The AllMusic editors are recapping the year in recordings with well over a dozen posts in which they present their favorites within specific genres and styles. Right now, on the AllMusic Blog, they provide a list of their favorite metal releases of 2010. It was a big year for the extreme side, with black metal making a resurgence by way of Nachtmystium, Watain, and Agalloch, who delivered some of the year's best albums.

Harvey Milk - A Small Turn of Human Kindness
Watain - Lawless Darkness
Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
The Ocean - Heliocentric
Torche - Songs for Singles
High on Fire - Snakes for the Divine
Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Electric Wizard - Black Masses
Enslaved - Axiomoa Ethica Odini
Daughters - Daughters
Black Tusk - Taste the Sin
Overkill - Ironbound
Kylesa - Spiral Shadow
Rosetta - A Determinism of Morality
Locrian - The Crystal World
Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
Nachtmystium - Addicts: Black Meddle, Pt. II
Sigh - Scenes from Hell
Ludicra - The Tenant