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WORMWOOD TOP 10 2010

 

WORMWOOD CHRONICLES WRITERS' TOP 10 OF 2010

 

It is that time of the burgeoning new year when we degenerates of WORMWOOD CHRONICLES look back upon the year that was and assemble our lists of those musical efforts that made the year bearable. You'll notice the names of some new contributors this year and as far as the Good Doctor's concerned, the more the merrier! Looking at the various lists, you can see our tastes are eclectic to say the least! However, the overwhelming consensus for "Album of the Year" goes to TRIPTYKON's "Eparistera Daimones". The gloomy new project of Tom Warrior showed up on no less than 7 lists!
 
 

 

I decided to be pretty lenient as far as the "honorable mentions" go because, let's face it, we've all got some favorites we'd like to shoehorn into a list that seems too small!
 
OK, without any further ado, here are the Wormwood Writers' Top 10 lists for 2010!......Dr. Abner Mality
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THRASH-HEAD'S TOP 10 OF 2010
 
Let me just say that in my honest opinion, 2010 was a very odd year in music for me. It seems to me that a lot of my old favorites are having just a horrible time trying to keep churning out quality material and a few of them even missed the list this year (MNEMIC barely made honorable mention). I feel the order of this list is appropriate as it directly follows the amount of time I spent listening to each of these albums and continue to spend listening to them and let me just say the first 5 were hands down my favorites of the year and the rest of the list I really had to mull over. Anyway, download or buy all of these bands and give them a fair shot. I think you'll be glad you did.
 
 
1. HOUR OF PENANCE                         "Paradogma"
 
2. SOREPTION                                    "Deterioration of Minds"
 
3. SOILWORK                                     "The Panic Broadcast"
 
4. KALMAH                                         "12 Gauge"
 
5. SYSTEM DIVIDE                               "The Conscious Sedation"
 
6. AS I LAY DYING                               "The Powerless Rise"
 
7. SOLUTION .45                                 "For Aeons Past"
 
8. THE AUTUMN OFFERING                    "The Autumn Offering"
 
9. TAKING DAWN                                 "Time To Burn"
 
10. STORY OF THE YEAR                       "The Constant"
 
HONORABLE MENTIONS:
 
FOUR YEAR STRONG                             "Enemy of the World"
 
EPIDEMIA                                            "Doroga Domoj"
 
WITCHERY                                          "Witchkrieg"
 
HELLOWEEN                                        "7 Sinners"
 
MNEMIC                                              "Sons of the System"
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JENS HELLROUTE'S TOP 10 OF 2010
 
 
1. VIVA L'AMERICAN DEATH RAY MUSIC                           "Miles of Smiles"
 
2. OVERNIGHT LOWS                                                    "City of Rotten Eyes"
 
3. COLA FREAKS                                                           "Cola Freaks"
 
4. DANZIG                                                                   "Deth Red Sabaoth"
 
5. DEVO                                                                      "Something For Everybody"
 
6. TRIPTYKON                                                              "Eparistera Daimones"
 
7. DE HøJE HæLE                                                          "Skal Vi Aldrig Videre?"
 
8. EDDY CURRENT SUPRESSION RING                               "Rush To Relax"
 
9. NOTHING PEOPLE                                                      "Soft Crash"
 
10. VARIOUS ARTISTS                                                   "Kill-town Death Fest compilation tape"
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DARK STARR'S TOP 10 OF 2010
 
I really had trouble trimming this list to 10 albums so, should the Good Doctor indulge me, I'm going to do a ten best with two honorable mentions.
 
So here's the list...but keep in mind that the order might change in my mind on any given day.
 
 
1. MODEST MIDGET                                      "The Great Prophecy of a Small Man"
 
2. MASK                                                     "Technopia"
 
3. MOOCH                                                 "The Pagan Year"
 
4. BLACK 47                                               "Bankers and Gangsters"
 
5. K2                                                         "Black Garden"
 
6. EDENSONG                                              "Echoes of Edensong"
 
7. SPOCK'S BEARD                                        "X"
 
8. THE PINEAPPLE THIEF                               "Someone Here Is Missing"
 
9. INVERSE GRAVITY VEHICLE                       "Magnetizer"
 
10. DAKRYA                                                "Crime Scene"
 
And two honorable mentions...
 
