2018's Great Listens: Contenders For The Crown


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Since this is technically not a ranking, I've made this list alphabetical. These albums are all ones I am considering for Top 50 of the year and are worth your time.

Created by: SchakFU81 | 19.11.2018



1. Aboleth - Benthos
2018
2. Aborted - Terrorvision
2018
3. Aepoch - Awakening Inception
2018
4. Agrimonia - Awaken
2018
5. Alghazanth - Eight Coffin Nails
2018
6. Alkaloid - Liquid Anatomy
2018
7. All Them Witches - Atw
2018
8. Altered Perceptions - Malice
2018
9. Altars of Grief - Iris
2018
10. Alterbeast - Feast
2018
11. Amorphis - Queen of Time
2018
12. Angelus Apatrida - Cabaret de la GuilIotine
2018
13. Anvil - ,Pounding the Pavement
2018
14. Architects - Holy Hell
2018
15. Arkona - xpam
2018
16. At the Gates - To Drink From the Night Itself
2018
17. Atra Vetosus - Apricity
2018
18. Augury - The Illusive Golden Age
2018
19. Autopsy - Puncturing the Grotesque
2018
20. Avatar - Avatar Country
2018
21. Baptists - Beacon of Faith
2018
22. Barren Earth - A Complex oF Cages
2018
23. Beartooth - Disease
2018
24. Behemoth - Love You at Your Darkest
2018
25. Between the Buried and Me - Automata I+II
2018
26. Beyond Creation - Algorythm
2018
27. Black Label Society - Grimmest Hits
2018
28. Blackwulf - Sinister Sides
2018
29. Bleed from Within - Era
2018
30. Bleeding Gods - Dodekathlon
2018
31. Bleeding Through - Love Will Kill All
2018
32. Bloodbath - The Arrow of Satan is Drawn
2018
33. Bloodshot Dawn - Reanimation
2018
34. Bloodtruth - Martyrium
2018
35. Boss Keloid - Melted on the Inch
2018
36. Bosse-de-Nage - Further Still
2018
37. Brainstorm - Midnight Ghost
2018
38. Cane Hill - Too Far Gone
2018
39. Castle - Deal Thy Fate
2018
40. Circuitry - Untouched By Human Hands
2018
41. Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions
2018
42. Chthonic - Battlefields of Asura
2018
43. Cognitive - ?Matricide
2018
44. Conjurer - Mire
2018
45. Corrosion of Conformity - No Cross No Crown
2018
46. Cosmic Church - Tayttymys
2018
47. Craft - White Noise and Black Metal
2018
48. Cruachan - Nine Years of Blood
2018
49. Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
2018
50. Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
2018
51. Deicide - Overtures of Blasphemy
2018
52. De Profundis - The Blinding Light of Faith
2018
53. Disturbed - Evolution
2018
54. Dragonlord - Dominion
2018
55. Dragony - Masters of the Multiverse
2018
56. Evoken - Hypnagogia
2018
57. Exmortus - The Sound of Steel
2018
58. Exocrine - Molten Giant
2018
59. Fire Down Below - Hymn of the Cosmic Man
2018
60. Fit for a King - Dark Skies
2018
61. Follow the Cypher - Follow the Cypher
2018
62. Forest of Stars - Grave Mounds and Grave Mistakes
2018
63. Gama Bomb - Speed Between the Lines
2018
64. Gaerea - Unsettling Whispers
2018
65. Genocide Pact - Order of Torment
2018
66. Ghost - Prequelle
2018
67. Ghost Bath - Funeral
68. Glacial Tomb - Glacial Tomb
2018
69. Gorod - Aethra
2018
70. Grajo - Slowgod
2018
71. Grave Noise - From the Cradle to the Grave
2018
72. Graveyard - Peace
2018
73. Gruesome - Twisted Prayers
2018
74. Gygax - 2nd Edition
2018
75. Haken - Vector
2018
76. Harakiri For the Sky - Arson
2018
77. Harms Way - Post Human
2018
78. Hatchet - Dying To Exist
2018
79. Haunt - Burst Into Flame
2018
80. Haunted - Dayburner
2018
81. Heidevolk - Vuur van Verzet
2018
82. Homewrecker - Hell is Here Now
2018
83. Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed
2018
84. Horrendous - Idol
