The Year In Review: 2009

Readers' Top Albums of 2009

1. Megadeth
Endgame
  1. Slayer World Painted Blood
  2. Mastodon Crack The Skye
  3. Kreator Hordes Of Chaos
  4. Heaven And Hell The Devil You Know
  5. Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
  6. Alice In Chains Black Gives Way To Blue
  7. Lamb Of God Wrath
  8. Candlemass Death Magic Doom
  9. Immortal All Shall Fall
  1. Amorphis Skyforger
  2. Behemoth Ezkaton
  3. Dethklok Dethalbum II
  4. Nile Those Whom The Gods Detest
  5. W.A.S.P. Babylon
  6. Obscura Cosmogenesis
  7. Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague
  8. Rammstein Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
  9. Paradise Lost Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us
  10. Hypocrisy A Taste Of Extreme Divinity
  11. Voivod Infini
  12. Kiss Sonic Boom
  13. My Dying Bride For Lies I Sire
  14. DevilDriver Pray For Villians
  15. Arch Enemy Tyrants Of The Rising Sun: Live In Japan
  1. Saxon Into The Labyrinth
  2. Napalm Death Time Waits For No Slave
  3. Black Dahlia Murder Deflorate
  4. HammerFall No Sacrifice, No Victory
  5. Judas Priest A Touch Of Evil - Live
  6. Katatonia Live Consternation
  7. Isis Wavering Radiant
  8. Obituary Darkest Day
  9. Queensryche American Soldier
  10. Epica Design Your Universe
  11. Primal Fear 16.6 (Before The Devil Knows You're Dead)
  12. Vader Necropolis
  13. Baroness Blue Record
  14. Grave Digger Ballads Of A Hangman
  15. Chimaira The Infection
  16. Devin Townsend Project Addicted
  17. Evile Infected Nations
  18. Nightrage Wearing A Martyr's Crown
  19. Absu Absu
  20. Manowar Thunder In The Sky
  21. Sepultura A-Lex
  22. Children Of Bodom Relentless Reckless Forever
  23. Artillery When Death Comes
  24. Persefone Shin-ken
  25. Suffocation Blood Oath
  26. Devin Townsend Project Ki
  27. 3 Inches Of Blood Here Waits Thy Doom
  28. U.D.O. Dominator
  29. Ensiferum From Afar
  30. Testament Live At Eindhoven '87
  31. Asphyx Death ... The Brutal Way
  32. Pestilence Resurrection Macabre
  33. Between The Buried And Me The Great Misdirect
  34. Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage
  35. Dark Tranquillity Where Death Is Most Alive
  36. Shadows Fall Retribution
  37. Sacrifice The Ones I Condemn
  38. Disturbed Indestructible
  39. Megadeth Deep Cuts
  40. Annihilator Live At Masters Of Rock
  41. Goatwhore Carving Out The Eyes Of God
  42. Warbringer Waking Into Nightmares
  43. Riverside Anno Domini High Definition
  44. Stratovarius Polaris
  45. Municipal Waste Massive Aggressive
  46. Tyr By The Light Of The Northern Star
  47. Katatonia Night Is The New Day
  48. Dying Fetus Descend Into Depravity
  49. Diablo Swing Orchestra Sing Along Songs For The Damned & Delirious
  50. Five Finger Death Punch War Is The Answer
  51. Alestorm Black Sails At Midnight
  52. Destruction The Curse Of The Antichrist
  53. Believer Gabriel
  54. Wolf Ravenous
  55. Sonata Arctica The Days Of Grays
  56. Scar Symmetry Dark Matter Dimensions
  57. Korpiklaani Karkelo
  58. Redemption Snowfall On Judgment Day
  59. God Dethroned Passiondale
  60. Therion The Miskolc Experience
  61. Swallow The Sun New Moon
  62. Rush Working Men
  63. Lacuna Coil Shallow Life
  64. Insomnium Across The Dark
  65. Death Angel Sonic German Beatdown - Live In Germany
  66. Clutch Strange Cousins From The West
  67. Wolfmother Cosmic Egg
  68. Wolves In The Throne Room Black Cascade
  69. Halford Winter Songs
  70. Marduk Wormwood
  71. Shadow Gallery Digital Ghosts
  72. Cage Science Of Annihilation
  73. O.S.I. Blood
  74. Old Man's Child Slaves Of The World
  75. Gwar Lust In Space

BNR Top Albums of 2009

1. Kong
What It Seems Is What You Get
  1. Giant Squid The Ichthyologist
  2. Necro Deathmort This Beat Is Necrotronic
  3. Diablo Swing Orchestra Sing Along Songs For The Damned & Delirious
  4. The Devil's Blood The Time Of No Time Evermore
  5. Devin Townsend Project Ki

In Memoriam


Top Albums By Country

Country '09 % '08 % % Chg
Norway 2.0 6.0 -4.0
Sweden 12.0 20.0 -8.0
Canada 7.0 5.0 +2.0
Finland 8.0 4.0 +4.0
USA 42.0 33.0 +9.0
Netherlands 4.0 3.0 +1.0
Germany 7.0 7.0 +0.0
Scotland 1.0 0.0 +1.0
Italy 1.0 0.0 +1.0
Denmark 1.0 2.0 -1.0
England 7.0 6.0 +1.0
Poland 3.0 1.0 +2.0
Australia 1.0 3.0 -2.0
Greece 1.0 2.0 -1.0
Andorra 1.0 0.0 +1.0
Brazil 1.0 3.0 -2.0
Faroe Islands 1.0 0.0 +1.0

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