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Terrorizer’s Secret History Of… Death Metal – The 40 Death Metal Records You Must Hear

Posted in Death Metal, List, Terrorizer, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on September 17, 2010

I was rather late off the mark on this one, as it was a while before I got around to ordering this particular Secret History from Terrorizer. Flicking through the issue there is the ever-present Top 40. So, for your delectation and debate, here is, The Death Toll.

  1. Morbid Angel – Altars Of Madness [Earache 1989]
  2. Entombed – Left Hand Path [Earache 1990]
  3. Autopsy – Mental Funeral [Peaceville 1991]
  4. Repulsion – Horrified [Necrosis 1989]
  5. Death – Leprosy [Combat 1989]
  6. Carcass – Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious [Earache 1991]
  7. Suffocation – Effigy Of The Forgotten [Roadrunner 1991]
  8. Deicide – Deicide [Roadrunner 1990]
  9. At The Gates – Slaughter Of The Soul [ Earache 1995]
  10. Bolt Thrower – Realm Of Chaos [Earache 1989]
  11. Possessed – Seven Churches [Combat 1985]
  12. Atheist – Unquestionable Presence [Active 1991]
  13. Obituary – Cause Of Death [1990]
  14. Sepultura – Arise [Roadrunner 1991]
  15. Death Strike – Fuckin’ Death [Nuclear Blast 1991]
  16. Incantation – Onward To Golgotha [Relapse 1992]
  17. Ripping Corpse – Dreaming With The Dead [Maze 1994]
  18. Massacre – From Beyond [Earache 1991]
  19. Cryptopsy – None So Vile [Wrong Again 1996]
  20. Vader – De Profundis [Conquest 1995]
  21. Dismember – Like An Ever Flowing Stream [Nuclear Blast 1991]
  22. Cannibal Corpse – Tomb Of The Mutilated [Metal Blade 1992]
  23. Master – Master [Nuclear Blast 1990]
  24. Nocturnus – The Key [Earache 1990]
  25. Behemoth – Demigod [Regain 2004]
  26. Gorguts – Obscura [Olympic 1998]
  27. Disincarnate – Dreams Of A Carrion Kind [Roadrunner 1993]
  28. Nile – In Their Darkened Shrines [Relapse 2002]
  29. Pestilence – Testimony Of The Ancients [Roadrunner 1991]
  30. Hate Eternal – King Of All Kings [Earache 2002]
  31. Decapitated – Winds Of Creation [Earache 2000]
  32. In Flames – The Jester Race [Wrong Again 1996]
  33. Demilich – Nespithe [Necropolis 1993]
  34. Necrophagia – Season Of The Dead [New Renaissance 1987]
  35. Grave – Into The Grave [Century Media 1991]
  36. Merciless – The Awakening [Deathlike Silence 1990]
  37. Dying Fetus – Destroy The Opposition [Relapse 2000]
  38. Demigod – Slumber Of Sullen Eyes [Drowned 1992]
  39. Devourment – Butcher The Weak [Self-Released 2005]
  40. Order From Chaos – Stillbirth Machine [Decapitated 1993]

Terrorizer – All The Nines – August 2010

Posted in Albums Of The Month, List, Terrorizer, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on August 21, 2010

Another magazine whose subscription I have let run out is Terrorizer. My intention is to now buy just the specials and the issues containing the Writers/Readers polls, as the international subscription to Canada is a bit pricey and with so many of the extreme magazines now  seeming to run the same bands and features every month, it makes more sense just to pick up a monthly copy of Decibel.

So, here is the Album Of The Month* and a list of albums that got 9 or above in Terrorizer’s August 2010 Issue (199):

Albums Of The Month – June 2010

Posted in Albums Of The Month, List, Revolver, Rocksound, Terrorizer by newmusicexcess on June 3, 2010

Lawless Darkness

I was looking through my June issues for the music magazines that I subscribe to, at the moment (Revolver / Rock Sound / Terrorizer), and thought it would be fun to post a list of the albums from their June reviews that either got the top spot* or scored 9+. Here is the resulting list (where possible I have hyperlinked to the album on Spotify).

