Another year ended with a plethora of releases to flood the stores and become an object of desire for every metalhead. We hope that most of them are reviewed in our magazine. Read our editors’ personal lists and Metal Invader’s Top 12 Album List, as a result of the scoring system we use and we explain below.

In each list the first place gets 17 (12 +5 bonus) points, the second 11, the third 10 and so on, while any recurrence in any list gets 5 extra bonus points.

Metal Invader’s Dirty Dozen (+plus)

  1. Macabre Omen – Gods of War – At War– 139
  2. Enforcer – From Beyond – 101
  3. Black Trip – Shadowline– 83
  4. Slayer – Repentless– 79
  5. DHG – A Umbra Omega – 79
  6. Satan – Atom By Atom – 76
  7. Sacral Rage – Illusions in Infinite Void – 74
  8. Mgla – Exercises in Futility – 73
  9. Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls – 69
  10. Paradise Lost – The Plague Within – 65
  11. Enslaved – In Times – 48
  12. Ghost – Meliora – 47

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  1. Ranger – Where Evil Dwells 44
  2. Terminus – The Reaper’s Spiral – 42
  3. Deathhammer – Evil Power – 40
  4. Havukruunu – Havulinnaan – 39
  5. Crypt Sermon – Out of the Garden – 38
  6. Sorcerer – In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross – 37
  7. Marduk – Frontschwein- 33
  8. Cruciamentum – Charnel Passages – 33

 

Andreas Stasinopoulos

  1. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet and other Distress
  2. Ahab – The Boats of the Glen Carrig
  3. We Lost The Sea – Departure Songs
  4. Bell Witch – Four Phantoms
  5. Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls
  6. Slayer – Repentless
  7. Kauan – Sorni Nai
  8. Deafheaven – New Bermuda
  9. Mgla – Exercises in Futility
  10. Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud
  11. Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Letters from the Labyrinth
  12. Russkaja – Peace, Love and Russian Roll

 

Giorgos Tsekas

  1. Black Trip – Shadowline
  2. Iron Lamb – Fools’ Gold
  3. Negative Self – s/t
  4. Enforcer – From Beyond
  5. Mötorhead – Bad Magic
  6. Korpiklaani – Noita
  7. Dr. Living Dead! – Crush The Sublime Gods
  8. Tribulation – Children Of The Night
  9. Encyrcle – Encyrcle
  10. Barbatos – Straight Metal War
  11. Satan – Atom By Atom
  12. Ranger – Where Evil Dwells

 

Nestoras Papakostas

  1. Ironsword – None But The Brave
  2. Terminus – The Reaper’s Spiral
  3. Macabre Omen – Gods of War – At War
  4. Sorcerer – In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross
  5. Encyrcle – Encyrcle
  6. Satan – Atom by Atom
  7. Crypt Sermon – Out of the Garden
  8. Sacral Rage – Illusions in Infinite Void
  9. Sarsen – Sarsen
  10. Manilla Road – The Blessed Curse
  11. Black Trip – Shadowline
  12. Horisont – Odyssey

 

 Jurgen Kerzenaut

  1. Gehennah – Metal Police
  2. Black Trip – Shadowline
  3. Satans Wrath – Die Evil
  4. Satan – Atom by Atom
  5. Raven – Extermination
  6. Inculter – Persisting Devolution
  7. Violentor – Maniacs
  8. Sacral Rage – Illusions in Infinite Void
  9. Mötorhead – Bad Magic
  10. Turbocharged – Militant
  11. Terrorhammer – Under the Unholy Command
  12. Girlschool – Guilty as Sin

 

Leonidas Douras

  1. Slayer – Repentless
  2. Marduk – Frontschwein
  3. Mgla – Exercises in Futility
  4. Macabre Omen – Gods of war at war
  5. Shining-IX Everyone Everything everywhere Ends
  6. VI – De Praestigiis Angelorum
  7. Blaze of Perdition – Near Death revelations
  8. Napalm Death – Apex Predator
  9. Gotsu Totsu Kotsu – Retributive Justice
  10. The Kill – Kill them…All
  11. Hate Eternal – Infernus
  12. Mötorhead – Bad Magic

 

Vassillis Jackrabbit

  1. Sulphur Aeon – Gateway to the Antisphere
  2. Ahab – The Boats of Glenn Carrig
  3. Cruciamentum – Charnel Passages
  4. DHG – A Umbra Omega
  5. Leviathan – Scar Sighted
  6. Akhlys – The Dreaming I
  7. Enslaved – In Times
  8. Macabre Omen – Gods of War-At War
  9. Mgla – Exercises in Futility
  10. Abigail Williams – The Accuser
  11. Tempel – The Moon Lit Our Path
  12. Pale Chalice – Negate the Infinite and the Miraculous

