I did a dumbass top 31 over at the site I write for. Not going to post it but you guys have a pretty good spread in here of my favorite discs and mine was pretty heavy on the tech-death/death metal in general this year. Anaal Nathrakh was my #1 as well. Black Crown Initiate was great as well. Also, since I haven't seen you folks mention it yet, you need to check out Archspire's The Lucid Collective.
To the people on this site who are on the side of, or at least sympathetic towards, gamergate, the lovely people who started and have been coordinating this whole mess had this excellent thing to say about some people you may care about. AND I FUCKING QUOTE:
"IGNORE FUCKING ATTENTIONWHORES!... THAT INCLUDES PATRICK FUCKEK. EVERYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF HIS MOUTH IS PUTRID SHIT. HE WILL NEVER BE FIRED OR LAID OFF FROM GIANTBOMB BECAUSE HE IS LITERALLY JEFF'S FINAL LIFELINE TO RYAN DAVIS"
End fucking quote. This is the scum you are supporting, or at least indirectly aiding.