Another year ended with a plethora of releases to flood the stores and become an object of desire for every fan of extreme sound. 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.

The Winner… 1. Judas Priest – Firepower 182

When a band returns to discography it’s like placing a bet with itself. Basically, I’m talking about the kind of bet that deals with your band and its place on the map. If you create an album, you are alive. The rest is history. Are we serious though? Are there such bets when it comes to Judas Priest? Of course there are. It’s the legends that inspire the younger ones isn’t it? It’s their obligation to create monumental music. It’s not a matter of legacy or a cult status. It’s not that what created a monster. Legends are born via albums that are now a constant in history. Albums that have a reason to exist and something to tell. “Firepower” is such a case. In my humble opinion, it includes some of the finest pieces Judas Priest created the last few years. There are some incredible songs in there and their decision to lower the speed and to focus on the riffs is more than wise. If they had decided upon this earlier, they would have avoided their late 90’s – early 00’s down-the-slope era. In “Rising From Ruins”, we listen to a massive, Judas Priest-like chorus, while in “Children Of The Sun”, you know what a Judas Priest riff feels like. If a 5% of teenagers decide to grab a guitar and start gamming to “Rising..” heavy metal will live on for more than half a century. And everything thanks to a Judas Priest track. Some speedy tracks are always there, however always based on a riff based setup, clear to our ears since the very beginning of the album. I really like the fact that Judas Priest are in a rush to bring out once more those little features that once brought them massive success…Check out “Spectre”, for example! How familiar is this “The Ripper” guitar bridge! There are much more, you just have to listen carefully. Their message is clear “We are Judas Priest and in 2018 we will offer you great music, with the guidance of our classic recipe. Music that will kick your ass.” Halford’s voice is crystal clear. Listen carefully to “Necromancer” and you’ll see why. The production is as it was supposed to be. Tom Allom, an old familiar to all brings out the wisdom of the past, while Andy Sneap is bonding it with today. The pieces breathe out showing their dynamic in every speaker, with no experiments of tricks that try to impress. Every new band focusing on classic heavy metal, should listen to this album. The art cover is a classic Priest, reminding the world of who’s in charge. For me, this is Priest’s best album since the Painkiller era. It’s based on some tested-before standards, by people who have defined them. We need more such albums for sure. Fortunately, Priest can still give us what we want.

U.K.,Metal Blade Records,News, 2018, Satan, Heavy Metal, N.W.O.B.H.M.,2. Satan – Cruel Magic 122

I never thought that the verses of Satan would be so close to reality and that would reflect their own life and course in the heavy metal universe but it seems that the chorus of “Into the Mouth of Eternity” encloses the spirit of the band’s present since their 2013’s glorious comeback. ‘Time flies into the mouth of Eternity’ Ross sings (between some many other brilliant words) with his characteristic throat and Satan once again proved to everyone that Time is just an illusion. There’s no time machine or a retro approaching but everything sounds like coming from a legendary legacy. As life sentence turned a thirty year gap into nanosecond in just one recording now the easy part is to follow the same pattern and writing formula for another -third in a row – album. No excuses for anyone that will surpass this gem. The last time we heard N.W.O.B.H.M. as modern as we hear it the last five years from these Geordies, was back in 1982. Since then a bunch of genres made it for some rather anachronistic or too soft or not so dangerous after all for all the ones that were searching something extreme for their music. A plethora of naives would might think that I try to turn black into white but I wouldn’t even bother if Satan was another pack of old musicians trying to make some bucks just before their retirement only based on their once upon a time great past. Listen to Ghosts of Monongah, Cruel Magic, Death Knell for a King, Legions Hellbound and Into the Mouth of Eternity and convince yourself that you aren’t hearing five furious guys full of passion and energy on their late twenties ready to conquer the world…Cruel Magic is a tremendous album if not -almost- a masterpiece. Please mark the amazing artwork cover from Eliran Kantor that adds his name to Satan’s myth as a result of his now 4th in a row excellent work for the band.

