Don't worry everybody. The picture above is no indication of how metal the year was. I just wanted to throw this picture up for the hell of it. Quite to the contrary, this year saw the release of numerous albums that were receiving consideration from me to make this list. And because of that, it was extremely difficult to finalize this list. There were some I didn't get a chance to listen to as much as I would've liked but hey, that's just the nature of the game. Overall, 2010 was a fine year for metal. More specifically, it was a big showing for black metal and older well established bands still proving they got what it takes. So enough chatter, here's my list.
10. Iron Thrones – The Wretched Sun
Favorite Tracks: Like A Moth To Flame, Against The Grain
Favorite Tracks: In Shrouds Decayed, A Thousand Lies
8. As I Lay Dying – The Powerless Rise
5. The Sword – Warp Riders
Favorite Tracks: Diamond Eyes, Royal, Sextape
Favorite Tracks: Farewell Mona Lisa, Gold Teeth On A Bum, Widower