AOTY 2019

2018 Metal Album Releases

2018
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Type
EP (14)
LP (203)
Genre
Ambient (82)
Art Pop (131)
Folk (130)
Hip Hop (431)
House (77)
Indie Pop (143)
K-Pop (97)
Metal (221)
Pop (155)
Pop Rap (69)
R&B (172)
Rock (481)
Soul (56)
Techno (61)
Trap Rap (163)
Jul 13
Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Deafheaven
Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
83
critic score
(27)
79
user score
(586)
Apr 20
Sleep - The Sciences
Sleep
The Sciences
85
critic score
(10)
78
user score
(375)
Jun 1
Ghost - Prequelle
Ghost
Prequelle
78
critic score
(10)
74
user score
(321)
Mar 9
Judas Priest - Firepower
Judas Priest
Firepower
77
critic score
(8)
76
user score
(198)
Jun 8
Zeal and Ardor - Stranger Fruit
Zeal and Ardor
Stranger Fruit
81
critic score
(7)
78
user score
(198)
Jan 26
Portal - Ion
Portal
Ion
81
critic score
(7)
72
user score
(140)
Jun 22
Vein - Errorzone
Vein
Errorzone
79
critic score
(5)
75
user score
(120)
Sep 28
Horrendous - Idol
Horrendous
Idol
90
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(117)
Oct 5
Behemoth - I Loved You at Your Darkest
Behemoth
I Loved You at Your Darkest
82
critic score
(8)
75
user score
(114)
Oct 5
High on Fire - Electric Messiah
High on Fire
Electric Messiah
79
critic score
(12)
76
user score
(108)
Nov 16
Sigh - Heir To Despair
Sigh
Heir To Despair
88
critic score
(5)
73
user score
(101)
Nov 9
Architects - Holy Hell
Architects
Holy Hell
84
critic score
(11)
75
user score
(100)
Aug 24
Alice in Chains - Rainier Fog
Alice in Chains
Rainier Fog
72
critic score
(11)
66
user score
(94)
Jan 26
Tribulation - Down Below
Tribulation
Down Below
81
critic score
(9)
71
user score
(87)
Jul 20
Skeletonwitch - Devouring Radiant Light
Skeletonwitch
Devouring Radiant Light
82
critic score
(8)
76
user score
(86)
May 11
The Body - I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer.
The Body
I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer.
76
critic score
(12)
78
user score
(76)
Sep 7
Pig Destroyer - Head Cage
Pig Destroyer
Head Cage
82
critic score
(9)
71
user score
(69)
Aug 31
KEN mode - Loved
KEN mode
Loved
80
critic score
(6)
74
user score
(68)
Jun 8
YOB - Our Raw Heart
YOB
Our Raw Heart
83
critic score
(9)
75
user score
(64)
Jul 13
Imperial Triumphant - Vile Luxury
Imperial Triumphant
Vile Luxury
83
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(64)
Aug 31
Thou - Magus
Thou
Magus
82
critic score
(13)
70
user score
(61)
Jul 13
Between the Buried and Me - Automata II
Between the Buried and Me
Automata II
84
critic score
(5)
77
user score
(53)
Oct 19
Disturbed - Evolution
Disturbed
Evolution
53
critic score
(7)
39
user score
(49)
Mar 2
Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology
Slugdge
Esoteric Malacology
92
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(47)
Mar 9
Between the Buried and Me - Automata I
Between the Buried and Me
Automata I
77
critic score
(7)
73
user score
(47)
Jun 29
Converge - Beautiful Ruin
Converge
Beautiful Ruin
90
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(47)
Apr 13
Breaking Benjamin - Ember
Breaking Benjamin
Ember
62
critic score
(3)
48
user score
(46)
Mar 16
Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
Rivers of Nihil
Where Owls Know My Name
90
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(45)
May 18
At The Gates - To Drink From The Night Itself
At The Gates
To Drink From The Night Itself
79
critic score
(8)
70
user score
(43)
May 18
Five Finger Death Punch - And Justice for None
Five Finger Death Punch
And Justice for None
57
critic score
(3)
20
user score
(42)
Jul 20
Daron Malakian and Scars On Broadway - Dictator
Daron Malakian and Scars On Broadway
Dictator
64
critic score
(5)
63
user score
(41)
Jan 19
Of Mice & Men - Defy
Of Mice & Men
Defy
83
critic score
