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Metal Asylum's Top Albums Of 2018



Rich Catino's Top 25
Jack Mangan's Top 25


Rich Catino:

1. Striker – Play To Win
2. Icarus Witch - Goodbye Cruel World
3. Witherfall - A Prelude to Sorrow
4. Snakebite – Rise of the Snake
5. Manmimal – Purgatorio
6. Artillery - The Face of Fear
7. Stryper – God Damn Evil
8. Burning Witches – Hexenhammer
9. W.E.T. – Earthrage
10. Dream Child - Until Death Do We Meet Again
11. Dynazty- Firesign
12. Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins - Pawn and Prophecy
13. SkullFist - Way of the Road
14. Anvil – Pounding the Pavement
15. Stratovarius - Enigma: Intermission 2
16. Kobra And The Lotus- Prevail II
17. Cauldron – New Gods
18. Gus G. – Fearless
19. Angra – Ømni
20. Riot V - Armor Of Light
21. Northward – Northward
22. Brainstorm - Midnight Ghost
23. Dee Snider - For The Love Of Metal
24. Dimmu Borgir – Eonian
25. Halcyon Way - Bloody But Unbowed

Top Concerts
1. Helloween – Irving Plaza, NYC, Sept 16
2. Winger – Harrah’s Casino, Pennsylvania, November 17
3. Hammerfall / Flotsam & Jetsam - Gramercy Theater, NYC, May 24
4. Iced Earth/Sanctuary - Grammercy Theater, NYC, March 22
5. House Of Lords - Debonair Music Hall, Teaneck, NJ, 10/12


Jack Mangan:

1. Oceans of Slumber - The Banished Heart
2. Zeal & Ardor - Stranger Fruit
3. Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions
4. Ghost - Prequelle
5. Striker - Play to Win
6. Skull Fist - Way of the Road
7. Immortal Guardian - Age of Revolution
8. Galactic Empire - Episode II
9. Icarus Witch - Goodbye Cruel World
10. Judas Priest - Firepower
11. Black Elephant - Cosmic Blues
12. White Wizzard - Infernal Overdrive
13. Witherfall - A Prelude to Sorrow
14. Akula - Akula
15. Witchskull - Coven’s Will
16. TesseracT - Sonder
17. Alice in Chains - Rainier Fog
18. Cauldron - New Gods
19. The Necromancers - Of Blood and Wine
20. Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - Wasteland
21. Steve N’ Seagulls - Grainsville
22. Blackwulf - Sinister Sides
23. Orange Goblin - The Wolf Bites Back
24. Joe Satriani - What Happens Next
25. Eneferens - The Bleakness of Our Constant


Honorable mentions: Gary Numan - Savage (Songs From a Broken World) (2017)
My Diligence - Sun Rose (2019 - - was originally on Jack's 2018 list)

Top Concerts
Ghost - Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
Insomnium/Oceans of Slumber - Club Red, Mesa, AZ
G3 - Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
Judas Priest - Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
Primus/Mastodon - Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

 
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