3. Zeke – Hellbender 111

Zeke’s biggest advantage is that they sound like they were formed a year ago by a bunch of 20year olds who are boiling inside to play their music. So what if they were formed in the early 90’s and in their current line up is members who have a discography from the mid 80’s? And so what if they haven’t released a full length for 14 years? Hellbender is from the beginning to the end a high speed race with the pedal to the metal and the band unleashing their dirty punk rocknroll with their familiar attitude. The sound and the whole style of the band brings in mind the 1998-2001 period, away from the gloominess and the mediocrity of Till The Living End and it would be a worthy successor to Death Alley but even now, it worth the wait. This album is the ideal soundtrack for races legal and illegal, action movies with high speed pursuit that end up in explosions and rockets launching to space. You can’t sit still and listen to Hellbender. You can’t be cool and relaxed while listening to Cougar Rock,Two Lane Blacktop and White Wolf. Not that any of the others songs are lesser. A big bravo to Zeke for releasing such a great album and doing so by a label that hasn’t release anything good in years; Wish they grow bigger and rip the planet apart touring because they kill live and their new songs are made this way. I think I used too many worthless, cliché words.  Listen to it now!

4. Varathron – Patriarchs Of Evil 75

In one of the most turbulent times of modern Greece, in gloomy days during which ghosts from the past showing their face up from the gutter of history where they were laying half dead for some time. In a society that is divided and ready to fight against anything and mostly against common sense, there is something upon which the (whichever) Greek metal community agrees. We had an avant gard that was left to decline either because we turned our eyes away from it, or exactly because it was ahead of its time and as a crowd we had problems absorbing it. Of course, add the aversion against anything Greek that was reeking amateurism, with its negative connotations in mind, namely anti-professionalism and buccaneerism and the puzzle of the reasons why this particular path of Black Metal, with its anti-orthodox, satan worshipping dogma failed to win the masses and the wide acceptance of the Greek crowd since then, is complete. That thing of Greeks and their works being first embraced abroad and then from the indigenous people is something like an incurable disease. I don’t know if I have to use the word shame, because I don’t care if we are talking personally, but indeed a historic chance was missed for a homogenous community to be built in the scene. However, the music that took the restless or problematic –sometimes both – youth of the 90’s by storm, remains immortal. I am against acting like a sports fan in music, even less of being competitive in this form of art, so I can’t discern holy or unholy trinities or any type of categorization like big 3 in any genre. If Necromantia were more aristocratic and Rotting Christ more accessible to the masses, Varathron were always more cult and more evil. If for every thousand fans that have screamed Sakis’ name or went along with the chant “Rotting Christ, Rotting Christ” one bought a Varathron album, our world would be darker and better and some people’s record collection would be richer. Rotting Christ have nothing to do with all that of course… The album was released last April and it hasn’t stopped spinning in my turntable, so this review-presentation has the advantage not to be a rushed or a delusional act of excitement. I loved the simplicity of the compositions that make their music immediate and accessible, even in untrained ears. But the principles are unshakeable and the basis of their sound is stable. This was not an easy feat, but it was necessary in order for the result not to sound like an already served meal. There is a red thread that connects it with the album they released 5 years ago, the one that put them back into the game. The line up is the same for the first time and after two records and many live shows and overall years together, it gave a better consistency in the already nicely written compositions. The production is clear and modern in the same style they introduced with this cleaner approach. But brutality is still there and the melodies are easy to remember and addictive. The best attribute are Necroabyssious’ provocative vocals that remain extreme and brutal, even for a Black Metal band. The Greek accent gives the necessary cult character and if we could forget a small gap after the middle of the record, we could speak about a flawless piece of art. The glorious ending with Ouroboros Dweller puts away all the traces of doubt and affirms the compositional frenzy that the band from Ioannina unfold in the great first three songs of the album, Tenebrous, Into The Absurd, Luciferian Mystical Awakening and in the epic closing I just mentioned. For sure in the top list of a difficult and demanding year. It is damn exhilarating.

5. Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods 75

Of course Demonaz doesn’t forget the first days of the band and the frozen aura of the dynamic riffs and the intense melodies that are dominating during the whole album. The references to their first albums are obvious (“Into Battle Ride” and “Grim and Dark”, at the changes of “Called to Ice” and of course at “Gates of Blashyrkh” and the Bathory-ish “Where Mountains Rise”). Clearly influenced by Quorthon compositionally more than anyone else, Demonaz at “Blacker of Worlds” and “Mighty Ravendark” (no connection with “Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark)” of 1999 other than the notion) closes strongly and impressively the album and they convince you that we’re talking about the comeback of the year. The bass lines of Peter Tägtgren don’t give much extra, the power chords come and go with Horgh making the sound as hefty and full as possible with his blast beats, while a comparison with the self-titled album by Abbath has Northern Chaos Gods stand as a winner. The worst that can happen to an album is to be used as a background. Either a background to go with another activity by the listener, or a background of a talk at the radio or while you’re fixing something at your home, or even the musical rug that you hide the problems of your band’s members. Immortal didn’t suffer from their fans but did hide under the rug nine years ago, the conflicts between the legendary duo of Abbath – Demonaz. You already know how things went down from there and you don’t wanna listen to it again. Courts, lawsuits and catfights that don’t fit the philosophy of our music so…About the music now, the only thing that we care anyway, listening to Northern Chaos Gods is a justification of Demonaz and everyone that had missed his song writing. 1997-1998 is far away and a whole generation wasn’t there before the change of the band. When Abbath took the lead, and expanded their sound and horizons. During their first days, the band had time to create a heavy legacy of masterpieces of the genre, and when they made a turn due to Demonaz and his tendinitis, the audience embraced their new side and especially their technically fine At the Heart of Winter and the “heavy” Sons of a Northern Darkness (they were not that extreme in 2002’s album though). Now, we finally meet the black metal brother of March of the Norse (2011).

6. At The Gates – To Drink From The Night Itself 59

A couple of years after the fall of the Iron Curtain a new term was born in Germany and some former Eastern Bloc countries, such as Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. The new term was Ostalgia (rhyming with ‘nostalgia’), an anglicized word for Ostalgie a portmanteau of the German words Nostalgie (nostalgia) and Ost (east).  Nostalgia is learned formation of a Greek compound, consisting of νόστος (nóstos), meaning ‘homecoming’, a Homeric word, and ἄλγος (álgos), meaning “pain” or “ache”. So the nostalgia for aspects of life in East Germany or for life under the socialist system had various motivations, whether ideology, nationalism, wistfulness for a lost sense of social status or stability, or even aesthetics or irony. In Melodic Death (and even further in almost any sub-genre of Heavy Metal or Extreme sound) there’s a strong feeling of sentimentally adherence to the ‘good old days’, an almost medical condition whether elder audience wants to cut off the newbies and a part of the new blood wants to feel part of the glorious past by worshipping (as they try to hide the feeling of envy) the ‘old-school’. It is 23 years since I bought ‘Slaughter of The Soul’ and there’s not much left from the teenager that added an instant classic in his collection, that not so many had in the small town he lived. Almost 40 now, the bills, the fast live tempo, the stress, the 5 o’ clock morning wake up for the day shift, are strong weapons to kill any sense or inkling of romantic. At The Gates’ new, number 6 studio album ringed many bells…‘To Drink From The Night Itself’ is an album that combines the articulate grandiose titles of ‘The Red In The Sky Is Ours’ and ‘With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness’, the gloomy atmosphere and the aggressive attitude of ‘Terminal Spirit Disease’ and blended with the modern production of ‘At War With Reality’ before all the above ingredients melted on the cauldron made from the pure steel of ‘The Slaughter of The Soul’. As long as the record was spinning in my stereo my heart was talking about the best album I’ve ever heard from the Swedes, but my heart’s whispering was muffled from my mind’s yelling at me for being nostalgic…Many would say that we can hear on ‘To Drink From The Night Itself’ 12 versions of ‘Blinded By Fear’ or the tardy sequel of ‘The Slaughter of The Soul’. I also know that the new album is almost masterfully crafted. Straightforward with the fast paced drumming and the mixture of melodic leads with the Slayer-like up-tempo riffing spread all over its 45 minutes of raw anger and powerful top notch melodeath. Of course you’ll just love Lindberg’s screaming that is as always sharp and ready to attack or confront with his poetic and intelligent lyrics. We can’t just named it their finest moment. It won’t be fair. It lacks of originality? Hell no, guys we‘re talking about the same composers…but yes it lacks of character and personality as an album, I can’t lie. Still is a ‘must buy’ release for all the ones that lived in the 90’s and understand that these years will never come back, but life is a never ending journey that only goes forward. But this specific sound (among others) marked their youth.

