Readers Poll Results 2010

Voting is over for the DistortedNews readers poll 2010! Thanks to everyone who voted!
Here are the results:
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Top 10: Albums of 2010

2010 has been a fantastic year for music, band old and new have released absolutely stunning albums. That has only made the job of choosing a top 10 much harder. But here’s my attempt.

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42 Seconds Later & Warpath Albums Of The Decade

DN Favourites 42 Seconds Later and Warpath have told us their favourite albums of the decade.

42 Seconds Later:

Matt:
The Darkness “One Way Ticket To Hell”
The Darkness “Permission To Land”
AC/DC “Black Ice”  The best AC/DC since Back in Black and For those about to Rock
Megadeth” The System has Failed”  Great album that features the return of Chris Poland.
Chickenfoot “Chickenfoot”
Journey “Revelation”

Shari:
The Darkness “One Way Ticket To Hell”
Velvet Revolver “Contraband”
Lifehouse “Who We Are”
Journey “Revelation”

Cory:
Voices by Matchbook Romance
That album showcases some spectacular understanding of musical theory and a vast knowledge of where to use what chord progressions correctly. The entire album seems to be in a minor key, and it’s a very good album as far as “concept albums” are concerned. It starts with the moment you are in that state of consciousness between sleep and wakefulness, and descends into a nightmare before an abrupt awakening. Wonderful album.

Warpath:

1. Iron Maiden – Brave New World (2000)
2. King Diamond – House Of God (2000)
3. Eidolon – Hallowed Apparition (2001)
4. Children Of Bodom – Hatecrew Deathroll (2003)
5. Primal Fear – Black Sun (2002)
6. Arch Enemy -Wages Of Sin (2001)
7. Twilightning – Delirium Veil (2003)
8. Dissection – Reinkaos (2006)
9. Annihilator – Metal (2007)
10. Nile – Those Whom The Gods Detest (2009)

Pete: I actually found it difficult to choose just 10 albums from the past decade that not only kick ass but inspire or had a huge impact on me as a person and musician. I mean I couldn’t just put the last few Iron Maiden and Annihilator albums! I wanted to include some by Megadeth, Testament, Hypocrisy, Kataklysm, Nevermore, Nocturnal Rites even the new Whitesnake one is amazing, but this list above is my personal Top 10 essential albums for the decade!

Top 10: Albums Of The Decade

The past decade has brought us some fantastic music from bands new and old. I’ve had the hard task of compiling a list of the top 10 albums of the past decade, here it is:

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DistortedNews Awards 2009

Welcome, to the first annual DistortedNews Awards.

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Anthrax – State Of Euphoria

Anthrax - State Of Euphoria

Anthrax - State Of Euphoria

I’m not going to pretend I was around at this time, but I honestly think that the 1988 release State Of Euphoria is the one of the best albums that the Belladonna era Anthrax released. Just behind Among The Living and Persistence of Time, now most people would probably disagree but I don’t think theres a bad track on Euphoria.(apart from the kinda pointless 13, but its not even a minute long)

Opener Be All, End All, is probably one of my favourite Anthrax songs, it has thrashy elements plus a great chorus.

Then we take Antisocial, originally a French punk song… Anthrax took the music and wrote English lyrics and the song just… works, if you know what I mean.

The album closer Finale, is also a beast of a song, just listen to the riff.

Altogether, i would give the album 8/10, It’s definitely one of their best.