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Metal Asylum Staff Writer’s Top 20 Albums of 2009



Rich Catino:



1. Megadeth – Endgame
2. Candlemass – Death Magic Doom
3. Alex Beyrodt’s Voodoo Circle
4. House Of Lords – Cartesian Dreams
5. Lazarus A.D. – The Onslaught
6. Dream Theater – Black Clouds & Silver Linings
7. Winger – Karma
8. Outloud - We’ll Rock You To Hell And Back Again
9. HammerFall - No Sacrifice No Victory
10. Primal Fear - 16:6 (Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead)
11. Artillery – When Death Comes
12. Grave Digger – Ballads of a Hangman
13. Lynch Mob - Smoke And Mirrors
14. Mantic Ritual – Executioner
15. Immortal – All Shall Fall
16. Ace Frehley – Anomaly
17. Almah – Fragile Equality
18. Heaven and Hell – The Devil You Know
19. Sacred Oath – Sacred Oath
20. Ravage - The End Of Tomorrow


Honorable mention: Stratovarius, King Diamond reissues, Slayer, Kiss, and I’m just happy Nickelback didn’t release a new album so I don’t have to see their name in a Metal Asylum Top 20 list.

DVDs:
1. Iron Maiden – Flight 666
2. Anvil! - The Story Of Anvil
3. Edguy- Fucking With Fire Live (CD/DVD set)
4. Pink Cream 69 - Live In Karlsruhe (2-DVD)
5. Whitesnake – Slide It In, Slip of the Tongue (CD/DVD set)


Mark Gromen:



1. Outloud – We’ll Rock You To Hell And Back Again
2. Alex Beyrodt - Voodoo Circle
3. Dark The Suns – All Ends In Silence
4. Forest Stream – The Crown Of Winter
5. While Heaven Wept - Vast Oceans Lachrymose
6. Cage - Science Of Annihilation
7. Blood Tsunami - Grand Feast For Vultures
8. Primal Fear - 16.6 Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
9. Wilde Starr – Arrival
10. Immortal – All Shall Fall
11. Amberian Dawn - The Clouds Of Northern Thunder
12. Disaster Peace - Disaster Peace
13. Insomnium – Across The Dark
14. Amorphis - Skyforger
15. Artillery – When Death Comes
16. God Dethroned - Passiondale
17. Necrophobic – Death To All
18. Candlemass – Death Magic Doom
19. Wino – Punctured Equilibrium
20. Nightrage - Wearing A Martyr’s Crown


Honorable mention: Cain’s Offering, Lynch Mob, Wolf, Impellitteri, Megadeth and Katatonia


Kevin Alba:



1. Megadeth – Endgame
2. House of Lords – Cartesian Dreams
3. Alex Beyrodt’s Voodoo Circle
4. Winger – Karma
5. Outloud – We’ll Rock You To Hell and Back Again
6. W.A.S.P. - Babylon
7. Sacred Oath – Sacred Oath
8. Primal Fear – 16.6 Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
9. Kiss – Sonic Boom
10. Edguy – Tinnitus Sanctus
11. HammerFall – No Sacrifice, No Victory
12. Stryper – Murder by Pride
13. Stratovarius - Polaris
14. Halestorm – Halestorm
15. Lynch Mob – Smoke and Mirrors
16. Dream Theater – Black Clouds and Silver Linings
17. Ace Frehley – Anomaly
18. Grave Digger – Ballads of a Hangman
19. Shadows Fall – Retribution
20. Constancia – Lost and Gone


Top 10 Songs of 2009:


1. Edguy – Ministry of Saints
2. Megadeth – Headcrusher
3. Alex Beyrodt’s Voodoo Circle – Desperate Heart
4. Winger – Stone Cold Killer
5. House of Lords – Joanna
6. Primal Fear – Six Times Dead (16.6)
7. Outloud – Tonight
8. Halestorm – I Get Off
9. Kiss – Danger Us
10. W.A.S.P. - Crazy


Top Concerts of 2009:


1. Metallica @ The Prudential Center – February 1 – Newark, NJ
2. AC/DC and Anvil @ Giants Stadium - July 31 – East Rutherford, NJ
3. Edguy @ Irving Plaza – September 9 – New York City
tied with Stryper @ Irving Plaza – September 18 – New York City
4. Nickelback/Hinder/Papa Roach/Saving Abel @ PNC Bank Art Center – July 21 - Holmdel, NJ
5. Judas Priest/Whitesnake/PopEvil @ PNC Bank Art Center – July 11- Holmdel, NJ


Looking forward to in 2010:


1. Two Avantasia albums
2. Iron Maiden album
3. Slayer/ Megadeth/ Testament tour
4. HammerFall and Primal Fear U.S. tours


Stingray:



1. Lazarus A.D. – The Onslaught
2. Megadeth – Endgame
3. W.A.S.P. - Babylon
4. Slayer – World Painted Blood
5. Heaven And Hell - The Devil You Know
6. Dream Theater – Black Clouds & Silver Linings
7. Lynch Mob – Smoke And Mirrors
8. Doro – Fear No Evil
9. Black Label Society - Skullage
10. Kreator – Hordes Of Chaos
11. Primal Fear – 16:6 (Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead)
12. Grave Digger – Ballads Of A Hangman
13. Hatebreed – For The Lions
14. Municipal Waste – Massive Aggressive
15. 3 Inches Of Blood – Here Lies Thy Doom
16. Obituary – Darkest Day
17. Autumn Hour - Dethroned
18. Nashville Pussy – From Texas To Hell
19. Saxon – Into The Labyrinth
20. Edguy – Tinnitus Sanctus

 
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