2018 has come. 2018 has gone. It’s time to look forward to 2019.
One release week into 2019, and it has been relatively quiet. Until now.
Wage War put out a single today called Low. And it is lit. Finally—something worth listening to in 2019!
Check out the song here on Apple Music.
Make sure to follow along in the Best of 2019 playlist on Apple Music and return here for updates throughout the year.
Click here to view the playlist on Apple Music.
2018 proved to be a fantastic year for metal. Here are my favorite tracks from the year, mixing from metalcore, thrash metal, nu metal, progressive metal, and more.
- Lantern, by Sleeping Giant
- On the Inside, by Of Mice & Men
- Screaming at the Sun, by Machine Head
- The Swarm, by We Exist Even Dead
- Struggle to Sleep, by Glass Hands
- The Fall, by Against the Waves
- Paraside, by Returning His Crown
- The Bee, by Amorphis
- Human Empire, by Kobra and the Lotus
- RavenLight, by Kamelot
- Clarity, by Bleed From Within
- Tomb Omnia, by Harakiri for the Sky
- The Seventh Aeon, by Obscura
- A Home, by Rivers of Nihil
- Phalaenopsis, by Nightshade
- Speak of Sorrow, by Our Hollow, Our Home
- Buried, by Bleeding Through
- Lavender, by Thornhill
- Slaves, by Naverus
- Intoxicated, by Caliban
- The Noose, by The Five Hundred
- Digging My Own Grave, by Escape the Fate
- Bridge Burner, by A World Extinct
- Five Years, by SECRETS
- Wild Card, by Notions
- My Own Grave, by As I Lay Dying
- The Decay of Disregard, by Oceans of Slumber
- Don’t Fall Asleep, by Hollow Front
- In Lak’ech, by Persefone
- Tower of Pain, by Fit for a King
- Soul Drift, by Forgetting the Memories
- Vultures, by Northlane
- Angelwrath, by A Scent Like Wolves
- The Safety of Disbelief, by Light The Torch
- The Proverbial Bellow, by Between the Buried and Me
- Fugitive, by Time, The Valuator
- Juno, by TesseracT
- No Faith No Space, by Kingdom of Giants
- Celeste, by Monuments
- Expiate, by Erra
- Floodgates, by The Afterimage
- Erased, by Deceptic
- Black Flame, by Bury Tomorrow
- Breaking the Habit, by Affiance
- Sister Moon, by Lost in Separation
- My Disguise, by Currents
- Trust Your Gut, by Sink the Ship
- Pendulum Swing, by ATLAS (FIN)
- Bad Seed, by Five Finger Death Punch
- In the Grey, by Shields
- Dim, by Skyharbor
- Lost In the Dark, by The Word Alive
- Before I Leave, by From Inside
- Cetra, by Shark Infested Daughters
- Lost Cause, by Call It Home
- Paralyzed, by Imminence
- Broken, by If I Were You
- Dispersion, by Dream Awake
- Feel Alive, by Convictions
- Marigold, by Windrunner
- Drought, by Earthists.
- Samsara, by The Northern
- The False Sovereign, by Seraphim
- Misery In Me, by All That Remains
- Officer Down, by Bad Wolves
- Dust, by Unearth
- Comfort in Agony, by Anever
- 27, by Make Them Suffer
- Lower Empire, by Silent Planet
- Wake Up Call, by LANDMVRKS
- Mortal After All, by Architects
- You Need to Know, by Hollow Like Me
- Coma Blue, by Annisokay
- Slip, by Levels
- This World, by Parasite Inc.
- Keep Me Close, by blessthefall
- Helix, by Amaranthe
- Distortion, by BABYMETAL
This album gives me shivers. Atonement by Your Memorial is a super metal album. It is heavy in both music and in spirit. Its lyrics give me pause. Its melodies tug at my heart strings. Its rhythms excite me. It has exceptional technical work throughout. I just can’t say enough about this album.
These songs are trending on AppleMusic:
- Endeavor for a Purpose
- Hope Era
My favorite is Atonement, which I featured in From Mercy to War. But all of the songs are exceptional.
Listen to this album. You will not regret it.
This album is one of my favorites to listen to. I don’t have a lot to say about it. Just listen to it. Sample from these songs that are trending on Apple Music:
- Watch It Burn
- Shadows in the Light
- Eyes of Black
My favorite is Arise the War Cry, which I included in From Mercy to War and itself served as part inspiration for the playlist’s name.
what do you think about this album? Have you listened through it?
Wow. This album. Wow!
I remember when this album came out. Strength In Numbers was the first single to be released, and I remember really liking it.
But then the album released and the lyrical beauty, the rhythmic complexities, the harmonious melodies–they all coalesced into this masterpiece.
These songs are all trending on Apple Music:
- Live in Love
- Hymn of a Broken Man (featured in From Mercy to War)
- The Forgotten One
But every single song is excellent and worthy of your time and attention.
Give it a go and tell me what you think!
One of the best albums I have ever heard is For Aeons Past from Solution .45. Its songs are consistent, dynamic, dualistic, and even jazzy.
These songs are trending on Apple Music:
- The Close Beyond
- Gravitational Lensing
- Lethean Tears
My favorite has been Clandestinity Now–16 minutes of melodiously magnificent metal, featured in From Mercy to War.
So, do yourself a favor and listen to this album. You will not regret it.
- Limbo, by Deceptic (single)
- Army of the Night, by Amaranthe, (single)
- Dead and Alive, by Parasite Inc
- Arms, by Annisokay
- Fall of Humanity, by Fall of Humanity
- Lifebinder, by Earthists.
- Stranger, by The Weight of Atlas (single)
- Haunted, by Scenery with Solace (single)
- Voyager, by Andromida
- Bleed Red, by The Five Hundred
- In Between, by Revaira
- Lost, by If I Were You (single)
- Infernum, by Boris The Blade
- Lifeline, by Our Mirage
- Thread of Life, by Etherius
So, Much. Metal!