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The top ten list of 2015.

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by Wyvern, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Is that time of the year again, and many know the drill, but there have been (thankfully) many newbies coming lately.

    Write your top (10 minimum, no maximum) list of albums, concerts, videos, for 2015.

    No bashing, no hit and run comments, all lists are valid in the eyes of the poster.

    I post mine usually on Dec 31, but anyone who like put it before is welcome. This thread will be "sticky" until 01/01/16 and then will have its own rotation.
     
  2. Metalhead O' Bacon

    Metalhead O' Bacon New Metal Member

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    Hello, I am a new member of this website. The question is hard but I will try to do my list of albums:
    1. Skills in Pills
    2. Immortalized
    3. Dystopia
    4. Storm und Drang
    5. Genexus
    6. Repentless
    7. Bad Magic
    8. The Book of Souls
    9. Under the Red Cloud
    10. Dark Before Dawn
     
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  3. mdmatt4ever

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    i have a few more to listen to before i make a final list but they aren't metal albums
     
  4. Hawk

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    01 Antlion - The Prescient
    02 Queensrÿche - Condition Hüman
    03 Rivers of Nihil - Monarchy
    04 Drudkh - A Furrow Cut Short
    05 Symphony X - Underworld
    06 Melechesh - Enki
    07 Gorod - A Maze of Recycled Creeds
    08 Lost Soul - Atlantis: The New Beginning
    09 Shrine Of Insanabilis - Disciples Of The Void
    10 Martriden - Cold And The Silence

    11 Satyricon - Live at the Opera
    12 Watchtower - Mathematics
    13 Slayer - Repentless
    14 Between the Buried and Me - Coma Ecliptic
    15 Gloom - Doggod
    16 Imperial Triumphant - Abyssal Gods
    17 Mgla - Exercises In Futility
    18 Riverside - Love, Fear An The Time Machine
    19 Tribulation - Children Of The Night
    20 Sanzu: Heavy Over the Home



    For me 2015 has been an excellent musical year. There were a few unexpected debut and sophomore albums that turned out to be fantastic.
    ‘Antlion's’ album seemed to come out of nowhere and 'Monarchy’ from Rivers Of Nihil took me by surprise as well.
    Both band have grown since their first release.
    When I look at my list I realize how great the quality of the albums is.
    With this said, I am very much looking forward to what 2016 has to offer.
    There is one album that I am already eagerly expecting; The new In Mourning album.

    May 2016 be a year of spectacular gigs and totally unexpected high quality releases.

    Have a great 2016 everyone!! \,,/
     
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  5. TageRyche

    TageRyche Active Member

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    I'll have my rock/metal and my all genres list ready to post in a few days.
     
  6. Hawk

    Hawk Henri Serton
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    I am looking forward to that TageRyche.
     
  7. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Astounding, I don't have a single album of that list :D (actually I don't have a single album of any of those bands)

    My list comes tomorrow night, still doing some shuffling.
     
  8. CiG

    CiG Neanderthal Parallax

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    Hails and cheezeburgers! Here's my top 30 from 2015.
    As a treat/challenge, the first 10 are in order.

    1. Ironsword - None But The Brave
    2. Nocternity - Harps Of The Ancient Temples
    3. Deathhammer - Evil Power
    4. Manilla Road - The Blessed Curse
    5. Iron Kobra - Might & Magic
    6. Macabre Omen - Gods Of War-At War
    7. Black Force - Spirit Of Ancient Writings
    8. Nekro Drunkz - Absolute Filth
    9. Inculter - Persisting Devolution
    10. Dr. Shrinker - Contorted Dioramic Palette
    11. Nightslug - Loathe
    12. Merciless Death - Taken Beyond
    13. Gouge - Beyond Death
    14. Magic Circle - Journey Blind
    15. Bonehunter - Evil Triumphs Again
    16. Enya - Dark Sky Island
    17. Bulldozing Bastard - Under The Ram
    18. Korgull The Exterminator - Reborn From The Ashes
    19. Grime - Circle Of Molesters
    20. Father Murphy - Croce
    21. Christian Mistress - To Your Death
    22. Diavolos - You Lived Now Die
    23. Stone Titan - Moonshine, Lace & Nail Polish Remover
    24. Burning Saviours - Unholy Tales From The North
    25. Garden Of Worm - Idle Stones
    26. Demon Head - Ride The Wilderness
    27. Ram - Svbversvm
    28. Terminus - The Reaper's Spiral
    29. Uruk-Hai - Elbenstahl
    30. Visigoth - The Revenant King
    Concerts I can't do, I haven't been to one single show this year (fuck Western Australia sucks) and videos aren't something I keep track of.
     
