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KNAC.COM's Staffers Pick Top Ten Albums of 2008

By Newsferatu, Writer
Saturday, December 13, 2008 @ 0:15 AM


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Check out the top ten 2008 Album lists from the KNAC.COM crew.

Many of these releases are available for sale in the KNAC.COM More Store. To purchase these albums, click on the album titles or on the album cover art.

Charlie Steffens, aka Gnarly Charlie, Staff Photographer/Writer

01.) Sahg II (Regain Records)
02.) Testament The Formation of Damnation (Nuclear Blast)
03.) Jeff Loomis Zero Order Phase (Century Media)
04.) The Haunted Versus (Century Media)
05.) Antagonist Exist (Prosthetic)
06.) Sworn Enemy Maniacal (Century Media)
07.) Extreme Saudades de Rock (Open E Records)
08.) 36 Crazyfists The Tide and Its Takers (Ferret Music)
09.) Protest The Hero Fortress (Vagrant Records)
10.) The Showdown Back Breaker (Solid State Records)

Mick Stingley, New York City Correspondent

01.) AC/DC Black Ice (Sony)
02.) Machine Head The Blackening CD/DVD Special Edition/Reissue (RoadRunner)
03.) Airbourne Running Wild (RoadRunner)
04.) Chrome Division Booze, Broads & Beelzebub (Nuclear Blast)
05.) Motorhead Motorizer (SPV)
06.) Grand Magus Iron Will (Rise Above)
07.) Motley Crue Saints Of Los Angeles (Eleven Seven)
08.) Amon Amarth Twilight Of The Thunder God (Metal Blade)
09.) Buckcherry Black Butterfly (11-7/Atlantic)
10.) Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy (Geffen)

Lisa Sharken, New York Contributor/Guitar Slinger

01.) Yngwie Malmsteen Perpetual Flame (Rising Force)
02.) Black Tide Light From Above (Interscope)
03.) The Sword Gods Of The Earth (Kemado)
04.) Opeth Watershed(Roadrunner)
05.) Testament The Formation Of Damnation(Nuclear Blast)
06.) AC/DC Black Ice (Columbia)
07.) Judas Priest Nostradamus (Epic)
08.) Dragonforce Ultra Beatdown (Roadrunner)
09.) Children Of Bodom Blooddrunk (Spinefarm)
10.) Cavalera Conspiracy Inflikted (Roadrunner)

Andrew Depedro, Ottawa Correspondent

01.) Pyramaze Immortal (Locomotive)
02.) Death Angel Killing Season (Nuclear Blast)
03.) Exciter Thrash, Speed, Burn (Blistering)
04.) The Double Pumpers Old Gold (Music For Cats)
05.) Testament The Formation Of Damnation (Nuclear Blast)
06.) The Sword Gods Of The Earth (Kemado)
07.) Airbourne Runnin' Wild (Roadrunner)
08.) Children Of Bodom Blooddrunk (Spinefarm)
09.) AC/DC Black Ice (Columbia)
10.) The Agonist Once Only Imagined (Century Media)

Peter Atkinson, Northeast Correspondent

01.) Keep of Kalessin Kolossus (Nuclear Blast)
02.) Meshuggah Obzen (Nuclear Blast)
03.) Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God (Metal Blade)
04.) Gojira The Way of All Flesh (Prosthetic)
05.) Ihsahn angL (Candlelight)
06.) Nachtmystium Assassins: Black Meddle Part 1 (Century Media)
07.) Soilent Green Inevitable Collapse In The Presence of Conviction (Metal Blade)
08.) Testament The Formation of Damnation (Nuclear Blast)
09.) Enslaved Vertebrae (Nuclear Blast)
10.) Abigail Williams In The Shadow of a Thousand Suns (Candlelight)

Brian Davis, Writer

1) Into Eternity The Incurable Tragedy (Century Media)
2) Biomechanical Cannibalised (Earache Records)
3) Scar Symmetry Holographic Universe (Nuclear Blast)
4) Opeth Watershed (Roadrunner)
5) Zimmers Hole When You Were Shouting At The Devil…We Were In League With Satan (Century Media)
6) Nervecell Preaching Venom (Music Master)
7) Rustmine Self Destruct (Independent)
8) Devian Ninewinged Serpent (Century Media)
9) Hate Eternal Fury And Flames (Metal Blade)
10) The Haunted Versus (Century Media)

