2015 has been a fantastic year for music and with 14 contributors only one album was number one more than once. Can you guess who? *Hint* they played Alexandra Palace a few weeks ago!
With that in mind there were over 50 bands chosen across the team’s top 5’s showing that it really was an awesome and diverse year for music. Check out across the next few pages the top choices from the team here at Mosh! (And keep an eye open for our Editor and Assistant Editors!)
1. Crossfaith – Xeno
Ever since Xeno’s release I’ve been playing it on repeat non-stop. Packed full of absolute killer tunes, from ‘Devil’s Party’, ‘Ghost In The Mirror’ and of course, ‘Wildfire’, this album shows the natural evolution of Crossfaith and the dawning of a new era. They’ve proven that they’re more than just a party band – slower songs like ‘Calm The Storm’ are reminiscent of Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory golden days and I reckon they could be as big in a few years if they keep churning out tracks like these. Xeno showcases vocalist Kenta Koie’s full melodic range, a slicker production and more fine-tuned songwriting which is definitely going to take the band further. I can’t wait to see them on the UK leg of their headline tour next year – it’s going to be huge.
2. Lamb of God – VII: Sturm und Drang
3. Parkway Drive – Ire
4. Cradle of Filth – Hammer of The Witches
5. Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful
By: Donnay Clancy