The Year In Review: 2003

Readers' Top Albums of 2003

1. Iron Maiden
Dance Of Death
  1. Dimmu Borgir Death Cult Armageddon
  2. Opeth Damnation
  3. Children Of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
  4. Arch Enemy Anthems Of Rebellion
  5. Dream Theater Train Of Thought
  6. Anthrax We've Come For You All
  7. Metallica St. Anger
  8. Cradle Of Filth Damnation And A Day
  9. Nevermore Enemies Of Reality
  1. Machine Head Through The Ashes Of Empires
  2. Lamb Of God As The Palaces Burn
  3. King Diamond The Puppet Master
  4. Voivod Voivod
  5. Overkill Killbox 13
  6. Helloween Rabbit Don't Come Easy
  7. Black Label Society The Blessed Hellride
  8. Soilwork Figure Number Five
  9. Katatonia Viva Emptiness
  10. The Haunted The Dead Eye
  11. Morbid Angel Heretic
  12. Stratovarius Elements Part 1
  13. Moonspell The Antidote
  14. Destruction Metal Discharge
  15. Type O Negative Life Is Killing Me
  1. Strapping Young Lad SYL
  2. Old Man's Child In Defiance Of Existence
  3. Chimaira The Impossibility Of Reason
  4. Vital Remains Dechristianize
  5. Edge Of Sanity Crimson II
  6. Kamelot Epica
  7. Enslaved Below The Lights
  8. Evergrey Recreation Day
  9. Sonata Arctica Takatalvi
  10. Zyklon Aeon
  11. Bathory Nordland II
  12. Masterplan Masterplan
  13. Judas Priest Live In London
  14. Superjoint A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred
  15. Amorphis Far From The Sun
  16. Pantera Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboy Vulgar Hits
  17. Sepultura Roorback
  18. The Crown Possessed 13
  19. Grave Digger Rheingold
  20. Agent Steel Order Of The Illuminati
  21. The Gathering Souvenirs
  22. Six Feet Under Bringer Of Blood
  23. DragonForce Valley Of The Damned
  24. Darkthrone Hate Them
  25. Finntroll Trollhammaren
  26. Moonsorrow Kivenkantaja
  27. Annihilator Double Live Annihilation
  28. Anathema A Natural Disaster
  29. Entombed Inferno
  30. Korn Take A Look In The Mirror
  31. Emperor Scattered Ashes - A Decade Of Emperial Wrath
  32. Godsmack Awake
  33. Kalmah Swampsong
  34. Gamma Ray Skeletons In The Closet
  35. In Flames Trigger
  36. Green Carnation A Blessing In Disguise
  37. Dying Fetus Stop At Nothing
  38. Devin Townsend Terria
  39. Marilyn Manson The Golden Age Of Grotesque
  40. Alice Cooper The Eyes Of Alice Cooper
  41. O.S.I. Office Of Strategic Influence
  42. Tourniquet Where Moth And Rust Destroy
  43. Black Dahlia Murder Unhallowed
  44. Alchemist Austral Alien
  45. Deep Purple Bananas
  46. Naglfar Sheol
  47. HammerFall One Crimson Night
  48. Tiamat Prey
  49. Akercocke Choronzon
  50. Dream Evil Evilized
  51. Sodom One Night In Bangkok
  52. Vader (MCD) Blood
  53. Cage Darker Than Black
  54. Deftones Deftones
  55. Brainstorm Soul Temptation
  56. Static-X Shadow Zone
  57. Lost Horizon A Flame To The Ground Beneath
  58. Fear Factory Hatefiles
  59. Extol Synergy
  60. Mushroomhead XIII
  61. Edguy Burning Down The Opera
  62. Queensryche Tribe
  63. Krisiun Works Of Carnage
  64. Marduk World Funeral
  65. Cryptopsy None So Live
  66. Gorgoroth Twilight Of The Idols
  67. Virgin Black Elegant ... And Dying
  68. Ephel Duath The Painter's Palette
  69. Dissection Reinkaos
  70. Falkenbach Ok Nefna Tyvar Ty
  71. Dew-Scented Impact
  72. Nightrage Sweet Vengeance
  73. Decapitated The Negation
  74. Prong Scorpio Rising

BNR Top Albums of 2003

1. Holocaust
Primal
  1. Alchemist Austral Alien
  2. Virgin Black Elegant ... And Dying
  3. Legend Still Screaming
  4. Atrox Orgasm
  5. Moonsorrow Kivenkantaja
  6. Voivod Voivod
  7. Enslaved Below The Lights
  8. Manes Vilosophe
  9. Atrophia Red Sun Twisted Logic

In Memoriam


Top Albums By Country

Country '03 % '02 % % Chg
Norway 9.0 5.0 +4.0
Sweden 18.0 23.0 -5.0
USA 32.0 35.0 -3.0
Italy 1.0 2.0 -1.0
Netherlands 1.0 0.0 +1.0
Finland 7.0 5.0 +2.0
England 7.0 9.0 -2.0
Australia 2.0 0.0 +2.0
Canada 5.0 3.0 +2.0
Poland 2.0 2.0 +0.0
Germany 10.0 12.0 -2.0
Greece 1.0 0.0 +1.0
Brazil 2.0 3.0 -1.0
Denmark 1.0 1.0 +0.0
Portugal 1.0 0.0 +1.0

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