The internet — that cultural cesspool where good ideas go to die, and tragedy, controversy, celebrity gossip and cat memes inevitably rise to the top — has spoken and these are RevolverMag.com's biggest stories. True to form, death reigned among the most viewed posts of 2018, as did Marilyn Manson's latest click-baity meltdown, but in more surprising turns, so did in-depth #longreads on the strange origins of Swedish occult band Ghost, the tribal mission of sonic archeologists Heilung and the personal motivation behind Underoath's anti-religious conversion. Check out the top 20 below.
20 Most Viewed Revolver Stories in 2018
Death, Tool, 'Jackass' and human bones
Deicide, Death, Morbid Angel and more tell the story of one of heavy music's most game-changing movements
How Seattle rock giants proved the comeback was real with one of their heaviest records
Corey Taylor: "This album is about making peace with the loss that we've suffered"
How Greg Puciato and Ben Weinman's complex relationship has shaped one of heavy music's most insane bands
Vinnie Paul: "The whole thing was out of control. I don't even know how we finished the album."
Leach: "Being in Killswitch today is worlds apart from what it was 10 years ago"
Phil, Rex and Vinnie shared stories from Texas firebrands' final years in classic interview
Singer Jesse Leach: "This album literally drove me crazy"