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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Before I get into it, I want to note that this is my metal only Top 5. Steven Wilson’s prog rock masterpiece Hand. Cannot. Erase. is featured in the #2 slot of my master list. Continue reading
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
2015 ended up being a great year for black and thrash hybrids and variants as well as grindcore. However, I didn’t have a hard time picking the Top 5 as they all made themselves very clear within about a day of review. These are my unambiguous Top 5, in this order. Thanks for reading Fetid Dead and have a good rest of the year! Continue reading
(Ed: Sorry for the lateish post! This begins the posting of the Fetid Dead writers’ top 5 albums of the year, which we’ll be posting across this week and into next week, enjoy!) Continue reading
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!
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