Surprisingly solid year for music. I could have come up with quite a few different combinations of five albums but all of the below choices were pretty much nobrainers. Undeniable classics.
Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
Is this not the heaviest and most legendary Electric Wizard album? I cannot think of another album cover that personifies the music as perfectly. It is impossible to listen to Dopethrone on low volume. An all-time classic release for stoner and doom fans. Heaviest, slowest, most drugged up horror-inspired doom metal ever.
Pantera - Reinventing the Steel
Aptly named and energetic release from Pantera. What a shame it ended up being their last. Unrelentingly heavy and consistent throughout. The band's last album seems to be their most overlooked which is a shame as it includes some of their best work. …