2015 - My Best To Worst


Here's another list based on the albums i've enjoyed listening to most in 2015. Consider it a best to worst based on all the albums i've checked out. This list does not reflect the views of others on MS, but some of the albums here are really awesome and you should check out some of them, you might find you liked it as much as I did.

Sometimes albums get bumped up or bumped down the list with further listens.

Each album on this list has been:

- Arranged in order of most to least favourite.
- Listened to 3 (or more) times.
- Released in 2015 only.
- Rated as a whole album - not song-by-song.

Rating guide:
✮✮✮✮✮ - Incredible, possibly Album Of The Year.
✮✮✮✮½ - Awesome!!
✮✮✮✮ - Solid release
✮✮✮½ - Good but could be better
✮✮✮ - Not bad
✮✮ - Disappointing
✮ - Bad / very bad

Created by: Sword_Chant | 08.02.2015



1. Galneryus - Under The Force Of Courage
Style: Power Metal / Country: Japan / Rating: ✮✮✮✮✮
2. Wilderun - Sleep At The Edge Of The Earth
Style: Symphonic Folk Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮✮✮
3. Orden Ogan - Ravenhead
Style: Power Metal / Country: Germany / Rating: ✮✮✮✮✮
4. Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
Style: Progressive Melodeath / Country: Finland / Rating: ✮✮✮✮✮
5. SunLess Rise - Unrevealed
Style: Melodic Death Metal / Country: Russia / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
6. Gloryhammer - Space 1992: Rise Of The Chaos Wizards
Style: Power Metal / Country: UK / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
7. Stratovarius - Eternal
Style: Power Metal / Country: Finland / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
8. Misþyrming - Söngvar Elds Og Óreiðu
Style: Black Metal / Country: Iceland / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
9. Moonspell - Extinct
Style: Gothic Metal / Country: Portugal / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
10. Neurotech - Stigma
Style: Industrial Electronic Metal / Country: Slovenia / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
11. Extrovert - Восхождение / Ascension
Style: Progressive Heavy Metal / Country: Russia / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
12. Cain's Offering - Stormcrow
Style: Power Metal / Country: Finland / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
13. Gotsu Totsu Kotsu - 因果応報
Style: Death Metal / Country: Japan / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
14. Witcher - Csendes Domb
(Not featured on MS). Style: Atmospheric Black Metal / Country: Hungary / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
15. Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus
Style: Power Metal / Country: Italy / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
16. Ensiferum - One Man Army
Style: Folk Metal / Country: Finland / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
17. Neurotech - Evasive
Style: Industrial Electronic Metal / Country: Slovenia / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
18. Fear Factory - Genexus
Style: Industrial Death Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
19. Angelus Apatrida - Hidden Evolution
Style: Thrash Metal / Country: Spain / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
20. Cruciamentum - Charnel Passages
Style: Death Metal / Country: UK / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
21. Ghost - Meliora
Style: Heavy Metal / Country: Sweden / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½
22. Kontinuum - Kyrr
Style: Post Metal / Country: Iceland / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
23. Thaw - St. Phenome Alley
Style: Creepy Ambient / Country: Poland / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
24. Magic Kingdom - Savage Requiem
Style: Neoclassical Power Metal / Country: Belgium / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
25. Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed
Style: Egyptian Death Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
26. Soulfly - Archangel
Style: Groove Thrash / Country: Brazil / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
27. Midnight Odyssey - Shards Of Silver Fade
Style: Atmospheric Black Metal / Country: Australia / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
28. Thy Catafalque - Sgùrr
Style: Avantgarde Black Metal / Country: Hungary / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
29. Kataklysm - Of Ghosts And Gods
Style: Death Metal / Country: Canada / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
30. Soilwork - The Ride Majestic
Style: Gothenburg / Country: Sweden / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
31. Spectral Lore - Voyager
Style: Space Ambient / Country: Greece / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
32. Symphony X - Underworld
Style: Progressive & Symphonic Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
33. Enslaved - In Times
Style: Progressive Black Metal / Country: Norway / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
34. Kingcrow - Eidos
Style: Progressive Metal / Country: Italy / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
35. Cradle Of Filth - Hammer Of The Witches
Style: Extreme Gothic Metal / Country: UK / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
36. Tengger Cavalry - Blood Sacrifice Shaman [2015 Edition]
Style: Folk Death Metal / Country: China / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
37. Helloween - My God-Given Right
Style: Power Metal / Country: Germany / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
38. Enforcer - From Beyond
Style: 80's Speed Metal / Country: Sweden / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
39. Leprous - The Congregation
Style: Progressive Metal / Country: Norway / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
40. Kárpátia - Tartsd Szárazon A Puskaport
(Not featured on MS). Style: Folk Metal / Country: Hungary / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
41. Elder - Lore
Style: Stoner & Sludge Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
42. Monster Magnet - Cobras And Fire (The Mastermind Redux)
Style: Stoner Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
