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Top 11 Favourite Metal Albums Of 2008


Plus my top three favourite tracks from each release. \m/

Honourable mentions:
Warbringer - War Without End (Thrash)
Judas Priest - Nostradamus (Heavy/Symphonic)
Belphegor - Bondage Goat Zombie (Black/Death)
Deicide - Till Death Do Us Part (Death)
Testament - The Formation Of Damnation (Thrash)
Exodus - Let There Be Blood (Thrash)

Created by: blackwreath13 | 15.07.2022



1. Draconian - Turning Season Within
2008 (Gothic/Doom) When I Wake, Seasons Apart, The Empty Stare
2. Moonspell - Night Eternal
2008 (Gothic) Shadow Sun, Moon In Mercury, Night Eternal
3. Septicflesh - Communion
2008 (Death/Symphonic) Persepolis, Anubis, We, the Gods
4. Metallica - Death Magnetic
2008 (Heavy/Thrash) All Nightmare Long, That Was Just Your Life, The End Of The Line
5. Sabaton - The Art Of War
2008 (Power) Cliffs of Gallipoli, Ghost Division, 40:1
6. Ruins - Cauldron
2008 (Black) Upon These Skeletons (Bury the Dead), Hanged After Being Blinded, Suicidal Pulse
7. Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery
2008 (Death) Treasonous, At The Behest Of Their Death, Process Of Disillumination
8. Death Angel - Killing Season
2008 (Thrash) Sonic Beatdown, Lord of Hate, Resurrection Machine
9. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
2008 (Melodeath) Twilight Of The Thunder God, Guardians Of Asgaard, Live For The Kill
10. Satyricon - The Age Of Nero
2008 (Black) Black Crow On A Tombstone, The Wolfpack, My Skin Is Cold
11. Toxic Holocaust - An Overdose Of Death...
2008 (Thrash) Wild Dogs, War Is Hell, Endless Armageddon



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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16.07.2022 - 16:34
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Not one of the most memorable years for metal of you ask me, and I'm not really that familiar with this year so I did struggle a wee bit tbh, but anyway here is my ranking:

1. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
2. ColdWorld - Melancholie²
3. Eluveitie - Slania
4. Equilibrium - Sagas
5. Moonsorrow - V: Hävitetty
6. Doom:VS - Dead Words Speak
7. Opeth - Watershed
8. Forefather - Steadfast
9. Septicflesh - Communion
10. Motörhead - Motörizer
11. Horna - Sanojesi Äärelle
12. Enforcer - Into The Night
13. Judas Priest - Nostradamus
14. AC/DC - Black Ice
15. Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone
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16.07.2022 - 22:24
Redel

Oh yes, this was a hard pick. I had to dig deep into the wide area of my 7 ratings in order to come up with 11 highlights from 2008.

1. The Drowning - This Bleak Descent
2. Mourning Beloveth - A Disease For The Ages
3. Haggard - Tales Of Ithiria
4. Opeth - Watershed
5. Acid Witch - Witchtanic Hellucinations
6. Frailty - Lost Lifeless Lights
7. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
8. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
9. Revelation - Release
10. Apathy Noir - A Silent Nowhere
11. Doom:VS - Dead Words Speak
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16.07.2022 - 23:35
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
I don't know a lot of releases of this year, but I'm surprised no one mentioned Gojira's The Way Of All Flesh yet!
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16.07.2022 - 23:47
Redel

Written by F3ynman2000 on 16.07.2022 at 23:35

I don't know a lot of releases of this year, but I'm surprised no one mentioned Gojira's The Way Of All Flesh yet!

I didnt get into any Gojira ever.
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17.07.2022 - 14:33
nepalski

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 16.07.2022 at 16:34

Not one of the most memorable years for metal of you ask me, and I'm not really that familiar with this year so I did struggle a wee bit tbh, but anyway here is my ranking:
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Agreed. Not many interesting albums came out in 2008, even those more acclaimed records were rather underwhelming.

My fav albums that no one mentioned so far, are these:
Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels
Dir en Grey - Uroboros
Theocracy - Mirror of Souls

and the most overlooked one: Inanna - Converging Ages
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17.07.2022 - 18:40
doez
Hallucigenia
Another pretty small year and we once again don't have many albums in common.

