As far as metal goes, 2018 has been... a weird one. The genre
has done so much wacky sh*t over the past few months that it has genuinely
boggled the mind on a very regular basis. On this list alone, we have a hooded
doom metal group, an act dedicated to Godzilla, a band fronted by a clown and an album dedicated to 1940s film noir.
And then, mixed in with that, we have more black metal than
anyone could ever want in their lifetime, prog for days and even some exciting
debuts, all alongside a plethora of
beloved records that die-hard rock ‘n’ roll addicts have been waiting for for aeons!
Needless to say, this is going to be a pretty jam-packed
list. So much has happened in metal this year that condensing it down to twenty for
January through to the end of April just feels cruel. But that’s what I’m going
to do because A) this music all deserves to be promoted, and B) I’m a glutton
for the punishment of your cruel, cruel feedback in the comments section.