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Mammal’s Best of 2015 – The Winners


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My heartiest congratulations go to the winners in all of my categories. So does my deep gratitude to all of the finalists and winners for making such great albums in an excellent year for all the types of modern music I love. To you good folks who’ve been following my hit parades, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of your picks included in my lists, and I hope you also found something new to explore.

Keep on rawkin’.

 

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Roundtable Album Review: Cattle Decapitation – The Anthropocene Extinction


TheAnthropoceneExtinctionLabel: Metal Blade Records

Release Date: 7 August 2015

Songs: 12

Length: 46 minutes

Genre: Death Grind

Studio Albums: Homovore (2000), To Serve Man (2002), Humanure (2004), Karma Bloody Karma (2006), The Harvest Floor (2009), Monolith of Inhumanity (2012)

Location: San Diego, California, USA

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Maik Weichert of Heaven Shall Burn’s Album of 2013


Maik Weichert, founder member and guitarist for HSB, is uncompromising about his selection for this year: “There was only Surgical Steel in 2013, nothing else!” That is high praise indeed from a man and a band pretty much synonymous with metalcore. If Maik says the 2013 album by death grind band Carcass is that good, you can take his word that it’s exceptional. I did. It is. Many thanks, Maik.

Here’s Unfit For Human Consumption, one of the all-excellent tracks from Surgical Steel.

HSB delivered one of the best music vids of 2013. It’s Hunters Will Be Hunted, from the album Veto. If you’ve seen the video, enjoy it again — it’s one damn fine song too.