I haven't been able to review all of these records, and with the Type O Negative tribute forthcoming, my Abbath ratings will be preoccupied. But check it...
DOWN - IV: Part II
CROWBAR - Symmetry in Black
GOATWHORE - Constricting Rage of the Merciless
EYEHATEGOD - Eyehategod
Four "NOLA" bands released music this year, and all of it kicks your ass. You need to hear it. Just wanted to point that out.