Loudwire's 30 Best Metal Albums of 2018
'The Contagion...' is featured in the 30 Best Metal Albums of 2018 list from Loudwire: loudwire.com/30-best-metal-albums-2018
"So many styles, so little filler. Lychgate’s ’The Contagion in Nine Steps’ decimates categorization, mixing pieces of doom, death, prog and black metal with Baroque organ and piano music. Sounds like too many kids to keep an eye on, but Lychgate manage to round them all up for nightmare nap time. Lychgate almost sounds like what Opeth could have become if Mikael Akerfeldt took the opposite direction following ‘Watershed,’ so fans who felt abandoned after ‘Heritage’ may discover their new favorite extreme metal band."