Josh Mason’s Best of 2015

Favorite Album: Obsequiae—Aria Of Vernal Tombs (20 Buck Spin) Aria Of Vernal Tombs by Obsequiae I cannot remember who turned me on to Obsequiae originally, but I owe them big time. Normally, the whole folk metal thing isn’t something i gravitate towards, but Suspended in the Brume of Eos blew me away as the perfect […]

Mitch Putnam’s Top Twelve Records of 2015

I really feel like 2015 was a great year for music. Virtually every genre made huge advancements, and it was actually hard to narrow my list down to a manageable number. I was able to get to twelve and even found some time to write something about them. I hope you enjoy!   1. Miguel – […]

Aaron Horkey’s Top Twelve Records of 2015

We are once again honored to present a year-end list by illustrator and fine artist Aaron Horkey. To learn more about his work, visit THEVACVVM.com.   1. Graveyard “Innocence & Decadence” (Nuclear Blast) More exotic plumage to adorn the dusty caps of these slough-faring Swedes, album number four is a wonderfully sequenced collection of ferocious […]

Sonny Day’s (of We Buy Your Kids) Top Twelve Records of 2015

So I started writing this list on the bus to Sydney from Orange, where Biddy and I have just moved. I was heading down to meet my Mum and my sister and her two kids. All was going to plan until I started to feel a little car sick, and that’s my story. Now that […]

Gaussian Curve – Clouds LP

The first few weeks of the new year should be spent catching up on what you might have missed during the previous 52. Here’s one we glossed over: Gaussian Curve’s Clouds LP. At first blush, this may seem about as exciting as every other new-age knockoff to shake out of the revivalist camp within the […]

Pissgrave – Suicide Euphoria LP

Good morning everybody and happy breakfast! Gaze upon the album cover for Pissgrave’s Suicide Euphoria as you shovel whatever protienated-oatmeal-health-slurry you’ve convinced yourself will extend your life into your fleshy gob. Then give this album a spin and wallow in the continual futility of drawing breath. Order on black vinyl from profoundlorerecords.merchtable.com or shop-hellsheadbangers.com before you […]

Misþyrming – Söngvar elds og óreiðu LP

Will this analog transcription of triumphant Icelandic black metal disappear, once again, within a matter of hours? Best not to chance it: fallenempirerecords.com. Söngvar elds og óreiðu by Misþyrming

Mgła – Exercises In Futility LP

The no-frills vinyl edition of one of 2015’s finest; now available to carry you into the New Year: salvationdistro.com. No colored vinyl, no limitation, no gimmicks. Exercises in futility LP 2015 by Mgła

Neurosis – Strength and Vision 11xLP Boxset

It seems like we were all waiting for several years for some of the most coveted Neurosis LPs to reappear on vinyl, and most of us jumped at the opportunity to snap up Through Silver In Blood and Times Of Grace last year. Now it looks like for $275 you can own all 11 Neurosis albums […]

Soft Kill – An Open Door LP

When it rains, it pours. Soft Kill seem to be gaining some traction recently, and it looks like their last album, An Open Door, is finally getting a repress with brand new artwork. This is another pre-order shipping out in mid-February and is undoubtedly deserving of your attention: massmediarecords.bigcartel.com. An Open Door by Soft Kill