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After a bit of a holiday break, we return this week with a conversation about some of our favorite albums of the year! We discuss the following categories: best debut, best comeback, worst disaster, best solid album, best boring album, most opaque album, most underrated album, best non-metal album, and best album. Enjoy!

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150 – AOTY 2018

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Show notes:

Intro/Outro – NYN

Best debut

  • The Dark Third – Even As the Light Grows
  • Mask of judas – The Mesmerist

Best comeback

  • Ancestors – Suspended in Reflections
  • Augury – Illusive Golden Age

Worst disaster

  • Orphaned Land – Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
  • Machine head – Catharsis

Best solid album (not necessarily “good” but fun)

  • Sojourner – The Shadowed Road
  • Nekrogoblikon – Welcome to Bonkers

Best boring album

  • Oceans of Slumber – The Banished Heart
  • Unreqvited – Stars Wept to the Sea

Most opaque

  • Sunless Dawn – Timeweaver
  • Lychgate – the contagion in nine steps

Most underrated

  • Howling Sycamore – Howling Sycamore
  • Arkona – Khram

Best non metal

  • Jacob Collier – Djesse Vol 1.
  • Four Fists – 6666

Best album

  • Ancestors – Suspended in Reflections
  • Immortal Guardian – age of revolution