Best of 2018 – Arto Lehtinen

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My Top 20 metal albums of 2018


  1. Judas Priest – Firepower

    Judas Priest - Firepower
    Judas Priest – Firepower
  2. Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods
    New IMMORTAL Album Northern Chaos Gods out on July 6th 2018
  3. Amorphis – Queen Of Time
  4. Master’s Hammer – Fascinator
  5. Voivod – The Wake
  6. Skeletal Remains – Devouring Mortality
  7. Krisiun – Scourge Of The Enthroned
  8. Marduk – Viktoria
  9. Alice In Chains – Rainier Fog
  10. Ghost – Prequelle
  11. Varathron – Patriachs Of Evil
  12. Monstrosity –The Passage Of Existenc
  13.  Necros Christos – Domedon Doxomedon
  14. Vargrav – Netherstorm
  15. Watain – Trident Wolf Eclipse
  16. Terrorizer – Caustic Attack
  17. Yob – Our Raw Heart
  18. Behemoth – I loved you at your darkest”
  19. Unleashed –  The Hunt For White Christ
  20. Lucifer – Lucifer II


Best EP

Abhorrence – Megalohydrothalassophobia

Sodom – Partisan

Best Concert

Tormentor – Steelfest 2018

Iron Maiden – Helsinki Hartwall Arena

Moonspell – Brutal Assault 2018

GBH – Tavastia Helsinki Finland

Disappointments of 2018

Peter Baltes’ departure from the mighty Accept.  Why ?! Why now ? What went wrong ?! What the fuck !!

Dave McClain and Phil Demmel left Machine Head. Big bummer

John Ricci left Exciter.

Judas Priest released one hell of an album, but dropped a real news bomb as Tipton wasn’t able to tour and replaced by Andy Sneap.

The unexpected death of my long time friend Fabio Penna from Rebaelliun. Rest in Peace my friend.

Several other deaths :  “Fast” Eddie Clarke, Frank “Killjoy” Pucci, Tim Calvert, Ralph Santolla, Bret Hoffmann, Randy Rampage, Vinnie Paul
Jill Janus

Hopes for 2019

The new Candlemass album coming out. Kiss and Slayer on the farewell tour, but who knows when they really quit.  No more Rhapsody albums (from any versions of the same named band)