Jan 042016

2015 list

 

(KevinP weighs in with his year-end list of top EPs and albums.)

441 albums.  That was the total amount of metal I consumed this year.  Easily the most I’ve ever listened to and almost double last year’s consumption.  Even though most of these are from my Albums of the Month columns (if you have followed that, GOOD, if not, get with the program in 2016), there are 3 that made my final list that I either overlooked initially or grew on me enough over the course of the year to warrant inclusion.

All 12 number one albums from the monthly series made the list (naturally), but not all of them held up, as 3 albums in my Top 10 were not ‘Best Of’ their respective month.  Anyways, enjoy the list. Hopefully, there’s some new music you overlooked that I put on your radar.  Feel free to discuss what albums tickled your fancy in the comments below.

TOP 5 EPs

 

Extreme Cold Winter-Paradise Ends Here

5.  Extreme Cold Winter – Paradise Ends Here

https://www.facebook.com/Extreme.Cold.Winter

 

 

 

 

Abjvration-The Unquenchable Pyre

4.  Abjvration – The Unquenchable Pyre

https://www.facebook.com/abjvration/?fref=ts
http://abjvration.bandcamp.com/

 

 

 

Temple of Gnosis-cover art

3.  Temple of Gnosis – Mysterivm Magnvm

https://www.facebook.com/templeofgnosis/?fref=ts
https://templeofgnosis.bandcamp.com/album/mysterivm-magnvm

 

 

 

Denner Shermann-Satans Tomb

2.  Denner / Shermann – Satan’s Tomb

https://www.facebook.com/dennershermann/?fref=ts
https://dennershermann.bandcamp.com/

 

 

 

Agos - Irkalla Transcendence

1.  Agos – Irkalla Transcendence

https://www.facebook.com/agos218

 

 

 

TOP 25 ALBUMS

 

Tyranny-Aeons In Tectonic Interment

25.  Tyranny – Aeons in Tectonic Interment

https://www.facebook.com/tyrannyfuneraldoom/?fref=ts
https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/aeons-in-tectonic-interment

 

 

 

Dalkhu-Descend Into Nothingness

24.  Dalkhu – Descend…into Nothingness

https://www.facebook.com/DalkhuOfficial/?fref=ts
https://dalkhuofficial.bandcamp.com/

 

 

 

Sarpanitum-Blessed Be My Brothers

23.  Sarpanitum – Blessed Be My Brothers

https://www.facebook.com/sarpanitum/?fref=ts
https://willowtip.bandcamp.com/album/blessed-be-my-brothers

 

 

 

Akhenaten - Incantations Through the Gates of Irkalla

22.  Akhenaten – Incantations Through the Gates of Irkalla

https://www.facebook.com/akhenatenmetal/?fref=ts
https://akhenatenmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

 

 

 

Batushka-Litourgiya

21.  Batushka – Litourgiya

https://www.facebook.com/Batushka-1004746209548365/?fref=ts
https://witchinghourproductions.bandcamp.com/album/litourgiya

 

 

 

Desolate Shrine

20.  Desolate Shrine – The Heart of the Netherworld

https://www.facebook.com/desolateshrine/?fref=ts
https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-heart-of-the-netherworld

 

 

 

Tribulation-The Children of the Night

19.  Tribulation – The Children of the Night

https://www.facebook.com/Tribulationofficial/

 

 

 

Amestigon

18.  Amestigon – Thier

https://www.facebook.com/amestigon666/?fref=ts
https://wtcproductions.bandcamp.com/album/thier

 

 

 

Majestic Downfall--When Dead

17.  Majestic Downfall – …When Dead

https://www.facebook.com/majestic.downfall/?fref=ts
https://pulverised.bandcamp.com/album/when-dead

 

 

 

Death Karma - The History of Death & Burial Rituals

16.  Death Karma – The History of Death & Burial Rituals part 1

https://ironboneheadproductions.bandcamp.com/album/death-karma-the-history-of-death-burial-rituals-part-i

 

 

 

Marduk-Frontschwein

15.  Marduk – Frontschwein

https://www.facebook.com/Mardukofficial/?fref=ts

 

 

 

Autopsy-Skull Grinder

14.  Autopsy – Skull Grinder

https://www.facebook.com/Autopsy-Official-162194133792668/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

 

 

 

