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Old Nick's Top-30 Of 2018

These are the 30 albums I listened to the most in 2018. I haven't paid much attention to the albums' order. It's been a pretty good year for metal, just like every year; if you are willing to search, you will find. I'd love to hear how good or bad you think this list is.

Best EP: Cleõphüzz - Wizard Of Phüzz
Best Demo: Dionysiaque - Dionysiaque

Created by: nikarg | 08.01.2019

1. Et Moriemur - Epigrammata
Absolutely divine. I already knew in March that it would be my AOTY.
2. Judas Priest - Firepower
The Metal Gods' best album since Painkiller. Enough said.
3. Varathron - Patriarchs Of Evil
Atmospheric, occult and riffy; the best black metal album of 2018.
4. Dee Snider - For The Love Of Metal
Dee's most metal record in his long and legendary career.
5. Chapel Of Disease - ...And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye
Mark Knopfler plays death metal. Outstanding stuff.
6. Shining - X - Varg Utan Flock
Ideal soundtrack to slit your wrists to. On par with V - Halmstad.
7. Necrophobic - Mark Of The Necrogram
Dissection is no more. Long live Dissection!
8. Satan - Cruel Magic
1983 was gorgeous. It sounds even more gorgeous today.
9. Clouds - Dor
My heart bleeds every time I listen to this.
10. 1914 - The Blind Leading The Blind
WWI-themed death metal mixed with black and doom? I'm sold.
11. On Thorns I Lay - Aegean Sorrow
My death/doom companion for the rainy days.
12. Behemoth - I Loved You At Your Darkest
I love the dark sound even if it's "softer".
13. Messa - Feast For Water
Less droney than the debut, yet equally magnificent doom.
14. Morne - To The Night Unknown
Post-metal with riffs. Brilliant and rare.
15. Human Serpent - For I, The Misanthropist
The best black metal band that has emerged during this decade.
16. Tribulation - Down Below
Gothic brilliance. As catchy as it gets.
17. Erdve - Vaitojimas
Lithuanian blackened sludge sharing my debut of the year award along with...
18. Gaerea - Unsettling Whispers
...this immersive and stirring sludgy piece of Portuguese black metal art.
19. Amorphis - Queen Of Time
Sailing the seas of delicious cheese.
20. Khemmis - Desolation
No surprise here. Khemmis cannot release a bad album.
21. Soulfly - Ritual
I've listened to this album more times than I want or care to admit.
22. Towards Atlantis Lights - Dust Of Aeons
Excellent funeral doom inspired by ancient civilizations. Finally a supergroup justifies the title.
23. Panopticon - The Scars Of Man On The Once Nameless Wilderness
Half black metal and half American folk. Best enjoyed when snowed in.
24. Dødsferd - Diseased Remnants Of A Dying World
Melancholic poetry, claustrophobic bleakness and provocative aggression.
25. Evoken - Hypnagogia
Every Evoken album rips the sky apart.
26. Deceased - Ghostly White
Death, thrash, heavy, melodic; all metal is here. Just listen to "Germ Of Distorted Lore".
27. Funeral Mist - Hekatomb
Yeah it kinda sounds like Marduk. It is also fucking awesome.
28. Visigoth - Conqueror's Oath
Put on your armour and let's go to battle.
29. Heir Apparent - The View From Below
The comeback to end all comebacks. Heavy/power prog from the 1980s legends.
30. Jungle Rot - Jungle Rot
Festival of death metal riffs.

Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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Comments: 5   Visited by: 74 users
08.01.2019 - 11:50
Shit taste
Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?
08.01.2019 - 14:16
Written by RaduP on 08.01.2019 at 11:50

Shit taste

You hipster, you
20.10.2021 - 21:40
Nocturnal Bro
I agree with Firepower and Mark of the Necrogram! I'll have to check out the others...
21.10.2021 - 00:04
Written by F3ynman2000 on 20.10.2021 at 21:40

I agree with Firepower and Mark of the Necrogram! I'll have to check out the others...

Time and repeated listens have made the album of Chapel Of Disease my favourite from that year.
21.10.2021 - 00:06
Nocturnal Bro
Written by nikarg on 21.10.2021 at 00:04

Time and repeated listens have made the album of Chapel Of Disease my favourite from that year.

Ah! Good to know - thanks!

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