Wes’s Musical Meltdown 2018-in-Review: Best Rock as Aired on 12/20/2018

As the title suggests, this was what I felt was the best rock of 2018. There’s probably a lot I missed, but this was done off the top of my head. There’s a great mix of new bands as well as legendeary artists who released new material in 2018. An expanded playlist of my favorite rock from 2018 is available if you follow me on Apple Music. This originally aired on December 20, 2018, and was re-broadcast on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy.


  1. Shinedown, DEVIL
  2. Papa Roach, Born For Greatness
  3. 30 Seconds To Mars, Walk On Water
  4. Junkie XL & Gary Clark Jr., Come Together
  5. Breaking Benjamin, Red Cold River
  6. Judas Priest, Firepower
  7. Saxon, Thunderbolt
  8. Pop Evil, Art of War
  9. Bobaflex, Lights Out
  10. 10 Years, Novacaine
  11. Godsmack, When Legends Rise
  12. Black Stone Cherry, Bad Habit
  13. Theory of a Deadman, Straight Jacket
  14. Stone Temple Pilots, Meadow
  15. Bad Wolves, Zombie
  16. Nothing More, Do You Really Want It?
  17. Greta Van Fleet, Safari Song
  18. Greta Van Fleet, When The Curtain Falls
  19. RED SUN RISING, Left for Dead
  20. Five Finger Death Punch, Fake

  21. per, Take It To The Cross
  22. Skillet, Lions
  23. Tourniquet, Gazing at Medusa
  24. Lizzy Borden, My Midnight Things
  25. Refuge, Bleeding From Inside
  26. Guns N’ Roses, Shadow of Your Love (1986 Sound City Session)
  27. Slash, Mind Your Manners (feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators)
  28. Karma 10, Not Yet
  29. Black Coffee, I Barely Know Her
  30. Small Town Titans, More or Less
  31. Lethal Injektion, Believer

  32. storm, Uncomfortable
  33. Alice In Chains, So Far Under
  34. Live, Love Lounge
  35. A Perfect Circle, So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish
  36. Trivium, The Heart From Your Hate
  37. The Interrupters, She’s Kerosene
  38. Thrice, The Grey
  39. Steve Perry, No Erasin’
  40. Starbreaker,, How Many More Goodbyes
  41. Bring Me the Horizon, MANTRA
  42. Disturbed, Are You Ready
  43. Tantric, Angry
  44. Buckcherry, Head Like A Hole
  45. Blue October, Daylight
  46. Starset, Die For You
  47. Adelitas Way, Live Love Life
  48. Slipknot, All Out Life
  49. All That Remains, Just Tell Me Something (Feat. Danny Worsnop)
  50. Demon Hunter, On My Side

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