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Title: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Analog RH on December 17, 2018, 12:32:25 PM
I've got two weeks off at Christmas. Loads of time for listening to new music. Looking forward to reading what people have enjoyed in 2018 and giving some of it a listen.


For me 2018 was another killer year for new music. It took me an age to whittle down almost 40 brilliant albums to just ten. But here they are:


1. Boss Keloid - Melted On The Inch
2. Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters - Come & Chutney
3. Under - Stop Being Naive
4. Tuskar - The Tioe. Beneath. The Wall.
5. Sleep - The Sciences
6. Limb - Saboteurs Of The Sun
7. Old Man Lizard - True Misery
8. Yawning Man - The Revolt Against Tired Noises
9. Black Tusk - TCBT
10. Grave Lines - Fed Into The Nihilist Engine




Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Jonners on December 17, 2018, 13:12:19 PM
I have, thanks to Angry Metal Guy, and a bit of help from ARH, have had a splendid year for new music, so in no particular order:-

1: Boss Keloid-Melted on the Inch
2: Soulfly-Rituals
3:Solstice-White Horse Hill
4:King Goat-Debt of Aeons
5: 1914-The Blind Leading the Blind
6: Gorod-Aethra
7: High On Fire-Electric Messiah
8: Psycroptic-As the Kingdom Drowns
9: Allfather-And All will be desolation
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Matt2112 on December 17, 2018, 14:26:02 PM
There'd be, like, two albums on my list, which I haven't even got round to buying yet so I can listen to them properly.  So that'd be Muse and FM, probably.  That'll have to do for this year.  :-\

Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Thenop on December 17, 2018, 16:28:03 PM
1.   Thy Catafalque - Geometria
2.   Khemmis - Desolation
3.   David Eugene Edwards & Alexander Hacke - Risha
4.   The Pineapple Thief - Dissolution
5.   High on Fire - Electric Messiah
6.   Windhand - Eternal Return
7.   Death Alley - Superbia
8.   Ghost - Prequelle
9.   Alice in Chains - Rainier Fog
10. Voivod - The Wake
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: zoony on December 18, 2018, 13:04:26 PM
Haven't bought nothing this year, and happy with that as I've got no interest in new music.
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Analog RH on December 18, 2018, 17:03:25 PM
Haven't bought nothing this year, and happy with that as I've got no interest in new music.


Rob you know I love you right?  :-*


I just find that statement so very sad. You're missing out on some great stuff. Rock is definitely having another purple patch. Admittedly you have to go find it as it won't come looking for you, but from the light end MickPaz listens to through to the heavy shit I dig, there's some killer new bands on the block just waiting for you to discover them.


You'll always have Rush. But as they're gone and not coming back...... ;)
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 18, 2018, 20:19:44 PM
I'm getting a bit Zoonyied in my old age. Not bought much new stuff at all. Bought twice as much old stuff.
Anyway, my top 10 in no particular order. OK then, alphabetical, here's the 10 new albums I bought this year:

1. Boss Keloid - Melted on the Inch
2. Conan - Existential Void Guardian
3. Earthless - Black Heaven
4. Elephant 9 - Greatest Show on Earth
5. Ihsahn - Amr
6. Monster Truck - True Rockers
7. Ring Van Mobius - Past the Evening Sun
8. Riverside - Wasteland
9. Rikard Sjoblom's Gungfly - Friendship
10. Sleep - The Sciences

(OK so I bought Spock's Beard's latest too, but I'll keep schtum on that...)
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Analog RH on December 19, 2018, 06:51:37 AM
Nick and Jonners, I'm co-promoting 4 Boss Keloid shows in January........ if either of you fancy the Manchester show I'll guest list you.  :-*


(http://oi68.tinypic.com/24l390l.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: The Letter R on December 19, 2018, 08:52:49 AM
Oh - London - if Desert Storm are there I might check this one out, not really heard any Boss.....guess I should look on Deezer for starters...
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Bez on December 19, 2018, 09:02:28 AM
Lots of new music bought, but not much of a great standard for me....

Best of the bunch :

1. Magpie Salute - High Water I. A real grower and was great live
2. The Pineapple Thief - Dissolution. See above
3. The Temperance Movement - A Deeper Cut. A change of direction, but worthwhile.
4. Lunatic Soul - Under a Fragmented Sky
5. Neil & Liam Finn - Lightsleeper. A little too light for me
6. Riverside - Wasteland. Hasn't grabbed me and the live shows were underwhelming for this fan.
7. Massive Waggons -  Full Nelson
7. Paul Weller - True Meanings
7. Manic Street Preachers - Resistance is Futile
7. The Sheepdogs - Changing Colours
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: The Letter R on December 20, 2018, 08:05:47 AM
Well things escalated quickly with Boss......downloaded Melted from Deezer and loved it - bought the CD before I'd finished playing the whole album, now delving into back cat....ticket secured for London show in January too - Desert Storm were already playing so no brainer really as nothing planned for that night. Let's get another APF band added to the show.....Trevors Head, Blind Haze or Pist maybe.....come on Andy, weave your magic!!


