These lists were compiled in order for you to get a better understanding of why we (as in the main Demolish staff writers) say the things we do about bands — whether it be in reviews and or feature articles.
By reviewing these lists, you can plainly see who and what we (as in individuals) favor and hopefully you will get a general idea of our journalistic personalities.
Here is my Top 25 Releases for 1988
25. OZZY OSBOURNE – No Rest for the Wicked
24. NUCLEAR ASSAULT – Survive
23. ASSASSIN - Interstellar Experience
22. KING’S X – Out of the Silent Planet
21. CANDLEMASS – Ancient Dreams
20. HITTMAN- Hittman
19. WARGASM – Why Play Around
18. THE ACCUSED - Martha Splatterhead’s Maddest Stories Ever Told
17. FATES WARNING – No Exit
16. TOXIK – World Circus
15. JOE SATRIANI - Surfing With the Alien
14. MEGADETH – So Far, So Good, So What
13. KING DIAMOND – Them
12. SANCTUARY – Refuge Denied
11. VIO-LENCE – Eternal Nightmare
10. JANE’S ADDICTION – Nothings Shocking (*don’t complain -ed)
09. DEATH ANGEL – Frolic Through the Park
08. FLOTSAM & JETSAM – No Place for Disgrace
07. SACRED REICH – Surf Nicaragua (EP)
06. HADES – If At First You Don’t Succeed
05. RIOT – Thundersteel
04. VOIVOD – Dimension Hatross
03. DESTRUCTION – Release from Agony
Number TWO Ended up Being a 4-Way TIE!
02. MEKONG DELTA – The Music of Erich Zann
02. CRUMBSUCKERS – Beast on My Back
02. TESTAMENT – The New Order
02. SLAYER – South of Heaven
01. METALLICA - And Justice For All
INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND, NUM SKULL, OVER KILL, HOBB’S ANGEL OF DEATH, UNCLE SLAM, ACID REIGN, AT WAR, HALLOWS EVE & ANTHRAX.
See other Staff Picks Top 25 for 88′ Post.
*in order to transport you directly back to 1988 we will continue to keep the language in the posts “present tense” even though this is 2009.