Category: Best Of Lists

00s Essentials – Volume Five

Take a quick peek ahead. Think Volume 5 is a bit heavy on the death metal? Look closer. Also included are two of Norway’s all-time kings, career albums by masters of grind and prog, and

00s Essentials – Volume Four

No, this isn’t a collection the decade’s ugliest album covers; this is yet another cross-section of the most elite heavy metal the past ten years has seen. Equal parts beatdown, sophistication, throwback, and progress, Volume

00s Essentials – Volume Three

Volume 3 is all over the map; but from madness comes brilliance. This third edition of the 100 Essential Albums of the Decade is chock-full of surprises, apexes, and kinetic energy. VADER – LITANY THUD! THUD!

00s Essentials – Volume Two

Welcome back to Metal Review’s 100 Most Essential Albums of the 00s. Volume 2 features a pair of landmark doom releases, the glorious return of an epic metal legend, some widely varying interpretations of prog,

00s Essentials – Volume One

Truthfully, the title says it all, but it never hurts to reiterate. After much deliberation, Metal Review proudly presents The 100 Most Essential Heavy Metal Albums of the 00s. The idea for this compilation emerged many

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Dave Pirtle’s Top 20 of 2009

Everybody keeps talking about what a great year it was for metal, how much better it was than last year, and how difficult this process was.  Indeed, it was a good year, but I still