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Metal Asylum’s Top 25 Releases of 2008



Kevin Alba’s Top 25 of 2008:

  1. Firewind – The Premonition
  2. Nickelback – Dark Horse
  3. Saint Deamon – In Shadows Lost From The Brave
  4. Testament – The Formation of Damnation
  5. Pathosray – Pathosray
  6. Scar Symmetry – Holographic Universe
  7. Gamma Ray – Land of the Free II
  8. Metallica – Death Magnetic
  9. Disturbed – Indestructible
  10. Avantasia – The Scarecrow
  11. Brainstorm – Downburst
  12. Slipknot – All Hope Is Gone
  13. Royal Hunt – Collision Course
  14. Pyramaze – Immortal
  15. Whitesnake – Good To Be Bad
  16. Motley Crue – Saints of Los Angeles
  17. Rob Rock – Garden of Chaos
  18. Children of Bodom – Blooddrunk
  19. Benedictum – Seasons of Tragedy
  20. Axel Rudi Pell – Tales of the Crown
  21. Dokken – Lightning Strikes Again
  22. Primal Fear – New Religion
  23. Dragonforce – Ultra Beatdown
  24. Trivium – Shogun
  25. Metal Church – This Present Wasteland

Top 5 DVDs:
  1. Firewind – Live Premonition
  2. Nevermore – Year of the Voyager
  3. Gamma Ray – Hell Yeah
  4. Paul Stanley – One Live Kiss
  5. Halford – Resurrection – Live at Rock In Rio

Letdowns:
Guns N Roses – Chinese Democracy (The only thing Chinese about this album was what a Pu Pu Platter it is)
Judas Priest – Nostradamus (Nostradamus himself could not have predicted what a let down this was to be)
  • Def Leppard (Really… Is this still the same band who recorded "Wasted"??)


    Rich Catino’s Top 25:

    1. Testament – The Formation of Damnation
    2. Firewind – The Premonition (and Live Premonition DVD)
    3. Nevermore – Year of the Voyager (Live DVD/CD set)
    4. Moonspell – Night Eternal
    5. Guillotine – Blood Money
    6. Whitesnake – Good To Be Bad
    7. Gamma Ray – Land of the Free II (also, Hell Yeah DVD)
    8. House of Lords – Come To My Kingdom
    9. Dimmu Borgir – Invaluable Darkness (DVD/CD set)
    10. Judas Priest – Nostradamus
    11. Metallica – Death Magnetic
    12. Motley Crue – Saints of Los Angeles
    13. Yngwie Malmsteen – Perpetual Flame
    14. Destruction – D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.
    15. Sebastian Bach – Angel Down (rerelease with bonus DVD)
    16. Slipknot – All Hope Is Gone
    17. Royal Hunt – Collision Course
    18. Saint Daemon – In Shadows Lost From The Brave
    19. TIE: Cavalera Conspiracy – Inflikted, Opeth - Watershed
    20. God Forbid – Beneath the Scars of Glory and Progression (DVD)
    21. Iced Earth – The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked Pt.2)
    22. Death Angel – Killing Season
    23. Metal Church – This Present Wasteland
    24. Benedictum – Seasons of Tragedy
    25. Primal Fear – New Religion

    Honorable mentions:

    Axel Rudi Pell – Tales of the Crown
    Dream Theater – Chaos in Motion 2007-08 (DVD)
    Dokken – Lightning Strikes Again
    Paul Stanley - One Live Kiss (DVD) - Its worth the price of admission just to hear those obscure Kiss songs like "One In A Million" and "Magic Touch".
    Evergrey – Torn


    Letdowns:
    1. Guns N Roses – Chinese Democracy
    2. Dragonforce – Ultra Beatdown (NOTE: I won’t call it a let down because I wasn’t expecting anything)
    3. Nickelback (again, wasn’t expecting much but I still want my nickel back, and like to call em Quarterback)
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