Dec 10, 2015
2015 was an epic year for music. Here are my picks for the top 10 metal releases of 2015. I’ve also added in the almost-made-it list, and some cool extras. Enjoy, and hope you find some great new music!
10. The Sword – High Country
Always a great band to chill to.
9. Killer Be Killed – Killer Be Killed
8. Trivium – Silence In The Snow
Not as heavy as I wanted, but still a good album.
7. Iron Maiden – Book Of Souls
Return of the kings! Going to be great seeing them in SA next year.
6. August Burns Red – Found In Far Away Places
New band for me, got to love hardcore
5. Sylosis – Dormant Heart
These guys never disappoint. What a killer album.
4. Feed Her To The Sharks – Fortitude
The underdogs! Crushing riffs and breakdowns, just great.
3. Ghost – Meliora
A very weird band that just gets better and better for me – love their stuff.
2. Parkway Drive – Ire
Jeez, this album just gets me pumped. Awesome band, wish they had come to SA back in the day! Maybe next year :)
1. Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit
Holy shit, I am going to get so much flak for this… I think it’s an epic album, even with the non-metal additions. If you don’t like it, enjoy the rest of the music on this list, always knew this one would be controversial ;)
That’s the list for this year! If you want to check out some more great music, here are my best non-metal albums of 2015 – www.crackedhorizon.co.za/2015/12/best-albums-of-2015
And here are my previous best-of lists www.crackedhorizon.co.za/2015/03/best-music-of-the-past-few-years
Best live DVD – Devin Townsend – Live At The Royal Albert Hall
One day I’ll see this guy live!
Great single – After The Burial – Lost In The Static
Good old metalcore :)
Didn’t make the cut…
In no particular order:
- Lamb Of God – Sturm Und Drang – never thought I wouldn’t have Lamb Of God in my top 10 :(
- Scale The Summit – V
- Born Of Osiris – Soul Sphere
- Baroness – Purple
- Periphery – Juggernaut
- Deafheaven – New Bermuda
- Veil Of Maya – Matriarch
- Teenage Time Killers
- Soulfly – Archangel
- Fear Factory – Genexus
- Disturbed – Immortalized
- The Devil Wears Prada – Space
- Bullet For My Valentine – Venom
- Lindemann – Skills In Pills
- Stone Sour – Meanwhile In Burbank
- 36 Crazyfists – Time And Trauma
- Puscifer – Money Shot
- Coal Chamber – Rivals
- Haste The Day – Coward
- Devil You Know – They Bleed Red
- Between The Buried And Me – Coma Ecliptic
- Slayer – Repentless