Trevor Strnad's Deadspeak

The thing I love about Black Dahlia Murder frontman Trevor Strnad’s “Deadspeak” column is sometimes, it’s a blog…other times, the lyrics to songs. When I told Trevor he could do anything in his column, I meant it. If he wanted to take a picture of his shit and send that in, that was a column. This week, he brings us a list…just a list, with very little explanation but a list that must’ve taken some time to prepare. Trevor’s explanation follows, but I must say…it’s a solid list of records. Basically, you should probably own most of these records …not because I think you should but because Trevor knows his shit. So without further stalling, here is Trevor’s latest installment of “Deadspeak.”

Here are thirty metal CDs that kicked my ass in 2010. There are still plenty of albums I’m catching up on…but there were a lot of great releases this year, in my humble opinion.

1. Defeated Sanity – Chapters Of Repugnance
2. Autopsy – The Tomb Within
3. Ascension – Consolamentum
4. Deathspell Omega – Paracletus
5. Black Breath – Heavy Breathing
6. Kerasphorus – Cloven Hooves At The Holocaust Dawn
7. Immolation – Majesty And Decay
8. Watain – Lawless Darkness
9. Der Weg Einher Freiheit – s/t
10. Fleshgod Apocalypse – Mafia
11. Hour Of Penance – Paradogma
12. Agalloch – Marrow Of The Spirit
13. Arkaik – Reflections Within Dissonance
14. Peshmerga – Murderous Acts Of Cruelty
15. Decimation – Anthem Of An Empyreal Dominion
16. Antares Predator – Twilight Of The Apocalypse
17. Soreption – Deterioration Of Minds
18. Cenotaph – Putrescent Infectious Rabidity
19. Destroying Divinity – Dark Future
20. Fleshwrought – Dementia Dyslexia
21. Sarcolytic – The Arcane Progeny
22. Dimmu Borgir – Abrahadabra
23. Cerebral Effusion – Impulsive Pyschopathic Acts
24. Flesh Consumed – Ecliptic Dimensions Of Suffering
25. Disentomb – Sunken Chambers Of Nephilim
26. Entrails – Tales From The Morgue
27. Fleshrot – Traumatic Recofiguration
28. Pathology – Legacy Of The Ancients
29. Dishammer – Under The Sign Of The D-Beat Mark
30. Black Anvil – Triumvirate
Non metal pics: Off!, Vampire Weekend, Band Of Horses

You can also check out Gun Shy Assassin’s Worst of the Year here.

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  • Gonzalo Vidales

    For some reason, I expected the new Entrails Eradicated to be on this list

    • Trevor Strnad

      I have the ep on my comp. Not bad but not really my style.

      • Gonzalo Vidales

        I see, I’ve been listening to alot of stuff like Disinter cause I just remembered I have their cds haha

  • DrunkBloodyDead

    Entrails – Tales from the morgue is a awesome album

  • Adamhector

    No Enfold Darkness Check em out!

    • Trevor Strnad

      not my style

  • Metal617

    dude, where’s Fragments of Form and Function, by Allegaeon? all other albums are deserving as well, but Allegaeon needs to be on there cause they are one of the best new bands out right now. You guys in Black Dahlia should tour with them, since you are on the same label, and because that would be a perfect pairing for a tour.

  • Nick Patton

    I disagree with Dimmu making the list… Shitty album all the way around in my opinion.


    but where is Sotajumala’s new album?!

    • Trevor Strnad

      DARRRR. Another killer album I forgot. Sotajumala is so sick!

  • Patrick_w911

    No love for Allegaeon? But yeah, I have most of these albums. Good shit man.

  • DomG

    ion dissonance and beneath the massacre shouldve made it..

  • Fleshgrinder

    what about Murder Construct. Their ep is grind as shit.

    • Trevor Strnad

      Ah! Christ! I did really like that Murder Construct disc. Would’ve made the top 15, no doubt if it hadn’t slipped my mind. I forgot to mention Endless Disease as well. Fucking loved that latest demo. Trap Them Filth Rations should’ve been on there too… so killer.

  • Ian

    I stumbled across “Son of Aurelius – The Farthest Reaches” this year and is really an awesome record. If you haven’t heard it, check it out, I highly recommend it.

    • Gonzalo Vidales

      Yeah dude, their bassist went to Berklee, he’s ridiculous

  • bow2TBDM

    Hell Chose Me by carnifex should be on there

  • romanshower

    Fuck yes the Arkaik cd is the shit. But another good one for the year is Engage the Mechanicality by Diskreet. Rorschach from the Watchmen even laid down vocals on that bitch.

  • Sixis

    YES, Cerebral Effusion, and Soreption <3

  • lol

    No Misery Index = Failure

  • Metal617

    dude, where’s Fragments of Form and Function, by Allegaeon? It definitely deserves to be near the top of this list. You should check them out if you haven’t heard them.

  • Henrik_T_Nederberg

    Woo! More Soreption love!

  • Black Ailhad

    What about Within The Ruins? They’re also so great!
    I agree with the list, 2010 was a great year with great releases! Fleshgod Apocalypse, Autopsy and Pathology really kicked my ass!

  • Helmut Kleve

    1 Kylesa – Spiral Shadow
    2 Darkthrone – Circle the Wagons
    3 Burzum – Belus
    4 Twilight – Monument to time end
    5 Enslaved – Axioma Ethica Odini
    6 Sleeping Peonies – Rose curl, Sea Swirl
    7 Kvelertak – Kvelertak
    8 War from a harlots Mouth
    9 Amy MacDonald – A Curious Thing
    10 Dillinger – Option Paralysis

  • Gonzalo Vidales

    Is it just me or are there alot of dudes saying that deathcore bands should be on this list, super lulz imo. You don’t put breakdowns in death metal, it’s an unwritten law =p

  • Hutton

    You heard Dyscarnate – Enduring The Massacre?

  • LoLAdriankat

    Oh cool, he has a legitimate taste in metal.

  • Gary

    Disentomb’s album is sick. Great choice Trevor!

  • big doocy

    may not make the list but worth a look, 100 Knives Inside, Moral Fabrication EP. I’m stoked you put Fleshgod Apocalypse up there though.

  • Penguin

    Haha fuck yeah Disentomb ftw!

  • Dan

    Had a 2nd look at your list, You have a fucking ridicoulsly good taste in music man.

    10/10 on the list

    But should of added allegaeon 😛

  • Taylor

    Solid list.

  • Cody Daniels

    THANK GOD SOMEONE FINALLY MENTIONED HOUR OF PENANCE’S PARADOGMA. holy shit i have glued that cd in my cd player, its AMAZING.

  • Priisgreat

    Awesome to see Vampire Weekend in your non-metal picks.

  • Mac Painter

    I see three records missing, DeiVos – Gospel of Maggots, Archspire – All Shall Align and Inherit Disease – Visceral Transcendence, other than that, perfect list.

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