METAL KAOZ Editors' Top10 Albums For 2018

METAL KAOZ Editors' Top10 Albums For 2018

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Metal Kaoz Top 10 Albums for 2018

Aaah... It's December, which means the time for the "Best Of" lists has come once again. 2018 was a weird yet interesting year for Heavy Metal; tons of new bands popped out like mushrooms after heavy rain capturing the spotlight, while the genre's biggest acts served us some of their best works, proving once again that they still have the Power and the Glory (hint, hint) to appear on top10-end lists for decades to come. But with so many lists out there, who has time to set up some more that will worth your attention?

Turns out we do. And since Metal is a cauldron made of steel that contains from catchy, Heavy guitars to Black-ened eerie growling and ageless Doom-pumping tunes, METAL KAOZ rounded up its editors' Top 10 lists and proudly presents below the top10 of each editor for the year's best full length releases.

So, join us below as we count down the 10 Best Metal albums of 2018 per editor, and get ready to probably discover one or two gems that slipped through the cracks.

Oh, you're welcome.


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Giorgos Fillinis:

01. ASHBURY - "Eye Of The Stygian Witches"
02. THE SKULL - "The Endless Road Turns Dark"
03. SATAN - "Cruel Magic"
04. JUDAS PRIEST - "Firepower"
05. WYTCH HAZEL - "II: Sojourn"
06. SOLSTICE - "White Horse Hill"
07. SAXON - "Thunderbolt"
08. HEIR APPARENT - "The View From Below"
09. IN THE WOODS - Cease The Day"
10. VOIVOD - "The Wake"


Vangelis Kontogeorgakos:

01. JUDAS PRIEST - "Firepower"
02. REFUGE - "Solitary Men"
03. BEHEMOTH - "I Loved You At Your Darkest"
04. AMORPHIS - "Queen Of Time"
05. KAMELOT - "The Shadow Theory"
06. MARDUK - "Viktoria"
07. CLUTCH - "The Book Of Bad Decisions"
08. SIGH - "Heir To Dispair"
09. IHSAHN - "Ámr"
10. GHOST - "Prequelle"


Dimitris Kontogeorgakos:

01. VENOM - "Storm The Gates"
02. SATAN - "Cruel Magic"
03. SUICIDAL TENDENCIES - "Still Cyco Punk After All These Years"
04. THE SKULL - "The Endless Road Turns Dark"
05. AMORPHIS - "Queen Of Time"
06. ORPHANED LAND - "Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs"
07. ARKONA - "Khram"
08. REFUGE - "Solitary Men"
09. SOULFLY - "Ritual"
10. BLAZE BAYLEY - "December Wind"


Mike Smith:

01. JUDAS PRIEST - "Firepower"
02. PALE DIVINE - "Pale Divine"
03. APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE - "From Gold To Ash"
04. THE SKULL - "The Endless Road Turns Dark"
05. JIRM - "Surge Ex Monumentis"
06. AGE OF TAURUS - "The Colony Slain"
07. CASTLE - "Deal Thy Fate"
08. CAULDRON - "New Gods"
09. FORMING THE VOID - "Rift"
10. VISIGOTH - "Conqueror's Oath"


Maria Voutyriadou:

01. SATAN - "Cruel Magic"
02. THE SKULL - "The Endless Road Turns Dark"
03. DUNBARROW - "II"
04. VISIGOTH - "Conqueror's Oath"
05. ORPHANED LAND - "Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs"
06. WITCHSKULL - "Covens Will"
07. TRIBULATION - "Down Below"
08. UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS - "Wasteland"
09. PROFESSOR BLACK - "Sunrise"
10. ALASTOR - "Slave To The Grave"


Erika Wallberg:

01. MANTICORA - "To Kill To Live To Kill"
02. HEIR APPARENT - "The View From Below"
03. URIAH HEEP - "Living The Dream"
04. REECE - "Resilient Heart"
05. OPEN BURN - "Divine Intermission"
06. ROYAL HUNT - "Cast In Stone"
07. SAXON - "Thunderbolt"
08. ANVIL - "Pounding The Pavement"
09. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - "No Cross, No Crown"
10. ELECTRIC BOYS - "The Ghost Ward Diaries"

1. Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme
2. Pig Destroyer - Book Burner
3. Sinister - The Carnage Ending
4. Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
5. Cannibal Corpse - Torture
6. As I Lay Dying - Awakened
7. Dehumanized - Controlled Elite
8. Asphyx - Deathhammer
9. Unleashed - Odalheim
10. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage