The Metal Observer’s Top 30 albums of 2015


It is done – the Brotherhood of “The Metal Observer”‘s convent has come to an end, the votes have been cast.
Enter to find out who survived the fire and emerged victorious!

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Shawn’s Top 30 Albums of 2015


Another great year down. 2015 was one of the strongest in recent memory. My list is quite diverse this year, which just means that no subgenres really stood out among others this time around. As always, feel free to make recommendations in the comments or get in touch to discuss your favorites.

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Ailo’s Top 30 Albums of 2015


In hindsight, 2015 has been a great year for metal. Bands from the underground, such as polish black metal insurgents Mgła and doom duo Bell Witch, have gained well-deserved wider attention, while old titans such as Acid King have made triumphant returns. We’ve lost some good ones, including Nunslaughter’s Jim Sadist and Motörhead’s Philty Animal Taylor, while other bands have made fantastic debuts on the scene. But enough about that. Here’s another list of albums of the year, which you’re most likely sick of by now. Here’s to another year of the good outweighing the shite!

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Toolness: A Guide to Bands That Definitely Are Not but Sort of Sound like a Certain L.A. Quartet

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SHOW REPORT: Kamijo (Los Angeles, California)

It’s not every day that a Francophile vampire from Japan with an unhealthy obsession with roses decides to put on a concert in the United States…

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Live at Beyond the Stars in Glendale, California on June 4, 2015.

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TMO’s Essentials – Doom Metal


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Nathan’s Top 30


Here are Nathan’s 30 reasons why 2014 was a good year for metal

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Ailo’s Best of 2014 Lists


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