Best Metal Albums of 2018


The Top Ten

1 Firepower - Judas Priest

Gotta say, I really enjoyed this one. Well done Judas Priest. - cjWriter1997

Priest are still the metal gods they were back in the 70's.

It’s not even out yet, but I can tell I’m going to love it.

2 Diluvium - Obscura

This band... Hands down.
I liked a YouTube comment on Obscura's new album: "It is ironic that a band named OBSCURA has made everything so clear."
100% true. - Metal_Treasure

Such prog, Such feels. - InsanityJoe

3 Illusive Golden Age - Augury

Great album (progressive/ technical death metal)
List to check out - Best Songs On Augury's Illusive Golden Age - Metal_Treasure

4 Ion - Portal

This is a really heavy album from Australia - contains Experimental Death Metal.
Sounds like Gorguts meets Morbid Angel meets Nile, and more. - Metal_Treasure

5 Algorythm - Beyond Creation
6 Meditations - Kataklysm
7 Northern Chaos Gods - Immortal
8 Queen of Time - Amorphis

That's a pretty good album, guys - Metal_Treasure

9 Eonian - Dimmu Borgir
10 Àmir - Ihsahn

Correct spelling: Àmr (or Amr) - Metal_Treasure

The Newcomers

? Overtures of Blasphemy - Deicide
? Rainier Fog - Alice in Chains

The Contenders

11 Trident Wolf Eclipse - Watain

Cool that this album is getting love. - djpenquin999

12 Stranger Fruit - Zeal & Ardor Stranger Fruit - Zeal & Ardor

An interesting combination of black metal and spiritual/gospel music. Sounds silly on paper, but in practice, you'd be surprised by just how good it is. The lead single "Gravedigger's Chant" is both catchy and powerful, and the closing track "Built on Ashes" is honestly one of the most beautiful tracks I've heard in a long time. - MetalFoREVer1228

13 Our Raw Heart - Yob
14 Devouring Radiant Light - Skeletonwitch
15 Pounding the Pavement - Anvil
16 Catharsis - Machine Head

I miss the real Machine Head that made masterpieces like Unto The Locust and The Blackening.

This album was terrible.

That was actually very disappointing - Metal_Treasure

17 Sign of the Dragonhead - Leaves' Eyes
18 Beloved Antichrist - Therion
19 Witch Mountain - Witch Mountain
20 The Subversive Kind - Deliverance
21 Hadeon - Pestilence
22 Thunderbolt - Saxon
23 Where Owls Know My Name - Rivers of Nihil

Prog death with sax

24 Conqueror's Oath - Visigoth

The album cover is super cool

This album is OK. But nothing more than that.
Visigoth are a new Power/Heavy Metal band from the US formed in 2010. - Metal_Treasure

25 Viktoria - Marduk

Never liked this band but really like this album, kicks serious ass.

26 Used Future - The Sword
27 Puncturing the Grotesque - Autopsy
28 Ømni - Angra

Brazilian power metal with lead singer Fabio Lione from Rhapsody (Of Fire) - Metal_Treasure

29 The Banished Heart - Oceans of Slumber
30 Desolation - Khemmis

Anyone who likes mastodon is going to like this - InsanityJoe

31 Legend of the Seagullmen - Legend of the Seagullmen

@InsanityJoe - this isn't a metal album.
And it isn't a split between Tool and Mastodon. The band is just a supergroup with Danny Carey of Tool and Brent Hinds of Mastodon in it.
I liked the album and made a list about it - Best Songs On Legend of the Seagullmen's Self-Titled Album.
But again, it isn't metal, not at all. - Metal_Treasure

Split album between Tool and Mastodon - InsanityJoe

32 Liquid Anatomy - Alkaloid
33 Apocalypse - Primal Fear
34 A New Kind of Horror - Anaal Nathrakh
35 The Living Dead - Grave Digger
36 Vector - Haken
37 The Sciences - Sleep
38 Errorzone - Vein
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Top Remixes

1. Diluvium - Obscura
2. Illusive Golden Age - Augury
3. Firepower - Judas Priest
1. Firepower - Judas Priest
2. Eonian - Dimmu Borgir
3. Stranger Fruit - Zeal & Ardor


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