‘Happy Newyear’ from ‘The Metal Resource’, Staff Picks: The Top 10 Best Albums of 2015


Happy Metal New YearFirst of all, Happy Newyear, wishing you all a healthy, blessed and prosperous 2015!

Thanks for your support over the past year, we really appreciate that. The past year has brought us loads of decent new releases, new bands and nice concerts/festivals. We expect that 2016 will be even better! The next year will be a very special one, the 10th anniversary of ‘The Metal Resource’. A new website will be launched very soon (it takes a little bit longer then expected). And very soon we will also come with other special news, so stay tuned for more information ?

Anyway, a little bit later then expected: But we are having each staff member of our team list their choices for The Top 10 Best Albums Of 2015 (In no particular order). Check it out below:


John Jackson
Diviner – “Fallen Empires”
Metanoia – “Chili Nation”
Butcher Babies – “Take it Like a Man”
Fight Before Surrender – “Self-Destruction”
Vials of Wrath – “Days Without Names”
Wisdom in Chains – “The God Rhythm”
H2O – “Use Your Voice”
Broken Flesh – “Broken Flesh”
Navaeh – “Find A Way”
Immortal Souls – Wintermetal”
Adorned Graves – “The Hand of Death” (ep)

*Special mention: Adorned in Ash – “The Dead Walk Among Us”, released in 2014 but I didn’t hear it until 2015 and it deserves inclusion

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Donovan de Necker
Fight Before Surrender – “Self-Destruction”
Adorned in Ash – “The Dead Walk Among Us”
W.A.S.P. – “Golgotha”
Benesser – “Purpose and Cause”
Stryper – “Fallen”
Above The Storm – “Eternal Sun” (E.P.)
Metanoia – “Chili Nation”
Broken Flesh – “Broken Flesh”
Tremonti – “Cauterize”
H2O – “Use Your Voice”

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Samuel ten Dam
Solution 45 – “Nightmares in the Waking State, Pt. 1”
Waken Eyes – “Exodus”
Maranatha – “Filth”
Mantric – “Sin”
MewithoutYou – “Pale Horses”
Twenty One Pilots – “Blurryface”
Sufjan Stevens – “Carrie & Lowel”
August Burns Red – “Found In Far Away Places”
Enter Shikari – “The Mindsweep”
Red – “of Beauty and Rage”

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René Woning
August Burns Red – “Found In Far Away Places”
Defeater – “Abandoned”
Being As An Ocean – “Being As An Ocean”
Parkway Drive – “Ire”
Haste The Day – “Coward”
The Ongoing Concept – “Handmade”
Burning Down Alaska – “Values & Virtues”
For All Eternity – “Metanoia”
The Devil Wears Prada – “Space” EP
Phinehas – “Till The End”

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Peter John Willoughby
Stryper – “Fallen”
WASP – “Golgotha”
Impellitteri – “Venom”
Worldview – “The Chosen Few”
The V – “Now Or Never”
Waken Eyes – “Exodus”
Signum Regis – “Chapter IV: The Reckoning”
Emery – “You Were Never Alone”
Dave Brons – “Based On A True Story”
Peter118 – “Christmas Songs” EP


Arjan Tijhof
Gloryhammer – “Space 1992:Rise of the chaos wizards”
The Ongoing Concept – “Handmade”
Stratovarius – “Eternal”
Signum Regis – “Chapter IV:The reckoning”

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Márllon Matos
Stryper – “Fallen”
Saint Spirit – “Mea Culpa”
NYVES – “Anxiety”
Doomsday Hymn – “Mene Tequel Ufarsim”
Azorrague – “Bringer Of Terror”
Perpetual Legacy – “A New Symphony To Him”
Broken Flesh – “Broken Flesh”
SKIN CULTURE – “MurderNation”
Vardoger – “Ghost Notes”
SKALD – in veum – “1260 Days”

Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards

Maurice ‘Mauce’ Lefeu
Evergrey – “Hymns for the broken”
Gloryhammer – Space 1992:Rise of the Chaos Wizards
Stratovarius – “Eternal”
Diviner – “Fallen Empires”
Stryper – “Fallen”

Fallen Empires (Diviner)

Gijs Kamphuis
Broken Flesh – “Broken Flesh”
Blood Thirsty – “Woe To The City Of Blood”
W.A.S.P – “Golgotha”
Stryper – “Fallen”
Vials Of Wrath – “Days Without Names”
Fallstar – Future Golden Age
P.O.D – “The Awakening”
Gloryhammer – “Space 1992:Rise of the Chaos Wizards”
August Burns Red – “Found In Far Away Places”
Above The Storm – “Above The Storm”


Tobias ten Dam
Hatsune Miku – “Project Diva F”
Gloryhamer – “Space 1992:Rise of Chaos”
Cat O’ Nine Tails – “Under the Captains Flag”
Nao – “Prismatic Infinity Carat”
Impellitteri – “Venom”
Machinae Supremacy – “Phantom Shadow”
Diviner – “Fallen Empires”
Immortal Souls – “Wintermetal”
The Real McKenzies – “Rats in the Burlap”
Alestorm – “Sunset on the Golden Age”


Bram Wubs
(Top 10 Missing)


Eelco ‘Thrashboy’ de Mos
Mad Dragzter – “Master of Space and Time”
Stryper – “Fallen”
W.A.S.P. – “Golgotha”
Within Silence – “Gallery of Life”
Impellitteri – “Venom”
Dark Sarah – “Behind the Black Veil”
Pyramaze – “Disciples Of The Sun”
Millennial Reign – “Carry the Fire”
Diviner – “Fallen Empires”
Scandinavian Metal Praise – “Glory and Power – Part 1”


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