2015, Now With A Chicken Shawarma!


I haven't listened to a lot of new music this year, but here are some of the highpoints for me. This year, my selections will be posted in no particular order aside from "The Best" and "The Rest". By "The Rest", I'm certainly not insinuating that these selections are bad- in fact, they are very good albums, in my opinion! I have decided not to include awful albums on this list. This list won't be as exhaustive as previous lists I've made. I'm very open for recommendations, so please send me some if you see anything that might appeal to me!

Album of the year candidates: Sunpocrisy's Eyegasm Hallelujah! or Native Construct's Quiet World.
Recently added: Marriages' Salome album, thanks to BloodTears!

Created by: Diverge | 15.11.2015



1. -THE BEST-
2. Voices From The Fuselage - Odyssey: The Destroyer of Worlds
Progressive metal LISTEN: http://voicesfromthefuselage.bandcamp.com/
3. Earthside - A Dream In Static
Progressive metal https://earthside.bandcamp.com/
4. Marriages - Salome
Alternative metal LISTEN: http://marriagesmusic.bandcamp.com/album/salome
5. Third Ion - 13/8 Bit
Progressive metal LISTEN: https://play.spotify.com/album/5i36LCaxZfR2RrbENsfsIi
6. Our Oceans - Our Oceans
Progressive/post rock LISTEN: http://ouroceansband.bandcamp.com
7. Echoes of Yul - The Healing
Instrumental ambient stuff LISTEN: https://echoesofyul.bandcamp.com/
8. Gazpacho - Molok
Progressive rock LISTEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAJE_FtSRnY
9. Evoke Thy Lords - Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms In Your Cellar!
Psychadelic doom metal LISTEN: https://evokethylords.bandcamp.com/album/boys-raise-giant-mushrooms-in-your-cellar
10. Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster - Wires/Dream\Wires
Instrumental post metal LISTEN: http://bridgedisaster.co.uk/album/wires-dream-wires
11. Clarence Clarity - No Now
Dark subversive R&B (so good it had to make my list! A big thank you to Lethrokai for the recommendation at some point during the year) LISTEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7jpBhfM83A
12. Native Construct - Quiet World
Progressive metal LISTEN: https://nativeconstruct.bandcamp.com/
13. Sunpocrisy - Eyegasm, Hallelujah!
Post-metal with progressive tinges LISTEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDb8I4RvLO4&index=1&list=PL6eEowL0-Klpno-5F55ltBQG0xv4sZTDe (the motion picture)
14. Special Providence - Essence of Change
Instrumental progressive metal LISTEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_7EBh2Nu3A
15. Izah - Sistere
Post-metal LISTEN: https://izahband.bandcamp.com/album/sistere
16. Metallic Taste Of Blood - Doctoring The Dead
Progressive/instrumental metal LISTEN: http://www.metallictasteofblood.com/
17. Cult Illusion - Polemic
Progressive/sludge metal LISTEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiAQ_56WlfM
18. Tribulation - The Children of the Night
Death/black metal LISTEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEw6rm8ISO8
19. Leprous - The Congregation
Progressive metal LISTEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PJ4oaTNU6M
20. Misþyrming - Söngvar Elds Og Óreiðu
Black metal LISTEN: https://misthyrming.bandcamp.com/releases
21. Magister Templi - Into Duat
Doom LISTEN: https://cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com/album/into-duat
22. Sunset In The 12th House - Mozaic
Post rock LISTEN: https://sunset-in-the-12th-house.bandcamp.com/releases
23. Cruciamentum - Charnel Passages
Death metal LISTEN: https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/charnel-passages
24. Memento Waltz - Division By Zero
Progressive metal (re-release) LISTEN: https://jolly-roger-records.bandcamp.com/album/memento-waltz-division-by-zero
25. Chaos Echs - Transient
Death something LISTEN: https://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/transient
26. -THE REST-
27. Puscifer - Money Shot
Alternative rock
28. Gorod - A Maze Of Recycled Creeds
Technical death metal LISTEN: https://listenable-records.bandcamp.com/album/a-maze-of-recycled-creed
29. Quiet Child - If Only You Had Seen Me
Alternative metal/progressive rock (for fans of Karnivool) LISTEN: https://quietchild1.bandcamp.com/album/if-only-you-had-seen-me
30. Alustrium - A Tunnel to Eden
Progressive/technical death metal
31. Ævangelist - Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss
Death metal
32. Arcane - Known​/​Learned
Progressive metal/rock
33. Subsignal - The Beacons of Somewhere Sometime
Progressive rock
34. Caligula's Horse - Bloom
Alternative rock
35. Cult of Occult - Five Degrees of Insanity
Sludge doom
36. Matron Thorn - The Ritual Narcotic
Death metal
37. Klone - Here Comes the Sun
Alternative rock
38. Abyssal - Antikatastaseis
Death metal
39. Alkaloid - The Malkuth Grimoire
Progressive/technical death metal
40. Riverside - Love, Fear and the Time Machine
Progressive rock
41. Rosetta - Quintessential Ephemera
Post-metal
42. Ouroboros - Emanations
Death metal



