The Year In Review: 2002

Readers' Top Albums of 2002

1. Opeth
Deliverance
  1. Blind Guardian A Night At The Opera
  2. Dark Tranquillity Damage Done
  3. In Flames Reroute To Remain
  4. Iron Maiden Rock In Rio
  5. Immortal Sons Of Northern Darkness
  6. Dream Theater Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
  7. Nightwish Century Child
  8. Symphony X Odyssey
  9. Soilwork Natural Born Chaos
  1. Amon Amarth Versus The World
  2. Manowar Warriors Of The World
  3. Lacuna Coil Comalies
  4. Nile In Their Darkened Shrines
  5. Halford Crucible
  6. Arcturus The Sham Mirrors
  7. Shadows Fall The Art Of Balance
  8. Bloodbath Resurrection Through Carnage
  9. Dio Killing The Dragon
  10. King Diamond Abigail II: The Revenge
  11. HammerFall Crimson Thunder
  12. Killswitch Engage Alive Or Just Breathing?
  13. Megadeth Rude Awakening
  14. Satyricon Volcano
  15. Audioslave Audioslave
  1. Cannibal Corpse Worm Infested
  2. Agalloch The Mantle
  3. Black Label Society 1919 Eternal
  4. Queens Of The Stone Age Songs For The Deaf
  5. Rhapsody Of Fire Power Of The Dragonflame
  6. Meshuggah Nothing
  7. Behemoth Zos Kia Cultus - Here And Beyond
  8. Annihilator Waking The Fury
  9. Down II - A Bustle In Your Hedgerow
  10. Rage Unity
  11. Avantasia The Metal Opera, Part II
  12. Mastodon Remission
  13. System Of A Down Steal This Album!
  14. Bathory Nordland I
  15. Isis Oceanic
  16. Iced Earth Tribute To The Gods
  17. Cradle Of Filth Lovecraft & Witch Hearts
  18. Overkill Wrecking Everything
  19. Sepultura Under A Pale Grey Sky
  20. The Crown Crowned In Terror
  21. Sentenced The Cold White Light
  22. Pain Of Salvation Remedy Lane
  23. Napalm Death Order Of The Leech
  24. Primal Fear Black Sun
  25. Superjoint Use Once And Destroy
  26. Motorhead Hammered
  27. Soulfly III
  28. Rush Vapor Trails
  29. Korn Untouchables
  30. Hypocrisy Catch-22
  31. Dream Evil Dragonslayer
  32. The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is A Dead Scene
  33. Decapitated Nihility
  34. W.A.S.P. Dying For The World
  35. Blaze Tenth Dimension
  36. Kataklysm Shadows And Dust
  37. Paradise Lost Symbol Of Life
  38. Hate Eternal King Of All Kings
  39. Tiamat Judas Christ
  40. Yngwie Malmsteen Attack!!
  41. Mudvayne The End Of All Things To Come
  42. Immolation Unholy Cult
  43. Malevolent Creation The Will To Kill
  44. Alice Cooper Dragon Town
  45. Vintersorg Visions From The Spiral Generator
  46. Danzig I Luciferi
  47. ... And Oceans Cypher
  48. Cathedral The VIIth Coming
  49. Fear Factory Concrete
  50. Helloween Treasure Chest
  51. Darkane Expanding Senses
  52. Kalmah They Will Return
  53. Tankard B-Day
  54. Falconer Chapters From A Vale Forlorn
  55. Angra Hunters And Prey
  56. Stone Sour Stone Sour
  57. Dew-Scented Inwards
  58. Angel Dust Of Human Bondage
  59. Watchtower Concepts Of Math: Book One
  60. Spiritual Beggars On Fire
  61. Sirenia At Sixes And Sevens
  62. Running Wild The Brotherhood
  63. Grave Digger Tunes Of Wacken
  64. Sonata Arctica Songs Of Silence
  65. Nirvana Incesticide
  66. Tad Morose Matters Of The Dark
  67. Andromeda II=I
  68. Therion Live In Midgard
  69. Iron Savior Condition Red
  70. High On Fire Surrounded By Thieves
  71. Blitzkrieg Absolute Power
  72. Empyrium Weiland
  73. My Dying Bride The Voice Of The Wretched
  74. Nocturnal Rites Shadowland
  75. Susperia Vindication

BNR Top Albums of 2002

1. Opeth
Deliverance
  1. Isis Oceanic
  2. Madder Mortem Deadlands
  3. Red Harvest Sick Transit Gloria Mundi
  4. Ram-Zet Escape
  5. Usurper Twilight Dominion
  6. Atrox Terrestrials
  7. Satyricon Volcano
  8. Arcturus The Sham Mirrors
  9. Agalloch The Mantle

In Memoriam


Top Albums By Country

Country '02 % '01 % % Chg
USA 35.0 60.0 -25.0
Canada 3.0 0.0 +3.0
Finland 5.0 10.0 -5.0
Poland 2.0 0.0 +2.0
Sweden 23.0 10.0 +13.0
Germany 12.0 10.0 +2.0
Brazil 3.0 0.0 +3.0
England 9.0 0.0 +9.0
Norway 5.0 10.0 -5.0
Italy 2.0 0.0 +2.0
Denmark 1.0 0.0 +1.0

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