7. Amorphis – Queen Of Time 59
8. Harakiri For The Sky – Arson 56
9. Deceased – Ghostly White 55
10. Funeral Mist – Hekatomb 53
11. Djevel – Blant Svarte Graner 47
12. Sacral Rage – Beyond Celestial Echoes 44

13. Ghost – Prequelle 42
14. Automaton – Talos 41
15. Voivod – The Wake 34
16. Svartidaudi – Revelations Of The Red Sword 31
17. Riot V – Armor Of Light 30
18. Visigoth – Conqueror’s Oath 30
19. Summoning – With Doom We Come28
20. Sleep – Sciences 28

 

Giorgos Tsekas

1. Iron Lamb – Blue Haze
2. Deceased – Ghostly White
3. At the Gates – To Drink from the Night Itself
4. Zeke – Hellbender
5. Armory – The Search
6. Cruachan – Nine Years of Blood
7. Monstrosity – The Passage Of Existence
8. Varathron – Patriarchs Of Evil
9. Wayfarer – World’s Blood
10. Obliteration –Cenotaph Obscure
11. Extremity – Coffin Birth
12. Tomb Mold – Manor of Infinite Forms

Andreas Stasinopoulos

1. Orphaned Land – “Unsung prophets & dead messiahs”
2. Sumac – “Love in shadow”
3. Primordial – “Exile among the ruins”
4. Summoning – “With doom we shall come”
5. Craft – “White noise and black metal”
6. Svrm – “Lychyi Vitry Stognut”
7. Warrel Dane – “Shadow Work”
8. Lychgate – “The contagion in nine steps”
9. Varathron – “Patriarchs of evil”
10. King Dude – “Music to make war to”
11. Wayfarer – “World’s blood”
12. Amorphis – “Queen of time”

Savvas Kofidis

Melodic Heavy Metal, Nuclear Blast Records,News,Video,2015,Finland,Rock,Amorphis,1. AMORPHIS- Queen of the time
2. HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY- Arson
3. WARREL DANE- Shadow work
4. DRAGONLORD- Dominion
5. JUDAS PRIEST- Firepower
6. IN THE WOODS- Cease the day
7. PRIMORDIAL- Exile amongst the ruins
8. SHYLMAGOGHNAR- Transience
9. CAN BARDD- Nature stays silent
10. SUMMONING- With doom we come
11. HYPERION- Sheraphical euphony
12. VISIGOTH- Conqueror’s oath

Elias Chatzialeksis

Khemmis, News, 2018, 20 Buck Spin Records, Nuclear Blast Records,Doom, Heavy Metal1. KHEMMIS – Desolation
2. BUDDY GUY – The blues is alive and well
3. TINSLEY ELLIS – Winning Hand
4. JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower
5. THE NIGHTFLIGHT ORCHERSTRA – Sometimes the World Ain’t Enough
6. CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL – Science Fiction
7. URIAH HEEP – Living the Dream
8. SATAN – Cruel Magic
9. PRIMORDIAL – Exile Amongst the Ruins
10. SABOTER – Architechts of Evil
11. WYTCH HAZEL – II: Sojourn
12. SACRAL RAGE – Beyond Celestial Echoes

