The Best & Worst Metal Albums Of 2018


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The best and the worst albums of 2018 in my opinion.

Few notes:
- covering death metal, goregrind, porngrind, deathgrind, grindcore, thrash metal, black metal, crossover, hardcore, stoner whatever.
- in order from best to worst
- rated on a scale from 0 to 10
- few lines so I remember wtf it was about
- selection of over 350 albums of 2018
- mostly objective

Created by: Obnoxious | 20.11.2018



1. Meat Spreader - A Swarm Of Green Flies Over The Rusty Pot
9 - Goregrind - Polish goregrind gods unite!
2. Judas Priest - Firepower
9 - Heavy Metal - My biggest surprise of 2018. Canonical release.
3. Haemorrhage / Hemdale / Meat Spreader - Fallen In Gore
9 - Goregrind - Warning: this split will make you shit your pants.
4. Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed
8 - Death / Doom Metal - Twist in the sound with a bit more doom, but still great.
5. Cancer - Shadow Gripped
8 - Death Metal - Most of the album sounds as if it was made in the early 90s.
6. Gruesome - Twisted Prayers
8 - Death Metal - Great album, too bad it reminds of Death so much otherwise 9 for sure.
7. High On Fire - Electric Messiah
8 - Stoner / Sludge Metal - Matt Pike is the closes the world has to Lemmy.
8. Gruesome Stuff Relish - Cannibalized!
8 - Goregrind - EP, but fucking great! Gore on!
9. Pestilence - Hadeon
8 - Death Metal - Return to the old sound, lacks some of the riffing intrigues from back in the day.
10. Tu Carne - Acumulación De Cadaveres
8 - Goregrind - After a long wait the horrorgrind monsters return for "your flesh".
11. Tomb Mold - Manor of Infinite Forms
8 - Death Metal - Grim and evill sounding album with underlying melodies of doom.
12. Mammoth Grinder - Cosmic Crypt
8 - Death Metal - Old school DM done the right way.
13. Sleep - The Sciences
8 - Stoner Metal - The science behind a great stoner album!
14. Alex Skolnick Trio - Conundrum
8 - Jazz - The only jazz album on the list, cause it's Skolnick and he can play jazz!
15. The Creatures From The Tomb - The Terryfying Menace
8 - Goregrind - Great first album, shows a lot of promise.
16. Terrorizer - Caustic Attack
8 - Deathgrind - Kick ass!
17. Master - Vindictive Miscreant
8 - Death Metal - Standard second-era album. Still fun.
18. Naxatras - III
8 - Stoner Metal - Atmospheric and instrumental stoner,
19. Outre-Tombe - Necrovortex
8 - Death Metal - Interesting death/doom. Kinda grows on you.
20. Rise Of The North Star - The Legacy Of Shi
8 - Hardcore - The samurai slasher is back.
21. Brutal Sphincter - Analhu Akbar
7 - Goregrind - Groovy gory fun!
22. Unleashed - The Hunt for White Christ
7 - Death Metal - Get smashed Jebus.
23. Terror - Total Retaliation
7 - Hardcore - Powerful.
24. Skeletal Remains - Devouring Mortality
7 - Death Metal - Good album. Lot of fun, needs bit more groove to be great.
25. Blasphemer - Lust Of The Goat
7 - Death Metal - Grew a lot as a band over the last year, and you can tell that for sure!
26. Voivod - The Wake
7 - Progressive Metal - Even tho I'm a fan of their early albums, I can appreciate their progressive work too.
27. Madball - For The Cause
7 - Hardcore - A bit of a letdown after their previous album.
28. Cryptopsy - The Book Of Suffering - Tome 2
7 - Deathgrind - Busy and interesting for few listens. Their best release in many many moons.
29. Conan - Existential Void Guardian
7 - Doom / Stoner Metal - Crushing. Smashing. Sound.
30. 1914 - The Blind Leading The Blind
7 - Black Metal - My favorite black metal album of the year. Reminds me of old Satyricon for some reason.
31. Suicidal Tendencies - Still Cyco Punk After All These Years
7 - Hardcore - Re-whatever, Cyco is usually hit and miss.
32. Yob - Our Raw Heart
7 - Stoner / Doom Metal - Decent, but could be better with rough vocals.
33. Goreified - The Stench of Putrescent Flesh
