Ep. #333: 2015 Wrap-Up (Part Two)

The Dear HunterHere is the second part of our 2015 coverage, which brings a nice close to another fantastic year in music! I would argue that 2015 was a strong year for the genre’s that this show follows, however it lacked a true masterpiece at the top. I would argue my favorite albums of 2015 did not equal the best albums of several previous years. However, once you moved out of that very high bracket, the amount of high quality albums just came through in droves. Picking a top 10 this year, and choosing what bands would not be included was tougher than ever. It’s in that spirit, with help from contributors and listeners, that the year end wrap-up shows were split between two weeks, extended, and both ran over their original run time. Thanks to Mason, Joe, Chad, and Ruslan, we’ve presented a more complete overview of the past year. So hopefully you heard some tunes you already loved, and a few more you will come to love.

Early in the next year, there will be a chance to win another CD, something we tried late this past year. I’m also very excited to continue the Music Mixer series, and start bringing in guests to help out with them. The first of those guests will be Jeff Teets of MindMaze, and that should be available on Saturday, January 9th. Do you have anything you like about the show? Anything you don’t like? Any ideas for the new year? Feel free to let us know in the comments here, or on Facebook. Thanks, and talk to everyone throughout 2016!

MindMaze – Slave to the Cycle
The Tangent – A Spark in the Aether
Dave Kerzner – Under Control
IO Earth – Journey to Discovery
Stratovarius – My Eternal Dream
Pyramaze – The Battle of Paridas
Symphony X – Charon
Mystery – The Last Glass of Wine
Foxing – Glass Coughs
Rush – Losing It~
Spock’s Beard – Get Out While You Can
Muse – Defector
Queensryche – Condition Human
Jingle.Block: Part One
-Level 10 – Blasphemy
-Phantasma – Enter Dreamscape
-Serious Black – Ahkenaton
Steven Wilson – Hand Cannot Erase
Subsignal – A Time Out of Joint
Royal Hunt – A Tear in the Rain
Sailing to Nowhere – Big Fire
Telergy – Teacher
Puscifer – The Remedy
Circle II Circle – Victim of the Night
Blind Guardian – The Throne
Nightwish – Weak Fantasy
The Dear Hunter – King of Swords (Reversed)
Scale the Summit – The Golden Bird
The Gentle Storm – Heart of Amsterdam (Gentle)
Jingle.Block: Part Two
-Damnation Angels – The Passing
-The Chronicles Project – Forever
-The Poodles – Creator and Breaker
Arcane – Instinct
Soul Secret – K
Teramaze – Her Halo
Flying Colors – The Fury of My Love~
Odin’s Court – And the Answer Is…
Exovex – Dead Reckoning
Winery Dogs – Devil You Know
Glass Hammer – Bandwagon
Sylvan – Shaped Out of Clouds
Next to None – A Lonely Walk
Caspian – Echo and Abyss
Neal Morse – The Grand Experiment

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