1. Enforced-War Remains
Enforced unleashed a thrash assault with its third album. There vicious ferocity on tracks like “The Quickening” and “Avarice” give the listener little room to breathe.
2. Prong-State of Emergency
A return to form for a legendary band. The 10 tracks on this record encapsulate the band’s sound over its career.
3. Suffocation-Hymns of the Apocrypha
Hymns is precise, technical brutal death metal that only Suffocation can deliver. Tracks like “Dim Veil of Obscurity” hit like a knife through the lung.
4. Elvenking-Reader of the Runes: Rapture
The second album in a trilogy. Rapture is a musical epic of folk, thrash and power metal.
5. Mystic Prophecy-Hellriot
Old school metal with modern production. Evan K’s guitar leads on tracks shine throughout the album.
Multiple line-up changes did not hinder Nervosa from releasing a high octane metal album. One listen to “Seed of Death” reaffirms that Nervosa is back in business.
7. Cannibal Corpse-Chaos Horrific
“Overlords of Violence” opens this album and is a fitting sobriquet for a band that has waved the death metal for 35 years.
8. Cruel Force-Dawn of the Axe
Cruel Force conjure the metal spirits of old with this album. An energetic, complex record with retro production to take up back to 1985.
9. Eternal Evil-The Gate beyond Mortality
Blackened thrash metal designed to wake the dead. Riffs abound and drummer rarely relents on this album.
10. Dying Fetus-Make Them Beg For Death
Dying Fetus are dynamic and focused on this record. A no-frills tech-death album that gets the job done.