1. Darkspace - Dark Space III
2. Aorlhac - A la croisée des vents
3. Orchidectomy - A Prelate's Attrition
4. Cynic - Traced in Air
5. Spite Extreme Wing - Vltra
6. Kaevum - Prakt
7. Protest the Hero - Fortress
8. TESA - Heartbeatsfromthesky
9. Aasdgoihasdghexekul - Demo Noir
10. Fractal Generator - The Cannibalism of Objects

Non metal stuff:

1. Midori - Aratamemashite, hajimemashite, Midori desu.
2. Mass of the Fermenting Dregs - Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
3. Tesco Organisation - Juche
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An album rated 6 is an album I enjoyed
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17.07.2022 - 21:22
Redel

The benefit of the small years is, we have extremely heteregeneous top lists, which thereby become even more interesting.
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18.07.2022 - 13:22
blackwreath13

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 16.07.2022 at 16:34

Not one of the most memorable years for metal of you ask me, and I'm not really that familiar with this year so I did struggle a wee bit tbh, but anyway here is my ranking:

1. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
2. ColdWorld - Melancholie²
3. Eluveitie - Slania
4. Equilibrium - Sagas
5. Moonsorrow - V: Hävitetty
6. Doom:VS - Dead Words Speak
7. Opeth - Watershed
8. Forefather - Steadfast
9. Septicflesh - Communion
10. Motörhead - Motörizer
11. Horna - Sanojesi Äärelle
12. Enforcer - Into The Night
13. Judas Priest - Nostradamus
14. AC/DC - Black Ice
15. Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone

Hey you got 15 out of it, that's impressive, I was surprised how slim the pickings were for me in this year.

If I had to give it credit for something it seems 2008 was the year Thrash was well and truly alive again as a viable genre and that's still going today, so there's that at least.
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18.07.2022 - 13:28
blackwreath13

Written by Redel on 16.07.2022 at 22:24

Oh yes, this was a hard pick. I had to dig deep into the wide area of my 7 ratings in order to come up with 11 highlights from 2008.

1. The Drowning - This Bleak Descent
2. Mourning Beloveth - A Disease For The Ages
3. Haggard - Tales Of Ithiria
4. Opeth - Watershed
5. Acid Witch - Witchtanic Hellucinations
6. Frailty - Lost Lifeless Lights
7. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
8. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
9. Revelation - Release
10. Apathy Noir - A Silent Nowhere
11. Doom:VS - Dead Words Speak

Nice, that's a lot of Doom. I'll try to check those out, thanks.
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18.07.2022 - 13:33
blackwreath13

Written by F3ynman2000 on 16.07.2022 at 23:35

I don't know a lot of releases of this year, but I'm surprised no one mentioned Gojira's The Way Of All Flesh yet!

I tried but then my Prog allergies started acting up.
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18.07.2022 - 13:40
blackwreath13

Written by doez on 17.07.2022 at 18:40

Another pretty small year and we once again don't have many albums in common.

1. Darkspace - Dark Space III
2. Aorlhac - A la croisée des vents
3. Orchidectomy - A Prelate's Attrition
4. Cynic - Traced in Air
5. Spite Extreme Wing - Vltra
6. Kaevum - Prakt
7. Protest the Hero - Fortress
8. TESA - Heartbeatsfromthesky
9. Aasdgoihasdghexekul - Demo Noir
10. Fractal Generator - The Cannibalism of Objects

Non metal stuff:

1. Midori - Aratamemashite, hajimemashite, Midori desu.
2. Mass of the Fermenting Dregs - Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
3. Tesco Organisation - Juche

Damn, you're not wrong I haven't heard a single one this time.
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18.07.2022 - 13:48
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by blackwreath13 on 18.07.2022 at 13:33

Written by F3ynman2000 on 16.07.2022 at 23:35

I don't know a lot of releases of this year, but I'm surprised no one mentioned Gojira's The Way Of All Flesh yet!

I tried but then my Prog allergies started acting up.

I know the feeling - I also have a very specific prog taste. It's hard to predict which prog I'll like and which prog I won't. But some grow on me, even if I can only digest them in small doses
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18.07.2022 - 17:46
Panzer

1. Psycroptic - (Ob)Servant
2. Jeff Loomis - Zero Order Phase
3. Revocation - Empire Of The Obscene
4. Deicide - Till Death Do Us Part
5. Unleashed - Hammer Battalion

Psycroptic's (Ob)Servant is still one of my favorite records.
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