  9. Hawk

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    I think you say that every year.

    Looking forward to that. I am sure it will be extensive.
     
  10. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Yeah, I think lately we only share the lack of hair :p



    Not really, I think unlike you this year not a very productive one, I was checking 2014 and specially 2013 were way higher.

    Anyway, here it goes:


    Heavy Metal

    1. Civil War – “Gods And Generals”

    2. Death Dealer – “Hallowed Ground”

    3. Night Demon – “Curse Of The Damned”

    4. Serious Black – “As Daylight Breaks”

    5. Enforcer – “From Beyond”

    6. Rata Blanca – “Tormenta Eléctrica”

    7. Killers – “Le Baiser De La Mort”

    8. Lorihen – “Aún Sigo Latiendo”

    9. Atomik Destruktor – “Unnatural Disorder”

    10. Gloryhammer – “Space 1992: Rise Of The Chaos Wizards”

    11. Satan – “Atom By Atom”

    12. Chastain – “We Bleed Metal”

    13. Majesty – “Generation Steel”

    14. Gama Bomb – “Untouchable Glory”

    15. A Sound Of Thunder – “Tales From The Deadside”

    16. Armored Saint – “Win Hands Down”

    17. Saxon – “Battering Ram”

    18. Cage – “Ancient Evil”

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    Hard Rock

    1. Ghost – “Meliora”

    2. Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock – “Spirit On A Mission”

    3. Black Star Riders – “The Killer Instinct”

    4. Tarot (AUS) – “The Warrior’s Spell”

    5. Kadavar – “Berlin”

    6. Praying Mantis – “Legacy”

    7. Ol Drake – “Old Rake”

    8. Avatarium – The Girl With The Raven Mask”

    9. Joe Satriani – “Shockwave Supernova”

    10. Tony Macalpine – “Concrete Gardens”

    11. The V – “Now Or Never”

    12. Graveyard – “Innocence And Decadence”

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    Progressive Rock/Metal

    1. The Tangent – “A Spark In The Aether”

    2. Adramelch – “Opus”

    3. Ascendia – “The Lion And The Jester”

    4. The Gentle Storm – “The Diary”

    5. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – “Plays Prog Rock Classics”

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    EP’s

    1. Denner/Shermann – “Satan’s Tomb’
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    Stuff that didn’t made on time to be ranked before Dec 31

    · Reverence- “Gods Of War”

    · Emerald – “The Harvest”

    · Frank Blackfire – “Back On Fire”

    · Enforcer -“Live By Fire”

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    Concerts

    1. Time’s Forgotten
     
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  11. TageRyche

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    Here's my rock/metal list:

    01.) Thunder Wonder Days (Scarecrow Records/earMusic)
    02.) Iron Maiden The Book Of Souls (BMG/UME)
    03.) Joel Hoekstra's 13 Dying To Live (Frontiers)
    04.) Scorpions Return To Forever (Sony Music)
    05.) Disturbed Immortalized (Epic)
    06.) Def Leppard Def Leppard (Mailboat Records)
    07.) Europe War Of Kings (UDR)
    08.) Delta Deep Delta Deep (Mailboat Records)
    09.) Trans-Siberian Orchestra Letters From The Labyrinth (Lava Music/Republic Records)
    10.) Helloween My God-Given Right (Nuclear Blast)

    Here's my all genres list:


    1. THUNDER - WONDER DAYS

    2. IRON MAIDEN - THE BOOK OF SOULS

    3. JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 - DYING TO LIVE

    4. SCORPIONS - RETURN TO FOREVER

    5. BETH HART - BETTER THAN HOME

    6. DON HENLEY - CASS COUNTY

    7. DISTURBED - IMMORTALIZED

    8. DEF LEPPARD - S/T

    9. WALTER TROUT - BATTLE SCARS

    10. EUROPE - WAR OF KINGS
     
  12. TageRyche

    TageRyche Active Member

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    My list leaned towards the far more melodic this year so I don't know that we have that much in common. I only got two of the albums on your list and haven't even had time to listen to them yet.
     
