A very good year with very difficult picks. Quite a few of my favorite artists/bands put out remarkable albums in 2010, some the best of their careers. I got this list down to 9 and it was in a stalemate for a while. Still have 3 years to go in order to complete the first 30 years of my life. I'll try to finish this project by Christmas.
Circle - Rautatie
No doubt this is one of the seminal albums of Circle's career and that's saying something considering the volume they've put out. Epic, yet easy to approach. An excellent album to start with for anyone interested. "Vaellus" is hit material even at 8 minutes duration and has some massive riffs. This album is Circle perfectly condensed.
Death in June - Peaceful Snow
DI6 trades the traditional acoustic guitar for piano accompaniment... …