Top Ten Lists - 2010



  1. The Vision Bleak Set Sail To Mystery
  2. Ghost Opus Eponymous
  3. Triptykon Eparistera Daimones
  4. Motorhead The World Is Yours
  5. Angst Skvadron Sweet Poison
  6. Nachtmystium Addicts: Black Meddle Part 2
  7. Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
  8. Momentum Fixation, At Rest
  9. Agalloch Marrow Of The Spirit
  10. Therion Sitra Ahra
  1. Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
  2. Overkill Ironbound
  3. Accept Blood Of The Nations
  4. Exodus Exhibit B: The Human Condition
  5. Nevermore The Obsidian Conspiracy
  6. Death Angel Relentless Retribution
  7. Flotsam & Jetsam The Cold
  8. Triptykon Eparistera Daimones
  9. Heathen The Evolution Of Chaos
  10. Forbidden Omega Wave

  11. Helloween 7 Sinners
  12. Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
  13. Fear Factory Mechanized
  14. Blind Guardian At The Edge Of Time
  15. Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra
  16. Ozzy Osbourne Scream
  17. Agalloch Marrow Of The Spirit
  18. Annihilator Annihilator
  19. Motorhead The World Is Yours
  20. Orphaned Land The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
  21. Volbeat Beyond Hell/Above Heaven
  22. Black Label Society Order Of The Black
  23. Sodom In War And Pieces
  24. Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
  25. High On Fire Snakes For The Divine
  26. Dark Tranquillity We Are The Void
  27. Ihsahn After
  28. Halford Halford IV - Made Of Metal
  29. Cradle Of Filth Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa
  30. Rage Strings To A Web
  31. Danzig Deth Red Sabaoth
  32. Avantasia Wicked Symphony
  33. Atheist Jupiter
  34. Melechesh The Epigenesis
  35. Burzum Belus
  36. Avantasia Angel Of Babylon
  37. Therion Sitra Ahra
  38. Armored Saint La Raza
  39. Scorpions Sting In The Tail
  40. Soilwork The Panic Broadcast
  41. Gamma Ray To The Metal!
  42. Witchery Witchkrieg
  43. Cathedral The Guessing Game
  44. Immolation Majesty And Decay
  45. Ghost Opus Eponymous
  46. Misery Index Heirs To Thievery
  47. Darkthrone Circle The Wagons
  48. Megadeth Rust In Peace Live
  49. The Sword Warp Riders
  50. Grand Magus Hammer Of The North
  51. Mekong Delta Intersections
  52. Circle II Circle Consequence Of Power
  53. Charred Walls Of The Damned Charred Walls Of The Damned
  54. Godsmack The Oracle
  55. Nachtmystium Addicts: Black Meddle Part 2
  56. Soulfly Omen
  57. Watain Lawless Darkness
  58. Enforcer Diamonds
  59. Grave Digger The Clans Will Rise Again
  60. Killing Joke Absolute Dissent
  61. Helstar Glory Of Chaos
  62. Kamelot Poetry For The Poisoned
  63. Jon Oliva's Pain Festival
  64. Unleashed As Yggdrasil Trembles
  65. Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
  66. Rotting Christ Aealo
  67. Dio Dio At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987
  68. Electric Wizard Black Masses
  69. The Lord Weird Slough Feg The Animal Spirits
  70. Disturbed Asylum
  71. Blaze Promise And Terror
  72. Krokus Hoodoo
  73. Kataklysm Heaven's Venom
  74. Tankard Vol(l)ume 14
  75. Malevolent Creation Invidious Dominion
  76. Sigh Scenes From Hell
  77. Airbourne No Guts, No Glory
  78. Cynic (EP) Re-traced
  79. Metallica Six Feet Down Under
  80. Rhapsody Of Fire The Frozen Tears Of Angels
  81. Deftones Diamond Eyes
  82. Hail Of Bullets On Divine Winds
  83. Mar De Grises Streams Inwards
  84. Labyrinth Return To Heaven Denied Pt II
  85. Triptykon (EP) Shatter
  86. Korn III - Remember Who You Are
  87. Borknagar Universal
  88. Finntroll Nifelvind
  89. Stone Sour Audio Secrecy
  90. Pro-Pain Absolute Power
  91. Spiritual Beggars Return To Zero
  92. All That Remains For We Are Many
  93. Angra Aqua
  94. The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
  95. Kingdom Of Sorrow Behind The Blackest Tears
  96. Jorn Dio
  97. Tank (Tucker/Evans version) War Machine
  98. Anacrusis Hindsight
  99. Solefald Norrøn Livskunst
  100. Vanden Plas The Seraphic Clockwork

No real order here. I'm not sure what I think of this list, as there are several albums here by newer bands that I think have great potential but perhaps haven't reached it yet. Virtually no similarity between my list and the Internet list, which is dominated by veteran groups.

It's amazing that Iron Maiden continues to dominate popularity polls after all these years. Also interesting is that, while everyone talks about the rebirth of retro thrash and the hoards of youngsters taking up the cause, it's the old thrash veterans sticking it out that are all over this list.

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