 

Athotep Nyarl

  1. Macabre Omen – Gods of War – At War
  2. Trial – Vessel
  3. Nocternity – Harps of the Ancient Temples
  4. Volahn/Arizmenda/Kallathon/Shataan – Desert Dances and Serpent Sermons
  5. Panphage – Storm
  6. Terminus – The Reaper’s Spiral
  7. Dødheimsgard – A Umbra Omega
  8. Misþyrming – Söngvar elds og óreiðu
  9. Crypt Sermon – Out of the Garden
  10. Enforcer – From Beyond
  11. Pale Chalice – Negate the Infinite & Miraculous
  12. Hæthen – Shaped by Aeolian Winds

 


Geegor

  1. Slayer – Repentless
  2. Dew Scented – Intermination
  3. Dodheimsgard – A Umbra Omega
  4. Alkoholizer – Free Beer Surfs up
  5. Tsjuder- Antiliv
  6. Death hammer – Evil Power
  7. Russkaja – Peace Love and Russian Roll
  8. Marduk – Frontschwein
  9. Profanator – Mutter Vicium
  10. Goat Semen – Ego Svm Satana
  11. Shining – IX Everyone Everything Everywhere Ends
  12. Kampfar – Profan

 

 

Kostas Analytis

  1. ENFORCER – From Beyond
  2. APOLLO RA – Ra Pariah
  3. HIGH ON FIRE – Luminiferous
  4. MORBID SAINT – Destruction System
  5. THE PSALM – I
  6. SACRAL RAGE – Illusions in Infinite Void
  7. DREAM LONG DEAD – Arise Howling Darkness
  8. DEMENTIA 13 – Ways of enclosure
  9. BLACK BREATH – Slaves Beyond Death
  10. MANILLA ROAD – The Blessed Curse
  11. EXARSIS – The Human Project
  12. VENOM – From the Very Depths

 

Giorgos Athanasiou

  1. Iron Maiden – Book of Souls
  2. Sorcerer- In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross
  3. Enforcer- From Beyond
  4. Malevolent Creation – Dead Mans Path
  5. Act Of Defiance – Birth and the Burial
  6. Amorphis – Under a Red Cloud
  7. Kamelot – Haven
  8. Harlott – Prolifreration
  9. Paradise Lost – The Plague Within
  10. Diviner- Fallen Empires
  11. Symphony X – Underworld
  12. Moonspell – Extinct

 

Costas Liakos FFF

  1. CRYPTOPSY – The Book of Suffering (Tome 1) (EP)
  2. HATE ETERNAL – Infernus
  3. KRISIUN – Forged in Fury
  4. MALEVOLENT CREATION – Dead Man’s Path
  5. FLESHLESS – Devoured Beyond Recognition
  6. MARDUK – Frontschwein
  7. ENSLAVED – In Times
  8. DHG – A Umbra Omega
  9. GORGOROTH – Instinctus Bestialis
  10. LEVIATHAN – Scar Sighted
  11. KAMPFAR – Profan
  12. KAFIRUN – Glorification of Holy Death (EP)

 

Lilliana Tseka

  1. Enforcer – From Beyond
  2. King Dude – King Dude – Songs Of Flesh & Blood – In The Key Of Light
  3. Ghost – Meliora
  4. Black Trip – Shadowline
  5. Satan – Atom By Atom
  6. Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – Night Creeper
  7. Shrine Of Insanabilis – Disciples of the Void
  8. Havukruunu – Havulinnaan
  9. Vhöl – Deeper Than Sky
  10. Awe – Providentia
  11. Vermingod – Whisperer of Abysmal Wisdom
  12. Black Breath – Slaves Beyond Death

 

Angelos Spiliopoulos

  1. Mgla – Exercises in Futility
  2. Slayer – Repentless
  3. Izah – Sistere
  4. Paradise Lost – The Plague Within
  5. My Dying Bride – Feel the Misery
  6. Lucifer’s Child – The Wiccan
  7. Otargos – Xeno Kaos
  8. Clouds Taste Satanic – Your Doom Has Come
  9. Shining – IX –Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends
  10. Awe – Providentia
  11. The Slow Death – Ark
  12. Karma Violens – Skin of Existence

 

 

Nikos Nakos

  1. Havukruunu – Havulinnaan
  2. Tribulation – Children Of The Night
  3. Satan – Atom By Atom
  4. Ranger – Where Evil Dwells
  5. Running Death – Overdrive
  6. Slayer – Repentless
  7. Satan’s Host – Pre-Dating God
  8. Macabre Omen – GodsOf War At War
  9. Volcano – Melt
  10. Vhol – Deeper Than Sky
  11. Enslaved – In Times
  12. Iron Maiden – Book Of Souls

