WHAT WERE MY FAVORITE
ALBUMS OF 2010?
The perfect blend of Meshuggah-esque rhythms, technical guitarwork / drumming and complex but catchy songs. Despite the somewhat less than stellar vocals, I have to admit this album got listened to a lot this year.
This may not be the Fear Factory I remember from a lineup perspective, but it's the Fear Factory I remember in terms of stellar music. Super brutal tech metal.
Path Of Fire
This band never fails at writing an excellent, excellent album filled with brutal but catchy riffs. Just spectacular.
Moody, dark and aggressive for the genre, lots of lots of standout songs that always seem fresh.
Majesty And Decay
A really strong album from the band, possibly their best album since "Closer To A World Below". The most inventive band in death metal.
BREED: Perpetual Motion Machine
More excellent tech metal, more song oriented than Meshuggah's last 3 or 4 albums, thick powerful guitar sound and big thick choral vocals.
Really well done material, once I got past the fact that the album doesn't have a lot of variety to it, I found myself listening to it again and again. Fantastic mood music.
ART IS MURDER: The Adversary
Some of the best death-core available today.
RED SHORE: The Avarice Of Man
The next best death-core available today.
Sons Of The System
While the album is a little too melodic, and not aggressive enough, the melodies are certainly powerful. I just hope they add more anger on their next one.
1) FEAR FACTORY: Mechanize
2) MISERY INDEX: Heirs To Thievery
3) ARSIS: Strave For The Devil
4) CEPHALIC CARNAGE: Misled By Certainty
5) THY ART IS MUDER: The Adversary
5) MESHUGGAH: Alive
7) IMMOLATION: Majesty & Decay
8) MALEVOLENT CREATION: Invidious Dominion
9) SOILWORK: The Panic Broadcast
10) ION DISSONANCE: Cursed