Welcome to Secret Steel, the new project of The Metal Observer — Chapter I: “Power Metal 1: Genesis”
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!
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.
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!
2015 was quite a strong year. A few welcome and incredible returns, as well as a few surprises. Admittedly, it was a difficult task coming up with a top 30 albums, and there was some good back and forth on here. However, as it stands now, this is where I am at. It is possible things could change, as there were albums I did not get enough time with, or things I’m sure I’ll discover after the fact. Never-the-less, let me present my Top 30 Albums of 2015!
Members of the TMO crew nominate their favorite albums from the first half of 2015.
Highlights from the powerful month of May.