These are the 21 Best Metal Albums of 2018 According to Pitchfork


Since you already know the best metal albums of 2018 according to the staff of MetalSucks — in addition to those chosen by Decibel, Revolver and plenty of other outlets — we know you’re all dying to learn what leading metal publication Pitchfork thinks on the same. Die no more, for Pitchfork has released its top 21 metal albums of the year list!

Pitchfork took a bit of a cop-out approach by not numbering their list, instead opting for the alphabetical treatment. In a way I back that move, because these rankings are ultimately so silly and meaningless, and it seems pointless to pit one album against another instead of just saying “all these albums fucking ruled.” Still… cop-out!

Here are the albums that made the cut. You can read descriptions/justifications over at Pitchfork.

The Armed, Only Love
Black Viper, Hellions Of Fire
The Body, I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer
Convulsing, Grievous
Deafheaven, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Dödsrit, Spirit Crusher
Ghastly, Death Velour
Horrendous, Idol
Ilsa, Corpse Fortress
Mammoth Grinder, Cosmic Crypt
Pig Destroyer, Head Cage
Portal, Ion
Rebel Wizard, Voluptuous Worship Of Rapture And Response
Skeletonwitch, Devouring Radiant Light
Sleep, The Sciences
SUMAC, Love In Shadow
Thou/Ragana, Let Our Names Be Forgotten
Tomb Mold, Manor Of Infinite Forms
Vein, Errorzone
Voivod, The Wake
YOB, Our Raw Heart

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