  • Revolver
    • Watain – Lawless Darkness*
    • Abscess – Dawn Of Inhumanity
    • Bestial Mockery – Christcrushing Hammerchainsaw
    • Laethora – The Light In Which We All Burn
    • Nachtmystium – Addicts: Black Meddle Part II
  • Rock Sound
    • The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang*
    • Blacklist Royals – Semper Liberi
    • Against Me! – White Crosses
    • Four Year Strong – Enemy Of The World
    • Off With Their Heads – In Desolation
    • Kingdom Of Sorrow – Behind The Blackest Tears
    • Lavotchkin – Widow Country
    • Melvins – The Bride Screamed Murder
    • This Is Hell – Weight Of The World
  • Terrorizer
    • Watain – Lawless Darkness*
    • Mike Patton – Mondo Cane
    • Ondskapt – Arisen From The Ashes
    • Twilight – Monument To Time End

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Watain – Lawless Darkness

Posted in Black Metal, Terrorizer by newmusicexcess on May 28, 2010

Lawless Darkness

Yesterday, I received the latest issue (197) of Terrorizer in the mail. Flicking to the albums section it seems that Watain have made Album Of The Month with Lawless Darkness and also scored a 10 (which is pretty unusual in that particular magazine)

Track listing:

  1. Death’s Cold Dark
  2. Malfeitor
  3. Reaping Death
  4. Four Thrones
  5. Wolves Curse
  6. Lawless Darkness
  7. Total Funeral
  8. Hymn to Qayin
  9. Kiss of Death
  10. Waters of Ain

 

Reviewed at:

MetalKult – http://www.metalkult.com/reviews/kult-reviews-watain-lawless-darkness/

Blistering – http://www.blistering.com/fastpage/fpengine.php/link/1/templateid/19241/tempidx/4/menuid/2

Imhotep – http://www.imhotep.no/?did=9098051

Forbidden Magazine – http://forbidden-magazine.com/2010/05/watain-lawless-darkness/

 

Genre(s):

  • Black Metal

 

Similar artists:

  • Funeral Mist
  • Ondskapt
  • Ofermod
  • Antaeus
  • Glorior Belli
  • Deathspell Omega
  • Katharsis
  • Craft
  • Dissection
  • Armagedda

 

Further information:

@Website – http://www.templeofwatain.com/

@MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/watainofficial

@Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/WATAIN/204952137482?v=info

@Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watain

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Terrorizer – Top 20 Sludge Albums

Posted in Sludge, Terrorizer, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on May 13, 2010

Eyehategod - Take As Needed For Pain

I always like to keep a track on site visits to my blog, and and yesterday I noticed I was getting a few hits sent my way via Google searches for keyword search combinations such as “terrorizer” and “best sludge album” as well as a few others of a similar nature.

So, always eager to please my readership, I have gone through my back issues of Terrorizer (I have back to #37 with a few omissions here and there) and located the Sludge Special that they ran over issues 187-188. So, here are the Top 20 Sludge Albums that they listed in issue 188 under the heading “Filth Parade”. I hope this is what people were after.

  1. Eyehategod – Take As Needed For Pain (Centaury Media 1993)
  2. Eyehategod – Dopesick (Century Media 1996)
  3. Crowbar – Crowbar (Pavement Music 1993)
  4. Melvins – Gluey Porch Treatments (Alchemy 1986)
  5. Acid Bath – When The Kite String Pops (Rotten 1994)
  6. Buzzove.en – …At A Loss (Off The Records 1998)
  7. Iron Monkey – Our Problem (Earache 1998)
  8. Sourvein – Will To Mangle (Southern Lord 2002)
  9. Noothgrush – Failing Early, Failing Often (Slap A Ham 2001)
  10. Crowbar – Odd Fellows Rest (Mayhem 1998)
  11. Grief – Come To Grief (Vacuum / Century Media 1994)
  12. Cavity – Supercollider (Man’s Ruin 1999)
  13. Melvins – Bullhead (Boner 1991)
  14. Weedeater – …And Justice For All (Berserker 2001)
  15. Down – NOLA (Electra 1995)
  16. Dystopia – Dystopia (Life Is Abuse 2008)
  17. Corrupted – Paso Inferior (Frigidity Discos 1997)
  18. 16 – Blaze Of Incompetence (Pessimiser 1997)
  19. Rwake – If You Walk Before You Crawl You Crawl Before You Die (At A Loss 2004)
  20. Bongzilla – Gateway (Relapse 2002)

Here is a playlist that contains all the albums that are offered on Spotify – http://open.spotify.com/user/toxicmusic79/playlist/2hpBww552ZSbaIiLP6382b

Now let’s have a bit of Eyehategod from their 2009 Hellfest performance.

