I remember 2015 as the year of technical death metal and caverncore for metal at large. Around this time, I also began digging deep into the various nooks and crannies of the genre. As a result, the selection for this entry is much more diverse. From supergroups to newcomers, from post-hardcore to black metal. 2015 also brought two albums into my life that made it near the top of the end of the decade list.
The conclusion of last decade is far from over, despite my inability to release these posts with any sort of frequency. Either way, 2014 brought a whole gauntlet of releases that remain relevant in my life even now. This is a great opportunity to honor them.
This year is one I’ve been waiting to write about. 2013 might well be one of the best years for metal of this decade. Veterans and newcomers alike came out with releases that would stand the test of time.
The conlusion of the decade continues and next up is the year the world ended, 2012. Some of these picks are very close to me and others will certainly cause some raised eyebrows.
The round-up of the decade continues with Conclusion of a Decade Part 2. Much like the previous part, the picks for 2011 span the entire width of the genre. The albums I picked for this year, however, might be the most controversial picks in the entire series.
With just about two months left before the end of the decade, it’s time to look back at the past ten years in metal. Over the coming weeks, this series of posts will highlight the best of the best. The most influential, genre-bending, mold-breaking, overlooked, or underrated releases of this decade.
Robert Andersson of ex-Morbus Chron returns with Sweven. Named after the album that started it all, the band make their debut with The Eternal Resonance.