Mammal’s Best of 2015 – Part 7/10



This was where the really tough part began. It was difficult enough to narrow my selections down to 75 metal albums. Making a final list of my Top 50 was more challenging still. Choosing my favourites from those 50 for my Top 20 sometimes felt impossible. In some ways it still does.

The challenge was as great in my rankings of the other genres in my hit parades.

My top few on every list shouted out to me clearly that they were extra-special. For the others in my top rankings, the order would quite likely change if I were to re-rank them. Enjoyment of music can change very subtly under the tiniest of emotional or other influences.

I shan’t even try to make a combined top list from all of my preferences in different genres.



20 Vorna20. Vorna – Ei Valo Minua Seuraa

Folk pagan metal, Finland


19 Atrorum19. Atrorum – Structurae

Avant-garde black metal, Germany


18 Nightland18. Nightland – Obsession

Melodic death metal, Italy


17 Tanzwut17. Tanzwut – Freitag Der 13.

Folk industrial metal, Germany


16 Casket Soil16. Casket Soil – In The Gardens Of Vermin

Progressive death metal, Finland


Progressive rock

04 Khatsaturjan4. Khatsaturjan – Beast, Machine & Man

Symphonic progressive rock, Finland


Psychedelic & space rock

04 Nik Turner4. Nik Turner – Space Fusion Odyssey

Psychedelic space rock, UK


Jazz & jazz-related

04 Snarky Puppy4. Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest – Sylva

Fusion jazz, USA


Other music

04 Red Sun Rising4. Red Sun Rising – Polyester Zeal

Alternative rock, USA


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