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.
- 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.