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Terrorizer Critics’ Albums Of The Decade

Posted in Albums Of The Decade, Chart, Extreme Music, Terrorizer by newmusicexcess on January 16, 2010

As part of an extensive guide to extreme music in 2000-2009, the recently issued, Terrorizer’s Secret History #2 includes a Top 100 Albums Of The Decade. Here is the extreme 100 in full:

  1. Electric Wizard – Dopethrone (Rise Above, 2000)
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  2. Celtic Frost – Monotheist (Century Media, 2006)
  3. Watain – Sworn Of The Dark (Season Of Mist, 2007)
  4. Converge – Jane Doe (Equal Vision, 2001)
  5. Opeth – Blackwater Park (Music For Nations, 2001)
  6. Negura Bunget – Om (Code 666, 2006)
  7. Deathspell Omega – Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice (Norma Evangelium Diaboli, 2004)
  8. Enslaved – Ruun (Tabu, 2006)
  9. Clutch – Pure Rock Fury (Atlantic, 2001)
  10. Emperor – Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire And Demise (Candlelight, 2001)
  11. Immortal – Sons Of Northern Darkness (Nuclear Blast, 2002)
  12. Iron Maiden – A Matter Of Life And Death (EMI, 2006)
  13. Pig Destroyer – Terrifyer (Relapse, 2004)
  14. Mastodon – Leviathan (Relapse, 2004)
  15. Anaal Nathrakh – The Codex Necro (Mordgrimm, 2001)
  16. Gojira – From Mars To Sirius (Listenable, 2005)
  17. Meshuggah – Catch Thirtythree (Nuclear Blast, 2005)
  18. Neurosis – A Sun That Never Sets (Relapse, 2001)
  19. Primordial – To The Nameless Dead (Metal Blade, 2007)
  20. Napalm Death – Enemy Of The Music Business (Dreamcatcher, 2000)
  21. Isis – Oceanic (Ipecac, 2002)
  22. Drudkh – Forgotten Legends (Supernal, 2003)
  23. Dissection – Reinkaos (Black Horizon, 2006)
  24. Motorhead – Inferno (Steamhammer/SPV, 2004)
  25. Reverend Bizarre – In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend (Sinister Figure, 2002)
  26. Blut Aus Nord – The Work Which Transforms God (Candlelight, 2003)
  27. Thorns – Thorns (Moonfog, 2001)
  28. Wolf – Black Things (No Fashion, 2002)
  29. Hammers Of Misfortune – The August Engine (Cruz Del Sur, 2003)
  30. Hate Eternal – King Of All Kings (Earache, 2002)
  31. Lightning Bolt – Ride The Skies (Load, 2001)
  32. Ephel Duath – The Painters Palette (Elitist, 2003)
  33. High On Fire – Death Is Communion (Relapse, 2007)
  34. Discordance Axis – The Inalienable Dreamless (Hydra Head, 2000)
  35. Strapping Young Lad – Alien (Century Media, 2005)
  36. Whitehouse – Bird Seed (Susan Lawley, 2003)
  37. Melt-Banana – Cell Scape (A-Zap, 2003)
  38. Akercocke – Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone (Earache, 2005)
  39. Bloodbath – Resurrection Through Carnage (Century Media, 2002)
  40. Tool – Lateralus (Zoo, 2001)
  41. Nile – Black Seeds Of Vengeance (Relapse, 2000)
  42. Rammstein – Mutter (UMVD, 2001)
  43. Weakling – Dead As Dreams (Tumult, 2000)
  44. Bolt Thrower – Those Once Loyal (Metal Blade, 2005)
  45. Cynic – Traced In Air (Season Of Mist, 2008)
  46. Insect Warfare – World Extermination (625 Thrash, 2007)
  47. Nasum – Helvete (Relapse, 2003)
  48. Behemoth – Demigod (Regain, 2004)
  49. Anata – The Conductor’s Departure (Earache, 2006)
  50. Entombed – Serpent Saint: The Ten Amendments (Candlelight, 2007)
  51. Sunn O))) – Black One (Southern Lord, 2005)
  52. Warhorse – As Heaven Turns To Ash (Southern Lord, 2001)
  53. Decapitated – Organic Hallucinosis (Earache, 2006)
  54. Big Business – Here Come The Waterworks (Hydrahead, 2007)
  55. Warning – Watching From A Distance (The Miskatonic Foundation, 2006)
  56. Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine (Relapse, 2004)
  57. Unsane – Visqueen (Ipecac, 2007)
  58. Funeral Mist – Salvation (Norma Evangelium Diaboli, 2003)
  59. Municipal Waste – Hazardous Mutation (Earache, 2005)
  60. Between The Buried And Me – Colors (Victory, 2007)
  61. Deicide – The Stench Of Redemption (Earache, 2006)
  62. Necrophagist – Epitaph (Relapse, 2004)
  63. Amorphis – Eclipse (Nuclear Blast, 2006)
  64. Disfear – Live The Storm (Relapse, 2008)
  65. Ensiferum – Ensiferum (Spinefarm, 2001)
  66. Metallica – Death Magnetic (Warner Bros, 2008)
  67. Ulver – Shadows Of The Sun (Jester, 2007)
  68. Wolves In The Throne Room – Diadem Of The 12 Stars (Southern Lord, 2006)
  69. Witchcraft – Firewood (Rise Above, 2005)
  70. Angels Of Light – We Are Him (Young God, 2007)
  71. Darkest Hour – Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation (Victory, 2003)
  72. Kreator – Enemy Of God (Steamhammer/SPV, 2005)
  73. Absu – Tara (Osmose, 2001)
  74. Death Breath – Stinking Up The Night (Black Lodge, 2006)
  75. Melechesh – Sphynx (Osmose, 2003)
  76. Rotting Christ – Theogonia (Season Of Mist, 2007)
  77. The Red Chord – Fused Together In Revolving Doors (Robotic Empire, 2002)
  78. Melvins – (A) Senile Animal (Ipecac, 2006)
  79. Torche – Meanderthal (Hydra Head, 2008)
  80. Anathema – A Natural Disaster (Music For Nations, 2003)
  81. Cathedral – The garden Of Unearthly Delights (Nuclear Blast, 2005)
  82. Turisas – Battle Metal (Century Media, 2004)
  83. Xasthur – Telepathic With The Deceased (Moribund, 2004)
  84. Nightwish – Once (Nuclear Blast, 2004)
  85. Paradise Lost – Paradise Lost (Gun, 2005)
  86. Slough Feg – Traveller (Dragonheart, 2003)
  87. Enforcer – Into The Night (Heavy Artillery, 2008)
  88. Laibach – Wat (Mute, 2003)
  89. Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Frozen Corpses Stuffed With Dope (Relapse, 2002)
  90. Nifelheim – Servants Of Darkness (Blacksun, 2000)
  91. Katatonia – The Great Cold Distance (Peaceville, 2006)
  92. Dying Fetus – Stop At Nothing (Relapse, 2003)
  93. Porcupine Tree – Deadwing (Lava, 2005)
  94. Cryptopsy – And Then You’ll Beg (Century Media, 2000)
  95. Morbid Angel – Gateways To Annihilation (Earache, 2000)
  96. Boris – Pink (Caroline, 2005)
  97. Sonata Arctica – Winterhearts Guild (Spinefarm, 2003)
  98. Shining – V: Halmstad (Osmose, 2007)
  99. Satyricon – Now, Diaboolical (Roadrunner, 2006)
  100. Children Of Bodom – Hate Crew Deathroll (Spinefarm, 2003)

