February 4, 2023

Our 2022 Annual Report continues with our High 30 Metallic and Onerous Rock Albums record. Because the yr winds down, keep tuned for extra awards, lists, and articles about the very best music, movie, and TV of 2022. Yow will discover it multi functional place right here.

Touring returned in full pressure in 2022, if no more so, as bands made up for misplaced time on the street. Throughout that concert-industry shutdown of 2020 and 2021, many artists used the time to hit the studio.

Veteran acts like Ozzy Osbourne, Slipknot, Rammstein, and Lamb of God, who had all simply launched albums in 2019 or 2020, have been capable of file new albums throughout their day off the street, and thus unleashed follow-ups in a comparatively fast method in 2022.

Different acts like Megadeth and Alexisonfire ended lengthy waits, releasing their first albums in six and 13 years, respectively. And Ghost continued their meteoric rise to the higher echelon of metallic bands with their fifth album, because the Swedish act introduced their gorgeous dwell present to arenas world wide.

In the meantime, youthful bands akin to Soul Glo, Nova Twins, and Bloodywood — all of whom are pushing the boundaries of heavy music whereas delivering thought-provoking and socially aware lyrics — provided thrilling and groundbreaking releases this yr.

Heavy music continues to evolve on a yearly foundation, as evidenced by the wide selection of releases that made Heavy Consequence‘s record of the High 30 Metallic and Onerous Albums of 2022. Under are the albums that stood out among the many relaxation this yr.

— Spencer Kaufman
Managing Editor, Heavy Consequence

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