Best of the Year: Top 10 Photos of 2018 by Chris

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Greta Van Fleet performs at 9:30 Club on July 20, 2018. Chris Smyth chose another photo from this show as one of his 10 Best of the Year. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2018 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.

When I was asked to write a piece about my 10 favorite photos from the past year, initially I was very excited to do it. It seemed like an enjoyable way to recap what has been an exciting year of concert coverage. I joined Parklife DC in March, but as of this writing, I have been fortunate to have covered 21 shows, and I produced a total of 28 reviews. This has been far more fun than I ever could have imagined.

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Snapshots: In This Moment @ UMBC Event Center — 7/31/18

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In This Moment performs at the UMBC Events Center on July 31, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

In a spectacular display of visual and auditory stimulus, gothic metal band In This Moment brought its unforgettable show to the UMBC Event Center in Baltimore, opening Halestorm. In addition to the smoke and lights of a traditional concert, In This Moment used set changes, face and body paint, many different masks, costume changes, and a stage covered with multiple crosses to capture the attention of their fans.

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Snapshots: In This Moment @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 10/8/17

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In This Moment perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Oct. 8, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

In This Moment released Ritual, their sixth studio album, in July via Atlantic Records and Roadrunner Records. Then Maria Blink and company set about the Half God – Half Devil Tour and played at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, Oct. 8.

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Don’t Miss: In This Moment @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 10/8/17

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In This Moment (Photo by Jeremy Saffer)

Heavy metal rockers In This Moment released Ritual, their sixth studio album, in July via Atlantic Records and Roadrunner Records. The Los Angeles quintet launched the Half God – Half Devil Tour to support the album with a stop at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, Oct. 8.

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