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DungeonBoy's top 10 of 2018

I probably don't dig as deep as half of you, but what can I say, I like what I like. Enjoy my unnecessary list of the top 10 of 2018 from A to the Z.
1Alkaline Trio
Is This Thing Cursed?


Never thought I would dig a new Alkaline Trio album so much in 2018, but this album is just chock full of hits. It’s got that dark pop punk sound they’re known for but if anything they’ve only gotten better over the years. Great lyrics, great vocals, great album.
2Allelic
The Smoke of Atavistic Fires


Very happy to see this project come to fruition and the fusion of folk and black metal ideas on this is really something remarkable. I’m 99% sure I’ve never heard someone play the spoons on an atmospheric black metal album.

https://allelic.bandcamp.com/
3Anton Belov
Piano Works I


Kauan front man/visionary's first solo album. Half of it was released as singles throughout the year, so I pretty much knew what to expect quality wise, and it certainly does not disappoint. Fans of Kauan should check as it has a similar atmosphere/style, but with a tad more intimate and subdued.

https://antonbelov.bandcamp.com/
4Aorlhac
L'esprit des vents


Near flawlessly executed French Melodic Black Metal.

https://ladlo.bandcamp.com/album/lesprit-des-vents
5Hit the Switch
Entropic


Southern California melodic skate punk. You’ll either love or hate the high pitched layered vocals but dude’s got some great pipes. They call themselves melodic thrash punk… okie… they’re just very modern sounding old school skate punk, so if you like stuff like NUFAN, the Swellers, those kinda jams that makes you wanna bust out your old Nash board from your parent’s basement and rip a sick ollie over that curb, check it.

https://birdattackrecords.bandcamp.com/album/entropic
6Horrendous
Idol


No introduction needed, As much as I loved Anareta I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say this is their best yet. melodic progressive OSDM fans rejoice.

https://horrendous.bandcamp.com/album/idol
7Sangre de Muerdago
Noite


best dark folk album of 2018. An excellent follow up to “O Camino..” intimate vocals, classical guitars, harps, and everyone’s favorite instrument, the hurdy gurdy. Great stuff!

https://sangredemuerdago.bandcamp.com/
8Slow Meadow
Those Who Rush Across the Sea / You Felt Like Home


So yeah it’s two songs, but this is the most beautiful 10 minutes of piano/keys/strings music recorded in 2018. If you dig bands like Hammock, Mono, Explosions in the Sky, you should check out Slow Meadow and in particular this EP.

https://slowmeadow.bandcamp.com/album/those-who-rush-across-the-sea-you-felt-like-home
9Sulphur Aeon
The Scythe Of Cosmic Chaos


Azathoth’s 2018 AOTY

https://sulphuraeon-vanrecords.bandcamp.com/
10Vouna
Vouna


Female fronted cascadian Black/Doom metal on the new Artemisia Records run by members of WITTR. Very natural sounding instruments with heavy keys that envelop the album. Nothing groundbreaking, but I really connected with the atmosphere, production, and flow of this. It’s also a short listen around 30 minutes, which helps with my oftentimes short attention span.

https://vouna.bandcamp.com/album/vouna
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