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25 Best Metal Albums Of 2018 (So Far)

25 Best Metal Albums Of 2018 (So Far)

Just as the world of metal is diverse, so is this list. There's legends who've been hammering away for decades. There's new upstarts making their first impression (five of these albums are debuts). There's albums in the style of classic traditional metal. There's albums from the recent deathcore and djent movements. There's the deep complexity of tech death and progressive metal, and there's the brute force charge of hardcore. Regardless of the details, all these albums are worth checking out. And like our best rock list, these albums are not in a ranked order. That'll be at the end of the year. Leave a comment complaining about who we snubbed and who you think paid us to be featured (we wish). This list spans albums released from January 2018 to June 2018. 


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White Wizzard

Infernal Overdrive (Traditional Heavy Metal)

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Letters From The Colony

Vignette (Djent/Progressive Metal)

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Shining

X: Varg Utan Flock (Progressive Black Metal)

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At The Gates

To Drink From The Night Itself (Melodic Death Metal)

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Lycanthrope

Chapters (Melodic Metalcore)

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Alterbeast

Feast (Technical Death Metal)

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Avatar

Avatar Country (Avant-Garde Metal/Groove Metal)

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Bleeding Gods

Dodekathlon (Symphonic Death Metal)

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Corrosion Of Conformity 

No Cross No Crown (Southern Metal/Stoner Metal)

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Harms Way

Posthuman (Metallic Hardcore/Industrial)

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Ihsahn

Amr (Progressive Black Metal)

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Impending Doom

The Sin And Doom Vol. II (Deathcore)

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Judas Priest

Firepower (Traditional Heavy Metal)

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Khemmis

Desolation (Doom Metal)

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The Atlas Moth

Coma Noir (Post Metal)

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Kalmah

Palo (Melodic Death Metal)

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Sleep

The Sciences (Stoner Metal)

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Light The Torch

Revival (Modern Heavy Metal)

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Rivers Of Nihil

Where Owls Know My Name (Progressive Death Metal)

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Sinistro

Sangue Cassia (Doom Metal)

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Stryper

God Damn Evil (Traditional Heavy Metal)

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Tribulation

Down Below (Gothic Metal)

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Vein

Errorzone (Metallic Hardcore)

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Zeal & Ardor

Stranger Fruit (Avant-Garde Metal)

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Yob

Our Raw Heart (Post Metal)

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