I tried, dear reader, and I mean I really tried to get a few metal albums into the Averse year-end best of albums list for 2009. Obviously the best metal record of the year, I never bothered to check that Mastodon’s Crack the Skye was released in 2009, thinking it was released in late 2008 probably because that’s when I downloaded it illegally. I suggested Shrinebuilder, Isis, and Baroness but I didn’t even bother trying to hip my peers to the latest Slayer album, easily their best since Reign In Blood, let alone SUNN O)))’s Monoliths and Dimensions. I’m listening to SUNN O))) as I write this in fact, the album is amazing. Today, however, I’m proud to say Baroness’s The Blue Album will be in our top 59 out of 60 best albums of 2009. I’ll let you guess where it sits. That’s why today I’m devoting my day to metal videos. Excited? Relax, it’s one post.
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