Prepare for a long one folks. After the jump is every single new album I purchased in 2018, listed in descending order of preference. I did not buy anything truly bad, so just because an album is last on my list, does not mean it is terrible. I should also note that I have several 2018 albums still coming in soon that obviously will not make the list because I have not heard them yet (Metal Church, Arsis) and I was never able to check out some albums by bands that I normally would have (Voivod, Skeletonwitch, Psycroptic). So this should by no means be considered an exhaustive list.
Enough of that crap, here we go: