Through the week of the 20th, the AllMusic Blog will be publishing our editors' favorite albums of 2009. We'll be covering well over a dozen genres and styles, from rap to reggae, R&B to electronic, country to Latin, blues to metal, folk to soundtracks, and several points in-between. Right now, on the AllMusic Blog, we take a look at our favorite Metal albums of 2009. Be sure to check our upcoming overall feature of new albums and classical releases, AllMusic Loves 2009, and our other 2009 in Review posts.

Baroness - Blue Record
Black Cobra - Chronomega
Coalesce - Ox
Converge - Axe to Fall
Deathspell Omega - Chaining the Katechon
Eagle Twin - The Unkindness of Crows
Funeral Mist - Maranatha
Immortal - All Shall Fall
Isis - Wavering Radiant
Katatonia - Night Is the New Day
Keelhaul - Keelhaul's Triumphant Return to Obscurity
Kiss - Sonic Boom
Mastodon - Crack the Skye
My Dying Bride - For Lies I Sire
Necrophobic - Death to All
Nihill - Grond
Pelican - What We All Come to Need
Sepultura - A-Lex
Sunn 0))) - Monoliths & Dimensions
Zoroaster - Voice of Saturn