Hellbound.ca INDIVIDUAL TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2010

Last week we ran our TOP 20 ALBUMS OF 2010 list, as voted by the writers of Hellbound.ca. Here are the individual Top 10s that were submitted by our writers for your personal enjoyment…

ADRIEN BEGRAND

1. Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirits (Profound Lore)
2. Nachtmystium – Addicts: Black Meddle Part II (Century Media)
3. Alcest – Ecailles de Lune (Prophecy)
4. Enslaved – Axioma Ethica Odini (Nuclear Blast)
5. Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier (EMI)
6. Kylesa – Spiral Shadow (Season of Mist)
7. Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones (Century Media)
8. Dawnbringer – Nucleus (Profound Lore)
9. Castevet – Mounds of Ash (Profound Lore)
10. Christian Mistress – Agony and Opium (20 Buck Spin)

TATE BENGSTON

1. Pain of Salvation – Road Salt 1 (InsideOut)
2. Ludicra – The Tenant (Profound Lore)
3. Enslaved – Axioma Ethica Odini (Nuclear Blast)
4. Blood Revolt – Indoctrine (Profound Lore)
5. Crippled Black Phoenix – I, Vigilante (Invada)
6. Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirits (Profound Lore)
7. Slough Feg – The Animal Spirits (Profound Lore)
8. The High Confessions – Turning Lead Into Gold With the High Confessions (Relapse)
9. Harvey Milk – A Small Turn of Human Kindness (Hydra Head)
10. Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones (Prowling Death)

KEITH CARMAN

1.Passadena Napalm Division – S/T (Abyss Records)
2. Danzig – Deth Red Sabaoth (The End)
3. Arson Anthem – Insecurity Notoriety (Housecore)
4. Black Breath – Razor To Oblivion (Southern Lord)
5. Torche – Songs For Singles (Hydra Head)
6. Jucifer – Throned In Blood (Nomadic Fortress/Relapse)
7. Dillinger Escape Plan- Option Paralysis (Party Smasher Inc./Season Of Mist)
8. Bison B.C. – Dark Ages (Metal Blade)
9. Rusted Dawn – The Black Tides Of War (Diminished Fifth)
10. Black Tusk – Taste The Sin (Relapse)

CARA CROSS

1. ROTTING CHRIST – AEALO (Season of Mist)
2. ENSLAVED – Aximo Ethica Odini (Nuclear Blast)
3. AGALLOCH – Marrow of the Spirit (Profound Lore)
4. HIGH ON FIRE – Snakes for the Divine (E1)
5. KALMAH – 12 Gauge (Spinefarm)
6. NACHTMYSTIUM – Addicts: Black Meddle, Part II (Century Media)
7. THE CROWN – Doomsday King (Century Media)
8. DAWNBRINGER – Nucleus (Profound Lore)
9. CYNIC – Re-Traced (Season of Mist)
10. WITCHERY – Witchkreig (Century Media)

LAINA DAWES

1. Salome -Terminal (Profound Lore)
2. Early Graves – Goner (Ironclad / Metalblade)
3. Black Breath – Heavy Breathing (Southern Lord)
4. High On Fire – Snakes For The Divine (E1 Music)
5. This Moment in Black History – Public Square (Smog Veil)
6. Kylesa – Spiral Shadow (Season of Mist)
7. Zoroaster – Matador (E1)
8. Misery Index – Heirs to Thievery (Relapse)
9. Yakuza – Of Seismic Consequence (Profound Lore)
10. Intronaut – Valley of Smoke (Century Media)

JAY H. GORANIA

1. Kill the Client – Set for Extinction
2. Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones
3. Immolation – Majesty and Decay
4. Cephalic Carnage – Misled by Certainty
5. Jucifer – Throned in Blood
6. Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis
7. Landmine Marathon – Sovereign Descent
8. Dååth – Dååth
9. Salome – Terminal
10. Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirit

GRUESOME GREG

1. Arc of Ascent – Circle of the Sun (Astral Projection)
2. Apostle of Solitude – Last Sunrise (Profound Lore)
3. Keef – Stoned to Doom (PsycheDOOMelic)
4. Accept – Blood of the Nations (Nuclear Blast)
5. Quest For Fire – Lights From Paradise (Tee Pee)
6. Purple Rhinestone Eagle – The Great Return (Stank House Records)
7. Mares of Thrace – The Moulting (Arctodus Records)
8. Atlantean Kodex – The Golden Bough (Cruz del Sur)
9. High on Fire – Snakes for the Divine (E1)
10. Mendozza – Cabra Noche (indie)

