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Best Metal Albums of 2018 So Far

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Halfway through 2018! Here are the albums I enjoyed so far!

5. Nervosa – Downfall of Mankind


Nervosa has released the thrash metal album to beat in 2018. The all-female, Brazilian power trio isn’t afraid to get political, but the energetic riffs and pure aggression are what will keep you coming back for more.

4. Exmortus – The Sound of Steel


Between Exmortus, Visigoth and Gatekeeper, the traditional metal banner is still being held high in 2018. The Sound of Steel sees Exmortus stepping up its already stellar shred game to the next level.

3. Tribulation – Down Below


Tribulation continues to move forward with its on trend, original blend of goth ’n’ roll. Down Below sounds like the album Led Zeppelin would have made if it truly did make a deal with the devil.

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Written by Eric

July 1, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Lost List: Best Metal Albums of 2017

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Foiled again! I never actually posted my best of 2017 list here back when I created it, so you’re getting it halfway through 2018. I certainly don’t regret any of the albums I placed on this list.

10. Paradise Lost – Medusa


Paradise Lost is another band that I was late to the hype train on, but Medusa grew on me after repeat listens and its arguably the best doom metal album of 2017. Feeling some Type O influence here too!

9. Myrkur – Mareridt


Myrkur continues to advance her atmospheric extreme metal in a way that is intriguing and also still “true” on Mareridt, despite what the haters may say. Her growls are impressive. I wish there were more.

8. Havok – Conformicide


I debated placing Havok higher on my list, as Conformicide is the closest thing we have to old school Megadeth right now. And the bass playing is stellar on this album. The only real negative here is that certain tracks run noticeably long.

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Written by Eric

July 1, 2018 at 8:44 pm