 

Elias Chatzialexis

  1. REVOLUTION SAINTS – Revolution Saints
  2. THUNDER – Wonder Years
  3. KING KING – Reaching for the light
  4. SATAN’S HOST – Pre-dating God (part I & II)
  5. VISIGOTH – The Revenant King
  6. GHOST – Meliora
  7. DRIFTING SUN – Trip the life fantastic
  8. THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – Skyline Whispers
  9. SACRAL RAGE – Illusions in Infinite Void
  10. HORISONT – Odyssey
  11. BLACK TRIP – Shadowline
  12. SATAN – Atom by Atom

 

Giorgos Nimas

  1. Dodheimsgard – A Umbra Omega
  2. Shape of Despair – Monotony Fields
  3. Macabre Omen – Gods of War – At War
  4. Enslaved – In Times
  5. Havukruunu – Havulinnaar
  6. Ghost – Meliora
  7. Alkaloid – The Malkuth Grimoire
  8. Vhol – Deeper Than Sky
  9. Cruciamentum – Charnel Passages
  10. Arrant Saudade – The Peace of Solitude
  11. Acid Death – Hall of Mirrors
  12. Tome of the Unreplenished – Innerstanding

 

 

Nikos Tsiolis

  1. Macabre Omen – Gods Of War – At War
  2. Magic Circle – Journey Blind
  3. AWE-Providentia
  4. Leviathan – Scar Sighted
  5. Nocternity – Harps Of The Ancient Temples
  6. Dοdheimsgard – A Umbra Omega
  7. Spectral Lore – Gnosis
  8. Ghost – Meliora
  9. Amestigon – Thier
  10. Serpent Noir – Erotomysticism
  11. Downfall Of Nur – Umbras De Barbagia
  12. Katavasia – Sacrilegious Testament

 

Yiannis Kakavas

  1. Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls
  2. Enforcer – From Beyond
  3. Amorphis – Under The Red Cloud
  4. Satan – Atom by Atom
  5. Ranger – Where Evil Dwells
  6. Sorcerer – In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross
  7. Paradise Lost – The Plague Within
  8. Visigoth – The Revenant King
  9. Terminus – The Reaper’s Spiral
  10. Sacral Rage – Illusions in Infinite Void
  11. Reverence – Gods Of War
  12. Ironsword – None But The Brave

 

 

Vaios Sven

  1. Paradise Lost – The Plague Within
  2. Nile – What Should Not be Unearthed
  3. Mortal Torment – Cleaver Redemption
  4. Vermingod – Whisperer of Abysmal Wisdom
  5. Vulnus – Vessels of Throe
  6. Psycroptic – Psycroptic
  7. Iron Maiden – Book of Souls
  8. Imperial State Electric – Honk Machine
  9. Necrorgasm – Cannibalism
  10. Overtorture – A Trail of Death
  11. Procrastinate – Ideals To Burn
  12. Napalm Death – Apex Predator – Easy Meat

 

Themistoklas (Noble Savage)

  1. Gods of War, at War – Macabre Omen
  2. Invictus – George Kollias
  3. Psychic Warfare – Clutch
  4. The Plague Within – Paradise Lost
  5. Thier – Amestigon
  6. Exercises in futility – Mgla
  7. The Night Creeper – Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
  8. Gnosis – Spectral Lore
  9. From Beyond – Enforcer
  10. Out of the Garden – Crypt Sermon
  11. Middle Of Nowhere, Center Of Everywhere – Acid King
  12. II – Arcade Messiah

 

 

Randolph Carter

  1. Black Trip – Shadowline
  2. Sacral Rage – Illusions in Infinite Void
  3. Crypt Sermon – Out of the Garden
  4. Macabre Omen – Gods of War, at War
  5. Tarot – The Warrior’s Spell
  6. Arcturus – Arcturian
  7. Deathhammer – Evil Power
  8. Terminus – The Reaper’s Spiral
  9. Nocternity – Harps of the Ancient Temples
  10. Magister Templi – Into Duat
  11. Ghost – Meliora
  12. Diviner – Fallen Empires

 


Elpida Baphomet

  1. Deathhammer – Evil Power
  2. Ranger – Where Evil Dwells
  3. Soulfly – Archangel
  4. Cruciamentum – Charnel Passages
  5. Sacral Rage – Illusions in Infinite Void
  6. Nigredo – Facets of Death
  7. Mgla – Exercises in Futility
  8. Necrowretch – With Serpents Scourge
  9. Adversarial – Death, Endless Nothing
  10. Abyssus – Into The Abyss
  11. Grave Ritual – Morbid Throne
  12. Gateway – Gateway