Friday 5: What’s The Best of The Best of 2015?


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 all the 2015 metal we love (even more) now!



What five records do you love (more) since this week’s coverage of 2015’s best metal?


Anso DFMetalSucks senior editor

Dave Mustein on
| The Arcturian Sign (Prophecy)

The Arcturian Sign is the sonic equivalent to a game of Two-Headed Giant with Interpol and Perdition City pitted against Dimmu Borgir and the Hubble telescope, spectated on by whatever version of the SF Symphony occupies dimension C-137. “


Emperor Rhombus
on Satan’s Wrath | Die Evil (Metal Blade)

“This is metal at its most stubborn, rabid, and indulgent … the spawn of metal’s long history, the son of a thousand maniacs.”


Kelsey Chapstick on
| Exercises In Futility (Northern Heritage)

“A thin sheet of ice being licked from below by the roaring flames of Hell, and you as the listener are dancing on that watery crust. Give in to the fire and fall right in.”


Axl Rosenberg on
| The Children Of The Night (Century)

“Vince got me to check out this record by asking a very simple question: ‘What if Ghost weren’t total pussies?’”


David Lee Rothmund on
| Antikatastaesis (Profound Lore)

“Deep, guttural, thundering bowling from goddamn hell. That’s the first thing you’ll notice about Antikatastaseis and the first thing you remember, i.e. last thing you’ll forget.”


Your turn! Have a great wknd!

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