3rd Runner-Up: sablespecter's Album of the Year for 2000 (RDF: 60%)
"WTF is this?" That was my general reaction to this upon first listen. Raw, both in sound and production, with virtually inscrutable lyrics from Randy Blythe. This makes is a difficult starting point for those new to the band. Fortunately for me, it didn't come until after later albums (but also before the even more difficult Burn the Priest) and so I don't recommend it as a starting point for new listenets. To those accustomed to the LoG sound, however, it really does have a good variety of tracks and provides a more rewarding listening experience with each play. That shows by the fact it finishes fourth in my rankings for what turned out to be a strong year.
This particular selection is still a staple of the live set, and generates some of the most violent activity in the pit each time!