BARRY CLEVELAND                                      "Hologrammatron"
 
SYZYGY                                                     "Realms of Eternity"
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EARTHDOG'S TOP 10 OF 2010
 
 
 
 
1. THE WOUNDED KINGS                         "The Shadow Over Atlantis"
 
2. HOUR OF 13                                       "The Ritualist"
 
3. BONGRIPPER                                      "Satan Worshipping Doom"
 
4. HOODED MENACE                                "Never Cross The Dead"
 
5. TRIPTYKON                                         "Eparistera Daimones"
 
6. DOPEFIGHT                                         "Buds"
 
7. UFOMAMMUT                                       "Eve"
                                     
8. BRITON RITES                                     "For Mircalla"
 
9. ALUNAH                                              "Call of Avernus"
 
10. UNDER THE SUN                                 "Man of Sorrow"
 
Close but no cigar...
 
STONEHELM                                            "Stonehelm"
 
OLDE GROWTH                                        "Olde Growth"
 
IRON VOID                                             "Spell of Ruin"
 
ACID WITCH                                           "Stoned"
 
EARTHRIDE                                             "Something Wicked"
 
HOLLOW LEG                                          "Instinct"
 
ELLIOTT'S KEEP                                       "Sine Qua Non"
 
HOODED PRIEST                                      "Devil Worship Reckoning"
 
SEAMOUNT                                              "Sacrifice"
 
HIGH ON FIRE                                          "Snakes For The Divine"
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DR. ABNER MALITY'S TOP 10 OF 2010
 
 
 
 
1. ENSLAVED                                              "Axioma Ethica Odini"
 
2. HEATHEN                                               "The Evolution of Chaos"
 
3. WINTERFYLLETH                                     "The Mercian Sphere"
 
4. SONS OF TONATIUH                                "Sons of Tonatiuh"
 
5. THE VISION BLEAK                                  "Set Sail To Mystery"
 
6. OVERKILL                                              "Ironbound"
 
7. CAVUS                                                  " Fester and Putrefy"
 
8. LANDMINE MARATHON                            "Sovereign"
 
9. BLOOD OF KINGU                                  "Sun In the House of Scorpio"
 
10. TRIPTYKON                                         "Eparistera Daimones"
 
HONORABLE MENTION:
 
RATT                                                       "Infestation"
 
ELECTRIC WIZARD                                    "Black Masses"
 
MOLLY HATCHET                                       "Justice"
 
BLAZE BAYLEY                                          "Promise and Terror"
 
FACEBREAKER                                           "Infected"
 
And a special shout out to the superb DVD documentary on RUSH, "Beyond The Lighted Stage"!
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COUNT ALUCALB'S TOP 10 OF 2010
 
 
 
 
 
1. AGALLOCH                                           "The Marrow of the Spirit"
 
2. WATAIN                                              "Lawless Darkness"
 
3. DEATHSPELL OMEGA                             "Paracletus"
 
4. DAWNBRINGER                                    "Nucleus"
 
5. TRIPTYKON                                         "Eparistera Daimones"
 
6. ELECTRIC WIZARD                               "Black Masses"
 
7. DARKTHRONE                                      "Circle The Wagons"
 
8. GHOST                                               "Opus Eponymous"
 
9. IHSAHN                                              "After"
 
10. ROTTING CHRIST                               "Aealo"
 
HONORABLE MENTIONS:
 
BURZUM                                                "Belus"
 
SWANS                                                  "My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky"
 
GRINDERMAN                                         "Grinderman 2"
 
KILLING JOKE                                         "Absolute Dissent"
 
KVERLERTAK                                           "Kverlertak"
 
LUDRICA                                                "The Tenant"
 
NACHTMYSTIUM                                      "Addicts: Black Meddle Part II"
 
ALCEST                                                  "Ecailles de Luna"
 
HIGH ON FIRE                                         "Snakes For The Divine"
 
ATHEIST                                                 "Jupiter"
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JOE WHO?'S TOP 10 OF 2010
 
 
 