So, by way of celebration of their top spot in the Albums Of The Decade lets have some Electric Wizard performing “Dopethrone” live at the Damnation Festival 2009.

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  1. Bernardo Furlan said, on February 12, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Hello, first I want to say great blog. I don’t always agree with your blogposts but it’s always a nice read.
    Keep up the good posting.

  2. Chris Williams said, on January 30, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Such an extensive list, covering pretty much every sub-genre in metal that I can think of. So, credit where credit is due.

    But please explain the GLARING omission of Immolation. Perhaps the selection committee at Terrorizer doesn’t have time for them, who knows. They must certainly like their weed, with Electric Wizard at number 1. Perhaps an almighty bowl was smoked prior to the selections being made, because only a bunch of people who were utterly toasted and deprived of their faculties could omit the finest Death Metal act of the last 20 years.

    Four records released in the 2000’s: Close To A World Below, Harnessing Ruin, Shadows In The Light and Majesty And Decay. I could be accused of subjectivity, but I’m being completely objective here.

    To be sub-genre specific, and to understate things just a tad, all of them are superior records to those in the list by Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel, Death Breath, Bolt Thrower, Dissection and Nile. To be genre specific, more than a match for ANYTHING on that list. And yet they don’t warrant a mention. Death Metal of the highest order, and Immolation doesn’t even get a look in. Ridonkulous.

  3. Chris Williams said, on January 30, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Correction: FIVE records released in the 2000’s, I mistakenly omitted Unholy Cult.


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