Friday 5: What Are 2015’s Best Songs… So Far!
Happy Friday, MetalSucks reader! Welcome to MetalSucks Friday 5, our awesome series that appears every Friday (duh) on MetalSucks (duhh) and involves the quantity of five (duhhh).
Here’s how it works: A list of best/worst/weirdest/whatever five somethings is posted by one of your beloved MetalSucks contributors or by one of our buds (like you?). Then you, our cherished reader, checks it out, has a chuckle, then chimes in with a list of the same. No sweat, just whatever springs to mind, k? (Just like that movie about those losers working at a Chicago record store!) After all, it’s Friday — the day dedicated by the gods to mindless, fun time-wasting.
Today, let’s talk about this year’s best jams (so far)!
What is side A of your ‘Best Of 2015’ mixtape?
Anso DF, MetalSucks senior editor
1. “Laudes – Credo II” by Délétère
from Les Heures de la Peste (Sepulchral)
Imagine: A friend has asked you for a playlist that’s comprised of a track from each of your favorite 2015 metal albums (so far). You won’t spoil any of the 20 or so albums by featuring their awesomest track, and you decide also to present the jams in four sets of five. So let’s talk about the first set of five — what goes there? The songs that best suit your friend’s preferences? The ones that ease open the door to the weird shit to come? Or maybe the tracks that are the least catchy, so expectations drop and the anthems strike harder? We’re overthinking it! Let’s just start with screaming!!!
2. “Matador” by Faith No More
from Sol Invictus (Reclamation)
In his movies, director Alfred Hitchcock’s cameos usually arrive in the first scenes. It was best to get it out of the way, he reasoned, so that the viewer spends only a little time anticipating his trademark appearance. Likewise, the awesomeness of 2015 FNM could be a distraction.
3. “One Day” by Royal Thunder
from Crooked Doors (Relapse)
Our fantastic Axl Rosenberg wrote that Royal Thunder can sound like “Black Sabbath fronted by Janis Joplin.” They also can sound like “Helium produced by Jimmy Page and Jenna Miscavige Hill.”
4. “In The Absence Of Light” by Obsequiae
from Aria Of Vernal Tombs (20 Buck Spin)
So far in 2015, it’s a three-album race for the award for Outstanding Achievement In Reverb. As I call it, the edge belongs to Obsequiae’s Aria Of Vernal Tombs. It’s also in the race for Most Pleasantly Putzy Guitar Riffs.
5. “The Demiurge” by Antagoniste
from The Myth Of Mankind (I, Voidhanger)
This is fun. I’m going to do songs #6-#20 here. Happy Friday! :)
Your turn! Have a great wknd!