Favorite 2015 Album?!

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  1. Richie666

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    Steven Wilson and The Dear Hunter by far for me. I was disappointed by BTBAM and Periphery. Both of their last albums were stellar and tough to live up to though. Tame Impala was a bit disappointing as well.

    Honorary mention to Kamasi Washington too. I'm probably forgetting a bunch.
     
  2. MrTorture

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    For the moment it's Ghost - Meliora. I also like Unleashed - Dawn of The Nine.
     
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    2015 has been an awesome year for music. My favourites so far:

    Vattnet Viskar- Settler (album of the year, totally incredible)
    Arcturus- Arcturian
    A Forest of Stars- Beware the Sword you Cannot See
    A.M.S.G.- The Forbidden Transformation
    Leviathan- Scar Sighted
    Chelsea Wolfe- Abyss
    Abigail Williams- The Accuser
    Dodheimsgard- Umbra Omega
    Virus- The Agent that Shapes the Desert
    Deafheaven- New Bermuda
    Hope Drone- Cloak of Ash
    GOST- Behemoth
    Obsequiae- Aria of Vernal Tombs
    Cattle Decapitation- The Anthropocene Extinction

    So much good stuff this year.
     
  4. dbrozz

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    BTBAM - Coma Ecliptic
    Intronaut - Direction of All Things

    Especially Intronaut.
     
  5. Sofos

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    Abigail Williams - The Accuser
    Oxxo Xoox - Namidae
    Kauan - Sorni Nai
    Ghost Ship Octavius
    Keep of Kalessin - Epistemology
    Sigh - Graveward
    Rivers of Nihil - Monarchy
    Clutch - Psychic Warfare
    Trivium - Silence in the Snow
    Malevolent Creation - Dead Man's Path

    That's my top 10 right now.
     
  6. USMarine75

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    Soilwork - The Ride Majestic

    The best keeps getting better...
     
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    I've continued listening to these albums since their release:

    Chvrches - Every Open Eye
    David Maxim Micic - ECO
    Mew - + -
    Sevendust - Kill The Flaw
    Silversun Pickups - Better Nature
     
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    Interesting... as I've been listening to this album for years already? :scratch:
     
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    There's been a whole bunch of great releases this year, but now that I try to think of what they were I just don't remember :D

    So I had to search my collection, and I came up with these (in no particular order):

    The three best (or maybe most memorable) ones:
    • Diablo - Silver Horizon
      I was totally blown away by the song Isolation, but the rest of the album wasn't quite as good. It makes me want to listen to Icaros, even though it's a really good album. It didn't quite live up to the hype, but it's still good enough to make my top 3 :)
    • Gloryhammer - Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards
      Very epic album, they're basically a parody of older power metal bands and still being better :D Extremely catchy songs and some suprisingly heavy moments there too.​
    • Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls
      Yup, people have mixed opinions about this one, but I like it. The playing is quite sloppy, especially during the solos, but the songs are still great. Imagine how awesome it could be if it was played properly...​

    A few more I could've chosen from...
    • Ensiferum - One Man Army
      I haven't listened to this one for like half a year, so that's why I didn't remember it :D The drums sound a bit weird, but otherwise it's nice to hear Ensiferum playing faster and more agressive songs again.​
    • Mokoma - Elävien Kirjoihin
      Another one I haven't listened to in a long time. Thrash/death/whatever Metal in Finnish.​
    • Pressure Points - False Lights
      Since Opeth stopped doing the Death Metal stuff altogether, Pressure Points has been the next best thing.​
    • Swallow the Sun - Songs From the North I, II & III
      I haven't listened to all of it yet, but it seems like it's better than their previous release.​

    Dissapointments of the year:
    • Nekrogoblikon - Heavy Meta
      It just wasn't as cachy and funny as their previous releases.​
    • Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
      Mjeh. Some parts got stuck in my head, but it feels like all the emotion they used to have has fallen out. It's all techically great, but something's just missing.​
    • Turmion Kätilöt - Diskovibrator
      I had to stop listening during the first song. It just sounded very sloppy and soulless. TK isn't really my cup of tea any way, but this one was just unlistenable.​

    Others that just interested me for a week or so and were forgotten:

    • Alkaloid - The Malkuth Grimoire
    • Amorphis - Under the Red Cloud
    • Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror
    • Cain's Offering - Stormcrow
    • Cattle Decapitation - The Anthropocene Extinction
    • Periphery - Juggernaut A/O
    • Children of Bodom - I Worship Chaos
    • Stratovarius - Eternal
    • Act of Defiance - Birth and the Burial
    • Fear Factory - Genexus
    • Slayer - Repentless
    • Wolfheart - Shadow World

    Oh and I'm really looking forward to 2016. New albums from at least Moonsorrow, Amoral, Dream Theater, Stam1na ... and others, but I can't remember who at the moment.
     
  11. AdamMaz

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    Miami Horror - All Possible Futures (Synth Pop)

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    My top 3 so far are

    1. Rosetta - Quintessential Ephemera
    2. Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed
    3. Naxatras - Naxatras (their debut album that came out this year)

    I didn't even know that Intronaut released a new record. Gotta give it a spin!
     
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    I liked their last one a little more. The new album didn't have enough metal songs for me, and it just felt overly long and strung out. Even the previous album was like this, but there were a few tracks like Hate Lead The Way and Labyrinth of London which gave me that older StS vibe.
     
  14. p0ke

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    Really? I couldn't get into Emerald Forest and the Blackbird at all, no matter how hard I tried. New Moon on the other hand is in my top10 of all time, and I get very similar vibes from Songs From the North. That being said, I've only gotten into the first disc properly so far. I've listened through the whole trilogy a couple of times, but because I always start from the first disc and don't usually have 2.5 hours to listen, I haven't gotten into the rest yet.
     
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    Ghost - Meliora
    Clutch - Psychic Warfare
    Torche - Restarter
    Failure - The Heart Is A Monster
    AWOLNATION - Run
    Kylesa - Exhausting Fire
    Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like S***, I Don't Go Outside
    The Sword - High Country
    Deafheaven - New Bermuda
    Tyler, The Creator - Cherry Bomb
    Sumac - The Deal

    *edit* When the new Baroness is out in December, that's guaranteed to be on the list.
     
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    Angra's new album is very well done, OmegaSlayer. Thought you'd mention this one at least. It's definitely my fav this year and I'm going to succumb to the fact that I find them to be brilliant composers.
     
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    Black Sheep Wall - I'm Going to Kill Myself
    Subterranean Birthright - Ostracism

    I didn't really check out a lot of new music this year, but definitely need to spend some more time with the new Shroud of the Heretic and Young and in the Way records. Those are contenders.
     
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    Only one to be mentioned for me this year is Symphony X - Underwold. Other than that it has been a pretty dry year, but I guess that is just because I listen to a lot of bands that don't really exist anymore haha. Anyway I am going to go through this list and hopefully find some good modern stuff to listen to within the more extreme genres of metal :)

    For 2016 I am looking forward to new albums from: Gorguts, Gojira and Myrkskog (I am not sure if the last one will happen)
     
  19. BrailleDecibel

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    I've gotta add Kublai Khan's "New Strength" to this list...damn, this album hits hard! :hbang:


     
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    Periphery - Juggernaut
    Born of Osiris - Soul Sphere
    The Black Dahlia Murder - Abysmal
    Soilwork - The Ride Majestic
    Sevendust - Kill The Flaw

    Not sure anything else can qualify as a favorite for me, even though I enjoyed a lot of other stuff. Ghost, Miss May I (who knew?), Cattle Decapitation, Earthside, Devil You Know, Tesseract, others...
     

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