I'll review my 2018 release CD purchases over Christmas and publish my top 10 in a week or so....
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Jonners on December 20, 2018, 10:35:01 AM
Oh, and from the 3 songs I have heard so far, the new Sulphur Aeon album is utterly amazing!

https://www.angrymetalguy.com/sulphur-aeon-the-scythe-of-cosmic-chaos-review/?fbclid=IwAR0viOjTWc9sPzT5z6_rDvxSi7pOViCLy5wRy2Uzm5k298FQ2Vwf2TVGNsA

Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Jonners on December 20, 2018, 12:29:27 PM
Nick and Jonners, I'm co-promoting 4 Boss Keloid shows in January........ if either of you fancy the Manchester show I'll guest list you.  :-*


(http://oi68.tinypic.com/24l390l.jpg)
may have to be Brum for me
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: pdw1 on December 21, 2018, 09:35:02 AM
Something like this I guess

1: Amplifier    Trippin' With Dr Faustus
2: [No One is Innocent]    Frankenstein
3: Awooga    Conduit4: Dead Blonde Stars - Keepsake
5: Coheed And Cambria    The Unheavenly Creatures
6: The Magpie Salute    High Water I
7: Muse    Simulation Theory
8: Voivod    The Wake
9: Fu Manchu    Clone of The Universe
10: Beth Hart Joe Bonamassa    Black Coffee

Missed a couple that really deserve to be in the list

Black Falcon  Turn Around And Face The Sun
Ian McNabb  Our Future In Space
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: zoony on December 21, 2018, 11:09:28 AM

Rob you know I love you right?  :-*


I just find that statement so very sad. You're missing out on some great stuff. Rock is definitely having another purple patch. Admittedly you have to go find it as it won't come looking for you, but from the light end MickPaz listens to through to the heavy shit I dig, there's some killer new bands on the block just waiting for you to discover them.


You'll always have Rush. But as they're gone and not coming back...... ;)


Yes Andy, and you know I love you too mate. You won't change me though, it's the way I am, and that's how it will always be. My peak time with music has come and gone, probably 90% RUSH and the rest a few other bands, and I'm more than happy to stick with that til the end of my days 🙂.
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Bisto on December 21, 2018, 12:01:43 PM

Yes Andy, and you know I love you too mate. You won't change me though, it's the way I am, and that's out it will always be. My peak time with music has come and gone, probably 90% RUSH and the rest a few other bands, and I'm more than happy to stick with that til the end of my days 🙂.


A classic! Inspired by Rob😁😎

https://youtu.be/SJma9x2Tlrw (https://youtu.be/SJma9x2Tlrw)
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: pdw1 on December 21, 2018, 12:51:26 PM

A classic! Inspired by Rob😁😎

https://youtu.be/SJma9x2Tlrw (https://youtu.be/SJma9x2Tlrw)
Good choice
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Straight Shooter on December 21, 2018, 13:20:12 PM
...it's the way I am, and that's out...
:o :o :o ;)
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Bisto on December 21, 2018, 13:30:09 PM
Good choice


Indeed! Once I get a CD player  (not long now hopefully) I will dig out that Trouble ROIO compilation you kindly gave me😊
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: zoony on December 21, 2018, 18:29:39 PM
:o :o :o ;)


An unfortunate mistake, but at least it's my Brexit view 🙂.












Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: The Letter R on December 31, 2018, 13:16:25 PM
In no particular order my top 10 releases of the year :


Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions - seriously regret not seeing them earlier this month in London....
The Kris Barras Band - The Devine and Dirty
Trevors Head - Soma Holiday
The Temperance Movement - Deeper Cut
Fu Manchu - Clone of the Universe
Boss Keloid - Melted on the Inch
Magpie Salute - High Water 1
Brothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe
Blackberry Smoke - Find a Light
Billy F Gibbons - The Big Bad Blues

Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: captainkurtz on December 31, 2018, 13:39:00 PM
Arctic Monkeys by a mile.
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Ali on December 31, 2018, 23:07:02 PM
Tom Petty - An American Treasure (4 discs crammed with previously unreleased tunes)
Alice in Chains - Rainier Fog (defo a grower)
Ian McNabb - Our Future in Space
Uriah Heep - Living the Dream (never previously much of a fan, however this is magnificent classic rock 👍)
Magpie Salute - High Water I
Mostly Autumn - White Rainbow (pre-order copy, not officially released til next year 😉)