Temple of Baal-Mysterium

13.  Temple of Baal – Mysterium

https://www.facebook.com/Temple-Of-Baal-20135072962/?fref=ts
https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/album/mysterium

 

 

 

Porta Nigra-Kaiserschnitt

12.  Porta Nigra – Kaiserschnitt

https://www.facebook.com/PortaNigraBand/?fref=ts
https://dmp666.bandcamp.com/album/kaiserschnitt

 

 

 

Serpent Noir-Erotomysticism front

11.  Serpent Noir – Erotomysticism

https://www.facebook.com/Serpent-Noir-411409432260637/?fref=ts
https://daemonworship.bandcamp.com/album/erotomysticism

 

 

 

Katavasia-Sacrilegious Testament

10.  Katavasia – Sacrilegious Testament

A glorious ode to Greek metal by an All Star lineup of tzatziki lovers.

https://www.facebook.com/katavasiaofficial/?fref=ts
https://katavasia.bandcamp.com/releases

 

 

 

My Dying Bride-Feel the Misery

9.  My Dying Bride – Feel the Misery

Somewhat of a return to form, due to the inclusion of more death metal than the past few releases.

https://www.facebook.com/My-Dying-Bride-Official-uk-282179138510618/?fref=ts

 

 

 

Sunset in the 12th House-Mozaic

8.  Sunset in the 12th House – Mozaic

Proggy psychedelic metal/rock with touches of traditional oriental music from members of Dordeduh.

https://www.facebook.com/sunsetinthe12thhouse/?fref=ts
https://sunset-in-the-12th-house.bandcamp.com/releases

 

 

 

Awe-Providentia

7.  Awe – Providentia

Supreme Greek black metal for a new generation.

https://www.facebook.com/aweprovidentia/?fref=ts
https://pulverised.bandcamp.com/album/providentia

 

 

 

Blaze of Perdition-Near Death Revelations

6.  Blaze of Perdition – Near Death Revelations

Poland had an insane year of fabulous black metal releases, this being one of the better ones.

https://www.facebook.com/blazeofperdition/?fref=ts
https://blazeofperdition.bandcamp.com/album/near-death-revelations-2

 

 

 

SulphurAeon-Cover

5.  Sulphur Aeon – Gateway to the Antisphere

Eclipses their debut (which is no small feat) and cements them as THE death metal band to watch going forward.

https://www.facebook.com/SulphurAeon/?fref=ts
https://sulphuraeon-vanrecords.bandcamp.com/album/gateway-to-the-antisphere

 

 

 

Crypt Sermon-Out of the Garden

4.  Crypt Sermon – Out of the Garden

For a new band to put out such a potent album that mixes classic doom/heavy metal, while still retaining its own identity, bodes great things for future releases.

https://www.facebook.com/CryptSermon/?fref=ts
https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-garden

 

 

 

outre_ghost_chants_cover

3.  Outre – Ghost Chants

Tortured black metal from Poland with a freshness seldom heard these days.

https://www.facebook.com/outremetal/?fref=ts
https://outremetal.bandcamp.com/

 

 

 

lostsoul_atlantis

2.  Lost Soul – Atlantis:  The New Beginning

Completely blistering death from start to finish, like getting hit upside the head with a frozen kielbasa multiple times.

https://www.facebook.com/lost.soul.poland/?fref=ts
https://lostsoulpoland.bandcamp.com/album/atlantis-the-new-beginning

 

 

 

Wolfheart-Shadow World

1.  Wolfheart – Shadow World

Just based on the law of averages, Tuomas Saukkonen will eventually put out an album I’m not totally head over heels and fanboy crazy about.  But until that time, I’m just going to enjoy the ride.

https://www.facebook.com/WolfheartRealm/?fref=ts

 

Wolfheart ballsTuomas thought everyone wanted to see his glittery Finnish balls

 

Wolfheart NCS

Clearly he’s inspired to write killer material by reading NCS

8 Responses to “LISTMANIA 2015: KEVINP’S BEST OF 2015”

  1. Andrew says:

    Yo man…Microsoft Excel. Makes life way easier.

  2. blend77 says:

    ©reat list dude!!!! Love it… Only need to hear this Tyrannny.
    And wow. Wolfheart huh! I actually really liked that but it got drowned out by too many releases.
    I need to revisit.

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