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
"Dedication is way more important than talent"
Avenged Sevenfold singer gains audience with Metallica's founding duo in classic story
From Prague's Pankrác Prison to LOG's 'VII: Sturm und Drang'
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
Leach: "Being in Killswitch today is worlds apart from what it was 10 years ago"