Nordic Metal Staff Top-5 Albums 2018

Roughly a week before Christmas our Nordic Metal staff got a request to each deliver a Top-5 Albums of 2018 before the year changes. Sounded easy enough right? Wrong! It turned out many of us struggled not only to choose those 5 albums from all the awesome releases but then to put them even in order.

We eventually got the Top-5 list from 11 staff members and when we started going through the lists there were some things that were both very suprising and also some that were not.

YOU CAN CHECK THE STAFF TOP-5 ALBUMS OF 2018 HERE

Not suprising

  • Amorphis and their album Queen of Time was without a doubt The Album of 2018
  • Knowing our staff we knew there is a lot of variety when it comes to genres so in the end we had 39 albums in our lists.

Suprising and very pleasant

  • It wasn’t all just about major big labels but there were smaller labels present as well. One that had many albums chosen was Inverse Records.
  • The variety of bands and albums our staff picked. The amount of so-called smaller bands that were chosen was very pleasant to see. To name a few: Verikalpa, Mors Subita, Paara, Dyecrest, Fear Of Domination.
  • Absense of Ghost. This very popular band was found only on one staff members Top-5. This was suprising.

We made a Spotify playlist from all the albums that were chosen and you can check it below. We chose one song from each album.

We also made a Youtube playlist from all the albums that were chosen. You can check the playlist below. We chose one song from each album.

YOU CAN CHECK THE STAFF TOP-5 ALBUMS OF 2018 HERE