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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16.11.2015 - 12:45
!J.O.O.E.!
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I still haven't listened to that Evoke Thy Lords album, and I totally bloody loved the previous one. That Clarence Clarity is also something I need to check out it seems.
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16.11.2015 - 16:21
Diverge
Written by Guest on 16.11.2015 at 12:45

I still haven't listened to that Evoke Thy Lords album, and I totally bloody loved the previous one. That Clarence Clarity is also something I need to check out it seems.

Both of those records are fun listens. I think the opening of that Evoke Thy Lords album still gets my interest, even after multiple listens. Clarence Clarity, on the other hand, takes a wild unorthodox approach to electronic pop and is definitely worth a gander. It was the only album I was listening to for a couple of months....

Then again, I haven't been the biggest fan of the music this year. Nowadays, anything that pops out as fun and/or interesting tends to bias my thinking, even if the quality of the music is subpar.
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16.11.2015 - 23:16
!J.O.O.E.!
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That Clarence Clarity is one hell of an original take on a sound I have to say. I can say my appreciation of it definitely outweighs my enjoyment, but I did like a lot of it for sure.
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28.12.2015 - 14:11
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Glad you liked Marriages
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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15.01.2016 - 03:43
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Have you checked out The Moth Gatherer - The Earth Is The Sky ? Overlooked, possible post metal AOTY.
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15.01.2016 - 05:54
Diverge
Written by tea[m]ster on 15.01.2016 at 03:43

Have you checked out The Moth Gatherer - The Earth Is The Sky ? Overlooked, possible post metal AOTY.

I have not, but I know that you and R'Vannith and maybe Musclassia are into The Moth Gatherer so that would probably be worth checking out. I'll absolutely look into it. I also need to look into the new Intronaut- apparently that has been receiving very good reviews, too!
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14.02.2016 - 03:40
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Hey man, as you may know (or not know) in 2015 I really didn't do a great job following my favorite genre, or metal music for that matter. I am slowly starting to catch up. Here is a good one:


bandcamp
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14.02.2016 - 04:44
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Ha, I am in the letter 'C' right now...


bandcamp
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14.02.2016 - 06:13
Diverge
Written by tea[m]ster on 14.02.2016 at 04:44

Ha, I am in the letter 'C' right now...


bandcamp

I've been on a post-metal binge lately. Listening to Caspian now!!!
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14.02.2016 - 16:14
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Listening to Earthside right now. Wow. Impressive stuff and what a roster of vocalists. How the hell did they get the Moscow Symphony Orchestra for this - they are a band from Connecticut! Excellent choice for your list!
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14.02.2016 - 16:25
Diverge
Written by tea[m]ster on 14.02.2016 at 16:14

Listening to Earthside right now. Wow. Impressive stuff and what a roster of vocalists. How the hell did they get the Moscow Symphony Orchestra for this - they are a band from Connecticut! Excellent choice for your list!

Earthside has been receiving lots of acclaim from other websites and I'm surprised they never trickled over here! Glad to hear you enjoyed it.
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18.02.2016 - 00:00
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
http://hewhoseoxisgored.bandcamp.com/

Thought you would like this.
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18.02.2016 - 06:53
Diverge
Written by tea[m]ster on 18.02.2016 at 00:00

http://hewhoseoxisgored.bandcamp.com/

Thought you would like this.

First few songs sound absolutely wicked. Thanks for sharing, my friend. This could be one of the better albums from 2015, imo.
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27.02.2016 - 16:11
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
I posted a video in the post/sludge/atmospheric thread - you have to check it out.
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13.10.2016 - 13:01
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
I <3 shawarmas. Your taste in food is as awesome as your taste in music.
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