20 Best Metal Albums of 2015 - Rolling Stone
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20 Best Metal Albums of 2015

Nineties legends and future-minded grinders: The year in heavy

20 Best Metal Albums of 2015

Illustration by Brittany Falussy

Metal grew out more than it grew up this year. Baroness got their groove back with anthemic triumphalism, "blackgaze" groups like Deafheaven and Bosse-de-Nage reveled in ecstasy and agony, Iron Maiden wrote their longest-ever epic, and Faith No More returned after 17 years with three-part harmonies. Here's the year in heavy.

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