At it’s very core, Sentinel Daily is a haven for traditional metal fans, and our two biggest, Ferry Templeton and Hideous Destructor, are here to take you through their fave albums of 2023!

Hideous Destructor
Personal circumstances meant I wasn’t able to write as much this past year as I have before, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been listening to some damn good music this year! I hope you liked some of these too! See y’all in 2024.
25. GodsmackLighting Up The Sky (BMG)
24. Vermillion WhiskeyCrimson & Stone (Own Label)
23. King KobraWe Are Warriors (Cleopatra Records)
22. Elegant WeaponsHorns For A Halo (Nuclear Blast)
21. Todd La TorreRejoice In The Suffering (ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records)
20. Sweet & LynchHeart & Sacrifice (Frontiers Music)
19. SevendustTruth Killer (Napalm Records)
18. CarbellionWeapons of Choice (Eclipse Records)
17. Virgin SteeleThe Passion of Dionysus (SPV/Steamhammer)
16. GatekeeperFrom Western Shores (Cruz Del Sur Music)
15. Fifth AngelWhen Angels Kill (Nuclear Blast)
14. Last In LineJericho (earMUSIC)
13. Thunder HorseAfter The Fall (Ripple Music)
12. Stitched Up HeartTo The Wolves (Century Media)
11. KindClose Encounters (Ripple Music)
10. Blazon RiteWild Rites and Ancient Songs (Gates of Hell Records)
9. Metallica72 Seasons (Blackened Recordings)
8. Mammoth WVHMammoth II (BMG)
7. Dying LightShallow Grave (Own Label)
6. ChromeskullScreaming At The World (Own Label)
5. Night LegionFight or Fall (Massacre Records)
4. OverkillScorched (Nuclear Blast)
3. Tygers of Pan TangBloodlines (Mighty Music)
2. KK’s PriestReturn of the Sinner (Napalm Records)
1. VanishmentNo More Torture (Dead Sage Records)

Ferrum Templor
Another year, another stack of great heavy metal releases! 2023 has been a great year in my opinion for ‘proper’ heavy metal, and I’d like to think this list represents the best of the best. Let’s hope 2024 is just as good…
25. Last In Line – Jericho (earMUSIC)
24. Chris Boltendahl’s SteelhammerReborn In Flames (ROAR! Rock of Angels Records)
23. Shadow SmileSigned in Blood (Own Label)
22. Dark EmbraceDark Heavy Metal (Massacre Records)
21. Wolves In WinterThe Calling Quiet (Argonauta Records)
20. Blazon Rite – Wild Rites And Ancient Songs (Gates of Hell Records)
19. Metallica – 72 Seasons (Blackened Recordings)
18. Mystic ProphecyHellriot (ROAR! Rock of Angels Records)
17. The UnityThe Hellish Joyride (SPV/Steamhammer)
16. ElysionBring Out Your Dead (Massacre Records)
15. IgnitedCradle of The Wicked (Own Label)
14. MedevilMirror In The Darkness (Own Label)
13. Chromeskull – Screaming At The World (Own Label)
12. VoyagerFearless In Love (Season Of Mist)
11. Scream MakerLand of Fire (Frontiers Music)
10. Primal FearCode Red (Atomic Fire)
9. Air RaidFatal Encounter (High Roller Records)
8. Night Legion – Fight or Fall (Massacre Records)
7. Overkill – Scorched (Nuclear Blast)
6. Tygers of Pan Tang – Bloodlines (Mighty Music)
5. Beyond The BlackBeyond The Black (Nuclear Blast)
4. GodthrymmDistortions (Profound Lore)
3. CrowneOperation Phoenix (Frontiers Music)
2. Coven JapanEarthlings (No Remorse Records)
1. KK’s Priest – Return of The Sinner (Napalm Records)