8 - Death Metal / Goregrind - Gory death metal with garage sound.
34. Ripped To Shreds - 埋葬 (Mai-zang)
7 - Death Metal - One of the best old school death metal albums of the year.
35. Crash Syndrom - Postmortem Solutions To Mundane Issues
7 - Goregrind - Heavy modern type of goregrind. Japanese, but couldn've easily said it was a Czech band.
36. Create A Kill - Summoned To Rise
7 - Thrash Metal - Ambitious undertaking, sounds kinda average with good production.
37. Monstrosity - The Passage of Existence
7 - Death Metal - Melodic guitar, monotonous passages. Few greasy sparkles. And yeah, fuck that melodic guitar.
38. Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods
7 - Black Metal - Fuck your ass with broken glass Demonaz, better known as "that other guy from Immortal".
39. Heinous - The Basement
7 - Goregrind - Dirty flesheating basement rat gore metal.
40. Sick Of It All - Wake The Sleeping Dragon
7 - Hardcore - Solid album
41. Haggus / Posthumous Regurgitation - Bizarre Fungating Ulceration
7 - Goregrind - Both bands could do better, especially PR.
42. Serrabulho - Porntugal
7 - Porngrind - Fun fun fun.
43. Orange Goblin - The Wolf Bites Back
7 - Stoner Metal - Rocka rolla.
44. Darkness - First Class Violence
7 - Thrash Metal - Expected more from these thrash veterans, but whatever.
45. Benighted - Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master
7 - Deathgrind - Weaker album, lost some of their spunk.
46. Iskald - Innhøstinga
7 - Black Metal - It's kinda weird I liked this album. It's different I guess.
47. Drawn and Quartered - The One Who Lurks
7 - Solid evil release.
48. Iron Reagan - Dark Days Ahead
7 - Crossover - Feels like a procedural album, next time put some thought into it instead of just screaming and banging.
49. Necrophobic - Mark of the Necrogram
7 - Black / Death Metal - Solid death/black, gets kinda stale after few listens. Also too melodic for my taste.
50. Jungle Rot - Jungle Rot
7 - Death Metal - The groove is real.
51. Deicide - Overtures Of Blasphemy
7 - Death Metal - Not that bad, but fuck that melodic guitarist again!
52. Liquid Viscera - Oozing Curdled Fluids
7 - Goregrind / Death Metal
53. Skinless - Savagery
7 - Brutal Death Metal - Kinda boring.
54. Ultra-Violence - Operation Misdirection
7 - Thrash Metal - Attempt to thrash. Again.
55. Terrible Claw - Sickening Annihilation
7 - Death Metal
56. Archgoat - The Luciferian Crown
7 - Black / Death Metal - One of the most evil sounding albums of the year.
57. Marduk - Viktoria
7 - Black Metal - Some hype this album. I guess they are new to Marduk.
58. Portal - Ion
7 - Craziest death metal album of the year. Primitive, expressional, experimental.
59. Scorched - Ecliptic Butchery
7 - Horror vs Doom. Dirty sound.
60. Uada - Cult Of A Dying Sun
7 - Black Metal - A bit on the weak side. Grow some evil pubes.
61. Saxon - Thunderbolt
7 - Heavy Metal - (yawn)
62. Kraanium - Slamchosis
6 - Slamming Death Metal - Slam Clam Glam Blam
63. Deströyer 666 - Call of the Wild
6 - Black / Thrash Metal - Not at their best. Not even close.
64. Just Before Dawn - Tides Of Blood
6 - Death Metal - It's fine I guess. So much death metal in 2018 this gets forgotten easily.
65. Abhorrence - Megalohydrothalassophobic EP
7 - Comeback release. Atmospheric OSDM.
66. Menschenfresser - Menschenfresser
6 - Black / Death Metal - Weird-ass album, no idea how to brand it. But kinda liked it.
67. Venom - Storm The Gates
6 - Speed Metal - Here comes the boredom. Cronos without Mantas is like Cronos without half brain. Shameful album by one of the best metal bands of all time.
68. Artillery - The Face Of Fear
6 - Thrash Metal - Could be much better in the list if they dump the power metal inspired shit. In the vocalist's mouth.
69. Watain - Trident Wolf Eclipse
6 - Black Metal - Interesting album, with a lot of pretending.
