Bands both big and small have released masterpiece after
masterpiece in recent weeks, but now that this awesome period threatens to draw
to a close, metalheads must now look to the future: for, it is looking just as
bright as the year behind us.
Much like 2017, 2018 is already promising great things,
again coming from established names and fiery newcomers alike. From Machine
Head to Avatar and everything in between, what better time is there than now to
count down the best extreme music set to drop in the increasingly near future?
Well, the end of the year, probably…
But whatever! I’m doing it now, because I enjoy keeping you lot on your toes!
Important note: Unlike last year, for an album to make this list, a 2018
release has to have either been officially confirmed, or be the artist in
question’s stated goal. Albums that are merely rumoured to be coming out soon won’t be making the cut, so no Tool, Slipknot or System of a Down (for the time being).