Jurgen Kerzenaut

1.Zeke – Hellbender
2.Nashville Pussy – Pleased To Eat You
3.Sacral Rage – Beyond Celestial Echoes

Kostas Analytis

1. ZEKE – Hellbender
2. HAUNT – Burst Into Flame
3. DEICIDE – Overtures Of Blasphemy
4. IMMORTAL – Northern Chaos Gods
5. SATAN – Cruel Magic
6. ORANGE GOBLIN – The Wolf Bites Back
7. JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower
8. VENOM – Storm The Gates
9. MARIJANNAH – Til Marijannah
10. DOPETHRONE – Transcanadian Anger
11. LIK – Carnage
12. MASTER – Vindictive Miscreant

Λέων Παύλου

1. Zeke – hellbender
2. Rapture – paroxysm of hatred
3. Satan – cruel magic
4. Deceased – ghostly white

VJ

1. Svartidaudi – Revelations of the Red Sword
2. Imperial Triumphant – Vile Luxury
3. Akitsa – Credo
4. Funeral Mist – Hekatomb
5. Ungfell – Mythen, Maren, Pestilenz
6. Portal – Ion
7. Carpe Noctem – Vitrun
8. Mylingar – Doda Drommar
9. Djevel – Blant Svarte Graner
10. Varathron – Patriarchs of Evil
11. Obliteration – Cenotaph Obscure
12. Spectral Wound – Infernal Decadence

Iwannis Kofidis

1.Judas Priest – Firepower
2. Royal Hunt – Cast in Stone
3.Kamelot – The Shadow Theory
4.Conception – My Dark Symphony
5.Seventh Wonder – Tiara
6.Arrayan Path – Archegonoi
7.Redemption – Long Nights Journey into Day
8.Riot V – Armor of Light
9.Fifth Angel – The Third Secret
10.Salem – Attrition
11.Pellek – Absolute Steel
12.Impellitteri – The Nature of the Beast

Themistoklas

1. Raw In Sect – Kitro
2. Varathron – Patriarchs Of Evil
3. Aseroe – Aseroe ‘Ep
4. Saboter – Architects Of Evil
5. Automaton – Talos
6. Battleroar – Codex Epicus
7. DreamLongDead – Umbra
8. On Thorns I Lay – Aegean Sorrow
9. Sacral Rage – Beyond Celestial Echoes
10. Yellow Devil Sauce – Zulu
11. Mass Infection – Shadows Became Flesh
12. Throne of Blood – Throne Of Blood ‘EP

Kostas Koutsiaridas

Drudkh, Ukraine, Black, Season Of Mist, 2018, News1. Drudkh – They Often See Dreams About the Spring
2. Human Serpent – For I, the Misanthropist
3. Dodsferd – Diseased Remnants Of A Dying World
4. Judas Priest – Firepower
5. Djevel – Blant Svarte Graner
6. Paul McCartney – Egypt Station
7. Odious Devotion – Odious Devotion
8. Tragedy – Fury
9. Ghost – Prequelle
10. Harakiri For The Sky – Arson
11. Blaze Of Perdition – Conscious Darkness
12. Hargne – Reaction

Kostas Gekas

1. Ocean Of Grief – Nightfall’s Lament
2. Dirge – Lost Empyrean
3. Automaton – Talos
4. A Storm Of Light – Anthroscene
5. Antimatter – Black Market Enlightenment
6. Aeonian Sorrow – Into The Eternity A Moment We Are
7. On Thorns I Lay – Aegean Sorrow
8. Riverside – Wasteland
9. YOB – Our Raw Heart
10. Kingcrow – The Persistence
11. Tesseract – Sonder
12. A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant