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Terrorizer’s 20 Essential ‘70s Prog Albums

Posted in Progressive Rock, Terrorizer, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on March 3, 2010

The Nice - The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack

After posting Classic Rock’s – 10 Essential 00s Prog Albums a few days ago, I was trying to remember where I had seen a 70s prog list other than one I had posted a couple of months ago. I finally found it in my little black book of music lists which I have close to me at all times, well there are a lot of lists in there. This list came from a Prog Special that Terrorizer did some years ago and it only focuses on ‘70s prog. Here’s the list:

  • The Nice – The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack
  • King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King
  • Soft Machine – Third
  • Amon Duul II – Yeti
  • Pink Floyd – Meddle
  • Van der Graaf Generator – Pawn Hearts
  • Can – Tago Mago
  • Curved Air – Second Album
  • Genesis – Foxtrot
  • Yes – Close To The Edge
  • Neu! – Neu!
  • Aphrodite’s Child – 666
  • Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick
  • Gentle Giant – Octopus
  • ELP – Brain Salad Surgery
  • King Crimson – Red
  • Hawkwind – Warrior On The Edge Of Time
  • Faust – The Faust Tapes
  • Camel – Moonmadness
  • Rush – A Farewell To Kings

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Mainstream Metalcore

Posted in Metalcore, Terrorizer by newmusicexcess on February 10, 2010

In issue 193, February 2010 of Terrorizer they have a feature on metalcore. As part of the feature they include an “Anthems For Insubordinates” in the “Mainstream Metalcore” section, a list which they describe as “ten records that, for good or ill, put metalcore on  the mainstream metal map”.

I have just started working my way through the list as most of the albums, except for one, are available to listen to on Spotify (I’ve not checked Grooveshark yet). If you fancy doing the same by whatever means available to you, or just want to see what’s on the list as a discussion starter with your buddies, here is the list in date order, as it appears on page 57 of the magazine.

  • Poison The Well – The Opposite Of December (Trustkill 1999)
    Poison The Well – The Opposite Of December
  • Unearth – The Strings Of Conscious (Eulogy 2001)
    Unearth – The Strings Of Conscious
  • Killswitch Engage – Alive Or Just Breathing (Roadrunner 2002)
    Killswitch Engage – Alive Or Just Breathing
  • Shadows Fall – The Art Of Balance (Century Media 2002)
    Shadows Fall – The Art Of Balance
  • Hatebreed – Perseverance (Universal 2002)
    Hatebreed – Perseverance
  • Atreyu – Suicide Notes And Butterfly Kisses (Victory 2002)
    Atreyu – Suicide Notes And Butterfly Kisses
  • Bleeding Through – This Is Love, This Is Murderous (Trustkill 2003)
    Bleeding Through – This Is Love, This Is Murderous
  • Eighteen Visions – Obsessions (Trustkill 2004)
    Eighteen Visions – Obsessions
  • Underoath – They’re Only Chasing Safety (Solid State 2004)
    Underoath – They’re Only Chasing Safety

http://www.terrorizer.com/issue/193

Go Metalcore with the help of Amazon

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Terrorizer – Top Ten Essential Hardcore Albums Of The Decade

Posted in Hardcore, Terrorizer, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on January 26, 2010

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As part of Terrorizer’s Secret History #2 souvenir issue, they included a Top Ten Essential Hardcore Albums Of The Decade on p23. Trapped Under Ice’s 2009 release, “Secrets Of The World”, was the most recent  release to make the list. Here is the complete list:

Converge – “Jane Doe” (Equal Vision 2001)

Hatebreed – “Perserverance” (Universal 2002)

Fucked Up – “Hidden World” (Jade Tree 2006)

