Brandon’s Top 5 of 2015

Author: Brandon
In a lot of ways, 2015 has been a slower year than most for metal for me. Last year, I heard a large collection of bands and albums that just completely blew me away, and this year, there were much less of that. That being said, there were still enough fantastic albums this year to make choosing a top five a challenge, and this list is by no means a perfect representation of what I thought was the best of the year because of that, and especially the last two albums are very much arbitrarily picked over albums of similar quality.

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Jan Jakobson’s Top 5 of 2015


Author: Jan Jakobsen

I want to start off by saying that 2015 has been another great year for metal music and in particular black metal. I hope you’ve found loads of new great bands and albums and I most definitely look forward to seeing what metal has in store for us in 2016. Anyway, here are my top 5 picks for 2015.

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Goldensundown’s Top 5 of 2015


Author: Goldensundown

This list has become increasingly difficult to decide on as the year comes to its close, with quite a few really strong albums being released in the latter half of 2015 as well as me finding out about lots that I missed; I can’t say how much my top 5 would change, but my top 10 is rotating a bit as I find more releases I’ve missed over the year. I would like to say thanks very much for giving Fetid Dead the time of your day and here’s my top 5! Continue reading

Holiday Break

Hey readers!

Since we’re leading into Christmas and New Years, Fetid Dead is going into a short break from now until the beginning of the new year. In the mean time, our contributors are getting their top 5 lists sorted and we’ll be posting those starting next week.

Thanks to both our contributors and readers for making the large part of 2015 productive for Fetid Dead!

Many Hails

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Hooded Menace – Darkness Drips Forth (2015)


Author: Goldensundown

Band: Hooded Menace

Album: Darkness Drips Forth

Label: Relapse Records


Hooded Menace are a Finnish 4 piece, sitting firmly in the horror infused death/doom region of metal, using the crushing atmosphere and unearthly sounds of the genre fusion to evoke images of the undead, curses and other classic horror iconography. Darkness Drips Forth is the 4th studio album – and 14th piece of material – that Hooded Menace have dropped and with this release they have taken their horror infused sound and slowed it down further, spreading 40 minutes of crushing death/doom over 4 long tracks, and damn does it work out. Continue reading