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The A.V. Club's Best Metal Albums of 2018

The A.V. Club's Best Metal Albums of 2018

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High on Fire - Electric Messiah

High on Fire - Electric Messiah
October 5, 2018
Critic Score
79
12 reviews

The band’s eighth studio album towers alongside its best work, offering both peerless, full-speed-ahead blitzkriegs and slower, heavier epics like the 10-plus-minute “Sanctioned Annihilation.”

Mammoth Grinder - Cosmic Crypt

Mammoth Grinder - Cosmic Crypt
January 26, 2018
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

Skeletonwitch - Devouring Radiant Light

Skeletonwitch - Devouring Radiant Light
July 20, 2018
Critic Score
82
8 reviews
It’s unpretentious, meaty stuff built for headbanging and not much more.

Thou - Magus

Thou - Magus
August 31, 2018
Critic Score
82
13 reviews

Magus, their first full-length solo album since 2014’s towering Heathen, teases out the tension between melody and abrasion, like a severely narcotized In Utero.

Windhand - Eternal Return

Windhand - Eternal Return
October 5, 2018
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

Zeal and Ardor - Stranger Fruit

Zeal and Ardor - Stranger Fruit
June 8, 2018
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

On the thrilling Stranger Fruit, elements of gospel and the blues coil like twisted roots around the album’s tallest pillars of fury, resulting in anthems at once heavier and more soulful than the “Satanic spirituals” on last year’s Devil Is Fine.

Original Source: https://music.avclub.com/the-best-metal-albums-of-2018-1830646750
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