Indeed, the Metal world was quite busy this year with great comeback releases and new bands releasing their debut albums. The following is a list of Top 10 Metal albums of 2009 LISTS! Do enjoy it and suggest your own Top 10 by being a part of the active community.

  • Patrick Saad’s Top 10 releases of 2009

1- Mastodon – Crack the Skye (Review on LebMetal)
2- Riverside – Anno Domini High Definition (Review on LebMetal)
3- Obscura – Cosmogenesis
4- Diablo Swing Orchestra – Sing-Along Songs for the Damned and Delirious
5- Freak Kitchen – Land of The Freaks
6- Pathosray – Sunless Skies (Review / Interview on LebMetal)
7- Old Man’s Child – Slaves Of The World
8- Epica – Design Your Universe
9- Scale The Summit- Carving Desert Canyons
10- Converge – Axe To Fall (Review on LebMetal)

  • Rami Rouhana’s Top 9 releases of 2009

1- Darzamat – Solfemu’s Path
2- Epica – Design your Universe
3- Pain of Salvation – Linoleum
4- Sirenia – The 13th Floor
5- Alan Azar – Defective Harmony
6 – Remembrance of Pain – Descending Into Chaos
7- Diablo Swing Orchestra – Sing-Along Songs for the Damned and Delirious
8- Guilt Machine – On a Perfect Day
9 – Galneryus – Best of the Awakening Days

Epica- Design Your Universe

  • Salim Matta’s Top 10 releases of 2009

1- Nile – Those Whom The Gods Detest
2- Belphegor – Walpurgis Rites – Hexenwahn
3- Dark Funeral – Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus
4- Anaal Nathrakh – In the Constellation of the Black Widow
5- Old Man’s Child – Slaves of the World
6- Vader – Necropolis
7- Marduk – Wormwood
8- Samael – Above
9- Obituary – Darkest Day
10- Gorgoroth – Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem Trahunt

Nile -Those Whom The Gods Detest

  • Yves Nasrallah’s Top 10 releases of 2009

1- Mastodon – Crack the Skye
2- Riverside – Anno Domini High Definition
3- Anaal Nathrakh – In the Constellation of the Black Widow
4- Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta II – Dialogue with the Stars
5- Katatonia – Night is the New Day
6- Porcupine Tree – The Incident
7- Belphegor – Walpurgis Rites – Hexenwahn
8- Isis – Wavering Radiant
9- Obscura – Cosmogenesis
10- The Grotesquery – Tales of the Coffin Born

  • Jason Mardini’s Top 10 releases of 2009

1- Anaal Nathrakh – In the Constellation of the Black Widow
2- Porcupine Tree – The Incident
3- Belphegor – Walpurgis Rites – Hexenwahn
4- Obscura – Cosmogenesis
5- Agathodaimon – Phoenix Retail
6- Behemoth – Evangelion
7- Dark Funeral – Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus
8- Immortal – All Shall Fall
9- Nile – Those Whom The Gods Detest
10- Megadeth – Endgame

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  • Savio Doumet’s Top 10 releases of 2009

1- Belphegor – Walpurgis Rites – Hexenwahn
2- Anaal Nathrakh – In the Constellation of the Black Widow
3- Behemoth – Evangelion
4- Nile – Those Whom The Gods Detest
5- Gravework – Diabolical Figures

  • Khaled Tabbal’s Top 10 releases of 2009

1 – Nile – Those Whom the Gods Detest
2 – Megadeth – Endgame
3 – Behemoth – Evangelion
4 – Suffocation – Blood Oath
5 – Mastodon – Crack the Skye
6 – Anaal Natrakh – In the Constellation of the Black Widow

Megadeth's Endgame

  • Sako Satanarchist’s Top 10 releases of 2009

1- Anaal Nathrakh – In the Constellation of the Black Widow
2- Behemoth – Evangelion
3- Nile – Those Whom The Gods Detest
4- Megadeth – Endgame
5- Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta II – Dialogue with the Stars
6- Cannibal Corpse – Evisceration Plague
7- Old Man’s Child – Slaves of the World
8- Slayer – World Painted Blood
9- Napalm Death – Time Waits for no Slave
10- Kreator – Hordes of Chaos

Old Man's Child - Slaves of The World

  • Dana Halabi’s Top 10 releases of 2009

1 – Mastodon – Crack the Skye
2 – Immortal – All Shall Fall
3 – Anaal Nathrakh – In the Constellation of the Black Widow
4 – Dying Fetus – Descend into Depravity
5 – Belphegor – Walpurgis Rites – Hexenwahn
6 – Sunn O))) – Monoliths and Dimensions
7 – Nile – Those Whom the Gods Detest
8 – Gama Bomb – Tales from the Grave in Space
9 – Behemoth – Evangelion
10 – ChthoniC – Mirror of Retribution

  • Johnny Jabbour’s Top 10 releases of 2009

1- Epica – Design Your Universe
2- Megadeth – Endgame
3- Tim Ripper Owens – Play My Game
4- Nile – Those Whom The Gods Detest
5- Primal Fear – (Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead)
6- Metalium – Grounded – Chapter Eight
7- Heaven & Hell – The Devil You Know
8- Slayer – World Painted In Blood
9- Hypocrisy – A Taste of Extreme Divinity
10- Obituary – Darkest Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30Khp1ecMlc

  • Elie Rassi’s Top 10 releases of 2009

1- Alice In Chains – “Black Gives Way to Blue”
2- Them Crooked Vultures – (self-titled) (Review on LebMetal)
3- Mastodon – “Crack the Skye”
4- Megadeth – “Endgame”
5- NOFX – “Coaster”
6- The Black Dahla Murder – “Deflorate” (Review on LebMetal)
7- Queensryche – “American Soldier”
8- Mirthkon – ” Vehicle”
9- Pearl Jam – “Backspacer”
10- Dirty Projectors – “Bitte Orca”

Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue

  • Elie Mahfouz’s Top 5 releases of 2009

1- Nile – Those Whom The Gods Detest
2- Megadeth – Endgame
3- Porcupine Tree – The Incident
4- Riverside – Anno Domini High Definition
5- Mastodon – Crack The Skye

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3Jb2Bkm8jI

  • Eggy Rizkallah’s Top 10 releases of 2009

1- Megadeth – Endgame
2- Silverstein – A Shipwreck in the Sand
3- The Black Dahlia Murder – Deflorate
4- Atreyu – Congregation Of The Damn
5- August Burns Red – Constellations
6- Suicide Silence – No Time to Bleed
7- Kreator – Hordes Of Chaos
8- DevilDriver – Pray For Villain
9- Shadows Fall- Retribution
10- The Red chord – Fed Through The Teeth Machine

Black Dahlia Murder's Deflorate

  • Ralph Moussa’s Top 10 releases of 2009

1- Megadeth – Endgame
2- Kreator – Hordes of Chaos
3- Devildriver – Pray for Villains
4- Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures (self titled)
5- Rancid – Let the Dominoes Fall
6 – Coaster – Nofx
7- Hatebreed – For the Lions
8- Warbringer – Waking into Nightmares
9 – Ektomorf – What Doesn’t Kill Me
10- Lamb of God – Wrath

It was a solid year with many impressive comebacks! Apparently 2009 was mainly a Black/Death Metal year with all the major bands in those genres releasing their best material yet. It was also the Megadeth thrash comeback year, and a solid year for Progressive Metal with Mastodon, Riverside, Dream Theatre, Pain of Salvation and others releasing great classic albums as well.

Comment your own Top 10 list below!