For me this year flew by and with it came a ton of releases. It seems the older I get the more bands there are and it becomes ever more impossible to keep up with it all. I can never narrow a favorite list to only 10 picks, this one includes 25 and I had to take a few off to keep it that way. There is a good mix of my musical preferrences of bands and artists that flooded my airwaves all year long. Many of the picks listed here are albums I reviewed on Hardtimes as well as some not so heavy records as my taste in music includes hillbilly/old country/roots music.
1. All Out War â€œInto the Killing Fieldsâ€
2. All Pigs Must Die â€œS/Tâ€
3. Alpha & Omega â€œLife Swallowerâ€
4. Arson Anthem â€œInsecurity Noterietyâ€
5. Bitter End â€œGuilty As Chargedâ€