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2010 In Eternium

Top 20 albums for 2010. This is my first full year at Sputnik and my rfirst full year really paying rrrattention to new releases as they have rcome out. As of making this list I have rated 105 rrralbums on Sputnik rjust from this year so I think that makes my top list a little legit.
20Make Do and Mend
End Measured Mile


The bottom 20 spot was a fight between this and Atheist's Jupiter but Make Do and Mend ended up winning with the fun as hell hardcore album. I still hate how I missed out on seeing them this year simply because the Defeater tour couldn't find a venue in time thanks to it being so last minute.
19Sed Non Satiata
Sed Non Satiata


An amazing emo album from the French band. There's just something special about that post-rock influenced emo that is just sweet to the ears. The emotion and the way it builds up just hits the nerves.
18Fear Factory
Mechanize


The metal band returns after some major infighting and drops one of their best albums yet. Dino brings back the Factory with the rhythm section from Strapping Young Lad. Yes, that means Gene Hoglan is on the drums. What else is needed to say?
17Intronaut
Valley of Smoke


I'm going to go ahead and say it: BASS. Another quality post-metal album from Intronaut that rides back and forth from organic passages of atmosphere and driving riffs.
16Kerouac
Cold and Distant, Not Loving


I didn't expect this to be as heavy when I first heard it. A brief hardcore album that explodes of riffs and emotional yelling that wrecks ears and feels so good.
15Alcest
Ecailles De Lune


Mix of black metal and shoegaze makes for a controversial but meaningful album. Simply said, this is just pretty beyond words.
14Daughters
Daughters


Possibly the band's last album, sadly, as I think this is the band's best album yet and they certainly seem to improve upon each one. Crazy vocals often compared to Elvis over even more insane discordant guitar riffing makes for a schizophrenic/exhilarating ride.
13Electric Wizard
Black Masses


The band proves that there's more to them than just Dopethrone. Heavy and catchy riffs dominate this album like Black Sabbath but surrounded by a thick cloud of marijuana smoke.
12More Than Life
Love Let Me Go


Melodic hardcore is one of the best genres to take form in the last decade and More Than Life owns the label this year with Love Let Me Go. Melodic, emotional, and it hits just as hard as anything Have Heart has ever done.
11Starkweather
This Sheltering Night


Starkweather is most known for being one of the pioneering bands of the metalcore genre but that still doesn't prepare you for what you'll find on this album. Yes the metalcore elements are there but Starkweather experiments far beyond the typical band, especially in the melodies that are eerie yet pretty at the same time. Even after 20 years of existence, this band proves their worth further with This Sheltering Night. It may not be an easy listen but is far worth it.
10Swans
My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky


The legendary Michael Gira brought back Swans after a nearly 15 year hiatus. While I still need to listen to the older Swans material myself, this is still a brilliant album that proves Swans can still make excellent albums no matter the distance between. This is a non-metal album that is far heavier than the majority of metal bands.
9Twilight
Monument To Time End


What's better than a USBM band with a cult (kvlt) following? A USBM supergroup that features members of popular USBM bands and even the music genius that is Aaron Turner of Isis. A huge black metal album that mixes in post-metal elements that suit it perfectly.
8Amia Venera Landscape
The Long Procession


You all know about this by now as it has recently exploded into popularity on Sputnik. Nonetheless, this is a very big surprise from Italy. The heavy post-metal styles of Cult of Luna merge with the more relaxed post- hardcore tendencies of bands like Underoath (especially the clean vocals) to produce something that fans of either style should love.
7So Hideous, My Love
I Balance Daydreams on the Tip of a Knife


This may only be made of three songs but they show a promising screamo band that further indulges into the post-rock world like an even more curious cousin of Envy. Classical music elements are actually used in this and make for an epic and even beautiful dense atmosphere of screams and strings.
6The Saddest Landscape
You Will Not Survive


Easily the emo album of the year. The Saddest Landscape simply aren't as popular as they deserve to be with the perfect mix of old and new styles of emo and even more with the emotion poured out from the singing. "And I just want to go back to when we didn't have to drink ourselves to sleep, back to when our dreams didn't weigh us down, back to when each day didn't feel like something we just survived."
5Throats
Throats


This is fast. This is heavy. The Converge comparisons are easy to make but this EP is actually of the kind of quality that one would expect if Converge made it themselves. ...And apparently they broke up earlier this month. Son of a bitch.
4Kylesa
Spiral Shadow


Kylesa may be one of the most consistent bands in recent history. They just can't do anything wrong, even from their days as Damad in the '90s. The band consistently evolves and (I think) improves with every single album. Spiral Shadow shows the band explore more with atmosphere, creating a dense piece of sludge metal that's just as fun and relaxing as it is heavy.
3Nails
Unsilent Death


I don't care what you say, this is without a doubt the heaviest fucking thing that 2010 has produced. This album does more in a mere 14 minutes than most bands are able to accomplish in an hour. Unsilent Death is made of pure anger and monolithic riffs fired at your face.
2The Dillinger Escape Plan
Option Paralysis


A lot of people believe that DEP slipped on Ire Works but here they truly return to their greatness with Option Paralysis, which I believe is just behind CI as their best album. The insane mathcore sections are just as angry as ever and the explorations of melody are extraordinary, especially on Widower as it builds from pretty jazz piano into a crazy unleash of dissonant chords at the end. DEP proves that they aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
1Deftones
Diamond Eyes


What did you expect? Deftones may be my favorite band of all time and this is truly their comeback album after the infighting during and after SNW and the horrible condition that Chi Cheng is in. Did the band give up? No, they recruited Sergio Vega from Quicksand on bass and started a brand new album from scratch. This is the result of an old band's newfound energy. The Meshuggah influenced riffs in songs like CMND/CTRL to the beautiful atmosphere in songs like Sextape makes this the best album of 2010.
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