 
1. HIGH ON FIRE                                          "Snakes For the Divine"
 
2. MISERY INDEX                                         "Heirs To Thievery"
 
3. DAWNBRINGER                                        "Nucleus"
 
4. SLOUGH FEG                                           "The Animal Spirits"
 
5. OVERKILL                                               "Ironbound"
 
6. CATHEDRAL                                            "The Guessing Game"
 
7. AUTOPSY                                                "The Tomb Within"
 
8. NAILS                                                     "Unsilent Death"
 
9. TRIPTYKON                                             "Eparistera Daimones"
 
10. BLACK TUSK                                          "Taste The Sin"
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THOR'S TOP 10 OF 2010
 
 
 
 
1. CEPHALIC CARNAGE                              "Misled By Certainty"
 
2. VIRAL LOAD/PUTRID PILE                      "Split LP"
 
3. PHOBIA                                              "Unrelenting"
 
4. CLINGING TO THE TREES OF A FOREST FIRE              "Songs of Ill Hope and Desperation"
 
5. CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN                   "Psalm of the Grand Destroyer"
 
6. EMINEM                                              "Recovery"
 
7. CEE LO GREEN                                     "Ladykiller" ("Fuck You" is brilliant in every sense)
 
8. THE BIG FOUR                        "Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth Live In Bulgaria DVD"
 
9. JOHNNY CASH                                     "American VI: Ain't No Grave"
 
10. DOMINATION THROUGH IMPURITY       "Masochist"
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COLONEL ANGUS' TOP 10 OF 2010
 
 
 
1. IRON MAIDEN                                             "The Final Frontier"
 
2. ACCEPT                                                      "Blood of the Nations"
 
3.Y & T                                                          "Facemelter"
 
4. ARMORED SAINT                                          "La Raza"
 
5. HOLY GRAIL                                                "Crisis In Utopia"
 
6. OZZY OSBOURNE                                         "Scream"
 
7. DEATH ANGEL                                              "Relentless Retribution"
 
8. DIO                                                            "At Donnington UK: Live 1983 and 1987"
 
9. HALFORD                                                    "IV-Made of Metal"
 
10. TRIPTYKON                                               "Eparistera Daimones"
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SOLOMON G'S TOP 10 OF 2010
 
 
1. HIGH ON FIRE                                            "Snakes For the Divine"
 
2. UFOMAMMUT                                              "Eve"
 
3. ELECTRIC WIZARD                                      "Black Masses"
 
4. RAMESSES                                                 "Take The Curse"
 
5. TRIPTYKON                                                "Eparistera Daimones"
 
6. GWAR                                                        "Bloody Pit Of Horror"
 
7. ENSLAVED                                                  "Axioma Ethica Odini"
 
8. SLOUGH FEG                                               "The Animal Spirits"
 
9. BISON B.C.                                                 "Dark Ages"
 
10. THE MELVINS                                            "The Bride Screamed Murder"
 
HONORABLE MENTIONS:
 
FATAL EMBRACE                                             "The Empires of Inhumanity"
 
PRO-PAIN                                                      "Absolute Power"
 
ANNIHILATOR                                                "Annihilator"
 
FORBIDDEN                                                   "The Omega Wave"
 
ASTROSONIQ                                                 "Quadrant"
 
And here are some bands I know released great albums in 2010, but which I didn't have enough proper exposure to to truly rate:
 
EXODUS, OVERKILL, MESHUGGAH, AT THE GATES, ARMORED SAINT, CATHEDRAL, CANDLEMASS, NEVERMORE, NACHTMYSTIUM, SODOM, HELMET, NEUROSIS, DEATH ANGEL, OPETH, ENSLAVED, PLACE OF SKULLS, MONSTER MAGNET, ROSS THE BOSS, MOTORHEAD, TANKARD
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SGT. DETH'S TOP 10 OF 2010
 
 
1. GWAR                                                               "The Bloody Pit of Horror"
 
2. ACCEPT                                                             "Blood Of The Nations"
 
3. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY                                        "Order Of The Black"
 
4. DEATH ANGEL                                                    "Relentless Retribution"
 
5. BIG BALL                                                           "Hotter Than Hell"
 
6. KATAKLYSM                                                       "Heaven's Venom"
 
7. CRADLE OF FILTH                                               "Darker, Darker, Venus Aversa"
 
8. OVERKILL                                                          "Ironbound"
 
9. KISSIN' DYNAMITE                                              "Addicted To Metal"
 
10. KORZUS                                                          "Discipline Of Hate"
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