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Thomas Bryans: Top Albums of 2015

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2015 has been a decent year in the metal world. With big name metal bands like Black Tongue, Alesana, Lorna Shore, Northlane, Sylosis, Bring Me The Horizon (and so many more) releasing huge albums and EPs, there’s as much new music to explore and discover as there ever was. Some of my personal favorite albums have come from the lesser known bands. There’s lots of talent, emotion and creativity here, and that’s what put each album in the spot it’s at. These aren’t necessarily the best albums I’ve heard (although in some cases they are), these are my favorites, the ones I’ve spent days on end listening to, and the ones that I still love listening to after having heard them some hundred times or so.

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Review: Cranely Gardens – Locust Valley

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Hailing from South Jersey, New Jersey, the relatively unknown deathcore band, Cranely Gardens has released their debut EP Locust Valley. In an over-saturated genre, Cranely Gardens stands out from the rest. With technical metalcore/deathcore riffs, heavy hitting drums, a booming bass, and a fantastic vocalist, the Cranely Gardens quintet is likely to appeal to fans of everything from Chelsea Grin to The Black Dahlia Murder to  Miss May I to Erra. Check them out, Locust Valley is sure to keep your attention fixated, your interested piqued, and your heart racing.

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