Mammal’s Best of 2015 – Part 6/10



Over the weekend I checked the album selections for 2015 on quite a few websites that cover the various genres I love. Some of them, especially those with long lists like mine, feature bands I’ve never heard of. No doubt my lists include bands many people don’t know.

I believe I speak for all of us at Metal State when I say we end every year with a nagging, twitchy feeling that we missed something great during the year. It’s almost certain that we did. In the last 12 months we were offered a couple of thousand albums to review. No person, and no team of four reviewers, could possibly listen properly to that many albums.

To the bands that did make it onto my lists, even if I ranked you #50 that means I liked your work more than a few hundred other albums I played and enjoyed. The same goes for the lists my weird esteemed colleagues have posted. More good music is being made now than at any time, and I’ve been listening to plenty of music during most of my two-thirds of a century on this planet.



25 Caligula's Horse25. Caligula’s Horse – Bloom

Progressive metal, Australia


24 Heidevolk24. Heidevolk – Velua

Viking metal, Netherlands


23 The Agonist23. The Agonist – Eye of Providence

Melodic death metal, USA


22 6-3322. 6:33 – Deadly Scenes

Experimental metal, France


21 Moonspell21. Moonspell – Extinct

Gothic dark metal, Portugal


Progressive rock

05 The Anagram Principle5. The Anagram Principle – Inventor

Progressive rock, USA


Psychedelic & space rock

05 Ecstatic Vision5. Ecstatic Vision – Sonic Praise

Heavy psychedelic rock, USA


Jazz & jazz-related

05 Alco Frisbass5. Alco Frisbass – Alco Frisbass

Eclectic jazz-prog fusion, France


Other music

05 Messer Chups5. Messer Chups – The Incredible Crocotiger

Surf psychobilly, Russia



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