Best albums by genre

Alternative Metal
Meshuggah – ObZen

Atmospheric/Symphonic Metal

Haggard – Tales Of Ithiria

Avantgarde Metal
Oceans Of Sadness – The Arrogance Of Ignorance

Black Metal
Darkthrone – Dark Thrones and Black Flags

Death Metal
Septicflesh – Communion

Doom Metal
Virgin Black – Requiem – Fortissimo

Extreme Doom Metal

Esoteric – The Maniacal Vale

Gothic Metal
Moonspell – Night Eternal

Misery Index – Traitors

Hard Rock

AC/DC – Black Ice

Heavy Metal
Metallica – Death Magnetic

Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal
Amon Amarth – Twilight Of The Thunder God

Heaven Shall Burn – Iconoclast

Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal
Eluveitie – Slania

Cult Of Luna – Eternal Kingdom

Power Metal

Avantasia – The Scarecrow

Progressive Metal
Opeth – Watershed

Sludge/Stoner Metal
Ufomammut – Idolum

Thrash Metal
Testament – The Formation Of Damnation

Other awards

The Best Cover Song
Opeth – Would? (Alice In Chains cover)

The Best Debut Album

Warbringer – War Without End

The Best DVD
Opeth – The Roundhouse Tapes

The Best Video

Arkona – Slavsya Rus

The Biggest Letdown
In Flames – A Sense Of Purpose

The Biggest Surprise
Metallica – Death Magnetic