Lists of shows of the year are by far the most useless lists to read. They are completely subjective to where the person writing it lives, what particular shows they went to, and where they traveled. Pick any band that didn’t come here, I’m sure say, Radiohead played a show somewhere that was awesome, but I didn’t go to it, so it’s not here. But since entreaty.net is basically just me reviewing shows it seems like I should do a yearly list for that. So here goes. . . and in case you are wondering it’s 10 of 37.
2018 marks what has been billed as the last ever tour for Slayer and they are going out in style bringing a stacked lineup with them. Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, and Napalm Death round out the bill. Slayer and Anthrax are two of the big four thrash bands with Metallica and Megadeth and if you ask me it should be a big five that includes Testament. Napalm Death are grindcore legends that have been around since the early 80s and Lamb of God are the youngsters on the bill, having only existed for a slight 20 years or so.