Insider's Guide
In this collection you’ll discover the most popular metal music albums of 2018 based on the number of social media engagements each album generates across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Reddit. Click on titles to view engagement levels and to sample a song from each album.

The Top 20

To produce this list, we looked at the social media footprint for each album, focusing on editorial coverage, YouTube videos, SoundCloud tracks, Bandcamp pages, smart links, and any other digital avenues where music fans shared the album across Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, or Pinterest.
Think we’ve missed an esssential metal album from this year? Let us know.

The Rest