A lot of very strong releases this year made this list quite difficult to compile...
I found my list changing often, substituting numbers and bands.
I had it finalized a couple times and then all of a sudden I picked up another '09 album I hadn't heard yet and my list would yet again change.
I have (I think?) settled on this new list.
I really can't decide if Engines of Armageddon should be in first place or not.. So just because I have a minor doubt I'll leave it in 2nd place. = ]
1. Vomitory - Carnage Euphoria
2. the Engines of armageddon - The Engines Of Armageddon
3. Lost Soul - Immerse In Infinity
4. Escutcheon - Battle Order
5. Nile - Those Whom the Gods Detest