Serpentcult's Weight of Light came out in Europe last year, but the North American release date was in January. SO it's eligible for my Top Albums of 2009 because I live in North America. This is good news because the album kicks ass and I hadn't heard it until the other day.
Sadly, some kick ass albums from 2008 didn't hit my ears until 2009. Here's a short list of killer albums that may have made my list had I heard them last year.
Trenches - The Tide Will Swallow Us Whole
Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery
Death Angel - Killing Season
Early Graves - We: The Guillotine
Evocation - Dead Calm Chaos (fucking awesome!)
Watain - Casus Luciferi