43. Svartby - Swamp, My Neighbour
Style: Folk Metal / Country: Russia / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
44. Blind Guardian - Beyond The Red Mirror
Style: Power Metal / Country: Germany / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
45. Mgła - Exercises In Futility
Style: Black Metal / Country: Poland / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
46. Graveyard - Innocence & Decadence
Style: Psychedelic & Blues Rock / Country: Sweden / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
47. Bucovina - Nestrămutat
Style: Folk Metal / Country: Romania / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
48. The Agonist - Eye Of Providence
Style: Melodeath & Metalcore / Country: Canada / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
49. Pyramaze - Disciples Of The Sun
Style: Progressive Power Metal / Country: Denmark / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
50. Skraeckoedlan - Sagor
Style: Psychedelic Stoner Metal / Country: Sweden / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
51. Bullet For My Valentine - Venom
Style: Metalcore / Country: UK / Rating: ✮✮✮✮
52. Arcturus - Arcturian
Style: Avantgarde Metal / Country: Norway / Rating: ✮✮✮½
53. Children Of Bodom - I Worship Chaos
Style: Extreme Power Metal / Country: Finland / Rating: ✮✮✮½
54. Disarmonia Mundi - Cold Inferno
Style: Gothenburg / Country: Italy / Rating: ✮✮✮½
55. Vanden Plas - Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld II
Style: Progressive Power Metal / Country: Germany / Rating: ✮✮✮½
56. Sunset In The 12th House - Mozaic
Style: Post-Ambient Metal / Country: Romania / Rating: ✮✮✮½
57. Svartsot - Vældet
Style: Folk Death Metal / Country: Denmark / Rating: ✮✮✮½
58. Enshine - Singularity
Style: Gothic Doom Metal / Country: Sweden & France / Rating: ✮✮✮½
59. A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
Style: Atmospheric Black Metal / Country: UK / Rating: ✮✮✮½
60. Kamelot - Haven
Style: Symphonic Power Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮½
61. Korpiklaani - Noita
Style: Folk Metal / Country: Finland / Rating: ✮✮✮½
62. Heidevolk - Velua
Style: Folk Metal / Country: Netherlands / Rating: ✮✮✮½
63. Skindred - Volume
Style: Reggae Metal / Country: UK / Rating: ✮✮✮½
64. Sunn O))) - Kannon
Style: Drone / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮½
65. Rosetta - Audio​/​Visual Original Score [Soundtrack]
Style: Instrumental Ambient / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮½
66. Stryper - Fallen
Style: Heavy Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮½
67. Thulcandra - Ascension Lost
Style: Melodic Death & Black Metal / Country: Germany / Rating: ✮✮✮½
68. Slayer - Repentless
Style: Thrash Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮½
69. Killing Joke - Pylon
Style: Industrial Metal & Post-Punk / Country: UK / Rating: ✮✮✮½
70. Irreversible - Irreversible [Album Version]
Style: Sludge Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮½
71. Riverside - Love, Fear And The Time Machine
Style: Progressive Metal / Country: Poland / Rating: ✮✮✮½
72. Mornië Utúlië - Czarna Aura
Style: Black Metal / Country: Poland / Rating: ✮✮✮½
73. Deafheaven - New Bermuda
Style: Black Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮½
74. Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega
Style: Djent & Progressive Math Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮½
75. Intronaut - The Direction Of Last Things
Style: Post Sludge Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮½
76. Lamb Of God - VII: Sturm Und Drang
Style: Groove Thrash / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮½
77. Between The Buried And Me - Coma Ecliptic
Style: Progressive Metalcore / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮½
78. Solefald - World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud
Style: Black & Avantgarde Metal / Country: Norway / Rating: ✮✮✮½
79. Pryapisme - Futurologie
Style: Avantgarde Metal & 8 Bit / Country: France / Rating: ✮✮✮½
80. Negură Bunget - Tău
Style: Folk Black Metal / Country: Romania / Rating: ✮✮✮½
81. Swallow The Sun - Songs From The North I, II & III
Style: Melodic Death & Doom Metal / Country: Finland / Rating: ✮✮✮
82. Dark Moor - Project X
Style: Power Metal / Country: Spain / Rating: ✮✮✮
83. Draconian - Sovran
Style: Gothic Doom Metal / Country: Sweden / Rating: ✮✮✮
84. Trivium - Silence In The Snow
Style: Metalcore / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮
85. Paradise Lost - The Plague Within
Style: Gothic Metal / Country: UK / Rating: ✮✮✮
86. Kauan - Sorni Nai
Style: Folk Doom Metal / Country: Russia / Rating: ✮✮✮
87. Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
Style: Heavy Metal / Country: UK / Rating: ✮✮✮
88. Motörhead - Bad Magic
Style: Heavy Metal / Country: UK / Rating: ✮✮✮
89. Shape Of Despair - Monotony Fields
Style: Funeral Doom Metal / Country: Finland / Rating: ✮✮✮
90. Rosetta - Quintessential Ephemera
Style: Post-Sludge Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮
91. Quantum Fantay - Dancing In Limbo
Style: Prog Rock / Country: Belgium / Rating: ✮✮✮
92. Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Style: Prog Rock / Country: UK / Rating: ✮✮✮
93. Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Style: Symphonic Power Metal / Country: Finland / Rating: ✮✮✮
94. Ahab - The Boats Of The Glen Carrig
Style: Funeral Doom Metal / Country: Germany / Rating: ✮✮✮
95. Sulphur Aeon - Gateway To The Antisphere
Style: Death Metal / Country: Germany / Rating: ✮✮✮
96. Pyramids - A Northern Meadow
Style: Experimental / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮✮
97. Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Spirit
Style: Metalcore / Country: UK / Rating: ✮✮✮
98. Alkaloid - The Malkuth Grimoire
Style: Extreme Progressive Metal / Country: Germany / Rating: ✮✮½
99. Five Finger Death Punch - Got Your Six
Style: Groove Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮✮
100. Wide Eyes - Terraforming
Style: Djent & Instrumental Progressive Metal / Country: USA / Rating: ✮½
101. All That Remains - The Order Of Things
Style: Melodic Metalcore / Country: USA / Rating: ✮



