In heavy metal, it’s often easy to overlook the power of the
individual song. When the end of each year arrives, many a publication eagerly
busts out their greatest albums list (including us in the coming weeks – stay tuned),
but rarely catalogue the best tracks and singles of the past twelve months.
And you can’t blame them when you consider the sheer volume
of metal tracks being released. Hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of metal
songs have been unveiled on Spotify, Bandcamp, YouTube and so on in 2018; who
would be stupid enough to wade through all of that and chisel it down to only
Us. We are stupid enough to wade through all of that and
chisel it down to only ten.
Anything new, unique and, most importantly, heavy is up for
contention, with the end goal of creating a fine-tuned list of fun and
game-changing tracks for your audial pleasure.
Consider this your one-stop playlist of this year’s best
heavy hits, starring everything from whirring hardcore to grandiose prog to