1) PERIPHERY: Juggernaut Alpha / Omega
This double album has the perfect blend of catchy tunes and brutal bludgeoning riffs. A masterpiece.
2) PUTRIDITY: Ignominious Atonement
From the insanely precise drumming to the whirlwind riffing, this album is probably just the most brutal thing I have ever heard, and dominated my itunes for the last 3 months of the year.
3) CATTLE DECAPITATION: The Anthropocene Extinction
The band took all of their various elements that never quite worked together as well as they should and balanced them perfectly for this release, really intense.
4) CRYPTOPSY: The Book Of Suffering Tome 1
Short EP, but a strong continuation of what they did on their self titled release. Can't wait for the second Tome.
5) NAPLAM DEATH: Apex Predator - Easy Meat
Still intense after all these years, and still manages to surprise with an odd sounding riff.
Nice debut, very heavy and thundering material. Love the cover art too.
7) LOST SOUL: Atlantis - The New Beginning
Best album from the band an an excellent example of symphonic brutal death metal.
8) SANZU: Painless
One of the heaviest albums I have ever heard.
9) SLAYER: Repentless
Despite the loss of 2 original members, Tom and Kerry still have it in the riff and intensity department.
10) GODS OF EDEN: From The End Of Heaven
Quite a surprise, progressive, neoclassical, super fast double bass, catchy, angry, this band has it all covered.

Honorable Mention:

SHATTERED SKIES: The World We Used to Know
Really strong set of hooks, glad to see them pushing forward.
WHORETOPSY: Never Tear Us Apart
I sorta wrote them off as a boring deathcore band, but this particular album does deathcore right, and has enough riff variety to avoid the monotony.