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14.01.2016 - 01:48
EmeraldSword
Wow.. the new Galneryus must be amazing to be your #1. I have it waiting on my playlist to play on my phone while I get caught up on the last few releases of Insomnium first. I have been a fan of Galneryus since their first album, but was properly introduced around the time "One For All - All For One" came out. I'm amazed out how fast/frequently they put out albums... it's astounding. Too bad they don't tour of outside of Japan.
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14.01.2016 - 12:28
Sword_Chant
Written by EmeraldSword on 14.01.2016 at 01:48

Wow.. the new Galneryus must be amazing to be your #1. I have it waiting on my playlist to play on my phone while I get caught up on the last few releases of Insomnium first. I have been a fan of Galneryus since their first album, but was properly introduced around the time "One For All - All For One" came out. I'm amazed out how fast/frequently they put out albums... it's astounding. Too bad they don't tour of outside of Japan.


Galneryus are a great band... after Yama B left I thought they might suffer musically and also in terms of vocals, but I thought wrong. They were pretty good in their early days but Under The Force Of Courage and their 2014 album Vetelgyus have been #1 on my lists for the last 2 years. Imo Galneryus are on form and the musicianship on both albums are on a level that most power metal bands would dream of achieving in the highest peak of their musical career. Outside of Japan they are immensely underrated, it is a real shame.

You should check out the Wilderun/Orden Ogan albums as well, I thought they were amazing
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