Your 2018 Best Of Album List

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  1. JD27

    JD27 ESP Cult Member

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    Since the year is coming to a close, I figured it would be a good time to see what everyone has enjoyed the most this year. Usually I end up finding something I missed over the year. Maybe I’ve been slacking on new releases lately or there just wasn’t that much out there that I was looking forward to, but I couldn’t even come up with 10. I still haven’t checked out the new Behemoth or Skeletonwitch. Here is my list in no particular order.

    Rivers Of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
    Revocation - The Outer Ones
    Arsis - Visitant
    Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology
    At The Gates - To Drink From The Night Itself
    Tribulation - Down Below
    Good Tiger - We Will All Be Gone
    Foxbat - Rotgut
     
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    ArtDecade John Bohlinger's Dank Stash

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    Toska - Fire By The Silos
    Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician
    Hate Eternal - Upon Desolate Sands
    Neil Finn - Lightsleeper
     
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    The Silver Scream - Ice Nine Kills
    At the Gates - To Drink From the Night Itself

    That’s it. I’m old. One new band one old band. I did good in 2018.
     
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    Frontierer - Unloved
    Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology
    Sectioned - Annihilated
    Black Tongue - Nadir
    Cult Leader - A Patient Man
    Dead/Awake - Insurrectionist EP
    Gunship - Dark All Day
     
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    Cult Leader - A Patient Man is my AOTY I'm fairly sure

    Conan - Existential Void Guardian was good
    Slugdge too!

    I got Thou's new album, and it's definitely not bad... but it's definitely just 'more of the same'. IDK, I was kinda hoping it would stand out more but I've listened to it twice and I can't remember a single part of it.

    ...uh... that's like all I can think of right now lol wow kind of a slow year for bands I like.

    Oh shit I still haven't gotten Hate Eternal yet!

    Also I love Melvins but I don't really even assume they will turn back into a metal band again and they're so prolific that I'm not even sure if I should bother with the new album. Is it metal?
     
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    Silent Planet-When the End Began
    The Dali Thundering Concept-Savages
    Architects-Holy Hell
     
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    (in no particular order)

    Skyharbor - "Sunshine Dust"
    Unearth - "Extinction(s)"
    Sylar - "Seasons"
    Opia's two new songs they have released so far as a band (not an album, but don't care, they are too awesome to not get a mention here :lol: )
    Between the Buried and Me - Automata 1 & 2
    Light the Torch - Revival
    Bleeding Through - Love Will Kill All

    Honorable mention goes to the imaginary Glass Cloud reunion album I wish we had all gotten this year, because even an imaginary Glass Cloud album is better than a lot of stuff out there. :lol:
     
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  8. Ordacleaphobia

    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    My AOTY contenders are a pretty short (and surprisingly un-heavy) list...

    Good Tiger - We Will All be Gone
    The Afterimage - Eve

    And this:
    BRING BACK GLASS CLOUD.
    New Emmure is still lit tho
     
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    Rivers of Nihil-Where Owls Know My Name
    Polyphia - New Levels New Devils
    Obscura - Diluvium

    Honorable mention to Revocation - Outer Ones.
     
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    I would say we should circle a Glass Cloud reunion petition, but it would save a shitload of time and yield the exact same results if one of the mods just emailed Josh Travis SS.O's entire user list, both banned and unbanned. :lol:
     
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    Horrendous - Idol
    Oxygen Destroyer - Bestial Manifestations of Malevolence and Death
    Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed
    Ataraxy - Where All Hope Fades
    Outer Heaven - Realms of Eternal Decay
    Augury - Illusive Golden Age
    Ingested - The Level Above Human
    Sigh - Heir to Despair
    Brainoil - Singularity to Extinction
    Scorched - Ecliptic Butchery

    And the lone non-metal release;

    IDLES - Joy as an Act of Resistance
     
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    It's all over the map. This time around, Pinkus is doing a lot more of the songwriting - so you get the Melvins' heavy weirdness and Butthole Surfers' weird heaviness.
     
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    Completely missed that one! Need to check it out.
     
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    To make my year end list I require: artistic value, strong emotional impact, and be something I will not only have listened to repeatedly, but know I will continue to listen to for years to come. With that being said, in order...

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    1. Vargrav - Netherstorm (Black Metal)
    2. Akuratyde - Past Lives (Drum & Bass)
    3. Daniel Avery - Song For Alpha (Techno)
    4. Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz - Mona Lisa (Hip Hop/Rap)
    5. Dance With The Dead - Loved To Death (Synthwave)
    6. The Midnight - Kids (Synth Pop)
     
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    ThisBrokenMachine Architectural Metal

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    My top ten for 2018:

    1) Cult Leader - A Patient Man
    2) Vein - Errorzone
    3) Harakiri for the Sky - Arson
    4) Casey - Where I Go When I Am Sleeping
    5) MØL - Jord
    6) Gatherers - We Are Alive Beyond Repair
    7) Frontierer - Unloved
    8) Skeletonwitch - Devouring Radiant Light
    9) The Ocean - Phanerozoic I: Paleozoic
    10) Pig Destroyer - Head Cage
     
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    Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology
    Rivers of nihle - owls
    Alkaloid - liquid antatomy
    Soreption - monument of the end
     
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    I normally just have a top ten or so without ranking, but Slugdge killed album of the year for me. Hands down. I listen to it all the time and it just gets better.

    After that:
    Behemoth
    Beyond Creation
    Arsis
    At the Gates
    Hate Eternal
     
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    Damn, forgot to check out Beyond Creation too.
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    I really love Beyond Creation, this album is exceptional even for them IMO. Strong recommend.
     
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