A Bard’s Eye View: Mixtape 2015


I Made You a Mixtape

2015 Edition

 

2015 wouldn’t be complete without some kind of list of some of my favorite songs.  I’m not ranking them, though!  Instead, I’m creating what would be a pretty cool mix CD to put in your car and celebrate.  Now, obviously, I don’t have the rights to any of these songs but all of them (with the exception of the Steven Wilson track) are available on Spotify and I took the liberty of creating it and posting it here:

https://player.spotify.com/user/12131263678/playlist/6sa7jYOmfbVc2DnyVb3wrE

 

  • Arcturus (Norway) – The Arcturian Sign, from Arcturus (05:08)
  • Symphony X (United States) – Kiss of Fire, from Underworld (05:35)
  • Blind Guardian (Germany) – The Throne, from Beyond the Red Mirror (07:56)
  • Carach Angren (Netherlands) – Two Flies Flew into a Black Sugar Cobweb, from This is no Fairytale (07:59)
  • Enslaved (Norway) – Nauthir Bleeding, from In Times (08:17)
  • Nightwish (Finland) – Weak Fantasy, from Endless Forms Most Beautiful (05:30)
  • Soilwork (Sweden) – Death in General, from The Ride Majestic (05:00)
  • Doomtree (United States) – Final Boss, from All Hands (05:19)
  • Steven Wilson (England) – Home Invasion, from hand.cannot.erase (11:24)
  • Solution .45 (Sweden) – Winning Where Losing is All (05:56)
  • The Agonist (Canada) – Faceless Messenger (05:00)
  • Dolan (United States) – Jailbreak, from Kill the Wolf (05:10)

At seventy-eight minutes and fourteen seconds, this is a playlist that I will be checking out for a long time to come.  I’m glad I could celebrate 2015 with you!

Let’s take a look at 2016 and what’s coming.  We’ve got releases from the following bands to expect:
Aborted
Borknagar
Primal Fear
Ihsahn
Rhapsody of Fire
Megadeth
Rage
Avantasia
Dream Theater
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Obscura
Rotting Christ
Delain
Entombed A.D.
Omnium Gatherum
Circus Maximus
Moonsorrow

Here’s a list of bands that we are HOPING will release something next year:
Amon Amarth
Arch Enemy
Candlemass
Corrosion of Conformity
Crematory
Dark Funeral
Destroyer 666
Dragonlord
Fates Warning
Gojira
Hammerfall
Jag Panzer
Katatonia
Kreator
Kvelertak
Lock Up
Mashuggah
Metal Church
Morbid Angel
October Tide
Overkill
Samael
Sodom
Textures
Watchtower
Look forward to some release reviews, some concert reviews, new themes, revisitations on old themes, as well as full coverage on 70,000 Tons of Metal.  Thanks for making 2015 awesome

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