Top 10 albums of 2002

Triumphant Apostle

Disciple Of The Watch
Dec 8, 2001
St.Paul, MN
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I'm sure this has been done already but since we're at the end of 2002 here are my picks:

  1. Opeth-Deliverance (Clearly my pick of the year, just as BWP was last year!)
  2. Green Carnation-Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness (It may have been released here in America late last year but I got it in February of this year..Close enough, and a brilliant album!)
  3. Audioslave
  4. Soilwork-Natural Born Chaos
  5. Down-Down II
  6. Bloodbath-Resurrection Through Carnage
  7. Dark Tranquillity-Damage Done
  8. System Of A Down-Steal This Album
  9. Dio-Killing The Dragon
  10. Black Label Society-1919 Eternal

    Honorable mention-Arch Enemy-Wages Of Sin (I couldn't vote this in since it has been around for quite a long time, and was just delayed here in America, but it's a great album!)
    Non-Metal album of the year(technically Audioslave would take this if you don't consider them metal, I do)-Tom Petty-The Last DJ

    I'd have to say it's been a pretty good year although I think last year was definitely better!
Soilwork-Natural Born Chaos
Bloodbath-Resurrection Through Carnage
Dark Tranquillity-Damage Done
Lacuna Coil - Comalies
Foo Fighters - One By One
Arch Enemy - Wages Of Sin
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
Daylight Dies - No Reply

This is in no particular order, and off of the top of my head. If I gave it some more thought I'd probably think of other ones.
I love these threads. I think I've posted my list on half the forums here.

10.Sinergy-Suicide by my Side
9.Shadows Fall-The Art of Balance
8.Norther-Dreams of Endless War
7.Agalloch-The Mantle
5.In Flames-Reroute to Remain
3.Insomnium-In the Halls of Awaiting
2.DarkTranquillity-Damage Done
1.Blind Guardian-A Night at the Opera

Hmmmm. Non metal album of the year? I would have to go with Red Hot Chili Peppers-By The Way
1. Symphony X – The Odyssey
2. Pain Of Salvation – Remedy Lane
3. Agalloch – The Mantle
4. Opeth – Deliverance
5. Porcupine Tree – In Absentia
6. Into Eternity – Dead Or Dreaming
7. Green Carnation – Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
8. Enchant – Blink Of An Eye
9. Arcturus – The Sham Mirrors
10. Dark Tranquillity – Damage Done

To be continued:
I'm bad with dates and would have a hard time coming up with 10 so I'll just copy and paste my top 5 from the Swano forum.

1. Opeth - D1
2. Harakiri - Twilight of the Idols
3. Nile - ITDS
4. Grave - Back from the Grave
5. Immolation - Unholy Cult
1. Symphony X - "The Odyssey" (USA, Inside Out Music America)
2. Pain Of Salvation - "Remedy Lane" (Sweden, Inside Out Music America)
3. Enchant - "Blink Of An Eye" (USA, Inside Out Music America)
4. Porcupine Tree - "In Absentia" (UK, Lava)
5. Amaran - "A World Depraved" (Sweden, Listenable)
6. Tad Morose - "Matters Of The Dark" (Sweden, Century Media)
7. Threshold - "Critical Mass" (UK, Inside Out Music America)
8. Into Eternity - "Dead or Dreaming" (Canada, Century Media)
9. Opeth - "Deliverance" (Sweden, Koch)
10. Arabesque - "The Union" (Netherlands, Lion Records)
Well here is mine.....

1) Arcturus - "The Sham Mirrors"
2) Ulver - "Lyckanthropen Themes"
3) Godspeed You Black Emperor - "Yanqui U.X.O."
4) Kari - "Pilot"
5) Monumentum - "Ad Nauseam"
6) A Silver Mt. Zion - "Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upward"
7) The 3rd And The Mortal - "Memoirs"
8) Madder Mortem - "Deadlands"
9) Dead Soul Tribe - "Dead Soul Tribe"
10)Sigur Ros - ()

1) Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
2) Opeth - Deliverance
3) Aimee Mann - Lost in Space
4) Paradise Lost - Symbol of Life
5) Lacuna Coil - ComaLies
6) Sentenced - Cold White Light
7) Arcturus - Sham Mirrors
8) Iron Maiden - Eddie's Archive
9) Pearl Jam - Riot Act
10) Tiamat - Judas Christ
In no particular order;

