Thy Catafalque – Sgùrr

Got hooked on this one for quite some days, terrific orchestration and blend of styles. Some electronic music styled beats, but acoustic instruments, then going deep ambient, dark textures and full-blown metal, always with a hint of folk. The mountain shape drawn by the length of the tracks is a nice subtle thing to discover. Totally surprising entry in my best of 2015 list.

Fear Factory – Genexus

Ladies and gentlemen, the new Fear Factory album has landed. Does what it has to do. I love that it has both the drilling industrial metal speed and the singed verses at the same time. I’m not saying that it’s good that it’s like the old times. It is new times it’s just still fucking great. See you guys in Vienna in november!

Cradle Of Filth – Hammer of the Witches

Just one post ago I wrote about Karyn Crisis creating the metal album of 2015 and now after quite some days of listening to the new Cradle of Filth ablum on repeat I am seriously thinking: may 2015 be an year of metal? There is also a Fear Factory record in the works, Disturbed seems promising, and strange to say but Bullet for My Valentine released three very much okay singles so far.

So, as for Cradle of Filth. This album truly resembles the greatest days when I listened to a lot of speedy metal like this, and this was around the gloriuos times of Cruelty & The Beast. Actually I wonder what the whole ablum would be withouth the track “Deflowering the Maidenhead, Displeasuring the Goddess”, because this one is like poison infecting my mind and the chorus hooks come back to me throughout the day always wanting a re-listen.

I least expected to be totally addicted to a CoF album this year but this one deserves some replays. Would be great to catch a live show this year with this lineup and some of the new tracks.

It doesn’t matter when and how many times I listen to these two records I will never get bored of them. I already know every single note of them but they are always like a return to home.