ALLAN GRUSIE

1. ACCEPT – Blood Of The Nations (Nuclear Blast)
2. GRAND MAGUS – Hammer Of The North (Roadrunner)
3. MELECHESH – Epigenesis (Nuclear Blast)
4. ENSLAVED – Axioma Ethica Odini (Nuclear Blast)
5. THERION – Sitra Ahra (Nuclear Blast)
6. ICARUS WITCH – Draw Down The Moon (Cleopatra)
7. ANNIHILATOR – Annihilator (Earache)
8. NEVERMORE – Obsidian Conspiracy (Century Media)
9. IRON MAIDEN – Final Frontier (Universal)
10. MONSTER MAGNET – Mastermind (Napalm)

KYLE HARCOTT

1. ÅRABROT – Revenge (Fysisk Format)
2. KYLESA – Spiral Shadow (Season of Mist)
3. GHOST – Opus Eponymous (Rise Above)
4. KVELERTAK – Kvelertak (Indie Recordings)
5. THE SEQUENCE OF PRIME – Virion (independent)
6. TRIPTYKON – Eparistera Daimones (Century Media)
7. SLEEPBRINGER – Compendium (independent)
8. NACHTMYSTIUM – Addicts: Black Meddle Part II (Century Media)
9. SALOME – Terminal (Profound Lore)
10. WATAIN – Lawless Darkness (Season of Mist)

ROB HUGHES

1. UFOMAMMUT—Eve (Supernatural Cat)
2. BLOOD REVOLT—Indoctrine (Profound Lore)
3. ROTTING CHRIST—Aealo (Season of Mist)
4. HORSEBACK—The Invisible Mountain (Relapse)
5. LUDICRA—The Tenant (Profound Lore)
6. TRIPTYKON—Eparistera Daimones (Century Media)
7. AGALLOCH—Marrow of the Spirit (Profound Lore)
8. STARGAZER—A Great Work of Ages (Profound Lore)
9. THE PINEAPPLE THIEF—Someone Here is Missing (kscope)
10. WORMROT—Abuse (Earache)

JARED HYNES

1. Apostle of Solitude-Last Sunrise (Profound Lore)
2. Danzig-Deth Red Sabaoth (The End)
3. Overkill-Ironbound (Nuclear Blast)
4. Anathema-We’re Here Because We’re Here (K-Scope)
5. Exodus-Exhibit B: The Human Condition (Nuclear Blast)
6. Forbidden-Omega Wave (Nuclear Blast)
7. Volbeat-Above Heaven/Beyond Hell (Universal)
8. Darkthrone-Circle the Wagons (Peaceville)
9. Hooded Menace-Never Cross the Dead (Profound Lore)
10. Antimatter-Alternative Matter (Prophecy)

ROB KACHLUBA

1. Hooded Menace-Never Cross the Dead-Profound Lore
2. Apostle of Solitude-Last Sunrise-Profound Lore
3. Anathema-Were here because were here-Peaceville
4. Accept-Blood of Nations-Nuclear Blast
5. Dawnbringer-Nuclues-Profound Lore
6. Melechesh-The Epigenesis-Nuclear Blast
7. Black Country Communion-CBS
8. Count Raven-Mammons War-I Hate
9. Haken-Aquarius-Sensory
10. Volbeat-Beyond Hell/*Above Hell-Universal

SARAH KITTERINGHAM

1. DAUGHTERS- Daughters (Hydrahead)
2. DEATHSPELL OMEGA- Paracletus (Seasons of Mist)
3. EARLY GRAVES- Goner (Ironclad/Metalblade Records)
4. NACHTMYSTIUM- Black Meddle Pt. II (Century Media)
5. THE NATIONAL- High Violet (4AD)
6. KYLESA- Spiral Shadow (Seasons of Mist)
7. TORCHE- Songs for Singles (Hydrahead)
8. WATAIN- Lawless Darkness (Seasons of Mist)
9. DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN- Option Paralysis (Seasons of Mist)
10. THE BLACK KEYS- Brothers (Nonesuch Records)

MATT LEWIS

1. The Ocean – Heliocentric (Metal Blade)
2. Kylesa – Spiral Shadows (Season Of Mist)
3. The Ocean – Anthropocentric (Metal Blade)
4. Ion Dissonance – Cursed (Century Media)
5. Holy Grail – Crisis in Utopia (Prosthetic)
6. Neil Young – Le Noise (Reprise)
7. Hail of Bullets – On Divine Winds (Metal Blade)
8. Misery Index – Heirs to Thievery (Relapse)
9. Immolation – Majesty and Decay (Nuclear Blast)
10. Cephalic Carnage – Misled by Certainty (Relapse

