Posted by christophermammal
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.
Posted in Best of 2015
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Posted by Reggie
Well, here we are again, another end of year list. First, big thanks to you for reading and engaging with us. I have to say, this year’s list is more well-rounded than previous year-end lists. I guess it is because I continue to get exposed to new bands and others that have been out a while, but are new to me. Take my #1 for example. I knew they were out there, but took it took me a while to sit down and have a serious listen. I am glad I did. One major difference between this year and my other lists is the (almost) absence of thrash metal bands. While there are a few, not as much as I would normally have on my list. Seems as though my taste in progressive based metal is expanding. I guess it’s time to see for yourself. Enjoy, and let’s have another great year in metal. Read the rest of this entry →
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