70. Those Who Bring The Torture - Pain Offerings
6 - Death / Doom Metal - Some good death metal hidden between
71. Klysma - Sick
6 - Slamming Death Metal - Had to put some more slamming boredom.
72. Pungent Stench - Smut Kingdom
6 - Death 'n' Roll - Had high hopes for this album - my biggest mistake of 2018.
73. Hatchet - Dying To Exist
6 - Thrash / Heavy Metal - Some nice riffs and solos, drowning in melodic feces.
74. Revolting - Monolith Of Madness
6 - A bit flat and too melodic at times.
75. Six Feet Under - Unburied
6 - Half is decent, half is garbage. Still a 6 cause it's Chris Barnes.
76. Pyrexia - Unholy Requiem
6 - Decent effort at average death metal, nothing like the old stuff.
77. Neter - Infernus
6 - Cool album for few listens. It has backbone but offers nothing lasting.
78. Deicide - Overtures Of Blasphemy
6 - Satan is ashamed by Glenn and the dumbass guitar melodies and solos.
79. Decaying - To Cross The Line
6 - Could be better, try again.
80. Mortuous - Through Wilderness
6 - Nothing to set it apart from all the other OSDM bands out there.
81. LIK - Carnage
6 - Recycled death metal. Sounds like so many things.
82. Horrendous - Idol
6 - Average attempt at technical death metal.
83. Rivers Of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
6 - Overrated wankery.
84. Krisiun - Scurge Of The Enthroned
5 - New sound. Sounds like crap.
85. Skeletonwitch - Devouring Radiant Light
5 - Why?
86. Bloodbath - The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn
5 - Super-poser death metal.
87. Hate Eternal - Upon Desolate Sands
5 - Probably the most boring album on this list.
88. Baest - Danse Macabre
5 - Monotonous to the bone, lot of the riffs are a joke.
89. Revocation - The Outer Ones
5 - Totally overrated as always. Feels a bit less melodic than before.
90. Obscura - Diluvium
5 - Shitty attempt at techy melo death topped with shitty attempts at ripping off Cynic. Fucking sucks.
91. Psychroptic - As The Kingdom Drowns
5 - Totally pointless.
92. Pig Destroyer - Head Cage
5 - Grindcore? Nope, metalcore.
93. At The Gates - To Drink From The Night Itself
4 - Retire please...
94. Sludge - Esoteric Malacology
4 - Has some potential and energy, but most of the time is unlistenable with shitty melodies.
95. Atrocity - Occult II
3 - Frustrating. Ditch the sympho crap already, grow back some balls and play death metal!
96. Ihsahn - Amr
3 - Assfur Metal
97. Kataklysm - Meditations
2 - When I thought things couldn't get worse... Fuck Maurizo the Cunt!
98. Alkaloid - Liquid Anatomy
2 - Dumbass pussy hipster trash!
99. Amorphis - Queen of Time
1 - Go cry in a dumpster.
100. Ghost - Prequelle
1 - With all my heart, I wish you a bus crash.
101. Behemoth - I Loved You at Your Darkest
0 - Me and that shit stain.



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27.12.2018 - 06:43
Neachy
Try Vanhelgd, Burial Invocation, 1914, Esoctrilihum, Convulsing, Khanus, Teleport, Corpsessed, Gudveiki and Chaos Echoes.
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28.12.2018 - 14:41
tominator
At best deranged
Well I seemed to have liked the Slugdge, Horrendous and At The Gates albums a lot more than you did. xD

Skeletal Remains and Necrophobic were really solid albums. Enjoyed both of them a lot.

Anyway, I just took a look at the albums I've listened to this year and some of the albums I'd recommend in the death metal category are:
- Crescent - The Order Of Amenti (blackened death metal)
- Little dead Bertha - Age of Silence (symphonic death metal)
- 1914 - The Blind Leading The Blind (just like Neachy recommended, it's a really great album. Among the best albums I've heard this year)
- Sulphur Aeon - The Scythe Of Cosmic Chaos
- Beyond Creation - Algorythm (technical death metal)
- Cor Serpentii - Phenomankind (progressive death metal)
- On Thorns I Lay - Aegean Sorrow
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