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Best Metal Releases Of 2015

Best Metal Releases Of 2015

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

Supergroup anyone?


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 –

And here are my previous best-of lists


Some extras…

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

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