Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022: Part 1 (75 – 41)


After a false start, someone (naming no names) got rather over-excited about a new Power Metal band that promptly disappeared out of the collective consciousness, it wasn’t until mid-January, and a new 40 Watt Sun album, that alternative, rock and metal really got out of the starting blocks for 2022.

And from there, we were treated to a plethora of strong albums as every week saw a handful of albums strongly recommended by our team of talented writers, each of them with glorious tastes.


While there were no overriding trends of note, 2022 did see a diversity of style, sound and talent impress us all, drain our wallets, and fill our libraries (digital or otherwise) with the picks of the year spread across a variety of sub-genres. So, from an ocean vast, our school of writers, photographers, editors and alumni have cast their nets and summoned from the deep Ghost Cult‘s democratically chosen and vaunted top 75 albums of 2022.

For Paul and Luke

For part 1 (75 through to 41) read on…

75. Fallujah – Empyrean (Nuclear Blast) – GC review

74. Boston Manor Datura (Sharptone) – GC review

73. Astronoid Radiant Bloom (3DOT) – GC review

72. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead XI: Bleed Here Now (Dine Alone / InsideOut) – GC review

71. Heriot Profound Morality [EP] (Church Road) – GC review

70. Allegaeon Damnum (Metal Blade) – GC review

69. WolfheartKing of the North (Napalm) – GC review

68. Crowbar Zero & Below (MNRK) – GC review

67. Clutch Sunrise on Slaughterbeach (Weathermaker) – GC review

66. Counterparts A Eulogy For Those Still Here (Pure Noise) – GC review

65. GGGOLDDD This Shame Should Not Be Mine (Artoffact) – GC review

64. Coheed & Cambria Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind (Roadrunner) – GC review

63. Wednesday 13Horrifier (Napalm) – GC review

62. Motionless In White Scoring the End of the World (Roadrunner) – GC review

61. Mares of ThraceThe Exile (Sonic Unyon)

60. Månegarm Ynglingaattens Ode (Napalm) – GC review

59. Candy Heaven Is Here (Relapse)

58. This World Is Going To Ruin You (Nuclear Blast / Closed Casket) – GC review

57. Stratovarius Survive (earMUSIC) – GC review

56. Venom Inc. There’s Only Black (Nuclear Blast) – GC review

55. Stabbing WestwardChasing Ghost (COP)

54. Lamb of God – Omens (Epic) – GC review

53. KEN Mode Null (Artoffact) – GC interview

52. Blind Guardian The God Machine (Nuclear Blast) – GC review

51. Misery Index Complete Control (Century Media) – GC review

50. Blut Aus Nord – Disharmonium – Undreamable Abysses (Debemur Morti) – GC review

49. Revocation Netherheaven (Metal Blade) – GC review

48. Frayle Skin and Sorrow (Aqualamb) – GC review

47. Bob Vylan – The Price of Life (Ghost Theatre)

46. Carpenter Brut Leather Terror (Universal / No Remorse) – GC review

45. Sylvaine Nova (Season of Mist) – GC review

44. Rolo Tomassi Where Myth Becomes Memory (MNRK Heavy) – GC review

43. Amorphis Halo (Atomic Fire) – GC review

42. Sumerlands Dreamkiller (Relapse) – GC review

41. Moon Tooth Phototroph (Pure Noise) – GC review


Parts 2 (40-21) here:

3 (21-1) here:

Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022 Part 3 (20 – 1)