Top 15 Records of 2018

Tribulation – Down Below

This is a magical dark collection of songs, full of sultry aesthetics and catchy grooves that get stuck in your head after the very first listening. Personal Favorite Track: Subterranea

Amorphis – Queen Of Time

Everything on this album sounds absolutely majestic and passionate with the perfect blend of Nordic themes, soulful melodies and primordial darkness. Personal Favorite Track: Wrong Direction

Madder Mortem – Marrow

Madder Mortem have developed a quite unique music style resulting in intricate songwriting and genuine emotions plus Agnete is one of the best vocalists in the metal scene. Personal Favorite Track: Until You Return

Shining – X – Varg Utan Flock

Another extremely dark and intriguing album where blackened fury and dramatic melodies entwine. Personal Favorite Track: Gyllene Portarnas Bro

Wolfheart – Constellation Of The Black Light

This album is a triumph of sheer melancholy and epic darkened soundscapes so it’s the proper soundtrack for cold winter nights. Personal Favorite Track: Breakwater

Monster Magnet – Mindfucker

Mr. Dave Wyndorf is back in excellent shape and this bittersweet & groovy album should be played loud on vinyl. Personal Favorite Track: When The Hammer Comes Down

Earthless – Black Heaven

By now you should know that Isaiah Mitchell is an incredibly talented guitarist so you can expect a massive dosage of wild psychedelic rock jams on this album. Personal Favorite Track: Electric Flame

Lucifer – Lucifer II

This is the second coming of rockers Lucifer and the dark heavy rock style of this album will certainly conquer your hearts. Personal Favorite Track: Dreamer

Corrosion Of Conformity – No Cross No Crown

After a dozen years on this new album C.O.C. showcases great chemistry and delivers intense groovy songs. Personal Favorite Track: The Luddite

Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats – Wasteland

Dwelling within a dystopian world this is the album that will get you permanently dazed & confused. Personal Favorite Track: No Return

Helrunar – Vanitas Vanitatvm

Helrunar has successfully composed a poetic ode to darkness and you should join this obscure sonic journey without hesitation. Personal Favorite Track: Nachzehrer

Orphaned Land – Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs

This is an epic Oriental Metal opus that stands out for the remarkable lyrical concept and the passionate creative force. Personal Favorite Track: The Cave

Lucifer’s Child – The Order

The band’s sophomore album naturally conjures immense darkness with a bewitching creative force. Personal Favorite Track: Siste Farvel

At The Gates – To Drink From The Night Itself

Blending aggressive rhythmic sections and melodic despair this album definitely reconfirms the band’s seminal status in the metal scene. Personal Favorite Track: Daggers Of Black Haze

Dimmu Borgir – Eonian

The return of Dimmu Borgir is drenched in darkness, symphonic grandeur and decadent beauty. Personal Favorite Track: Council Of Wolves And Snakes


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