Crystal Latsara

Progressive, Death Metal,Black Metal,News, Century Media Records, tribulation, Sweden,Cover Artwork, Video, Single1. Tribulation – Down Below
2. Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods
3. Saxon – Thunderbolt
4. Hitten – Twist Of Fate
5. Lordi – Sexorcism
6. Serpent Lord – Towards The Damned
7. Satan – Cruel Magic
8. Evil Invaders – Feed Me Violence
9. Striker – Play To Win
10. Biter – Eyes Of The Biter
11. Shining – X: Varg Utan Flock
12. Ghost – Prequelle

Geegor

1. Judas Priest – Firepower
2. Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods
3. Skeletal Remains – Devouring Mortality
4. Anaal Nathrakh – A new kind of horror
5. Shakma – House of possession
6. Watain – Trident Wolf Eclipse
7. Zeal & Ardor – Servants
8. Varathron – Patriarchs of Evil
9. Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands
10. Brond – Graveyard Campfire
11. Expectations – Bye Bye Youth
12. Sigh – Heir to Despair

 

George Triantafillidis

Post, Black Metal, News, Harakiri For The Sky, Austria,1. harakiri for the sky – arson
2. alice in chains – rainier fog
3. kalmah – palo
4. corrosion of conformity – no cross no crown
5. amorphis – queen of time
6. orphaned land – unsung prophets and dead messiahs
7. a perfect circle – eat the elephant
8. at the gates – to drink from the night itself
9. judas priest – firepower

 

Yiannis Kakavas

U.K.,Metal Blade Records,News, 2018, Satan, Heavy Metal, N.W.O.B.H.M.,1. Satan – Cruel Magic
2. Judas Priest – Firepower
3. Visigoth – Conqueror’s Oath
4. Riot V – Armor of Light
5. Blitzkrieg – Judge Not
6. Black Cyclone – Death is King
7. Sacral Rage – Beyond Celestial Echoes
8. Artillery – Face of Fear
9. Amorphis – Queen of Time
10. At the Gates – To Drink from the night itself
11. U.D.O–Steelfactory
12. Axel Rudi Pell – Knights Call

Athotep

1. Gatekeeper – East Of Sun
2. Cosmic Church – Tayttymys
3. Djevel – Blant Svarte Graner
4. Wardruna – Skald
5. Voivod – The Wake
6. Funeral Mist – Hekatomb
7. Cultes des Ghoules – Sinister, or Treading the Darker Path
8. Hail Conjurer – Dream Of Serpent
9. Dispirit – Enantiodromian Birth
10. A Forest of Stars – Grave Mounds and Grave Mistakes
11. Manii – Sinnets irrganger
12. Throne of Blood – Throne of Blood

Petros Mihopoulos

1. Sleep – The Sciences
2. Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats – Wasteland
3. Harakiri For The Sky – Arson
4. Church of the Cosmic Skull – Science Fiction
5. Weedpecker – lll
6. Varathron – Patriarchs Of Evil
7. On Thorns I Lay – Aegean Sorrow
8. Yawning Man – The Revolt Against Tired Noises
9. Drama Noir – Princess Airam
10. Extremity Obsession Anthropocentric Era Vol – 1 & 2

Thanos Mitras

1. The Armed – Only Love
2. IDLES – Joy As An Act Of Resistance
3. Gouge Away – Burnt Sugar
4. ΛΕΞ – 2XXX
5. THE HIRS COLLECTIVE – Friends. Lovers. Favorites.
6. Wayste – The Flesh And Blood
7. Coilguns – Millenials
8. Yves Tumor – Safe In The Hands Of Love
9. KEN Mode – Loved
10. Birds In Row – We Already Lost The World
11. Μαύρο Γάλα (Mavro Gala) – Hands // Tired
12. Svalbard – It’s Hard To Have Hope

