This is the fifth part of V FOR VIOLENCE’s “The Best Albums of 2015” listings.
Lots of good old Alternative/Industrial/Nu-metal and the rise of old gothic metal legends as well as some new underground stuff. Was the year 2015 the year of musical comebacks and Black Metal? I found it great anyways. Here you have the final chapter of my personal list of The Best Albums of 2015 1.–10.
For 11.–21. go here: http://vforviolence.com/best-albums-of-2015-jl/
1. Coal Chamber – Revival
Ok, if talking purely about the music only, maybe this wouldn’t be the absolute best album of 2015, but it was a long-waited comeback album which I had pretty high expectations for and it did deliver. Not as great as my personal favourite Dark Days but strong album nevertheless. Glad they did it and looking forward what comes next.
2. DHG (Dödheimsgard) – A Umbra Omega
Weird Norwegian Industrial Avantgarde Black Metal. 8 years passed since their latest album, so A Umbra Omega is a long-waited album too. Great!
3. Moonspell – Extinct
In someways I feel I found Moonspell again with this album. I don’t know if it’s me or the album, but I’ve listened this repeatedly and it just keeps on getting better and better.
4. VI – De Praestigiis Angelorum
Great Black Metal from the members from Antaeus and Aosoth, which both are my favourite French bands among Deathspell Omega. Released by Agonia Records. There’s something unique and awesome about this scene.
5. Fear Factory – Genexus
Heavy guitars! This album includes some of the best FF songs in many many years, which is a thing many of the records on my list share. If only more tracks on the album were as cool as for example Soulhacker, it might have been the album of 2015.
6. Shining – International Blackjazz Society
Norwegian Blackjazz. A lot better than the Swedish självmord metallers. For me this band gets better with every album. Nice video by the way!
7. Clandestine Blaze – New Golgotha Rising
Perhaps the best Finnish Black Metal band. Raw “second wave” stuff at its best. A must-buy for Darkthrone fans like myself.
8. Outre – Ghost Chants
What the fuck do they put in the drinking water in Poland? Nergal’s piss? Really, Mgła, Kriegsmaschine (maybe the best BM album of 2014), Blaze of Perdition and now Outre? An awesome album! A brand new band for me and I’m glad I found it.
9. Mgła – Exercises in Futility
Really, what the fuck Poland? You should put these bands on Eurovision.
10. Paradise Lost – The Plague Within
Paradise Lost has always been good, and I really like even their Depeche Mode era stuff – a lot! But, like Moonspell’s album, I’ve listened this one way more I thought I would or should. Great melodies.