Posted by ChristopherMammal
Crunch time approaches. We’re into to the Top 10 in my metal hit parade and the runners-up in my other categories. I’d love to have all of the albums in today’s selection. Oh, wait, I do!
Some of us are born with big floppy ears, some are born lucky, and I’m a guy with big floppy ears who got lucky too.
Without music the world would be a much poorer place. Without metal and prog and all my other loves, the world might as well not exist. My ears and my brain would have nothing to do.
Posted in Best of 2015
Tags: Atlantis, EAS, Eidos, Experimental/jazz metal, folk darkwave, Ghost, Grievances, John Zorn, Kingcrow, Mammal's Best of 2015, Meliora, Mord'A'Stigmata, Our Hearts Slow Down, Plugs of Apocalypse, Poire, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic progressive rock, Rolo Tomassi, Simulacrum, Symphonic Deathcore, Symphony X, Underworld
Posted by Reggie
Well, here we are again, another end of year list. First, big thanks to you for reading and engaging with us. I have to say, this year’s list is more well-rounded than previous year-end lists. I guess it is because I continue to get exposed to new bands and others that have been out a while, but are new to me. Take my #1 for example. I knew they were out there, but took it took me a while to sit down and have a serious listen. I am glad I did. One major difference between this year and my other lists is the (almost) absence of thrash metal bands. While there are a few, not as much as I would normally have on my list. Seems as though my taste in progressive based metal is expanding. I guess it’s time to see for yourself. Enjoy, and let’s have another great year in metal. Read the rest of this entry →
Posted in Best of 2015
Tags: A Metal State of Mind Best of 2015, Baroness, Best of 2015, Bloom, Caligula's Horse, Cattle Decapitation, Condition Human, Crooked Doors, Dormant Heart, Ensiferum, Finsterforst, Ghost, Intronaut, iron maiden, Leprous, Mach Didh Frei, Meliora, One Man Army, Purple, Queensryche, Royals Thunder, Soilwork, Sylosis, Symphony X, The Antropocene Extinction, The Book of Souls, The Congregation, The Direction of Last THings, The Ride Majestic, The Ruined World, Trials, Underworld
Posted by RiffRaff
Label: Lorna Vista Records (USA), Spinefarm/Rise Above (Europe)
Release Date: Aug. 21st, 2015
Genre: Doom Metal/Psychedelic Rock/Pop
Studio Albums: Opus Eponymous, Infestissumam
Location: Linköping, Sweden