Nikos Tsiolis

1. Funeral Mist – Hekatomb
2. Mare – Ebony Tower
3. Varathron – Patriarchs Of Evil
4. Svartidau?i – Revelations of the Red Sword
5. Cosmic Church – Tayttymys
6. Judas Priest – Firepower
7. Cultes des Ghoules – Sinister, or Treading the Darker Paths
8. Satan – Cruel Magic
9. Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods
10. Ghost – Prequelle
11. Primal Cult – Perennial Fire
12.Necrophobic – Mark of the Necrogram

Astral Kannibal

1. Chapel Of Disease – …And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye
2. Maggot Heart – Dusk To Dusk
3. Obliteration – Cenotaph Obscure
4. Visigoth – Conqueror’s Oath
5. Judas Priest – Firepower
6. Anna Von Hausswolff – Dead Magic
7. Sleep – The Sciences
8. Voivod – The Wake
9. Aura Noir – Aura Noire
10. Sacral Rage – Beyond Celestial Echoes
11. Kriegsmachine – Apocalypticists
12. Essenz – Manes Impetus

Nikos ‘Giak’ Nakos

U.K.,Metal Blade Records,News, 2018, Satan, Heavy Metal, N.W.O.B.H.M.,1. Satan – Cruel Magic
2. Deceased – Ghostly White
3. Deathhammer – Chained to Hell
4. Zeke – Hellbender
5. Uada – Cult of a Dying Sun
6. Automaton – Talos
7. Summoning – With Doom We Come
8. Funeral Mist -Hekatomb
9. At The Gates – To Drink From The Night Itself
10. Mylingar – Döda drömmar
11. Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods
12. Amorphis – Queen of Time

Chris Papadakis

1. LEVIATHAN – Can’t Be Seen by Looking: Blurring the Lines, Clouding the Truth
2. HEIR APPARENT – View From Below
3. FIFTH ANGEL – The Third Secret
4. GHOST – Prequelle
5. JASON BECKER – Triumphant Hearts
6. MYSTERY – Lies And Butterflies
7. NECRYTIS – Dread On Ruin
8. ARIA – Cures Of The Seas
9. HOLLOW – Between Eternities of Darkness
10. JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower
11. DAWN OF WINTER – Pray For Doom
12. SHADOWKEEP – Shadowkeep

Kostas ‘Paganizer’ Athanasiou

1. NECROPHOBIC – Mark of the Necrogram
2. HELRUNAR – Vanitas Vanitatvm
3. SULPHUR AEON – The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos
4. DECEASED – Ghostly White
5. NOCTURNAL GRAVES – Titan
6. VANHELGD – Deimos Sanktuarium
7. HATE ETERNAL – Upon Desolate Sands
8. SKELETAL REMAINS – Devouring Mortality
9. 1914 – The Blind Leading the Blind
10. UNLEASHED – The Hunt for White Christ
11. MONSTROSITY – The Passage of Existence
12. IMMORTAL – Northern Chaos Gods

TOP 3 GREEK RELEASES
1. VARATHRON – Patriarchs of Evil
2. RAPTURE – Paroxysm of Haterd
3. SACRAL RAGE – Beyond Celestial Echoes

Evangelos Charis

1. Judas Priest – Firepower
2. Saxon – Thunderbolt
3. Alice In Chains – Rainier Fog
4. Uriah Heep – Living The Dream
5. Magnum – Lost On The Road To Eternity
6. Ministry – AmeriKKKant
7. Riot V – Armor Of Light
8. Ghost – Prequelle
9. At The Gates – To Drink From The Night Itself
10. Amorphis – Queen Of Time
11. Satan – Cruel Magic
12. Pestilence-Hadeon

Lilliana Tseka

1. Zeke – Hellbender
2. Voivod – The Wake
3. Djevel – Blant Svarte Graner
4. Satan – Cruel Magic
5. At The Gates – To Drink From The Night Itself
6. Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods
7. Judas Priest – Firepower
8. Khemmis – Desolation
9. Gultes des Ghouls – Sinister, or Treading the Darker Paths
10. Tribulation – Down Below
11. Zeal & Ardor – Stranger Fruit
12. Automaton – Talos