Thursday 31 December 2015

Best Of 2015

Time to sum up the year 2015.

It’s been one amazing musical year and let’s be honest, far too many good releases, the pile of records have grown alot! Sharing most of them has been a really fun. 

Regarding the growth of the record collection have this year been monitored, I have started to use Discogs ;) an excellent product to keep track of all the records. As during the years I lost the control of what I have, haha I guess that I starting to get senil :).
So from time to time I buy the same record that I already have, kind annoying. So Discogs is my best friend atm :) But so far I only have added the records that have been purchased under 2015, can announce that at first sight I started sweating heavily when I saw the number of all the records. It's more than last year, oops! Well all the records aren't brand new, many of them have been found on second hand shops etc if that's a relief :) Yeah for me it is. Think what a bunch of cash I would have if no records was bought, think what I could do with it. Wishful thinking indeed, but then, what a boring life it would be, no new music, no new records that I could sink into and feel that I'm alive.

2015 have been pretty good and not so messy on the personal level, the creativity have raised but not as much as planned, things in life have started to get in place. Work wise it have been as busy as always but the focus have been on other things that on single events. Some new employers has appeared and that I'm thankful for.

Did a fast look thru the Calender for 2015 and after a few pages I Lost the count of the gigs, haha. Anyway here is a picture to show a few of them.

2015 have been the festival year! I think if I count on top of my head I have visit +20 festivals all around Europe this year, fun oh yes. I won't list every single one and won't mention any artists this time, I guess the picture well say it all this time. (Ask if you have any questions in the comments.)

2016 looks like it could be an awesome year, the requests starting to come in already.

So let's wrap this up with list of the list, best of the best and so on. Here we go!

First the Top 50 of the best albums of 2015 at Tune Of The Day! 

50. Imperial State Electric - Honk Machine
49. Thunder - Wonder Days
48. Refused – Freedom
47. Blackberry Smoke - Holding all the Roses
46. Tallest Man on Earth - Dark Bird is Home
45. Vidunder - Oracles and Prophets
44. Enslaved - In Times
43. Danko Jones - Fire Music
42. Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
41. Beardfish - +4626 – Comfortzone
40. Saxon - Battering Ram
39. The Night Flight Orchestra - Skyline Whispers
38. Uncle Acid - The Night Creeper
37. Black Vulpine - Hidden Places
36. Tau Cross - Tau Cross
35. Lik - Mass Funeral Evocation
34. Jess and the Ancient Ones – Second Psychedelic Coming: The Aquarius Tapes
33. Thåström - Den Morronen
32. Paradise Lost - The Plague Within
31. Avatarium - The Girl With The Raven Mask
30. Graveyard - Innocence & Decadence
29. Sorcerer - In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross
28.Intronaut - The Direction of Last Things
27.The Exploding Eyes Orchestra – I
26.Royal Thunder - Crooked Doors
25.Planet of Zeus – Vigilante
24.Skraeckoedlan – Sagor
23.Between The Buried And Me - Coma Ecliptic
22. Elder – Lore
21. Motörhead - Bad Magic
20. Draconian – Sovran
19. Anna Ternheim - For The Young
18. Year of the Goat - The Unspeakable
17. Behold! The Monolith - Architects of the Void
16 . High on Fire – Luminiferous
15. Faith No More - Sol Invictus
14. Kadavar – Berlin
13. Rivers of Nihil – Monarchy
12. Luna Sol - Blood Moon
11. Luciferian Light Orchestra - Luciferian Light Orchestra
10. Hong Faux - A Message from Dystopia
9. Windhand - Grief's Infernal Flower
8. Clutch - Psychic Warfare
7. Leprous - The Congregation
6. Baroness – Purple
5. Monolord – Vænir
4. Ghost – Meliora
3. We Hunt Buffalo - Living Ghosts
2. Khemmis – Absolution
1. Tribulation - The Children Of The Night

Honourable mentions:

Kult Of The Wizard - The White Wizard, Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed, Between The Buried And Me - Coma Ecliptic, Barren Earth - On Lonely Towers, Torche - Restarter,  Europe - War Of Kings, Lamb Of God - VII: Strum Und Drang, Soilwork - The Ride Majestic, Symphony - X Underworld, Mammoth Storm - Fornjot, Slayer - Repentless, Deafheaven - New Bermuda, Melechesh - Enki, Colossus - The Breathing World, Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud, Palace Of The King - White Bird/Burn The Sky, Raised Fist - From The North, Riverside - Love, Fear and the Time Machine .

Best Cover Album - PRONG - Songs from the black hole
Best Foreign Rock- CLUTCH
Best Foreign Metal - RIVERS OF NIHIL
Best Swedish Metal - TRIBULATION
Best Swedish Rock - GHOST
Best tune - GHOST - "He Is"
Best Swedish Stoner rock - SKRAECKOEDLAN - Sagor
Best foreign Sludge/Stoner - KHEMMIS
Best Swedish Doom - MONOLORD
Best foreign Doom - WINDHAND
Best Debut & Biggest Suprise
Best Live Album - FLYING COLORS - Second Flight
Best Festival - Wacken 2015

Best Support Act Live - BOMBUS live in Frankfurt!
Best Festival Act - PATTI SMITH live at WAY OUT WEST

2015 years sleeping pill, what happend with THE SWORD???

Best Cover Art
Best Tour Poster Art - Faith No More
Best Art - Mara Piccione
Best T-Shirt - BARONESS
Best Hoddie of 2015 - HONG FAUX

Best Christmas Gift, Thanks Thetania!

Best Movie

Best Whiskey - Highland Park - Einar

Best Beer - Ballast Point

Best non Alcoholic Beer - Mikkeller Drink'in the Sun
This years best blogg - A FAIR JUDGEMENT

This Year's most active concert-goer: LG-Petrov (Same procedure as last year)

This year instruments effort: Melancholia - TRIBULATION, whoa what a tune, what joy of playing. 
Best Musical Country of 2015 - SWEDEN

This year vocal performance:  Mlny Parsonz
Biggest loss 2015 - R.I.P. Lemmy

Tune Of The Day wish you all a Happy New Year!! Today's tune will be released a bit later on today!


Chief Rebel Angel said...

Fantastisk summering. Så mycket att upptäcka, så mycket att läsa. Tack!
Men du - Between The Buried And Me "Coma Ecliptic"...plats 23 eller som hedersplats? Nu står den som båda va?

(Fin julklapp förresten, hahaha!)

Stones said...

Härligt att höra. Haha den bjuder jag på, blev nog lite mycket att hålla reda på :)

Spader Ess said...

Alltid lika spännande att se dina listor. En del som behöver kollas närmare.