The MHF Top Releases 2015

For our first issue, I thought it would be fun to ask our Metal On Loud administrators and writers for a list of their top 15 releases for this year. Easy article, right? Right. Not if you work with such a diverse international team as MOL. The submitted personal lists resulted in an index of 128 different releases. Wow. I have some catching up to do, how about you?

If your favorite album scored low (or is not in the list, Exodus *cough*), that does not mean we think it’s a poor album. This has just been an amazing year for metal, and everyone only got to name 15. It’s why we decided to publish the whole list. Still, there’s been so much more great music in 2015.

Presenting: the Metal On Loud’s staff Top Releases of 2015!

Rank Artist Album
1 Iron Maiden The Book of Souls
2 Slayer Repentless
3 Motorhead Bad Magic
4 Lamb Of God VII: Sturm Und Drang
5 Cattle Decapitation The Anthropocene Extinction
6 Children of Bodom I Worship Chaos
7 Trivium Silence in the Snow
8 Helloween My God Given Right
9 Five Finger Death Punch Got Your Six
10 Distubed Immortalized
11 Ghost Meliora
12 Amorphis Under the Red Cloud
13 Fear Factory Genexus
14 Paradise Lost The Plague Within
15 Cradle of Filth Hammer of the Witches
16 Parkway Drive IRE
17 Gorgoroth Instinctus Bestialis
18 Pentagram Curious Volume
19 Lindemann Skills In Pills
20 Nightwish Endless Forms Most Beautiful
21 Lost Soul Atlantis: The New Beginning
22 Faith No More Sol Invictus
23 My Dying Bride Feel the Misery
24 Annihilator Suicide Society
25 Nile What Should Not Be Unearthed
26 Venom From The Very Depths
27 Gorod A Maze of Recycled Creeds
28 Soulfly Archangel
29 Soilwork The Ride Majestic
30 Symphony X Underworld
31 Irreversable Mechanism Infinite Fields
32 Draconian Sorvan
33 Marduk Frontschwein
34 Stratovarius Eternal
35 Alkaloid The Malkuth Grimoire
36 Disarmonia Mundi Cold Inferno
37 Swallow the Sun Songs From The North
38 Arcturus The Arcturian
39 Leaves’ Eyes King of Kings
40 Ouroboros Emanations
41 Queensryche Condition Human
42 Solution .45 Nightmares In The Waking State Part 1
43 Red Of Rage and Beauty
44 Metal Allegiance Metal Allegiance
45 Enslaved In Times
46 Saxon Battering Ram
47 Tank Valley Of Tears
48 Abhorrent Intransigence
49 Amberian Dawn Innuendo
50 Killing Joke Pylon
51 Powerwolf Blessed And Possessed
52 Angelmaker Dissentients
53 Girlschool Guilty As Sin
54 Psycroptic Psycroptic
55 Moonspell Extinct
56 Slaughter to Prevail Chapters Of Misery EP
57 Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins
58 Lorna Shore Psalms
59 Bullet For My Valentine Venom
60 Sadist Hyaena
61 SpitAnger SpitAnger
62 Sirenia The Seventh Life Plan
63 A Sound of Thunder Tales From The Dark Side
64 Napalm Death Apex Predator
65 Thunder Wonder Days
66 Thy Art Is Murder Holy War
67 Sevendust Kill The Flaw
68 Carach Angren This Is No Fairytale
69 Kataklysm Of Ghosts and Gods
70 Katatonia Sanctitude
71 Melechesh Enki
72 Tremonti Cauterize
73 A Night In Texas The God Delusion
74 Skinless Only The Ruthless Remain
75 Maladie …Still…
76 AbouT:BlanK AbouT:BlanK
77 Miss May I Deathless
78 Svartsot Vaeldet
79 Native Construct Quiet World
80 Tsjuder Antiliv
81 Erimha Thesis of Warfare
82 Blind Guardian Beyond The Mirror
83 Black Star Riders Killer Instinct
84 Xandria Fire And Ashes (EP)
85 The Black Dahlia Murder Abysmal
86 Six Feet Under Crypt Of The Devil
87 Heidevolk Velua
88 Kossuth Mictlan
89 Drudkh A Furrow Cut Short
90 Hatesphere New Hell
91 Kataphero From Dust
92 Bless The Fall To Those Left Behind
93 Angra Secret Garden
94 Hellyeah Sangre Por Sangre
95 Dantesco Venacio
96 Ghost Bath Moonlover
97 Nathyr As The Legacy Unveils
98 Gruesome Savage Land
99 Manegarm Manegarm
100 Circle II Circle Reign Of Darkness
101 Blizzard Hunter Heavy Metal to the Vein
102 Exodus Exo album
103 Dealey Plaza Deliver Us
104 Undead False Prophecies
105 Kamelot Haven
106 Scorpions Return To Forever
107 Tarja Turunen Ave Maria (classic)
108 Dissector Grey Anguish
109 Fit For An Autopsy Absolute Hope Absolute Hell
110 Ancient Rites Laguz
111 Eater Of Man The Void
112 Shining IX: Everyone, Everything, Everywhere ends
113 Between the Planets Energy of Wishes (Single)
114 Pyramaze Disciples Of The Sun
115 Church Unanswered Prayers &nbsp:
116 Northlane Node
117 Weeping Birth The Crushed Harmony
118 Chastain We Bleed Metal
119 In Flames Reroute To Remain
120 Nuclear Assault Pounder
121 While She Sleeps Brainwashed
122 Ahab The Boats Of The Glen Carrig
123 Neoplasmah Auguring The Dusk Of A New Era
124 Goodbye to Gravity Mantras of War
125 The Bunny The Bear A Liar Wrote This
126 Antlion The Prescient
127 Iwrestledabearonce Hail Mary
128 Pitbulls In The Nursery Equanimity

Randy Gerritse

Randy is the founder of Metal On Loud Magazine and its community. He is a lyricist for several bands (Dissector, GOOT), an author currently working on his second book, and does web development for a living.

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