Michael Fisher, Nashville Contributor

01.) Uriah Heep Wake The Sleeper (Sanctuary)
02.) Kings X XV (SPV)
03.) Michael Schenker Group In The Midst of Beauty (Inakustik GMBH)
04.) Born From Pain Survival (Metal Blade)
05.) Motorhead Motorizer (Steamhammer SPV)
06.) Iced Earth The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked II) (Steamhammer SPV)
07.) Motley Crue Saints of Los Angeles (Eleven Seven Music)
08.) Judas Priest Nostradamus (Sony)
09.) AC/DC Black Ice (Columbia)
10.) Yngwie Malmsteen Perpetual Flame (Rising Force)

Philthy Phil, 8-foot Tall Viking

01.) Testament The Formation of Damnation (Nuclear Blast)
02.) Metallica Death Magnetic (Warner)
03.) Exodus Let There Be Blood (Zaentz)
04.) Opeth Watershed (Roadrunner)
05.) Motorhead Motorizer (Steamhammer SPV)
06.) Ayreon 01011001 (Inside Out)
07.) Yngwie Malmsteen Perpetual Flame (Rising Force)
08.) AC/DC Black Ice (Columbia)
09.) The Sword Gods Of The Earth (Kemado)
10.) Droids Attack Fatal/Error (Crustacean)

Diana DeVille, Rock Goddess

01.) Whitesnake Good To Be Bad (SPV)
02.) Dokken Lightning Strikes Again (Rhino)
03.) Fatal Smile World Domination (Locomotive)
04.) Alice Cooper Along Came a Spider (Steamhammer)
05.) Babylon Bombs Doin' You Nasty (Locomotive)
06.) AC/DC Black Ice (Columbia)
07.) Black Sabbath Rules of Hell (Rhino)
08.) Guns N Roses Chinese Democracy (Geffen)
09.) Motley Crue Saints Of Los Angeles (Eleven Seven)
10.) Extreme Saudades de Rock (Open E Records)

Junkman, On Air Personality/Off Air Refuse Collector

1) Testament The Formation Of Damnation (Nuclear Blast)
2) Death Angel Killing Season (Nuclear Blast)
3) Slipknot All Hope Is Gone (Roadrunner/Nuclear Blast)
4) Metallica Death Magnetic (Warner Bros.)
5) Judas Priest Nostradamus (Epic/Sony)
6) Buckcherry Black Butterfly (Eleven Seven/ Atlantic)
7) Rev Theory Light It Up (Interscope)
8)Tesla Forever More (Tesla Electric Company)
9) Guns N Roses Chinese Democracy (Geffen) Where's my Dr. Pepper, biotch?
10) Motley Crue Saints Of Los Angeles (Eleven Seven)

DJ Will Host of "The Vault"

01.) Testament The Formation Of Damnation (Nuclear Blast)
02.) Cavalera Conspiracy Inflikted (Roadrunner )
03.) Death Angel Killing Season (Nuclear Blast)
04.) Benedictum Seasons Of Tragedy (Locomotive)
05.) Annihilator Metal (SPV)
06.) ZimmersHole When You Were Shouting At The Devil (Century Media)
07.) Agent Steel Alienigma (Mascot)
08.) Laaz Rockit Left For Dead (Massacre)
09.) Danko Jones Never Too Loud (Aquarius Records)
10.) Helloween Gambling With The Devil (SPV)

Bullwhip, Once in a While Air Personality

1) Airbourne Runnin' Wild (Roadrunner)
2) AC/DC Black Ice (Sony)
3) Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy (Geffen)
4) Judas Priest Nostradamus (Epic)
5) Motörhead Motörizer (SPV)
6) Whitesnake Good To Be Bad (SPV)
7) Tesla Forever More (TECR/Ryko)
8) Beatallica All You Need Is Blood (Oglio)
9) Iced Earth Crucible Of Man: Something Wicked Pt. 2 (SPV)
10) Metallica Death Magnetic (Warner Bros.)

Crazy Craig, Super Rock Sunday Host

01.) Gojira The Way of All Flesh Prosthetic
02.) The Company Band Sign Here, Here & Here Venture Capital Recordings
03.) Roadsaw See You in Hell Small Stone
04.) Bison B.C. Quiet Earth Metal Blade
05.) Sahg II Regain
06.) Ironweed Indian Ladder Small Stone
07.) Sweet Cobra Forever Metal Blade
08.) Lair of the Minotaur War Metal Battle Master Southern Lord
09.) It's Casual The New Los Angeles Friendly Hills
10.) Pod People Mons Animae Morutuorum Goatsound


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