EPs OF ThE YEAR

Some­times good things come in small pack­ages

Metal Hammer (UK) - - The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 -

LOVEBITES

Bat­tle Against Damna­tion one of 2018’s sur­prise suc­cess sto­ries, this all-fe­male Ja­panese power metal crew bagged a

Best New Band Golden God, and wowed Blood­stock fest to boot.

ThE FEVER 333

Made An Amer­ica aKa What Ja­son aalon But­ler Did Next, Made An Amer­ica mar­ried the punked-up in­ten­sity of letlive with bonus lev­els of hip hop and big beat to cre­ate a whole new an­i­mal.

CAS­KET FEEDER

Scalps a gut­tural rum­ble of black­ened noise, this brain-im­ploder from the mil­ton Keynes new­com­ers turned an oth­er­wise stun­ning sum­mer all grimy and hor­ri­ble.

GOD COM­PLEX

Cre­ated Sick Sound­ing like a mam­moth on speed throw­ing a tantrum, this

out­ra­geously heavy slab of fuzzy hard­core shook build­ings when God com­plex hit the road with em­ployed to Serve in may.

hUN­DRED YEAR OLD MAN

Rei Part screamo lost in at­mo­spheric reverie, part post-metal pil­grim­age to the ninth cir­cle of the psy­che, this three-track eP took fa­mil­iar sonic sign­posts and planted them in a vast, en­thralling no-man’s land.

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