were there any? DiS's and Pitchfork's lists seem to indicate there weren't, only indie and electronica (okay, there's a few exceptions like Future of the Left), but they're indie websites (and Raz doesn't do DiS anymore, does he?).
I've just gotten High On Fire's new album, and Baroness's Red Album, both of which are class, but I can't think of the top of my head of any other metal albums that got much of a bumming this year. Am I missing anything??