2018
85. Hoth - Astral Necromancy
2018
86. Howling Sycamore - Howling Sycamore
2018
87. Huntsmen - American Scrap
2018
88. Imperialist - Cipher
2018
89. Ice Nine Kills - The Silver Screen
2018
90. Inferi - Revenant
2018
91. Irreversible Mechanism - Immersion
2018
92. Jizzy Pearl - All You Need is Soul
2018
93. John 5 and The Creatures - It's Alive
2018
94. Kalmah - Palo
2018
95. Khemmis - Desolation
2018
96. Kingcrow - The Persistence
2018
97. King Goat - Debt oF Aeons
2018
98. Krull - The Black Coast
2018
99. Legend of the Seagullmen - Legend of the Seagullmen
2018
100. Letters From the Colony - Vignette
2018
101. Levels - Levels
2018
102. Lychgate - The Contagion in Nine Steps
2018
103. Machine Head - Catharsis
2018
104. Michael Romeo - War of the Worlds pt. 1
2018
105. Mammoth Grinder - Cosmic Crypt
2018
106. Manticora - To Kill to Live to Kill
2018
107. Mesarthim - The Density Parameter
2018
108. Messa - Feast For Water
2018
109. Ministry - AmeriKKKant
2018
110. Mol - Jord
2018
111. Monotheist - Scourge
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112. Monstrosity - The Passage of Existence
2018
113. Necrophobic - Mark of the Necrogram
2018
114. Nekrogoblikon - Welcome to Bonkers
2018
115. Obscura - Diluvium
2018
116. Oceans of Slumber - The Banished Heart
2018
117. Of Mice and Men - Defy
2018
118. On Thorns I Lay - Aegean Sorrow
2018
119. Orange Goblin - The Wolf Bites Back
2018
120. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets and Messiahs
2018
121. Parasite Inc. - Dead and Alive
2018
122. Parkway Drive - Reverence
2018
123. Pestilence - Hadeon
2018
124. Primal Fear - Apocalypse
2018
125. Primordial - Exile Amongst the Ruins
2018
126. Psychonaut - Unfold The God Man
2018
127. Psycroptic - As the Kingdom Drowns
2018
128. Rebel Wizard - Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Respone
2018
129. Revocation - The Outer Ones
2018
130. Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
2018
131. Satan - Cruel Magic
2018
132. Shining - X - Varg Utan Block
2018
133. Shylmagoghnar - Transience
2018
134. Skalmold - Sorgir
2018
135. Skeletal Remains - Devouring Mortality
2018
136. Skeletonwitch - Devouring Radiant Light
2018
137. Skyharbor - Sunshine Dust
138. Sleep - The Sciences
2018
139. Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology
2018
140. Stoned Jesus - Pilgrim
2018
141. The Atlas Moth - Coma Noir
2018
142. The Contortionist - Clairvoyant
2018
143. The Crown - Cobra Speed Venom
2018
144. The Dali Thundering Concept - Savages
2018
145. The Faceless - In Becoming a Ghost
2018
146. The Heard - The Island
2018
147. The Ocean - Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic
2018
148. Thy Catafalque - Geometria
2018
149. Tomb Mold - Manor of Infinite Forms
2018
150. Tribulation - Down Below
2018
151. Uada - Cult of a Dying Sun
2018
152. Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - Wasteland
2018
153. Varathron - Patriarchs oF Evil
2018
154. Vein - Errorzone
2018
155. Vermilia - Katkyt
2018
156. Visigoth - Conquerers Oath
2018
157. Voices - Frightened
2018
158. Voivod - The Wake
2018
159. Will Haven - Muerte
2018
160. White Wizzard - Infernal Overdrive
2018
161. Witch Casket - Punishment EP
2018
162. Witchsorrow - Hexenhammer
2018
163. Wolfheart - Constellation of the Black Light
2018
164. Wytch Hazel - II: Sojourn
2018
165. Xenoblight - Procreation
2018
166. XuL - What Lies Hidden...
2018
167. Zeal & Ardor - Stranger Fruit
2018



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