6. Slough Feg - Ape Uprising
Half this album is a tale of our ape brethren throwing off their shackles and taking back their freedom. The other half is equally awesome.
5. Children - Hard Times Hanging at the End of the World
The world had it coming. This album purely rules. I knew I was hooked right when the opening riff on the opening track "Advanced Mind Control" kicked in.
4. Living Colour - Chair in the Doorway
Not Heavy Metal persay, but Chair in the Doorway is covered with heavy riffs. This is an album that I put on repeat listening to over and over. Catchy beats, flawless melodies, and well, just give it a listen.
3. Devin Townsend Project - Addicted
Strapping Young Lad frontman Devin Townsend is back with the second album in the Devin Townsend Project run of records. Addicted is a commercially oriented heavy album. The melodies are untouchable. Every song blends together to form and album of pure heart.
2. Steel Panther - Feel the Steel
This album is pure genius and was played at more parties this year than Andrew W.K.
1. Baroness - Blue Record
Not much to say about this. Check out my review for the low-down.
Well folks, there ya have it. Hopefully this has caused you some grief. Sound off on all the awesome albums I skipped in the comments!