The Year In Review: 2005

Readers' Top Albums of 2005

1. Opeth
Ghost Reveries
  1. Nevermore This Godless Endeavor
  2. Judas Priest Angel Of Retribution
  3. Exodus Shovel Headed Kill Machine
  4. Kreator Enemy Of God
  5. Arch Enemy Doomsday Machine
  6. System Of A Down Mezmerize
  7. Dark Tranquillity Character
  8. Children Of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
  9. Bruce Dickinson Tyranny Of Souls
  1. Nile Annihilation Of The Wicked
  2. Dream Theater Octavarium
  3. Candlemass Candlemass
  4. Slipknot 9.0 Live
  5. Helloween Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy
  6. Annihilator Schizo Deluxe
  7. Iron Maiden Death On The Road
  8. Demons & Wizards Touched By The Crimson King
  9. Hypocrisy Virus
  10. Strapping Young Lad Alien
  11. Kamelot The Black Halo
  12. Overkill RelixIV
  13. Soilwork Stabbing The Drama
  14. Trivium Ascendancy
  15. Obituary Frozen In Time
  1. Bolt Thrower Those Once Loyal
  2. Black Label Society Mafia
  3. Rammstein Rosenrot
  4. Cryptopsy One Was Not
  5. Arcturus Sideshow Symphonies
  6. Dimmu Borgir Stormblåst
  7. Napalm Death The Code Is Red ... Long Live The Code
  8. HammerFall Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
  9. Soulfly Dark Ages
  10. Meshuggah Catch 33
  11. Chimaira Chimaira
  12. Corrosion Of Conformity In The Arms Of God
  13. Sentenced The Funeral Album
  14. 1349 Hellfire
  15. Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
  16. Testament Live In London
  17. Gamma Ray Majestic
  18. Yngwie Malmsteen Unleash The Fury
  19. Destruction Inventor Of Evil
  20. Moonsorrow Verisäkeet
  21. Fear Factory Transgression
  22. Old Man's Child Vermin
  23. Grave Digger The Last Supper
  24. Akercocke Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
  25. Redemption The Fullness Of Time
  26. Hate Eternal I, Monarch
  27. Paradise Lost Paradise Lost
  28. Cathedral The Garden Of Unearthly Delights
  29. DevilDriver The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand
  30. Stratovarius Stratovarius
  31. Masterplan Aeronautics
  32. Mudvayne Lost And Found
  33. God Forbid IV: Constitution Of Treason
  34. Primordial The Gathering Wilderness
  35. Six Feet Under 13
  36. Primal Fear Seven Seals
  37. Black Dahlia Murder Miasma
  38. Brainstorm Liquid Monster
  39. Audioslave Out Of Exile
  40. Queens Of The Stone Age Lullabies To Paralyze
  41. Dark Funeral Attera Totus Sanctus
  42. High On Fire Blessed Black Wings
  43. Running Wild Live 2002
  44. Naglfar Pariah
  45. Alice Cooper Dirty Diamonds
  46. Clutch Robot Hive/Exodus
  47. Biomechanical Empires Of The World
  48. H.I.M. Dark Light
  49. Falkenbach Heralding - The Fireblade
  50. Epica Consign To Oblivion
  51. Darkane Layers Of Lies
  52. Tristania Ashes
  53. Pelican The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw
  54. Flotsam & Jetsam Dreams Of Death
  55. Avenged Sevenfold City Of Evil
  56. Immolation Harnessing Ruin
  57. Crowbar Lifesblood For The Downtrodden
  58. Static-X Start A War
  59. Novembers Doom The Pale Haunt Departure
  60. Ulver Blood Inside
  61. Green Carnation The Quiet Offspring
  62. Communic Conspiracy In Mind
  63. Pagan's Mind Enigmatic: Calling
  64. Spiritual Beggars Demons
  65. Nightrage Descent Into Chaos
  66. Dragonlord Black Wings Of Destiny
  67. Fantômas Suspended Animation
  68. Shadow Gallery Room V
  69. Leaves' Eyes Elegy
  70. Nuclear Assault Third World Genocide
  71. Sepultura Live In São Paulo
  72. Hatesphere The Sickness Within
  73. Edguy Superheroes
  74. Nocturnal Rites Grand Illusion

BNR Top Albums of 2005

1. The Provenance
How Would You Like To Be Spat At
  1. Frantic Bleep The Sense Apparatus
  2. Primordial The Gathering Wilderness
  3. Opeth Ghost Reveries
  4. Tristania Ashes
  5. Cemetary Phantasma
  6. Moonsorrow Verisäkeet
  7. Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy Relic Dances
  8. Mahavatar Go With The No!
  9. Carnival In Coal Collection Prestige

In Memoriam


Top Albums By Country

Country '05 % '04 % % Chg
Norway 9.0 7.0 +2.0
Sweden 14.0 17.0 -3.0
Netherlands 1.0 3.0 -2.0
USA 40.0 37.0 +3.0
Finland 5.0 5.0 +0.0
England 9.0 9.0 +0.0
Denmark 1.0 1.0 +0.0
Canada 3.0 5.0 -2.0
Germany 13.0 7.0 +6.0
Greece 1.0 1.0 +0.0
Brazil 2.0 2.0 +0.0
Ireland 1.0 0.0 +1.0

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