Was a bit underwhelmed by the Riverside/Spock's Beard albums initially, but they're gradually winning me over 😎


Other releases worthy of a thumbs-up : the vintage trio of Priest, Saxon and Magnum; Temperance Movement and A Perfect Circle ☺
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Jonners on January 02, 2019, 16:59:51 PM
And, thanks to Angry Metal Guy, I can add the following:-

Hamderd-Tamsins Likam (Genuinely outstanding doom, but just beautiful with it)
De Profundis-The Blinding Light of Faith (very heavy, very good!)
Slugdge-Esoteric Malacology
Second to Sun-The walk

Whether its my evolving tastes, or my very dark year in 2018, or just a need to absolutely sonically brutalise myself, but I am listening to some very, VERY heavy material at the moment.

Such is the beauty of rock and metal, you get options

Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Thenop on January 03, 2019, 07:00:55 AM
The ultimate metal list of 2018 is to be found here - and is compiled form 87 metal listsaround the globe.
I found quite some albums here that I was not aware of or simply missed:
https://www.facebook.com/metaltotheteeth/posts/1956614587967169?__tn__=K-R
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Jonners on January 03, 2019, 09:56:37 AM
Some crackers on that list. I love that Slugdge is so high up, songs about slugs with very funny titles! And its brilliant. There is a lot of very heavy stuff in that list, i can vouch for the following though:-
Slugdge
The Ocean
Alters of Grief
High on Fire
Immortal
Behemoth
Gaerea
Sulphur Aeon

I have so much new music at the moment its ridiculous!
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Thenop on January 03, 2019, 10:36:14 AM
It is a good time for metal. I have turned into a Bandcamp addict, I love that site.
Slugdge is great indeed, I also rated both Messa and Windhand quite high, both frontladies know how to bring it. Altars of Grief I bought 2 days ago, great album. Rivers of Nihil and Skeletonwitch are both very impressive in there own unique way as well. And I have always had a soft spot for Uncle Acid.
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Jonners on January 03, 2019, 10:49:30 AM
I tried to get the Madder Mortem last night on Google Music, but they dont seem to have it.

Have been trying for weeks to find White Horse Hill by Solstice as well. Only heard it through Youtube, but it is absolutely brilliant!!! Like a mix of Sabbath/Maiden/King Goat/Candlemass
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Thenop on January 03, 2019, 11:00:57 AM
they are on Bandcamp, get them there!

https://solstice-englander.bandcamp.com/
https://maddermortem.bandcamp.com/album/marrow
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Jonners on January 03, 2019, 11:31:57 AM
Ah yes. well done
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Jonners on January 04, 2019, 09:11:23 AM
Guys, any metal fans out there must get the Slugdge album, its just brilliant. Face meltingly heavy. this slab of Slug/Slime inspired heaviness is the business!
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Pricey on January 08, 2019, 13:02:37 PM
only one for me , Richard Ashcrofts` Natural Rebel .
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: The Letter R on January 08, 2019, 13:25:37 PM
Guys, any metal fans out there must get the Slugdge album, its just brilliant. Face meltingly heavy. this slab of Slug/Slime inspired heaviness is the business!


Giving this a listen now on Deezer - pretty good stuff once you've adjusted to the vocals....not heard drumming like this since early Lombardo in Slayer.
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Analog RH on January 08, 2019, 20:20:05 PM
And, thanks to Angry Metal Guy, I can add the following:-

Hamderd-Tamsins Likam (Genuinely outstanding doom, but just beautiful with it)
De Profundis-The Blinding Light of Faith (very heavy, very good!)
Slugdge-Esoteric Malacology
Second to Sun-The walk

Whether its my evolving tastes, or my very dark year in 2018, or just a need to absolutely sonically brutalise myself, but I am listening to some very, VERY heavy material at the moment.

Such is the beauty of rock and metal, you get options



I'm so, so glad you've gone heavier Jonners. It's nice to have some company!


Just wait til you hear the Mastiff album I'm releasing on 1st February. It will burn your ears off.  8)
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Jonners on January 09, 2019, 12:50:42 PM
Best warn the neighbours then
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: The Letter R on January 11, 2019, 08:23:35 AM
Thought the drumming on that Slugdge album was to good to be true - read in an interview they used drum programs..... ???
Possible Black Dhalia drummer recruited for the next album - will be interested to hear the fruits of this.
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: Jonners on January 11, 2019, 11:46:43 AM
He is on board apparently, and another guy as well. Sounds like they are starting to take things a bit more seriously. Its an outstanding album
Title: Re: Your Albums of the Year - 2018
Post by: The Letter R on January 11, 2019, 12:12:11 PM
Yes, I understand they have a bass player on board too - it is a decent album for sure.