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GMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 2018

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by TechnicalBarbarity, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. Phylactery

    Phylactery Active Member

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  2. CiG

    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    Was literally about to share that with you in a post in the Black Metal thread. Weird coincidence!
     
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    EternalMetal Active Member

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    Just beware that they changed their style a bit if you remember their more punk/grind origins, but the album is a monster. New album is straight up filthy death metal and is their best work yet by far.

    Album of the year for me so far. My friend showed me this when we were on the way to a concert earlier this year and im blown away. Old school feel with modern technicality. True masterpiece imo.
     
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    Honestly not sure what the big deal is with that Skeletal Remains. I found it to be thoroughly mediocre.
     
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    1. Doro Pesch – Forever Warriors, Forever United
    2. After burner – After burner
    3. Ancestor – Lord Of Destiny
    4. Powerwolf – The Sacrament Of Sin
    5. Trashquatch – Axe To Inherit
    6. Alien Weaponry – Tu
    7. Fabulous Disaster – Off With Their Heads
    8. Gruesome – Twisted Prayers
    9. Judas Priest – Firepower
    10. Thrashist Regime – Carnival Of Monsters


    HMs

    Wytch Hazel – Ii Sojoun
    Black Label Society – Grimmest Hits
    Born Again – True Heavy Nation
    Chronosphere – Red n Roll
    Darkness – First Class Violence
    Elvenstorm – The Conjuring
    Exxxekutioner – Death Sentence
    Iron Angel – Hellbound
    Nervosa – Downfall Of Man Kind
    Terrorizer – Caustic Attack
     
  6. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Havent checked it out yet but i remember a few people here praising their previous album which was pretty much standard/generic death metal by the book.
     
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    It’s like Death/Obituary but fresh

    Well crafted riffs, solos, and a proper vocalist

    It’s not mind blowingly creative, it’s just extremely high quality for what it is. Sometimes you just want that classic sound, with modern production done right

    Each album seems better than the last
     
  8. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    ... yeah im listening to Seismic Abyss right now and so far so good.
    you might like this ...
     
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    Yeah, I’ve heard that Cist. Vocalist sounds almost exactly like Shuldiner. Neither that or the Skeletal Remains excite me much, though.

    This is the first year I’ve made a real effort to try and keep up with. And god damn, it’s fucking exhausting! I’ve listened to about 50 releases from this year.

    @Dak have you heard the House of Atreus? Sounds a lot like Arghoslent. I don’t think they are as good, though. But I’ve seen a lot of praise for it in various places.
     
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    EspaDa Demon of the Fall

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    1. Yob - Our Raw Heart
    2. Shining - X - Varg utan flock
    3. Judas Priest - Firepower
    4. Primordial - Exile Amongst the Ruins
    5. Visigoth - Conqueror's Oath
    6. Svartidaudi - Revelations of the Black Sword
    7. Orange Goblin - The Wolf Bites Back
    8. Obliteration - Cenotaph Obscure
    9. High on Fire - Electric Messiah
    10. Tribulation - Down Below

    Honourable mentions:
    Alkaloid - Liquid Anatomy
    Obscura - Diluvium
    Wayfarer - World's Blood
    Sleep - The Sciences
    Wytch Hazel - II: Sojourn
    Funeral Mist - Hekatomb
    Chapel of Disease - ...and as We Have Seen the Storm, We Have Embraced the Eye
    Amorphis - Queen of Time
    Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions

    dont even want to see the new Behemoth album in anyone's list. garbage
     
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    EspaDa Demon of the Fall

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    I was really interested in your top pick, so I looked it up on metal archives and it says this album was released in 2017. :yow:
     
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    Apparently that was an early release that some people got. It wasn’t officially available until January 2018. Anyway you should listen to it because it rules.
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    Communion's bandcamp says it was released digitally August 21, 2017.



    For whatever thats worth.

    IIRC Hells Headbangers also had it right at the end of the year in 2017, like late december even.

    I unfortunately cant confirm if it was available before 2018 because I didnt buy it from HHR, looks like mine came from RedStream. (which I cant fucking track any order on) It looks like @Omni had it and their bandcamp wasnt properly updated with the full album until later.
     
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    I knew I forgot something. This will be in my top 5 once I get my list together. Took me a few listens to realize how great this album is.
     
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    cheers, i'll check it. while we're on the subject of 2018 BM:








     
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    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    Autarcie was awesome, I forgot about that one.
     
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    Funeral Mist really? I thought they never recovered from Marantha which I remember not being well received. I don't even like Salvation personally.



    This is pretty good stuff and will probably make the bottom half of my list.
     
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    Forgot about Deathly Scythe when doing my HMs. Good stuff.

    Yeah I'm fairly sure we went over this in the 2017 thread. Both albums were available on CD late 2017 but the official release date was January 2018.
     
  19. Phylactery

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    Found these on YouTube.

    Death metal:



    Black metal:



    Some of you might find some interesting stuff from them. Rather obscure and underground picks. The Panphage Mysticism might be my favourite from these on a cursory listen.

    Be sure to check out the Ancient Spells of Darkness if you've ever wanted to hear A Blaze in the Northern Sky with keyboards. It's filthy, but unfortunately lacks the sheer riffing power and primal energy of A Blaze... for me.
     
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    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    Good shit. Surprised he chose Boethiah's full length to showcase rather than their EP which I personally thought was much better. The Phrenelith EP from 2018 was immense, so much so I felt the need to make a separate list for 2018 EPs. Other standouts for me in this comp are Lago and Innumerable Forms.

    2018 was a death metal year for me.
     

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