Thursday, December 10, 2015

TOP 50 HEAVY ALBUMS OF 2015

 
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With 2016 quickly approaching, it’s time to celebrate the end of the year the way journalists and critics know best: LISTS.

It’s impossible to account for all of the solid music I listened to this year. Even as this list bloated to 50 albums, I had to wrestle with my final choices. I have no doubt that if I look at this list in another year, decade, hell, even another week, the rankings could shift and shuffle depending on my mood, how crowded the subway is that morning, etc. Feel free to inform me of my lousy my taste, how overrated band A is, how album B is obviously the top selection of the year, and how I’ve terribly underrepresented genre C.

2015 Top 50 Heavy Albums of the Year

1.    Desolate Shrine – The Heart of the Netherworld
2.    Horrendous – Anareta
3.    Tribulation – The Children of the Night
4.    SUMAC – The Deal
5.    Behold! The Monolith – Architects of the Void
6.    VHÖL – Deeper Than Sky
7.    Khemmis – Absolution
8.    Cruciamentum – Charnel Passages
9.    Immortal Bird – Empress/Abscess
10.  Dragged Into Sunlight/Gnaw Their Tongues – N.V.
11.  Elder – Lore
12.  Gruesome – Savage Lands
13.  False – Untitled
14.  Deafheaven – New Bermuda
15.  Panopticon – Autumn Eternal
16.  Ramming Speed – No Epitaphs
17.  Baroness – Purple
18.  Wailin Storms – One Foot in the Flesh Grave
19.  High on Fire – Luminiferous
20.  Adversarial – Death, Endless Nothing and the Black Knife of Nihilism
21.  Napalm Death – Apex Predator/Easy Meat
22.  Paradise Lost – The Plague Within
23.  Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats – The Night Creeper
24.  Bell Witch – Four Phantoms
25.  Bosse-de-Nage – All Fours
26.  Abyss – Heretical Anatomy
27.  Meatwound – Addio
28.  Black Breath – Slaves Beyond Death
29.  Satan – Atom by Atom
30.  Ur Draugr – With Hunger Undying
31.  Shroud of the Heretic – Unorthodox Equilibrium
32.  Burrows – Mar
33.  Vastum – Hole Below
34.  Chapel of Disease – Mysterious Ways of Repetitive Art
35.  Tsjuder – Antiliv
36.  Scythian – Hubris in Excelsis
37.  Vattnet Viskar – Settler
38.  Sathanas – Worship the Devil
39.  Clutch – Psychic Warfare
40.  Ahab – The Boats of the Glen Carrig
41.  Noisem – Blossoming Decay
42.  Metz – II
43.  Lord Dying – Poisoned Altars
44.  With the Dead – With the Dead
45.  The Kill – Kill Them...All
46.  We Dream Alone – Weightless, But Still Sinking
47.  Spacebeast – Spacebeast
48.  Plaguewielder – Succumb to the Ash
49.  Iced Out – Man’s Ruin
50.  Pissgrave – Suicide Euphoria

If you haven’t checked it out yet, go buy issue #135 of Decibel Magazine, where the whole staff selects the Top 40 Extreme Albums of the Year.

Check out all the other lists popping up around this time, and feel free to send Tweets about my shitty taste over to @MisterGrowl

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