ghost cover best 2022
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Best Rock and Metal Albums of 2022 - Popular Vote

And to end 2022 and start 2023 with lots of good music, we at Metal Junkbox took a poll of our Instagram users to see what were the best releases of 2022, globally and nationally.

Check out the top 5 in each survey below:

Best Albums of 2022 (global)

Our readers' top 5 list was well divided among artists from various subgenres, as you can see below:

  1. Ghost - Impera (19.5%)
  2. Slipknot - The End So Far (17.2%)
  3. Zeal & Ardor - Zeal & Ardor (8%)
  4. Soilwork - Övergivenheten (5.7%)
  5. Lamb of God - Omens (4.6%)

In addition to the albums mentioned and linked above, we also had several nominations for:

  • Machine Head - Of Kingdom and Crown
  • Amon Amarth - The Great Heathen Army
  • Arch Enemy - Deceivers
  • Ibaraki - Rashomon
  • Rammstein - Zeit
  • Avantasia - A Paranormal Evening with the Moonflower Society
  • Lorna Shore - Pain Remains

Best Brazilian rock and metal albums 2022

The national market was also very competitive, having several quality releases, several new bands emerging, and works of great classics. And it was clear, with how disputed was the first place, which had a tie. Check it out below:

  1. Black Panther - Ascension and Ratos de Porão - Necropolitics (24.1% votes each)
  2. Krisiun - Mortem Solis (13.8%)
  3. Shaman - Rescue (10.3%)
  4. The Troops Of Doom ? Antichrist Reborn (8%)
  5. Tarmat - Out of the Blue (3.4%)

Other highlights include the following releases:

  • Heartlistener - Perspectives
  • Hibria - Me7amorphosis
  • Abstracted - Atma Conflux
  • RF Force - RF Force

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