Five Monstrous Metal Albums of 2022 (So Far)

The finest metal of 2K22

Alexander Razin


Source: Nuclear Blast

The world would be a better place if we all listened to metal.

The statistics don’t lie; those who listen to heavy metal have lower stress and anxiety rates than those who listen to other jams. However, you don’t have to listen to the heaviest metal for effect; only play a few Black Sabbath or Def Leppard Songs, and the stress will wither away.

Me, on the other, the heavier, the better, or, better yet, anything melodic to fix the funk I’m in.

This year, metal has done just that; they have become angrier and cathartic. The list I present here has those two elements present. These five bands can communicate their message and offer a metal fan a good time.

No more delays. Let’s count down the standouts from the first half of the year.

Fit for an Autopsy: Oh What the Future Holds

Fit for an Autopsy has always painted a grim picture in its albums. On Oh What the Future Holds, Fit for an Autopsy envisions a collapsed society where a few survivors pick up the pieces of our prior civilization. For example, in “Pandora,” rapid guitar shredding with matching drums signals the vocalist’s throat-piercing vocals as he proclaims humanity’s extinction.

The foretelling continues “In Shadows” with its tight palm-muted guitars, diminishing drums, and the vocalist’s savage growls. His defeating growls become ever-present by the end as he releases a mighty roar.

On the next track, a bongo line leads to an explosive tremolo guitar, rapid drumming, and the vocalist’s higher-pitched screams on “A Higher Level of Hate.”

In the end, Fit for an Autopsy made it clear. Our future will become a desolate industrial wasteland if we don’t change our ways.

Will we listen?

Hath: All That Was Promised



Alexander Razin

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