Mike’s Favorite Metal Releases of 2015

So many amazing albums came out this past year. Going through the list, I had a hard time picking my favorites, but in an effort to give my co-writers some breathing room, I narrowed my list down to 18. Personally, I’m not one to cling to a specific subgenre. I avidly listen to all different kinds of metal and am proud of it. So, without further delay, here are the new albums that really stood out to me and kept me functional during 2015.

No matter what kind of metal you gravitate towards, there’s something for you in the list above, even if you’re not familiar with any of these releases. So, instead of giving long, boring descriptions of each album, I’m just going to say, Google is your friend. Furthermore, there were also plenty of kick ass releases from unsigned Buffalo and Rochester acts this past year. Here are just a few that really stood out to me. These, I will give descriptions for. Just click on the image for the full caption.

In the next few days, Vick, Matt, The Masked Promoter and others who have contributed to this blog this past year, will be posting their own 2015 favorites. But for now, I’m going to leave you with a few tracks from the local artists above:


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