The Year In Review: 2008

Readers' Top Albums of 2008

1. Metallica
Death Magnetic
  1. Testament The Formation Of Damnation
  2. Opeth Watershed
  3. Amon Amarth Twilight Of The Thunder God
  4. AC/DC Black Ice
  5. Judas Priest Nostradamus
  6. Cynic Traced In Air
  7. Motorhead Motörizer
  8. Meshuggah ObZen
  9. Gojira The Way Of All Flesh
  1. Death Angel Killing Season
  2. In Flames A Sense Of Purpose
  3. Iced Earth The Crucible Of Man (Something Wicked Part 2)
  4. Cavalera Conspiracy Inflikted
  5. Enslaved Vertebrae
  6. Bloodbath The Fathomless Mastery
  7. Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
  8. Exodus Let There Be Blood
  9. Children Of Bodom Blooddrunk
  10. Trivium Shogun
  11. Moonspell Night Eternal
  12. Satyricon The Age Of Nero
  13. Cradle Of Filth Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder
  14. Scar Symmetry Holographic Universe
  15. Soulfly Conquer
  1. Ayreon 01011001
  2. Destruction D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.
  3. Ihsahn angL
  4. Yngwie Malmsteen Perpetual Flame
  5. DragonForce Ultra Beatdown
  6. Avantasia The Scarecrow
  7. The Sword Gods Of The Earth
  8. Into Eternity The Incurable Tragedy
  9. Guns'n'Roses Chinese Democracy
  10. Kataklysm Prevail
  11. The Haunted Versus
  12. Arsis We Are The Nightmare
  13. Septicflesh Communion
  14. Grand Magus Iron Will
  15. Candlemass Lucifer Rising
  16. Rage Carved In Stone
  17. Volbeat Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
  18. Firewind The Premonition
  19. Deicide Til Death Do Us Part
  20. Zimmers Hole When You Were Shouting At The Devil ...
  21. Warbringer War Without End
  22. Tiamat Amanethes
  23. Helstar The King Of Hell
  24. Six Feet Under Death Rituals
  25. Airbourne Runnin' Wild
  26. Dismember Dismember
  27. Agalloch The White EP
  28. Alice Cooper Along Came A Spider
  29. Evergrey Torn
  30. Unleashed Hammer Battalion
  31. Keep Of Kalessin Kolossus
  32. Rush Snakes & Arrows Live
  33. Hollenthon Opus Magnum
  34. Brainstorm Downburst
  35. Korpiklaani Korven Kuningas
  36. Toxic Holocaust An Overdose Of Death
  37. Moonsorrow Tulimyrsky
  38. Warrell Dane Praises To The War Machine
  39. Venom Hell
  40. Cult Of Luna Eternal Kingdom
  41. Jon Oliva's Pain Global Warning
  42. Pyramaze Immortal
  43. Eluveitie Slania
  44. Communic Payment Of Existence
  45. Kalmah For The Revolution
  46. Origin Antithesis
  47. Nachtmystium Assassins: Black Meddle Part 1
  48. Krisiun Southern Storm
  49. Edguy Tinnitus Sanctus
  50. Manilla Road Voyager
  51. Virgin Black Requiem - Fortissimo
  52. Burst Lazarus Bird
  53. Anathema Hindsight
  54. Misery Index Traitors
  55. Metal Church This Present Wasteland
  56. Melvins Nude With Boots
  57. Gama Bomb Citizen Brain
  58. Laaz Rockit Left For Dead
  59. Hail Of Bullets ... Of Frost And War
  60. Falconer Among Beggars And Thieves
  61. Tankard Thirst
  62. Circle II Circle Delusions Of Grandeur
  63. Darkthrone Dark Thrones And Black Flags
  64. Exciter Thrash Speed Burn
  65. Mudvayne The New Game
  66. Acid Drinkers Verses Of Steel
  67. Haggard Tales Of Ithiria
  68. Daylight Dies Lost To The Living
  69. Bloodbath The Wacken Carnage
  70. King's X XV
  71. Textures Silhouettes
  72. Bloodbath (MCD) Unblessing The Purity
  73. Sabaton The Art Of War
  74. Obituary Left To Die
  75. Hate Eternal Fury And Flames

BNR Top Albums of 2008

1. Hollenthon
Opus Magnum
  1. Zodiak Sermons
  2. Enslaved Vertebrae
  3. Atrox Binocular
  4. Bigelf Cheat The Gallows
  5. Hammers Of Misfortune Fields / Church Of Broken Glass
  6. Trinacria Travel Now Journey Infinitely

In Memoriam


Top Albums By Country

Country '08 % '07 % % Chg
USA 33.0 44.0 -11.0
Finland 4.0 10.0 -6.0
Germany 7.0 8.0 -1.0
Australia 3.0 2.0 +1.0
Poland 1.0 1.0 +0.0
France 1.0 0.0 +1.0
Sweden 20.0 11.0 +9.0
England 6.0 8.0 -2.0
Norway 6.0 4.0 +2.0
Netherlands 3.0 3.0 +0.0
Greece 2.0 1.0 +1.0
Canada 5.0 3.0 +2.0
Switzerland 1.0 0.0 +1.0
Brazil 3.0 0.0 +3.0
Austria 1.0 0.0 +1.0
Northern Ireland 1.0 0.0 +1.0
Portugal 1.0 0.0 +1.0
Denmark 2.0 2.0 +0.0

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