- Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death
- Trivium - The Crusade
- Motorhead - Kiss Of Death
- Cradle Of Filth - Thornography
- Slayer - Christ Illusion
- Body Count - Murder 4 Hire
- Lacuna Coil - Karmacode
- Chrome Division - Doomsday Rock N Roll
- Sick Of It All - Death To Tyrants
- Logan - Cruel Little World
For us there were a few surprises in the list. At the top of the list, the team had believed that Trivium were going to be the clear winners with their fantastic album The Crusade, however, despite being at the top of the list for two of the team, they were further down the list for the third member. This gave Iron Maiden the opportunity to win it, being in the top 3 for each of us, which put them 1 point ahead in the final count.
It is good to see Motorhead hit number 3 in the list, still producing fantastic albums after all this time, further justifying their reputation as Legends! Cradle of Filth and Slayer both continue to release solid albums (even if CoF manage it more regularly ;) ). Body Count's long awaited return has proven worth the wait with a very respectable No6 position in the list, I'm hoping it won't be so long until their next album. Lacuna Coil pull themselves into the seventh position, just ahead of Chrome Division at 8. Hardcore legends Sick Of It All pull themselves into the number 9 position with more frantic action, while closing the top 10, beating a lot of competition, are Logan with their 3rd self-produced album, Cruel Little World.