(3)
52
user score
(36)
Jun 29
Bullet For My Valentine - Gravity
Bullet For My Valentine
Gravity
52
critic score
(5)
38
user score
(36)
Oct 26
Haken - Vector
Haken
Vector
80
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(35)
Jan 26
Machine Head - Catharsis
Machine Head
Catharsis
54
critic score
(3)
35
user score
(33)
Jun 8
Tomb Mold - Manor of Infinite Forms
Tomb Mold
Manor of Infinite Forms
80
critic score
(4)
72
user score
(33)
Jun 8
Uniform & The Body - Mental Wounds Not Healing
Uniform & The Body
Mental Wounds Not Healing
77
critic score
(7)
73
user score
(32)
Mar 9
Ministry - AmeriKKKant
Ministry
AmeriKKKant
57
critic score
(9)
41
user score
(29)
May 4
Parkway Drive - Reverence
Parkway Drive
Reverence
78
critic score
(6)
66
user score
(29)
May 18
Amorphis - Queen of Time
Amorphis
Queen of Time
78
critic score
(4)
75
user score
(28)
Sep 21
Voivod - The Wake
Voivod
The Wake
84
critic score
(8)
74
user score
(28)
Nov 2
The Ocean - Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic
The Ocean
Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic
78
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(28)
Jul 6
Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods
Immortal
Northern Chaos Gods
76
critic score
(5)
71
user score
(27)
Aug 24
Jesus Piece - Only Self
Jesus Piece
Only Self
78
critic score
(4)
72
user score
(27)
Oct 5
ICE NINE KILLS - The Silver Scream
ICE NINE KILLS
The Silver Scream
80
critic score
(1)
63
user score
(25)
Jan 5
Watain - Trident Wolf Eclipse
Watain
Trident Wolf Eclipse
77
critic score
(3)
63
user score
(24)
Apr 13
Møl - JORD
Møl
JORD
83
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(24)
Sep 14
Holy Fawn - Death Spells
Holy Fawn
Death Spells
82
user score
(24)
Sep 21
Sumac - Love in Shadow
Sumac
Love in Shadow
77
critic score
(8)
69
user score
(24)
Jan 26
Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
Orphaned Land
Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
85
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(23)
Apr 20
TesseracT - Sonder
TesseracT
Sonder
66
critic score
(8)
71
user score
(23)
Jan 5
Shining - X - Varg Utan Flock
Shining
X - Varg Utan Flock
80
critic score
(2)
61
user score
(22)
Nov 23
Obliteration - Cenotaph Obscure
Obliteration
Cenotaph Obscure
86
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(22)
Nov 9
Cult Leader - A Patient Man
Cult Leader
A Patient Man
82
critic score
(4)
74
user score
(21)
Mar 23
Of Feather And Bone - Bestial Hymns of Perversion
Of Feather And Bone
Bestial Hymns of Perversion
90
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(20)
Feb 16
Harakiri For The Sky - Arson
Harakiri For The Sky
Arson
63
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(19)
Apr 6
Messa - Feast For Water
Messa
Feast For Water
82
user score
(19)
May 4
Dimmu Borgir - Eonian
Dimmu Borgir
Eonian
70
critic score
(6)
70
user score
(19)
Jun 22
Khemmis - Desolation
Khemmis
Desolation
75
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(19)
Jul 13
Obscura - Diluvium
Obscura
Diluvium
80
critic score
(5)
71
user score
(19)
Jul 27
Thou - Rhea Sylvia
Thou
Rhea Sylvia
76
critic score
(4)
72
user score
(19)
Jan 12
Avatar - Avatar Country
Avatar
Avatar Country
75
critic score
(2)
64
user score
(18)
May 25
Jonathan Davis - Black Labyrinth
Jonathan Davis
Black Labyrinth
64
critic score
(7)
53
user score
(18)
Jan 5
Summoning - With Doom We Come
Summoning
With Doom We Come
58
critic score
(2)
61
user score
(17)
May 4
Thy Catafalque - Geometria
Thy Catafalque
Geometria
80
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(17)
Apr 6
Kamelot - The Shadow Theory
Kamelot
The Shadow Theory
70
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(16)
Sep 14
Bosse-de-Nage - Further Still
Bosse-de-Nage
Further Still
75
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(16)
