The website Consequence of Sound has compiled a list of what it considers to be the best albums of the year in the field of heavy rock and heavy metal.
Of the top 10 are well-known names, such as veterans Judas Priest, Deafheaven, Voivod and Behemoth.
The list is headed by “Our Raw Heart”, album of the Americans Yob, described as possessing “a serene and almost edifying quality that was never present” in the works of the band.
25. Pig Destroyer – Head Cage
24. Portal – Ion
23. Clutch – Book of Bad Decisions
22. Mammoth Grinder – Cosmic Crypt
21. Ministry – AmeriKKKant
20. High on Fire – Electric Messiah
19. Cult Leader – A Patient Man
18. Windhand – Eternal Return
17. Monotheist – Scourge
16. Halestorm – Vicious
15. Tribulation – Down Below
14. Amigo the Devil – Everything is Fine
13. A Perfect Circle – Eat the Elephant
12. Khemmis – Desolation
11. Zeal and Ardor – Stranger Fruit
10. Ghost – Prequelle
9. Vein – Errorzone
8. Voivod – The Wake
7. Turnstile – Time & Space
6. Sleep – The Sciences
5. Judas Priest – Firepower
4. Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want
3. Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
2. Behemoth – I Loved You at Your Darkest
1. YOB – Our Raw Heart
Yob is an American doom metal band from Eugene, Oregon, composed of singer/guitarist Mike Scheidt, bassist Aaron Rieseberg, and drummer Travis Foster. Their most recent album Our Raw Heart was released in June 2018.
A varied range of artists is a inspiration for Yob’s sound, including Neurosis, Tool, Immolation, Saint Vitus, Soundgarden, Deep Purple, The Obsessed, Judas Priest, Pentagram, Trouble, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, King Crimson, and Pink Floyd.
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