As per usual, I listened to a lot of new music this year. Only problem is that it was only new to me. But! I did listen some stuff actually released this year. I definitely had a year of somewhat cheesy power metal, so my favorite from the past 12 months was the second album, Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards, from an awesome band I recently discovered:
(The video for this song is pretty fantastic as well)
With a shout out to Spooky, I picked up Tribulation's The Children of the Night.
Enslaved came out with a new album, In Times, which was expectedly great.
So I guess, despite what I said above, it was more of a year for progressive black metal.