer
19 The Sword - Gods of the Earth
18 Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
17 Airbourne - Runnin' Wild
16 Black Stone Cherry - Folklore and Superstition
15 Satyricon - The Age of Nero
14 Ihsahn - Angl
13 Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted
12 Cancer Bats - Hail Destroyer
11 Trivium - Shogun
10 Children of Bodom - Blooddrunk
9 Grand Magus - Iron Will
8 Meshuggah - obZen
7 Slipknot - All Hope is Gone
6 Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God
5 Gojira - The Way of All Flesh
4 Testament - The Formation of Damnation
3 AC/DC - Black Ice
2 Opeth - Watershed
1 Metallica - Death Magnetic
#6
metallica? nr 1?
yeah, fail.
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#8
No's 1, 3 + 7 = Fail.
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As long as that didn't make the list I'm happy.
#11
number 1 says it all, what a year of fails
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#12
Apart from the ones they knew they had to put in their (Metallica, Trivium etc.) that's pretty good

I would like to see Firewind and Valient Thorr higher though... as I briefly caught up with Firewind after a gig, and because my band supported Valient Thorr on one of their UK tour shows and they put on a great live show!
#13
What a pile of shit
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oh deary me.
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#15
This is awful. Mindless Self Indulgence? Bring Me The Horizon? Soulfly? Slipknot? Metallica? Walls of Jericho? Do I even need to keep going?
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#16
Traced in Air should have been higher. I'm glad Ihsahn got pretty high up.
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#19
Where is fucking Embodiment?
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#20
i'm amazed that Amon Amarth's twilight of the thunder god is in the top 50. Not saying it's a bad album, i just didn't expect it xD

and can somebody tell me what the f*ck is wrong with Death Magnetic? everybody is whining that it sucks but i think it's a huge improvement compared to the last 3 albums. Maybe Death Magnetic doesn't deserve the 1st place but in my opinion it definately belongs to the best albums of the year

oh and btw, where's Behemoth's Apostacy?
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thats what I was thinking. Apparently Sculptured did have a blurb about them in some "metal" magazine.

Don't ask me which though.
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#23
I wasn't expecting metal hammer to have a good list, but it was good to see Cult of Luna up there.

And even if I like Death Magnetic it can only be considered mediocre, and shouldn't be at number one. The same goes for Black Ice, I guess they put commercial success before the actual music. It may be a decent album, but top 3 of all releases this year?
#27
testament has a new album out? didn't know that. any good?
No The Faceless? They are more Metal and Hammer than most of that list.
Glad trivium didn't get too high a place.
gonna check out Gojiras new album
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testament has a new album out? didn't know that. any good?
No The Faceless? They are more Metal and Hammer than most of that list.
Glad trivium didn't get too high a place.
gonna check out Gojiras new album



Really?
You didn't know Testament had a new album? Do you live in a hole or something???

The album is alright.
#29
^^Bit of a disappointment actually. Overproduced, sub-par modern thrash, and Skolnick's return wasn't all facemelting either.
Lost interest.
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^^Bit of a disappointment actually. Overproduced, sub-par modern thrash, and Skolnick's return wasn't all facemelting either.

was half expecting that. 30% of that list is from bands trying to make a come back. that's the new trend I guess.
#32
yeah, 7 fails pretty hard.
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#33
Yeah a lot of the cds I wanted to see on there were not on there hahahah (obv).

I didn't look carefully, but seriously, where is Decrepit Birth? Septic Flesh? Artefact? Protest the Hero? Abigail Williams? Veil of Maya (lol stfu)?
#34
hahaha ac/dc, MSI, Disturbed, Slipknot...wow.
Traced in Air should be wayyyyyy higher, like number 3 or 4.
#35
Groan-worthy.
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#36
The sad part is, my first thought was "Oh this is still better than 90% of 'metal' magazines"...
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#37
That's true....a lot of them would've included just horrible stuff that does not deserve a spot.
#38
this list is a lot worse than that other one that was posted, I forget where the other list was from though...Decibel?
#39
This is the editors personal opinion. The readers poll comes next month. Will you all stop whining and shut up.
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Ah yes, because the people who read Metal Hammer are the true metal warriors, and will probably include all the underground gems in their list.
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