Just like many of you reading this, i am eagerly waiting for some of the most sought out metal albums this 2015 year. Here’s my top 20 list-
20. OBSCURE INFINITY – PERPETUAL DESCENDING INTO NOTHINGNESS:
German death metal band ‘Obscure Infinity’ will be releasing their third album ‘Perpetual descending into nothingness’ on January 16th.
19. PERDITION TEMPLE – THE TEMPTER’S VICTORIOUS:
US black/death metal band ‘ Perdition temple’ will be releasing their second album ‘The tempter’s victorious’ on January 31st. The band members are from other legendary black/death acts such as Angelcorpse, Acheron and Impiety.
18. DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT – STELLAR:
Fairly underground melodic black metal band ‘Der Weg einer Freiheit’ which translates to ‘The way of freedom’ will be releasing their third album ‘Stellar’ on 23rd March. Album cover is yet to be released. Recommended for fans of Dark fortress, Dissection(early), emperor.
17. MOONSPELL – EXTINCT:
Portuguese gothic black metal legends ‘Moonspell’ will be releasing their new album ‘Extinct’ on March 15th via Napalm records.
16. HELRUNAR – NIEDERKUNFFT:
Pagan black metal band ‘Helrunar’ will be releasing their fourth album ‘Niederkunfft’ on 27th February.
15. SARPANITUM – BLESSED BE MY BROTHERS.. :
British death metallers ‘Sarpanitum’ will be releasing their second alum ‘Blessed be my brothers…’ on 17th February. Recommended for fans of Nile, Mithras.
14. CODE – MUT:
British Progressive black metal band ‘Code’ will be releasing their fourth album ‘Mut’ on February 27th.
13. KEEP OF KALESSIN – EPISTEMOLOGY:
Norwegian melodic black/death masters ‘Keep of kalessin’ will be releasing their sixth album ‘Epistemology’ on 16th February.
12. A FOREST OF STARTS – BEWARE THE SWORD YOU CANNOT SEE:
Psychedelic black metal band ‘A forest of stars’ will be releasing their fourth album ‘Beware the sword you cannot see’ on 27th February. This band is known for their unique ability of combining psychedelic music with black metal. Recommended for fans of Oranssi Pazuzu, Pensées Nocturnes.
11. Negură Bunget – Tău:
Atmospheric folk black legends ‘Negură Bunget’ will be releasing their new album ‘Tău’ on February 27th.
10. THULCANDRA – ASCENSION LOST:
German melodic black/death band ‘Thulcandra’ will be releasing their third album ‘Ascension lost’ on January 30th. This band is highly recommended for the fans of early Dissection.
9. MELECHESH – ENKI:
This Israeli black/death band which writes about Sumerian mythology will be releasing sixth album ‘Enki’ on 27th February.
8. ENSIFERUM – ONE MAN ARMY:
Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum would be releasing their new album ‘One man army’ on February 20th via Metal Blade Records.
7. ARCHGOAT – THE APOCALYPTIC TRUIMPHATOR:
Finnish black/death metal band, Archgoat will be releasing their new album ‘The Apocalyptic Truimphator’ on January 27th. Recommended for fans of Blasphemy, Revenge, Teitanblood.
6. HATE – CRVSADE: ZERO :
These Polish death metallers would be releasing their new album ‘Crvsade: Zero’ on January 25th. Hate is known for their characteristic fast and aggressive music. Highly recommended for fans of other Polish death metal bands like Behemoth and Vader.
5. CARACH ANGREN – THIS IS NO FAIRYTALE:
These epic symphonic black metal masters will be releasing their new album – ‘This is no fairytale’ on 23rd February via Seasons of Mist label. This 3 piece band is famous for their story-telling concept albums and haunting symphonies. Their first two albums were based on Dutch mythical stories while their third album was a story about war horrors. Having released a single – ‘There is no place like home’ from their upcoming album, the new story seems to be related to domestic violence. What are your guesses?
4. ENSLAVED – IN TIMES:
Norwegian Progressive Black metallers, Enslaved would be releasing their new album ‘In Times’ on 6th March 2015.
3. MARDUK – FRONTSCHWEIN:
One of the earliest Swedish black metal band – Marduk would be releasing their 13th opus titled ‘Frontschwein’ on January 19th via Century Media Records.
2. NAPALM DEATH – APEX PREDATOR-EASY MEAT :
These grindcore pioneering legends would be releasing their new album ‘Apex Predator – Easy Meat’ on January 27th.
1. VENOM – FROM THE VERY DEPTHS:
These legendary UK heavy/speed metal masters need no introduction. Venom would be releasing their 14th album titled ‘From the Very Depths’through Spinefarm Records on 26th January 2015.
Aumkar Lele (Metaljesus Magazine)