WHAT WERE MY FAVORITE
ALBUMS OF 2018?
Monument Of The End
After the loss of one of their key members, Soreption have shown they aren't gonna take a step back, and instead have taken a step forward. A modern masterpiece of technical death metal.
These guys came out of nowhere, but their mix of brutal death metal and more progressive elements was really impressive.
Labyrinths Of Dark Energy
Sludgy brutal death metal with lots of great moshable bits, their debut packed a serious punch and has been holding a spot in my music rotation for awhile now.
The Book Of Suffering Tome II
Nothing new, just Cryptopsy being Cryptopsy and that's enough to always get some spot in my top 10.
Another strong Aborted release, this time with a slight black metal edge to things. But the mix of that and the usual technical speed defying death metal works really well.
|6) EXTREMITY: Coffin
A step above a nostalgia release, this is like an amazing early 90s death metal album that never got released until now. Great stuff.
ETERNAL: Upon Desolate Sands
A very strong addition to the Hate Eternal catalog, they have taken the strong parts of many of their past albums and mixed them together quite successfully.
BLEEDING: Corrupting Influence
Shades of "Voracious Contempt", this album shows the band returning even more to their slam roots.
Scourge Of The Enthroned
After a few so-so albums, this is a really solid slice of the Brazilian trio, and shows off that after all these years, they still have tremendous power.
|10) TESSERACT: Sonder
Another great showpiece of melody, djent and progressive elements.