T’is now the season for Top 10 lists of everything and we’ve been considering what we’d have in our ‘Top 10 Albums Of 2015’.
It has been quite a year as far as new music is concerned. Bands that some of us have followed for seemingly an eternity have hit a rich vein of form, capturing the essence of what made them ‘Great’. Together with cohorts of much younger bands, 2015 – to this reviewer at least – has topped the previous year for the depth in quality of album releases.
So without further ado, here’s The Classic Rock Show’s ‘Top 10 Albums of 2015’.
#10 Metal Allegiance – Metal Allegiance (Nuclear Blast Records)
Bringing together a veritable who’s-who of rock and metal, this album oozes molten riffage.
#9 Blackberry Smoke – Holding All The Roses (Earache Records)
Charlie Starr and the boys have a little something for everyone on this album.
#8 Biters – Electric Blood (Earache Records)
Now here’s a band that successfully brings that 70s glam ‘n’ swagger right up to date.
#7 Coal Chamber – Rivals (Metal Blade Records)
Making a welcome return, Coal Chamber kick some major butt with this one.
#6 Queensrÿche – Condition Hüman (Century Media)
This album is the very essence of what we have come to love about Queensrÿche; great songs and vocal dynamite.
#5 Five Finger Death Punch – Got Your Six (Eleven Seven Music)
What every FFDP fan was hoping for…no, expecting…their best album to date.
#4 Motor Sister – Ride (Metal Blade Records)
If you’re looking for a straight up and down, fist-pumping, rock ‘n’ roll album, then look no further.
#3 W.A.S.P. – Golgotha (Napalm Records)
It’s like the ‘Very Best Of W.A.S.P.’, but in one newly written and recorded studio album.
#2 Skindred – Volume (Napalm Records)
A band that lacks nothing in the self-belief department, this one sits at the top of their discography.
So what sits at the top of our ‘Best Albums Of 2015’?
#1 Clutch – Psychic Warfare (Weathermaker Music)
And just when we all thought the album ‘Earth Rocker’ couldn’t be surpassed, they go and hit us up with this killer record. Front to back, this is the very epitome of the Clutch vibe.
None of the above bands collect a gong, just a pat on the back and a “You’ve all done very well” from us.
Raise a toast to 2015 and bring on the new year!
Let us know what floated your boat album-wise in 2015.