Top 5 (alphabetical order)
A Forest of Stars – Beware the Sword You Cannot See
Leviathan – Scar Sighted
Mgła – Exercises in futility
Paperi T – Malarian Pelko
Tähtiportti – Tähtiportti
Abyssion – Luonnon Harmonia ja Vihreä Liekki
Swallow The Sun – Songs From The North I
Top 8-15 (random order)
Sigh – Graveward (possible grower)
Venetian Snares – Thank You For Your Consideration
Enshine – Singularity (possible grower)
Shape of Despair – Monotony Fields – I really wanted this to be awesome but its just good, allthough the first ~4 minutes of The Blank Journey are among my favourite metal moments this year.
Tribulation – The Children Of The Night
Pryapisme – Futurologie
Misþyrming – Söngvar elds og óreiðu (possible grower)
Ghost Bath – Moonlover
Possible growers that I haven’t listened enough
Swallow The Sun – Songs From The North II & III
Venetian Snares – Your Face
Arcturus – Arcturian
Paradise Lost – The Plague Within – I actually got a semi-kick out of it but then started listening to Tragic Idol and so far I haven’t seen any reason why to go back as Tragic Idol is so much better.
Carpenter Brut – Trilogy – Recently used it as background music for
Binding of Isaac Afterbirth and it worked really well in it, but haven’t tested longevity yet.
The Morningside – Letters from the Empty Towns
Opeth – Pale Communion
Mogwai – Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1.
Melechesh – Enki – Almost the whole album makes me want to fall asleep. I would use it as sleeping music if I wasn’t so annoyed that it is so fucking boring.
Last Step – Lost Sleep – Sideproject of Venetian Snares, I suppose Acid (genre) is not my thing.
Messer Chups – The Incredible Crocotiger – What happened to Messer Chups, they used to be so fun, merging b-movie clips and incredibly imaginative melodies with surf. Now they are just plain surf without any other flavours.
Lasten hautausmaa – Lasten hautausmaa – overhyped, yeah they aren’t bad but no they aren’t the new Mana Mana or even close.
Grave Pleasures – Dreamcrash – What a suitable name, after the surprise debut, still with the name Beastmilk, this album is so shy. All the great melodies and freshness are gone. Beastmilk was dangling on the edge of hipsterness and ridiculousness but miraculously avoiding it and being stunning. Grave Pleasures crashes headfirst, being both annoying and pretty good in every track. There may be a jewel there but I haven’t got to powerlistening this mess yet.
Trepaneringsritualen – Perfection & Permanence – Such a ridiculously bad album it created a time paradox and appeared in this list even though it’s been released in 2014.
Favourite tracks (random order)
Venetian Snares – Ötvenöt 3
Tribulation – Melancholia
A Forest of Stars – Drawing Down The Rain
Mgła – Exercises in Futility IV
Ghost Bath – Happyhouse
Swallow The Sun – Lost & Catatonic
Leviathan – Scar Sighted
Mgła – Exercises in Futility VI
Tähtiportti – Viimeinen Tähtiportti
A Forest of Stars – Lowly Worm
Paperi T – Mainstream Solo
Pryapisme – Futurologie 3–5
Opeth – Eternal Rains Will Come
Tähtiportti – Tähtiportti IV: Luciferin Pylväs
Tähtiportti – Tähtiportti I
Ufomammut – Daemons
Misþyrming – Söngur heiftar
Favourite cover art
Ufomammut – Ecate
BONUS – Top 2 2015 games to play while listening music
Rocket League (anything with a bit of a pace)
Binding Of Isaac Afterbirth (anything grim and gloomy)