To mark the thrash-metal legends’ retirement after nearly four decades following 2018’s Farewell Tour, we rank Slayer’s albums from worst to best.
Art-punk trio Asylums follow-up a splenetic debut with a more thoughtful but no less moving second effort in ‘Alien Human Emotions’.
Tying up the loose ends from 2017’s ‘Relatives In Descent’ and throwing in a couple of brilliant collaborations with Kelley Deal, Protomartyr’s ‘Consolation’ EP is another triumph.
‘1, 2, Kung Fu!’, the debut effort from Welsh band Boy Azooga, is an enjoyable indie debut splattered with electronica and psychedelia.
Scottish rock weirdos Biffy Clyro undergo a famed rite of passage by recording an ‘MTV Unplugged’ record, an exercise which brings out their distinctive lyrical qualities.
Mixing up their previous shoegaze stylings with trappings of electronica, ‘Miserable Miracles’ is a fine musical evolution for Pinkshinyultrablast.
More Britpop throwback fun with DMA’S highly enjoyable second album ‘For Now’.
14 years on ice has not dulled A Perfect Circle’s political songwriting chops or pioneering alternative metal dynamics.
Breaking Benjamin’s sixth album ‘Ember’ is a monotonous, predictable and overly-clean disappointment.
Refracting the pop and rock psychedelia of the Sixties through the prism of modern songwriting and with soulful delivery, The Shacks have delivered what will surely be regarded as one of the best guitar debuts of 2018.