ALBERT MANSOUR

1. Pineapple Thief – Someone here is missing (kscope)
2. Accept – Blood of Nations (Nuclear Blast)
3. Kataklysm – Heavens Venom (Nuclear Blast)
4. Raven – Walk through Fire (Metal Blade Records)
5. Blind Guardian – At the Edge of Time (Nuclear Blast)
6. Gama Bomb – Tales from the Grave in Space (Earache)
7. Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones (Century Media)
8. Death Angel-Relentless Retribution (Nuclear Blast)
9. Rotting Christ – AEALO (Season of Mist)
10. Watain – Lawless Darkness – (Season of Mist)

OLA MAZZUCA

1. ENSLAVED – Axioma Ethica Odini (Nuclear Blast)
2. KATAKLYSM – Heaven’s Venom (Nuclear Blast)
3. MIKE PATTON – Mondo Cane (Ipecac Recordings)
4. DARKTHRONE – Circle The Wagons (Peaceville)
5. AT THE SOUNDAWN – Shifting (Lifeforce Records)
6. DIMMU BORGIR – Abrahadabra (Nuclear Blast)
7. KRIEG – The Isolationist (Candlelight Records)
8. RIMFROST – Veraldar Nagli (Season of Mist)
9. CANCER BATS – Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones (Distort)
10. ECLECTIKA – Dazzling Dawn (Asylum Ruins)

JUSTIN M. NORTON

1. Triptykon-Eparistera Daimones (Century Media)
2. Nails-Unsilent Death (Streetcleaner-Southern Lord)
3. Nachtmystium, Addicts-Black Meddle Part II (Century Media)
4. Atheist-Jupiter (Season Of Mist)
5. Salome-Terminal (Profound Lore)
6. Vasaeleth-Crypt Born and Tethered to Ruin (Profound Lore)
7. Krieg-The Isolationist (Candlelight)
8. Dillinger Escape Plan-Option Paralysis (Season Of Mist)
9. Hail Of Bullets-On Divine Winds (Metal Blade)
10. Howl-Full Of Hell (Relapse)

METAL GEORGE PACHECO

1. Watain-Lawless Darkness
2. Sabbath Assembly-Restored to One
3. Alcest-Ecallies de Lune
4. Dawnbringer-Nucleus
5. Accept-Blood of the Nations
6. Enforcer-Diamonds
7. Danzig-Deth Red Saboath
8. Firewind-Days of Defiance
9. Algaion-Exthros
10. Sister Sin-True Sound of the Underground

SEAN PALMERSTON

1. TRIPTYKON—Eparistera Daimones (Century Media)
2. HOODED MENACE – Never Cross The Dead (Profound Lore)
3. ANATHEMA – We’re Here Because We’re Here (Kscope)
4. AGALLOCH—Marrow of the Spirit (Profound Lore)
5. WEAPON – From The Devil’s Tomb (Ajna Offensive)
6. ENSLAVED – Axioma Ethica Odini (Nuclear Blast)
7. HAKEN – Aquarius (Sensory)
8. APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE – Last Sunrise (Profound Lore)
9. SLOUGH FEG – The Animal Spirits (Profound Lore)
10. KVELERTAK – Kvelertak (Indie Recordings)

DAVE SANDERS

1. NACHTMYSTIUM – Addicts: Black Meddle Part II (Century Media)
2. KYLESA – Spiral Shadow (Season of Mist)
3. FUCK THE FACTS – Unnamed EP (Self Released)
4. HIGH ON FIRE – Snakes for the Divine (E1 Music)
5. MISERY INDEX – Heirs to Thievery (Relapse)
6. WATAIN – Lawless Darkness (Season of Mist)
7. BLIND GUARDIAN – At the Edge of Time (Nuclear Blast)
8. IRON MAIDEN – The Final Frontier (EMI)
9. THE CROWN – Doomsday King (Century Media)
10. LENG TCH’E – Hypomanic (Season of Mist)

JONATHAN SMITH

1. AGALLOCH – Marrow of the Spirit (Profound Lore)
2. ALCEST – Écailles de Lune (Prophecy Productions)
3. PETRYCHOR – Dryad EP (Unsigned)
4. YEAR OF NO LIGHT – Ausserwelt (Conspiracy Records)
5. ANATHEMA – We’re Here Because We’re Here (Kscope Records)
6. NECRITE – Sic Transit Gloria Mundi (Flenser)
7. ENSLAVED – Axioma Ethica Odini (Nuclear Blast)
8. MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY – Firmament (I, Voidhanger Records)
9. DRUDKH – Handful of Stars (Season of Mist)
10. LES DISCRETS – Septembre Et Ses Dernieres Pensees (Prophecy Productions)

