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Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of 2015


Year-end list season began earlier this week, and now metal mag Decibel has published their Top 40 Albums of 2015. You can check out artwork and commentary if you pick up the issue, and browse the full list below. Like last year, they saved the top spot for a promising young band (and actually this time the #2 slot is one too). But they’ve of course got veterans as always, like Enslaved (#37), Napalm Death (#25), Iron Maiden (#23), Satan (#12), Killing Joke (#10) and more. They have a good amount of the “indie crossover” metal on there, like Ghost (#34), Myrkur (#28), Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats (#27), Deafheaven (#19) and the Baroness album that isn’t even out yet coming in at #6. There are also comeback albums from two not-exactly-metal bands: Failure (#22) and Refused (#15). Check out the full list below.

Two bands on this list will be going on the Decibel Mag tour in 2016.

Decibel Mag’s Top 40 Albums of 2015
40. Cruciamentum – Charnel Passages
39. Author & Punisher – Melk En Honing
38. Shape of Despair – Monotony Fields
37. Enslaved – In Times
36. Cult Leader – Lightless Walk
35. Spectral Voice – Necrotic Doom
34. Ghost – Meliora
33. Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls
32. Swallow the Sun – Songs from the North I, II & III
31. Crypt Sermon – Out of the Garden
30. Dead to a Dying World – Litany
29. With the Dead – With the Dead
28. Myrkur – M
27. Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – The Nigh Creepr
26. Hate Eternal – Infernus
25. Napalm Death – Apex Predator – Easy Meat
24. Intronaut – The DIrection of Last Things
23. Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls
22. Failure – The Heart Is A Monster
21. Bosse-de-Nage – All Fours
20. Cattle Decapitation – The Anthropocene Extinction
19. Deafheaven – New Bermuda
18. Noisem – Blossoming Decay
17. My Dying Bride – Feel the Misery
16. Leviathan – Scar Sighted
15. Refused – Freedom
14. Mgla – Exercises in Futility
13. False – Untitled
12. Satan – Atom by Atom
11. Sarpanitum – Blessed Be My Brothers..
10. Killing Joke – Pylon
9. Khemmis – Absolution
8. Panopticon – Autumn Eternal
7. Skepticism – Ordeal
6. Baroness – Purple
5. Lucifer – Lucifer I
4. High on Fire – Luminiferous
3. Paradise Lost – The Plague Within
2. Tribulation – The Children of the Night
1. Horrendous – Anareta

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