Moving to my top 20! 20-11
20. Mammoth Grinder - Cosmic Crypt. Yet again another introduction to a band I really came to love this year. Amazing death metal.
19. Evoken - Hypnagogia. Like the Bell Witch album last year there always seems to be one Funeral Doom album that absolutely blows my mind and Evoken definitely takes the cake this year.
18. Hate Eternal - Upon Desolate Sands. These guys give off an old school Morbid Angel vibe to be and b perhaps that's why I loved this album so much in a year of amazing death metal.
17. Within Destruction - Deathwish. Holy fuck these guys are heavy. I randomly came upon this band after checking out one of their songs on Slam Worldwide and I was really ready blown away. Purely outstanding deathcore
16. Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods. Abbath who?
15. Funeral Mist - Hekatomb. Mortuss stays a busy guy between this project as well as Marduk. Just really well done Black Metal.
14. Anaal Nathrakh - A New Kind of Horror. Anaal Nathrakh is slowly becoming one of my favorite bands man. They just fuse so much extreme metal into a outlet of brutality
13. Aborted - Terrorvision. If I was doing this list off album covers they'd be number 1 haha. These Belgium legends never fail to impress when they make music imo.
12. Genocide Pact - Order of Torment. Holy. Shit. Basically if you haven't checked these guys out and you like death metal you're missing out on a treat
11. Pig Destroyer.- Head Cage. The grindcore legends returned with another brutal record.
Starting my 2018 favorite albums list. This year was quite the thrillride for alot of records. Here's albums that didn't make the list but are honorable in my humblest opinion.
Mental Cruelty- PURGATORIUM
I would've included this album higher than expected but didn't give enough listenings. This band here combines Brutal Death, slam and hardcore/ Deathcore compositions to whole new level with some surprisingly Crafted musicianship.
Behemoth: I Loved You At Your Darkest
As a Behemoth fan since Demigod, I tried to like this album more than I should have but The Satanist was just slightly better. Not a band album just not what I expected
At The Gates- To Drink From The Night Itself
After a four year period, this is my melodic death metal Album of the year. It's traditional At The Gates at Best.
Immortal- Northern Chaos Gods
Fantastic album, different from what we heard in past releases.
Pyrexia- Unholy Requiem
Band's best album since Age Of The Wicked. Brutal, intelligent, groovy and in your face Death Metal goodness.
Internal Bleeding- Corrupting Influence
One of the pioneers of slam have returned with a much more impacted release in years.
Mournful Congregation- The Incubus Of Karma
One of the most emotional, well driven and outstanding funeral Doom Metal album's I've heard in years. Truly astonishing
Facelift Deformation- Dominating The Extermination
A very well deserved and sickest Brutal Death Metal from Hong Kong just decimated start to finish.
Beyond Creation- Algorythm
Brilliant, original and creative progressive death metal that's a wonderful treat to experience.