Opeth - Deliverence
Dream Theater - 6 Degrees Of Inner Turbulance
Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
Spock's Beard - Snow
The Flower Kings - Unfold The Future
Mostly Autumn - Catch The Spirit
Avril Lavinge - Let Go
Feeder - Comfort In Sound
Iron Maiden - Eddie's Archieve
Arch Enemy - Wages Of Sin
Originally posted by Hammasphee
In no particular order;

Opeth - Deliverence
Dream Theater - 6 Degrees Of Inner Turbulance
Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
Spock's Beard - Snow
The Flower Kings - Unfold The Future
Mostly Autumn - Catch The Spirit
Avril Lavinge - Let Go
Feeder - Comfort In Sound
Iron Maiden - Eddie's Archieve
Arch Enemy - Wages Of Sin

Avril Lavinge - Let Go :confused: :confused: :confused:
1. Tom Waits - Blood Money
2. Lover of Sin - S/T
3. Paradise Lost - Symbol of Life
4. Fields of The Nephilim - Fallen
5. Rapture - Songs for The Withering
6. Blood Red Throne - Affiliated With The Suffering
7. Leonard Cohen - 10 New Songs
8. Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
9. Stars of Ash - Iter Violator
10. David Bowie - Heathen
1. Reverend Bizarre - In The Rectory of the Bizarre Reverend
2. Morrigan - Enter The Sea of Flames
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Scythe - On My Way Home
5. Megiddo - Atavism of Evil
6. The Wounded - Monument
7. Electric Wizard - Let Us Prey
8. Bathory - Nordland part 1
9. Rapture - Songs For The Withering
10. Immolation - Unholy Cult
Symphony X - The Odyssey
Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane
Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
Winds - Reflections of the I
Dead Soul Tribe - s/t
Karmakanic - Entering the Spectra
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
Cosmosquad - Squadrophenia
California Guitar Trio + 2
Arabesque - The Union
Prototype- Trinity
Brave - Searching for the Sun

I didn't find anything that was much better then the rest so I didn't number them or put them in any kind of order and I'm sorry for not stopping at ten.
Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done
Amon Amarth - Versus The World
Soilwork - Natural Born Chaos
Opeth - Deliverance
Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
In Flames - Reroute To Remain
Disbelief - Shine
Nile - In Their Darkened Shrines
Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
Paradise Lost - Symbol Of Life

These are only in a rough order.

Honorable mentions: Arcturus, Red Harvest, Pain, Lacuna Coil.

Worst album of the year: Hypocrisy - Catch 22

Perhaps my latest purchases could have made it into the top 10 but I haven't had enough time to judge:
Sigur Ros - ( )
Riger - Des Blutes Stimme
Tenhi - Väre
Enchant-Blink of an Eye
Dark Tranquillity-Damage Done
Porcupine Tree-In Absentia
Insomnium-In the Halls of Awaiting
In Flames-Reroute to Remain
Nightwish-Century Child
Soilwork-Natural Born Chaos
Pale Forest-Exit Mould (not sure if this was 01 or 02, so if not then...)
Arcturus-The Sham Mirror

Most overrated cd of 2002-Pain of Salvation-Remedy Lane
Opeth - Deliverance
Hypocrisy - Catch 22
Danzig 777
Jerry Cantrell - Degradation Trip
30 Seconds to Mars - s/t

That's what I can think of.
my 10 favorite albums (no order):
-Agalloch- The Mantle
-Isis- Oceanic
-Meshuggah- Nothing
-Opeth- Deliverance
-Queens of the Stone Age- Songs for the Deaf
-Jerry Cantrell- Degradation Trip Vol. 1 & 2
-Dream Theater- Six Degrees of Inner Turbulance
-Electric Wizard- Let us Prey
-Shadows Fall- The Art of Balance
-Cathedral- The VIIth Coming
-Down- Down II (so it's eleven. it was a tie between this and the Cathedral)

(still some i have to listen to, though, like the new Dark Tranquillity, Audioslave, November's Doom and Nile, and others)

favorite live album:
Prong- 100% Live

And not being able to come up with two more, I'll add :)p) :