J. Lähderanta’s Best Albums of 2015 part 1

This is the fourth part of V FOR VIOLENCE’s “The Best Albums of 2015” listings.

Too much great stuff this year, so I had to make a Top 21 list. Why twentyone? Simple formula should answer that question: 21 * 32 – 6 = 666. Not only do you get the Number of the Beast with it, number 21 also is the name of Adele’s second album and the atomic number of Scandium! Got the point? Anyways, these lists will include lots of cool Black Metal, both second wave stuff and so called post or avantgarde black metal as well as some good old Alternative US Metal and what not! Here you go, The Best Albums of 2015 11. – 21. (1. – 10. coming later!)

11. Ghost – Meliora

You all know these Swedish ghouls fronted by the pope Papa Emeritus himself. For many this is propably a Top 10 album. Well, it is en bra skiva.


12. Cradle Of Filth – Hammer Of The Witches

One of my favourite bands since the teenage years. They can do almost anything and anyways it’s a must-buy record for me.


13. Faith No More – Sol Invictus

Not the best FNM can do, but it did grow on me.


14. Decline Of The I – Rebellion

This is not the only French Black Metal album on the whole Top 21 list and this is exactly what I like about them: the music is sick, dark, very weird and avantgarde. Surprise, surprise, released by Agonia Records.


15. Horna – Hengen Tulet

One of the best Finnish Black Metal bands. Awesome vocals on this one. A must-buy World Terror Committee release.


16. Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor

This album was definitely not a disappointment, but I’m still waiting something stronger from this dude. Not enough variety maybe this time, dunno…


17. Agos – Irkalla Transcendence [EP]

Brand new band with their debut EP. Greek Death Metal with some BM influences. Could be higher on the list, if only had I got the time to properly listen to it. As a fan of Arkhon Infaustus this one hits the twisted DM nerve for me.


18. The Death Of Gagarin – No. 8

Countdown for the launch(?) continues after the great No. 9. But this album is even better. Best Finnish Rock in 2015. Check them out!


19. Vision Of Disorder – Razed to The Ground

Nice Hardcore influenced Metal (or something) with lots of cool grunge-like melodies. Not their best album but good enough. This one might be even for some of you V fans out there!


20. Year Of The Goat – The Unspeakable

Swedish Occult Rock again! This is good. Might be higher on the list, but somehow I haven’t yet got the time to dwell into it. Their last one, Angel’s Necropolis would’ve been on Top 10.


21. Napalm Death – Apex Predator – Easy Meat