As another year draws to a close, we metalheads tend to take time to reflect on what the year in metal meant to us, and prepare our various lists of what was great, what sucked, and everything in between.
This year we decided to get a little more up close and personal with Team Hellbound, and get a sense of not only each staffer’s favorite albums of the year, but also a sense of the state of metal in 2015 from everyone.
We here at Hellbound thank you for your continued readership, and wish you a very headbanging 2016.
Happy Holidays from Hellbound!
— Kyle Harcott
Metal Albums of the Year:
- Revenge – Behold.Total.Rejection (Season of Mist)
- Napalm Death – Apex Predator – Easy Meat (Century Media)
- Know Nothing – Well Deserved Human Suffering (Independent)
- White Widows Pact – True Will (New Damage Records)
- Genocide Shrines – Manipura Imperial Deathevokovil (Vault of Dried Bones)
- Senior Fellows – Shallow Grave for a Dying God (Dead Tank Records)
- Faith No More – Sol Invictus (Ipecac)
- Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls (BMG)
- Perdition Temple – The Tempter’s Victorious (Hells Headbangers)
- Vision of Disorder – Razed to the Ground (Candlelight)
Archgoat – The Apocalyptic Triumphator (Debemur Morti Productions)
KEN mode – Success (Season of Mist)
Favourite Album-Cover Art of 2015:
Best gigs I attended in 2015:
Faith No More/Napalm Death (Austin, Texas)
Best Festival I Attended in 2015:
Most anticipated album for 2016:
Superjoint, Destroyer of Light
My 2015 in Metal
I recently crawled out of a miserable hole of depression, so life itself was a breath of fresh air, and metal was, as always, the greatest soundtrack to provide the backdrop to daily successes and smiles, failures and tears.