It’s post-Thanksgiving, meaning that holiday displays are up everywhere, the NFL playoff situation is starting to shape up, and everyone and their mom is putting out a ‘best of 2017’ list. We’ve seen Decibel Magazine‘s, and yesterday brought Rolling Stone‘s. One of those, obviously, was all metal, while Code Orange’s Forever was the only truly heavy record of the year to truly infiltrate RS’s mostly-mainstream list. Today, Consequence of Sound have put their list out, and there are a few metal additions to the list, which is topped by Lorde’s Melodrama.
The 18th best album of the year according to CoS is Pallbearer’s Heartless, calling it “bruising doom metal wrapped in the spangled cloak and knotty time signatures of prog rock.” It wass joined by Power Trip’s sophomore album Nightmare Logic. It’ll be interesting to see what other metal is anointed as this year’s best by mainstream outlets. Aside from RS, Code Orange got a big boost today by being nominated for a Grammy. Power Trip appears to be having a pretty good year as well, having been named Loudwire’s best album of the year, and Pallbearer will likely make it’s way onto a few more a year-end lists as well. What’s your favorite metal album of the year? Let us know in the comments section below.