KEVIN STEWART-PANKO

1. KVELERTAK – Kvelertak (Indie Recordings)
2. DAUGHTERS – Daughters (Hydra Head)
3. ASTROSONIQ – Quadrant (Spacejam/Exile on Mainstream)
4. OAF – Botheration (Surreal Estate)
5. TORCHE – Songs for Singles (Hydra Head)
6. BLACK BREATH – Heavy Breathing (Southern Lord)
7. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN – Option Paralysis (Party Smashers Inc./Season Of Mist)
8. THE HOLY MOUNTAIN – Here Is No Exit (No Idea)
9. CEPHALIC CARNAGE – Misled by Certainty (Relapse)
10. NAILS – Unsilent Death (Six Feet Under)

RENEE TROTIER

10. Divinity – The Singularity (Candlelight)
9. Withered – Dualitas (Prostetic)
8. Ihsahn – After (Candlelight)
7. Kvelertak – Kvelertak (Indie)
6. Finntroll -Nifelvind (Century Media)
5. Intronaut – Valley of Smoke (Century Media)
4. Barn Burner – Bangers (Metal Blade)
3. High On Fire – Snakes for the Divine (E1 Music)
2. Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirit (Profound Lore)
1. Bison b.c. – Dark Ages (Metal Blade)

JASON WELLWOOD

1. BLIND GUARDIAN At The Edge of Time (Nuclear Blast)
2. MARES OF THRACE The Moulting (Arctodus)
3. RHAPSODY OF FIRE The Frozen Tears of Angels (Nuclear Blast)
4. ZODIAC MINDWARP & THE LOVE REACTION – We Are Volsung (SPV)
5. MONSTER MAGNET – Mastermind (Napalm)
6. DANZIG Deth Red Sabaoth (The End)
7. IHSAHN After (Candlelight)
8. ORCHID’S CURSE Voices: The Tales of Broken Men (Diminished Fifth)
9. IRON MAIDEN The Final Frontier (Universal)
10. STRIKER Eyes In The Night (Iron Kodex)

LAURA WIEBE

1. Anathema – We’re Here Because We’re Here (Kscope)
2. Cynic – Re-traced (Season of Mist)
3. Melissa Auf der Maur – Out of Our Minds (PHI/MAdM Music)
4. Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirit (Profound Lore)
5. Mar de Grises – Streams Inward (Season of Mist)
6. October Tide – A Thin Shell (Candlelight)
7. Nevermore – The Obsidian Conspiracy (Century Media)
8. Drudkh – Handful of Stars (Season of Mist)
9. Enslaved – Axioma Ethica Odini (Nuclear Blast)
10. Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis (Season of Mist)

ADAM WILLS

1. Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirit (Profound Lore)
2. Enslaved – Axioma Ethica Odini (Nuclear Blast)
3. Ihsahn – After (Candlelight)
4. Anathema – We’re Here Because We’re Here (Kscope)
5. Alcest – Ecailles De Lune (Prophecy)
6. Mike Patton – Mondo Cane (Ipecac)
7. Agrypnie – 16[485] (Supreme Chaos)
8. Les Discrets – Septembre Et Ses Dernieres Pensees (Prophecy)
9. Ludicra – The Tenant (Profound Lore)
10. Blind Guardian – At The Edge of Time (Nuclear Blast)

NATALIE ZED

1. AGALLOCH – Marrow of the Spirit (Profound Lore)
2. ALCEST– Écailles de Lune (Prophesy Productions)
3. BLIND GUARDIAN – At The Edge of Time (Nuclear Blast)
4. ANATHEMA – We’re Here Because We’re Here (Kscope)
5. KAMELOT – Poetry for the Poisoned (KMG Recordings)
6. TRIPTYKON – Eparistera Daimones (Century Media)
7. LUDICRA – The Tenant (Profound Lore)
8. KVELERTAK – Kvelertak (Indie Recordings)
9. BORKNAGAR – Universal (Indie Recordings)
10. DANGERS – Messy, Isn’t It? (Vitriol)

Sean Palmerston

Sean is the founder/publisher of Hellbound.ca; he has also written about metal for Exclaim!, Metal Maniacs, Roadburn, Unrestrained! and Vice.