Sep 28
Anaal Nathrakh - A New Kind of Horror
Anaal Nathrakh
A New Kind of Horror
83
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(16)
May 1
Thou - The House Primordial
Thou
The House Primordial
70
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(15)
Sep 28
Bliss Signal - Bliss Signal
Bliss Signal
Bliss Signal
70
critic score
(3)
71
user score
(15)
Feb 9
Visigoth - Conqueror's Oath
Visigoth
Conqueror's Oath
78
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(14)
May 18
Alkaloid - Liquid Anatomy
Alkaloid
Liquid Anatomy
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(14)
May 25
Uada - Cult of a Dying Sun
Uada
Cult of a Dying Sun
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(14)
Sep 14
Infernal Coil - Within a World Forgotten
Infernal Coil
Within a World Forgotten
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(14)
Oct 5
Windhand - Eternal Return
Windhand
Eternal Return
77
critic score
(5)
78
user score
(14)
Jan 26
Mammoth Grinder - Cosmic Crypt
Mammoth Grinder
Cosmic Crypt
75
critic score
(5)
65
user score
(13)
Jul 6
Bongripper - Terminal
Bongripper
Terminal
73
user score
(13)
Jan 12
Corrosion of Conformity - No Cross No Crown
Corrosion of Conformity
No Cross No Crown
70
critic score
(6)
61
user score
(12)
Jan 12
Hamferð - Tamsins Likam
Hamferð
Tamsins Likam
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(12)
Feb 9
Legend Of The Seagullmen - Legend of the Seagullmen
Legend Of The Seagullmen
Legend of the Seagullmen
71
critic score
(5)
64
user score
(12)
Mar 9
Conjurer - Mire
Conjurer
Mire
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(12)
Jan 26
Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed
Hooded Menace
Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed
79
critic score
(5)
69
user score
(11)
Mar 30
Primordial - Exile Amongst the Ruins
Primordial
Exile Amongst the Ruins
80
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(11)
Oct 12
Atreyu - In Our Wake
Atreyu
In Our Wake
60
critic score
(4)
44
user score
(11)
Oct 12
Dir En Grey - The Insulated World
Dir En Grey
The Insulated World
80
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(11)
Oct 19
Soulfly - Ritual
Soulfly
Ritual
77
critic score
(3)
65
user score
(11)
Oct 26
Bloodbath - The Arrow of Satan is Drawn
Bloodbath
The Arrow of Satan is Drawn
63
critic score
(3)
67
user score
(11)
Nov 9
All That Remains - Victim of the New Disease
All That Remains
Victim of the New Disease
80
critic score
(3)
61
user score
(11)
Feb 9
Harm's Way - Posthuman
Harm's Way
Posthuman
74
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(10)
Feb 9
The Atlas Moth - Coma Noir
The Atlas Moth
Coma Noir
83
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(10)
Jul 20
Powerwolf - The Sacrament of Sin
Powerwolf
The Sacrament of Sin
78
user score
(10)
Sep 14
Deicide - Overtures of Blasphemy
Deicide
Overtures of Blasphemy
72
critic score
(3)
59
user score
(10)
Jan 1
Bloodbather - Pressure
Bloodbather
Pressure
54
user score
(9)
Jan 5
Sinistro - Sangue Cassia
Sinistro
Sangue Cassia
80
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(9)
Apr 20
Wiegedood - De Doden Hebben Het Goed III
Wiegedood
De Doden Hebben Het Goed III
70
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(9)
May 4
Ihsahn - Ámr
Ihsahn
Ámr
90
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(9)
May 25
Wayfarer - World's Blood
Wayfarer
World's Blood
78
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(9)
Jun 15
Chthe'ilist - Passage Into the Xexanotth
Chthe'ilist
Passage Into the Xexanotth
95
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(9)
Jan 26
Agrimonia - Awaken
Agrimonia
Awaken
85
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(8)
Feb 16
Angra - ØMNI
Angra
ØMNI
79
user score
(8)
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