The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Miss Machine” (Relapse 2004)

Terror – “Lowest Of The Low” (Bridge Nine 2003)

Killswitch Engage – “Alive Or Just Breathing” (Roadrunner 2002)

Shadows Fall – “Of One Blood” (Century Media 2000)

Throwdown – “Haymaker” (Trustkill 2003)

Sworn Enemy – “As Real As It Gets” (Stillborn 2003)

Trapped Under Ice – “Secrets Of The World” (Reaper 2009)

Reference links:

Terrorizer – http://www.terrorizer.com/frontpage

Terrorizer’s Secret History #2 – http://www.terrorizer.com/decadesrow

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Terrorizer – The Top 40 Albums Of 2009 – Critics Choice

Posted in Albums Of The Year, Chart, Extreme Music, Terrorizer by newmusicexcess on January 19, 2010

Looks like the blog is getting extreme music heavy, well, nothing wrong with that.

I have just got the January issue of Terrorizer mailed from the UK to Canada, and it’s that time when they publish various yearly polls. One in particular, I always look forward to, is the Critics Choice Top 40.

I was thinking of also comparing the chart with their Albums of The Month for 2009 in this post, but unfortunately a couple of issues are in my ‘shipping’ goods from the UK and so somewhere on container ship in the Atlantic Ocean at this moment.

So here is just the Critics Choice for 2009, maybe I will save the ‘compare’ for another post.

  1. Converge – Axe To Fall (Epitaph)
    ConvergeAXETOFALL
  2. Cobalt – Gin (Profound Lore)
  3. Kylesa – Static Tensions (Prosthetic)
  4. Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue With Stars (Candlelight)
  5. Napalm Death – Time waits For No Slave (Century Media)
  6. Mastodon – Crack The Skye (Reprise)
  7. Megadeth – Endgame (Roadrunner)
  8. Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Agorapocalypse (Relapse)
  9. Funeral Mist – Maranatha (Noevdia)
  10. Immortal – All Shall Fall (Nuclear Blast)
  11. Drudkh – Microcosmos (Season Of Mist)
  12. Beherit – Engram (Spinefarm)
  13. Portal – Swarth (Profound Lore)
  14. Sunn O))) – Monoliths & Dimensions (Southern Lord)
  15. Marduk – Wormwood (Regain)
  16. Absu – Absu (Candlelight)
  17. Tombs – Winter Hours (Relapse)
  18. Burnt By The Sun – Heart Of Darkness (Relapse)
  19. Heaven And hell – The Devil You Know (Roadrunner)
  20. Anaal Nathrakh – In The Constellation Of The Black Widow (Candlelight)
  21. Arckanum – ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ (Debemur Morti)
  22. Baroness – Blue Record (Relapse)
  23. Madder Mortem – Eight Ways (Peaceville)
  24. The Devils Blood – The Time Of No Time Evermore (VAN)
  25. Archgoat – The Light-Devouring Darkness (Blasphemous Underground)
  26. Shining – VI Klagopsalmer (Osmose)
  27. Candlemass – Death Magic Doom (Nuclear Blast)
  28. Hacride – Lazarus (Listenable)
  29. Fukpig – Spewings From A Selfish Nation (FETO)
  30. Amorphis – Skyforger (Nuclear Blast)
  31. Brutal Truth – Evolution Through Revolution (Relapse)
  32. Grey Machine – Disconnected (Hydra Head)
  33. Behemoth – Evangelion (Nuclear Blast)
  34. Unanimated – In The Light Of Darkness (Regain)
  35. Obscura – Cosmogenesis (Relapse)
  36. Gnaw Their Tongues – All The Dread, Magnificence Of Perversity (Crucial Blast)
  37. Shrinebuilder – Shrinebuilder (Neurot)
  38. Teitanblood – Seven Chalices (Noevdia)
  39. Gorgoroth – Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem (Regain)
  40. Evile – Infected Nations (Earache)

Above list appears in Terrorozer Issue 192 Jan 2010 – http://www.terrorizer.com/issue/192

So, in honour of their position at #1, lets have some Converge performing ‘Darkhorse’ live.

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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)
    dopethrone
  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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