Metal Hammer Critics’ Top 50 Albums 2008: 12-10
12. CANCER BATS
When they let the demons loose, Cancer Bats are capable of nailing it with nasty conviction. Their sheer visceral malevolent floor-quake could kick it sister-fucker style with Eyehategod and Down in some god-forsaken NOLA outpost.
(May 2008, issue 178, 172 points)
Pulsating with attitude and melody, Shogun is easily the best album of Trivium’s career. It combines melodic hooks, progressive structures and musicianship, all of which places them way ahead of the current crop of metal contenders and sets a new course for greatness.
(October 2008, issue 184, 174 points)
10. CHILDREN OF BODOM
There’s an almost self-conscious-sounding reaffirmation of aggression and brutality to Blooddrunk. The songs are unrelentingly fast with ruggedly heavy guitar, split harmonies and raunchy solos. COB hardly need to reassure us of their metal credentials but they do so with fist-waving vigour.
(May 2008, issue 178, 184 points)
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