Despite what some may think or try to claim, rock music is alive and well. Actually, I would say it’s thriving. Though the year isn’t over just yet, it’s already been good to hard rock fans. In fact, 2018 has given music fans some of the best music of the year, and the hard rock genre is fortunate enough to be the “home” for those albums and bands. This year fans were treated to highly anticipated new albums from successful hard rockers Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, and Three Days Grace while New Zealand natives Like a Storm returned with a killer follow-up album after their 2015 debut, only adding to their already established fan base. Female-fronted and fan favorite hard rock band, Halestorm released their fourth full-length album in 2018, and veteran rockers Godsmack released their first album in eight years, knocking both fans and critics on their asses because of how phenomenal a release it really was. I’m extremely confident when I say that both Godsmack’s When Legends Rise and Halestorm’s Vicious should be considered two of the Top 5 Best Albums of 2018, and without doubt the Best 2 Hard Rock Albums of 2018. So even though it’s still a bit early for our official end of the year Best Music Releases list, I wanted to share with you, our awesome readers, what I think are the 10 Best Hard Rock Albums of 2018.
10)Of Mice & Men – Defy
9)Five Finger Death Punch – And Justice for None
8)Pop Evil – Pop Evil
7)Escape the Fate – I Am Human
6)Three Days Grace – Outsider
5)Breaking Benjamin – Ember
4)Like a Storm – Catacombs
3)Shinedown – Attention! Attention!
2)Halestorm – Vicious
1)Godsmack – When Legends Rise
There you have it! This is the official list of what I think are the 10 best hard rock albums of 2018. Agree or disagree? Let us know what you think of these albums and what albums would have made your list. And don’t forget to subscribe to TBK Magazine so you can keep up with all of our other and upcoming lists, interviews, reviews and Artist Spotlight features!