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Decibel’s Top 40 Metal Albums of 2009

Baroness @ Bowery Ballroom – 11/20/2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
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BBG will publish his own list of the best metal albums of 2009, but in the meantime here’s what Decibel Magazine had to say:

Decibel’s Top 40 Albums Of 2009
40 Funebrarum – The Sleep Of Morbid Dreams
39 Millions – Gather Scatter
38 Municipal Waste – Massive Aggressor
37 Javelina – Beasts Among Sheep
36 Suffocation – Blood Oath
35 Goes Cube – Another Day Has Passed
34 Culted – Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep
33 Krallice – Dimensional Bleedthrough
32 Brutal Truth – Evolution Through Revolution
31 The Red Chord – Fed Through The Teeth Machine
30 Keelhaul – Keelhaul’s Triumphannt Return To Obscurity
29 Katatonia – Night Is The New Day
28 Gaza – He Is Never Coming Back
27 Goatwhore – Carving Out The Eyes Of God
26 City Of Ships – Look What God Did To Us
25 Burnt By The Sun – Heart Of Darkness
24 The Gates Of Slumber – Hymns Of Blood And Thunder
23 Funeral Mist – Maranatha
22 Mournful Congregation – The June Frost
21 Altar Of Plauges – White Tomb
20 Asphyx – Death…The Brutal Way
19 The Atlas Moth – A Glorified Piece Of Blue Sky
18 Paradise Lost – Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us
17 Mastodon – Crack The Skye
16 YOB – The Great Cessation
15 Nile – Those Whom The Gods Detest
14 Magrudergrind – Magrudergrind
13 Obscura – Cosmogenesis
12 Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Agorapocalypse
11 Immortal – All Shall Fall
10 Isis – Wavering Radiant
09 Marduk – Wormwood
08 Tombs – Winter Hours
07 Slayer – World Painted Blood
06 Kylesa – Static Tensions
05 Cobalt – Gin
04 Napalm Death – Time Waits No Slave
03 Coalesce – Ox
02 Converge – Axe To Fall
01 Baroness -The Blue Record

Stereogum says, “Krallice and Funeral Mist should be closer to the top. That, and there’s no Heims. Also, the lack of Absu is strange.” What do you think?

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