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Metal Shop Blog #12

Metal Shop Blog #12 - The Top 20 of 2008!

If you tuned in to the show this past week, you heard our Top 20 of 2008.  There were a lot of great albums put out this year, so as usual we turned to you guys to compile the list.  This list reflects everything that YOU want to hear and everything you called us about throughout the year.  Additional marks were given to albums that are just plain awesome, which albums have been successful and which bands have toured the most.  All of these things are variables in determining what goes where on the list.  So, in case you didn't listen and follow along, here is the list.  Below it you find both mine (Kevin) and Steve's personal top 10 albums of 2008.

The Metal Shop Top 20 of 2008:
20. Origin - The Antithesis

19. Abigail Williams - In The Shadow of A Thousand Suns

18. Soilent Green - In The Presence

17. Unearth - The March

16. Arsis - We Are the Nightmare

15. Exodus - There Will Be Blood

14. The Faceless - Planetary Duality

13. Trivium - Shogun

12. Kingdom of Sorrow - Kingdom of Sorrow

11. Misery Index - Traitors

10. Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted

09. Children of Bodom - Blooddrunk

08. Testament - The Formation of Damnation

07. Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God

06. Meshuggah - obZen

05. Gojira - The Way of All Flesh

04. All That Remains - Overcome

03. Dragonforce - Ultra Beatdown

02. Opeth - Watershed

01. Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone

KEVIN:  Pretty decent looking list there.  A couple albums I've moved around a bit for my Top 10, a couple that stayed the same and a couple I'd throw completely away to never come anywhere near my personal list again.  This is the first time I've put together my list this year so most of it is right off the top of my head:

Kevin's Top 10 Albums of 2008:

10. Textures - Silhouettes

09. Arsis - We Are the Nightmare

08. Rotten Sound - Cycles

07. Misery Index - Traitors

06. Meshuggah - obZen

05. Origin - Antithesis

04. The Faceless - Planetary Duality

03. Neuraxis - The Thin Line Between

02. Opeth - Watershed

01. Gojira - The Way of All Flesh

And I have to give an honorable mention to my other favorite album of the year because I can't include it on this list.  It's not metal at all:  Ott - Skylon -  here's a sample if you're interested in some nice dub beats with fat basslines.

Steve will add his top 10 when he he decides to not be lazy.  So check back soon and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Meshuggah and The Faceless at ElCo in February!  What a way to start the year!

10/22/2009 7:53AM
Metal Shop Blog #12
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