DutchMetalManiac End Of Year Lists 2018

Hey DutchMetalManiac readers,

First of all, thanks for reading our articles and I hope you will also enjoy our upcoming articles! 🙂

At this moment I also want to thank DutchMetalManiac’s writers Glenn, Henric, Martijn, Julia, Alessandro and Leon as well as our former writers.

Of course, I also want to thank all the bands, labels, promoters and venues, because without them DutchMetalManiac couldn’t exist.

Personally, I also want to thank the love of my life for supporting me and DutchMetalManiac.

Below you can find our end of the year lists 2018.

We’ll have a short break from now on and we will be back on January 2nd for a very metal 2019! \m/

So, enjoy our end of the year lists and hopefully we’ll see you back in 2019.

Merry Xmas and a happy new year full of metal to you!


Tim van Velthuysen

End Of Year Lists 2018

Henric van Essen

1. Witherfall – A Prelude to Sorrow (review, Promoting Bands)
2. MaYan – Dhyana (review)
3. Tomorrow’s Outlook – A Voice Unheard (review)
4. Darkest Horizon – Aenigmata  
5. Kormak – Faerenus (review)
6. Nox Aeterna – Aurora Borealis (Promoting Bands, live review Berkel en Rodenrijs)
7. Amorphis – Queen of Time (live review Tilburg, live review Amsterdam)
8. Auri – Auri 
9. Graveshadow – Ambition’s Price 
10. Clouds – Dor 

Since this is an EP and therefore not eligible for a spot in my list, I’d like to add this release of a promising Dutch band as special entry:

Blackbriar – We’d Rather Burn EP

Martijn Bakker

1. Dimmu Borgir – Eonian 
2. Un – Sentiment (review, review earlier album)
3. Madder Mortem – Marrow (review, interview, review earlier album)
4. Aeonian Sorrow – Into the Eternity a Moment we are (review)
5. Arkona – Khram 
6. Moonspell – Lisboa under the Spell (interview)
7. Summoning – With Doom we come 
8. On Thorns I Lay – Aegean Sorrow 

Julia Obenauer

1. Amorphis – Queen of Time (live review Tilburg, live review Amsterdam)
2. Omnium Gatherum – The Burning Cold (interview, review, live review Munchen, live review Pratteln, live review Tilburg)
3. De Profundis – The Blinding Light of Faith (review, interview, review earlier album, review earlier album)
4. Skálmöld – Sorgir (live review Munchen, review earlier album)
5. At The Gates – To Drink from the Night Itself
6. Kalmah – Palo
7. Aetherian – The Untamed Wilderness (review)
8. Fishing with Guns – Blood on Ropes (review)
9. Unanimated – Annihilation (review)
10. Long Distance Calling – Boundless


1. Judas Priest – Firepower (live review Tilburg, live review Utrecht)
2. Dee Snider – For the Love of Metal
3. Primal Fear – Apocalypse (review)
4. Damn Pigeon – Screaming Vibrations (live review Toronto, review, interview, review earlier album, live review St. Thomas)
5. Lee Aaron – Diamond Baby Blues (live review Montreal, live review Brampton)
6. Kobra and the Lotus – Prevail II (review, Promoting Bands, interview, review earlier album)
7. Anvil – Pounding the Pavement (live review Brampton, review earlier album)
8. Ghost – Prequelle
9. Voivod – The Wake (live review Montreal)
10. Black Label Society – Grimmest Hits

Tim van Velthuysen

1. Ayahuasca – Beneath the Mind (review)
2. Anaal Nathrakh – A New Kind of Horror
3. MØL – Jord (interview, Promoting Bands)
4. Amorphis – Queen of Time (live review Tilburg, live review Amsterdam)
5. Vreid – Lifehunger (review)
6. Judas Priest – Firepower (live review Tilburg, live review Utrecht)
7. Jonathan Davis – Black Labyrinth (Promoting Bands)
8. Zeal & Ardor – Stranger Fruit (Promoting Bands)
9. Sylvaine – Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone
10. Tribulation – Down Below

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