Pitchfork's Best Metal Albums of 2015

Pitchfork's Best Metal Albums of 2015

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25.

Windhand - Grief's Infernal Flower
September 18, 2015
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

24.

Myrkur - M
August 21, 2015
Critic Score
75
11 reviews

This time ... Bruun has sealed many of the foundational cracks in her compositions and owned the audacity of the project and the form at large.

23.

Noisem - Blossoming Decay
April 28, 2015
Critic Score
80
1 review

21.

False - Untitled
June 16, 2015
Critic Score
80
1 review

20.

Pinkish Black - Bottom of the Morning
October 30, 2015
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

18.

High on Fire - Luminiferous
June 16, 2015
Critic Score
78
11 reviews
These nine tracks are among the most enthusiastic and bracing of High on Fire’s career, with mammoth riffs and hooks spurred on by a momentous band.

17.

Kowloon Walled City - Grievances
October 9, 2015
Critic Score
72
4 reviews

16.

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

14.

Paradise Lost - The Plague Within
June 1, 2015
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

12.

Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls
May 12, 2015
Critic Score
80
11 reviews

With Niagara, he's taken strengths from his entire oeuvre to reach deeper into himself and produce what may be his best record yet, one that brings all the fulfillment of noise and transcends them all the same.

11.

Locrian - Infinite Dissolution
July 24, 2015
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

The more music Locrian create, the less sense the metallurgists seem to make: That is the implicit lesson of Infinite Dissolution, the most adventurous and accessible album the once-prohibitively esoteric band have ever made.

10.

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

9.

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

8.

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

7.

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

6.

Baroness - Purple
December 18, 2015
Critic Score
82
19 reviews
These are some of the biggest, strongest songs the Baroness have written; it's rock music that folds in their more metal leanings, along with something more delicate and spare.

3.

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

1.

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

At a moment when guitar-centric music feels less central to the conversation, and great indie-rock bands have retreated into hardy local scenes, Deafheaven play like a beautiful, abstracted dream of guitar music's transportive power.

Original Source: http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/9772-the-best-metal-albums-of-2015/
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