Album-of-the-year award goes to: War All The Time by Thursday, a post-hardcore/screamo band from New Jersey, USA. This is probably the best album of the decade.
These ties strangle our necks, hanging in the closet,
found in the cubicle;
without a name, just numbers, on the resume stored in the mainframe, marked for delete.
Honorable mentions are:
Blessing In Disguise by Green Carnation - progressive rock/metal at its finest.
Spirit Of The Forest by Korpiklaani - folk metal designed to drink hard liquor and smash things up.
War. War fucking never changes.
Don't try to communicate. You're bound to fail.