  13. MetalAges

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    Man I am never good at remembering what I got in a given year!

    Some that will appear on mine for sure are:

    Ghost - Meliora
    Eclipse - Armageddonize
    Braindance - Master of Disguise
    Symphony X - Underworld
    Magnus Karlsson's Freefall - Kingdom of Rock
    Praying Mantis - Legacy
    Kamelot - Haven
    Joel Hoekstra's 13 - Dying to Live
    Gloryhammer - Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards
    Riverside - Love, Fear An The Time Machine
    Wulfhook - The Impaler

    Special mentions:

    Queensryche - Condition Human (cool album, liked it a lot, but not more than the other 10)
    The Darkness - Last of Our Kind (if the whole album were as good as the first three songs, it would have been in my top 5)

    A band I discovered this year but this was a 2014 release:

    Perturbator - Dangerous Days (Dark Synth - like 80s thriller/horror soundtrack stuff)
     
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    I was just curious what album would be in your list. I am not looking for lists that copy mine.
    The two albums that you refer to are from Queenrÿche and Riverside?
     
  15. TageRyche

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    Queensryche and Symphony X are the two albums.
     
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    Haven't figured out my top ten. Certainly Vanden Plas will be #1 and Serious Black #2. The new Disturbed is really good. The new Symphony X is also really good.
     
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    1) Symphony X - Underworld (barely beat out QR)
    2) Queensryche - Condition Human
    3) Ghost Ship Octavius - s/t (was on track for #1 earlier in the year!)
    4) Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls
    5) Level 10 - Chapter One
    6) W.A.S.P. - Golgotha
    7) Ghost - Meliora
    8) Europe - War of Kings
    9) Slayer - Repentless
    10) Scorpions - Tokyo Tapes (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition), because I didn't have a true #10 :)

    disappointed with:
    anything George Lynch released :(
    Michael Schenker - Spirit on a Mission (not a big fan of Doogie White)
    Denner/Shermann (vocals just don't cut it for me)
     
  18. TageRyche

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    Pretty interesting list. Your top 2 are two discs I have but haven't gotten around to listening to yet.
     
  19. poundingmetal74

    poundingmetal74 Demons Will Fly

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    I completely forgot to do a list this year! I was working crazy hours most of December and was preparing for my NAMM trip (which was amazing!!!) and missed a lot of great albums this year. I still haven't gotten around to checking out Maiden, Civil War and the new Kymera which I've heard were all rather good.

    I didn't listen to a lot of new records released in 2015, rather I spent the year really diving into Japanese metal - Galneryus (I still haven't gotten around to their album which would probably have been in my top 10), Binecks, Onmyouza, X Japan, Wands, Seikima II, Clover Z, Lightning, Ayumi (she's got some great metal stuff), and especially Siam Shade (who I now hold among my all-time favorite bands).

    2015 was a massive change in my life for a whole bunch of reasons that I don't really want to get into (some of you know one of the reasons), but I've come out the other end of the year happier with a ton of optimism - onward and upward. Anyways, with that out of the way, let's do this!

    15. Sweet-Lynch - Rise (Not bad, but I was kind of hoping for more from these 2 legends)
    14. Blackwelder - Survival of the Fittest (Shred metal with Ralf Sheepers, mixed by Theocracy's Matt Smith)
    13. Cain's Offering - Stormcrow (Basically Stratovarius - hell Kotipelto even sings on it)
    12. Magic Kingdom - Savage Requiem (I miss Olaf, but the new singer is great)
    11. Serpentine - Circle of Knives (I miss Tony, but the new singer is great)
    10. Kamelot - Haven (They were awesome live too!)
    9. Magnus Karlsson - Kingdom of Rock
    8. Find Me - Dark Angel
    7. Kiske-Somerville - City of Heroes
    6. Stratovarius - Eternal
    5. Stryper - Fallen
    4. Armored Saint - Win Hands Down
    3. Symphony X - Underworld (They're back!)
    2. Tony Mills - Over My Dead Body (fun fact: I'm in the album's special thanks!)
    1. Queensryche - Condition Human

    Concerts: Uli Jon Roth 2x (including getting to meet him!), Scorpions-Ryche, Steel Panther (5th year in a row!), Chicago, Kings of Chaos, Weird Al, and a Final Stage reunion show :)
     
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