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09-12-2018, 12:23   #1
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Album of the Year 2018



Always good seeing what albums Boardsies have rated highly during the year, plus it's tradition.

Not gonna bother with the whole nominating and voting like previous years as interest was waning. So that’s it!

What were your standout releases in 2018?
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09-12-2018, 21:21   #2
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The 2 standout albums for me come from the opposite ends of the Rock/Metal spectrum

Desolation by Khemmis

I had the honour of catching this band at Roadburn earlier this year. Desolation hadn't been released, but they did play Isolation from the upcoming album. Desolation is their third album and an absolute tour de force. They're kinda Doom metal, but fairly energetic, and the album is packed with cracking riffs.



On Dark Horses by Emma Ruth Rundle

ERR is one of my favourite artists at the moment, and her third album On Dark Horses was another fantastic release. It's a dark, moody album with very raw production. Not heavy in the slightest, probably barely fits into the "rock" genre, but its an album I had on constant repeat.



Other albums I enjoyed were:
New Others Part One by This Will Destroy You
Our Raw Heart by Yob
The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness by Panopticon
Prequell by Ghost
Dissolution by The Pineapple Thief
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Slim pickings this year for me,Judas Priests Firepower is about it TBH.
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Agree with Lucan, very slim pickings but my album of the year is MASSIVE WAGONS - FULL NELSON
Great band and gonna be huge, just a classic old fashioned fun rock album



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09-12-2018, 22:15   #5
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No Cross No Crown - Corrosion of Conformity
Grimmest Hits - Black Label Society
Reverence - Parkway Drive
The Wolf Bites Back - Orange Goblin
Peace - Graveyard
Rainier Fog - Alice In Chains
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Ghost - Prequelle.


No contest in my view.
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A woeful year.
Sleep - sciences, probably the pick of the bunch.

Can I give a negative vote to the ghost album (which will probably end up the winner) because it was such a step backwards for the band?
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10-12-2018, 13:51   #8
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Sure if we can't debate the albums, what's the point of a forum?

I know I included it in my post, but I agree Prequell was a step down from previous releases.
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Can I give a negative vote to the ghost album (which will probably end up the winner) because it was such a step backwards for the band?
There's no voting like previous years. It's just everybody listing their favourite releases of the year.
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10-12-2018, 16:33   #10
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Was busy year for me so missed a few releases it is good to see some of my favourite bands listed here & already checked out Corrosion of Conformity, Graveyard, Yob and Orange Goblin. And a special thanks for Sleep it was exactly what I needed have it on repeat now.

Can't post links yet but this is

Sleep - The sciences - 2018

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10-12-2018, 17:15   #11
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My choices are.
Sleep - The Sciences
High on Fire - Electric Messiah
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - Wasteland
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10-12-2018, 20:13   #12
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Tremonti - A Dying Machine
Slash - Living the Dream
Alice in Chains- Rainier Fog
Greta Van Fleet - Anthem of the peaceful army
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12-12-2018, 20:46   #13
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In ‘Firepower’, Judas Priest have produced a bona fide classic. On a par with, if not surpassing ‘Painkiller’.
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Young And Dangerous - The Struts
High Water I - Magpie Salute
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15-12-2018, 20:34   #15
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Either Alice in Chains' Rainier Fog or Stone Temple Pilots 2018 self titled.

Awful year for releases I found.
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