20 Outstanding Albums Of 2015 You Might Have Missed

2015 gave us plenty of records to get excited about, and as you might know we’ve already covered a good deal of them in our collective year-end list.

But with the amount of music that comes out in a given year, it is inevitable that some great albums will fall through the cracks.

Below is a list of 2015 records that I believe are too good to let go of without recognition. The list spans a variety of genres, but has a unifying theme: It aims to feature albums that are consistently good as a whole, rather than albums that only have a couple of standout tracks. So make sure to give them a proper listen to judge them fully, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

So here they are, presented alphabetically…


AIR FORMATION – WERE WE EVER HERE

RELEASE DATE: September 25, 2015
LABEL: Club AC30
TAGS: Shoegaze, Dream pop, Space rock, United Kingdom
MORE INFO: Twitter // Facebook

ARCHIVIST – ARCHIVIST

RELEASE DATE: June 4, 2015
LABEL: Alerta Antifascista
TAGS: Blackgaze, Sludge, Post-metal, Austria/England/Germany
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Facebook

ESCHAR – NOVA

RELEASE DATE: April 3, 2015
LABEL: Self-released
TAGS: Progressive rock, Instrumental, United Kingdom
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Facebook

FOR GIANTS – YOU ARE THE UNIVERSE

RELEASE DATE: August 7, 2015
LABEL: Self-released
TAGS: Djent, Progressive metal, Post-metal, United States
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Facebook

FROM THE MOUTH OF THE SUN – INTO THE WELL

RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2015
LABEL: Fluid Radio
TAGS: Ambient, Neoclassical, Piano, Sweden/United States
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Facebook

GENA – SLOW DAY

RELEASE DATE: November 26, 2015
LABEL: Self-released
TAGS: Drone, Noise, Post-metal, Russia
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Facebook

IZAH – SISTERE

RELEASE DATE: February 23, 2015
LABEL: Nordvis
TAGS: Post-metal, Sludge, Doom, Netherlands
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Facebook

JAKOB PAVEK – ILLUME

RELEASE DATE: April 10, 2015
LABEL: Unperceived Records
TAGS: Neoclassical, Piano, Ambient, United States
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Facebook

JAN AMIT – FLOWERTRACES

RELEASE DATE: February 18, 2015
LABEL: Self-released
TAGS: Electronic, IDM, Ambient, Russia
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Soundcloud

KUBARK – OBEDIENCE

RELEASE DATE: January 12, 2015
LABEL: Self-released
TAGS: Noise rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock, Italy
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Facebook

MAJORA – IRIDESCENT

RELEASE DATE: August 14, 2015
LABEL: Self-released
TAGS: Progressive rock, Instrumental, Post-rock, Australia
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Facebook

MICE EAT THE MOON – 2,99 SV

RELEASE DATE: December 16, 2015
LABEL: Self-released
TAGS: Post-rock, Post-metal, Russia
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Vk

PINKSHINYULTRABLAST – EVERYTHING ELSE MATTERS

RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2015
LABEL: Shelflife Records, Club AC30 and Vinyl Junkie
TAGS: Dream pop, Shoegaze, Noise, Russia
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Facebook

PRESENCE OF SOUL – ALL CREATION MOURNS

RELEASE DATE: October 31, 2015
LABEL: Wheel Records, Musea Records and U Loud Music
TAGS: Shoegaze, Post-rock, Japan
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Facebook

RESET TO ZILCH – A PHANTASM; ANTITHETICAL

RELEASE DATE: January 24, 2015
LABEL: Self-released
TAGS: Post-rock, Instrumental, Ambient, Malaysia
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Facebook

SANNHET – REVISIONIST

RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2015
LABEL: The Flenser
TAGS: Post-metal, Atmospheric, Black metal, United States
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Facebook

SKRAECKOEDLAN – SAGOR

RELEASE DATE: June 10, 2015
LABEL: Razzia Records
TAGS: Stoner rock/metal, Psychedelic, Sweden
MORE INFO: Website // Facebook

TIDE/EDIT – LIGHTFOOT

RELEASE DATE: November 29, 2015
LABEL: A Spur Of The Moment Project
TAGS: Math rock, Instrumental, Philippines
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Facebook

VERONIQUE VAKA – ERLENDIS

RELEASE DATE: May 25, 2015
LABEL: Moderna Records
TAGS: Neoclassical, Ambient, Canada
MORE INFO: Soundcloud // Facebook

VIOLET COLD – DESPERATE DREAMS

RELEASE DATE: April 11, 2015
LABEL: Pest Productions
TAGS: Post-black metal, Atmospheric, Azerbaijan
MORE INFO: Bandcamp // Facebook
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  • thanx for another list of interesting band. I see Kubark from Italy, i’m happy for them…i suggest Sunpocrisy, another amazing italian band

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