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SPIN's 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015

SPIN's 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015

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20. Spectral Wound - Terra Nullius

Spectral Wound - Terra Nullius
October 5, 2015
Critic Score
90
1 review

18. Sannhet - Revisionist

Sannhet - Revisionist
March 3, 2015
Critic Score
81
1 review

17. Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls

Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls
September 4, 2015
Critic Score
77
18 reviews

15. Black Cilice - Mysteries

Black Cilice - Mysteries
January 30, 2015
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

This kind of raw, atmospheric black metal harkens back to when the genre was still wet with afterbirth.

14. Myrkur - M

Myrkur - M
August 21, 2015
Critic Score
74
9 reviews

What remains Bruun’s strongest suit is the way she juxtaposes the extremity of her influences.

13. Torche - Restarter

Torche - Restarter
February 24, 2015
Critic Score
75
14 reviews
It feels like a Big Rock Album, the kind that we barely get from any band these days, no matter what part of the mainstream or underground they hail from.

12. High on Fire - Luminiferous

High on Fire - Luminiferous
June 16, 2015
Critic Score
78
11 reviews

Like all of High on Fire’s efforts, Luminiferous is an extravagance, no doubt, but it’s their most refined. And everyone can afford a few of those every now and again.

10. Cloud Rat - Qliphoth

Cloud Rat - Qliphoth
May 29, 2015
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

9. Dead To A Dying World - Litany

Dead To A Dying World - Litany
August 18, 2015
Critic Score
82
1 review

8. The Body & Thou - Released From Love / You, Whom I Have Always Hated

The Body & Thou - Released From Love / You, Whom I Have Always Hated
January 27, 2015
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

Every note sounds instinctual, every moment fluid; this is what happens when good friends come together to watch the world burn.

7. Mgła - Exercises in Futility

Mgła - Exercises in Futility
September 4, 2015
Critic Score
78
1 review

5. VHÖL - Deeper Than Sky

VHÖL - Deeper Than Sky
October 23, 2015
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

4. Horrendous - Anareta

Horrendous - Anareta
October 30, 2015
Critic Score
81
2 reviews

3. Bell Witch - Four Phantoms

Bell Witch - Four Phantoms
April 28, 2015
Critic Score
83
2 reviews

2. Krallice - Ygg Huur

Krallice - Ygg Huur
July 30, 2015
Critic Score
73
4 reviews

It’s their most conscious rejection of grandiosity yet, a turn toward nervous and gnarled instrumentals that bear little resemblance to what’s come before. 

1. Deafheaven - New Bermuda

Deafheaven - New Bermuda
October 2, 2015
Critic Score
80
20 reviews

New Bermuda both expands their range and sees them coming further into their own.

Original Source: http://www.spin.com/2015/12/the-20-best-metal-albums-of-2015/
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