Top 15 EP’s of 2015

2015 was a great year for EP’s. Here is a list of my favorites!


Honorable Mention: Anchor by Birds of Tokyo

Location
Australia

Label
EMI Music

Music Videos
Anchor

Past Releases
› Day One
 (2007)
› Universes (2008)
› Birds of Tokyo (2010)
› March Fires (2014)

Support
Birds of Tokyo Store

BIRDSOFTOKYO.COM

Honorable Mention: Cycles by Dharmata

Location
West Palm Beach, FL (USA)

Label
Independent

Music Videos
Pursuit of Perfection

Past Releases
Dharmata (2012)

Support
 Bandcamp


15. Gone by Watu

Location
Göteborg (SE)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
 Gone

 

 

 


14. Bloodlines by Vain Velocity

Location
Thessaloniki (GR)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
End It All

Past Releases
› The Odds Are Even (EP) 
(2009)
› Synergies 
(2011)
 Emerge & See (2013)

Support
 Bandcamp


13. Obedience by Kubark

Location
Milano (IT)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
 Bleach

Past Releases
 Kubark (2009)
 Ulysses (2011)

Support
 Bandcamp


12. City of Glass • Sky of White by Absent Hearts

Location
Perth (AU)
Kirkby (UK)

Label
Unsigned

Past Releases
August Earth (2012)

Support
Bandcamp

 


11. With These Hands* by Tell Amarosa

Location
Melbourne (AU)

Label
Unsigned

Support
› Bandcamp

 

 

 

*2014 RELEASE


10. The Calm, the Storm by The Sun Explodes

Location
Carlisle (UK)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
 The Unnatural

Past Releases
 Emergence (2012)
 We Build Mountains (2013)

Support
 Bandcamp
Big Cartel


9. Dark Waters by Enova

Location
Phoenix, AZ (USA)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
 Hell (Is A Far Way Down) [Lyric Video]

Past Releases
 Counterpart (2012)

 

 


8. Neon by Port Noir

Location
Södertälje (SE)

Label
› Razzia Records
› Century Media Records

Music Videos
Neon

Past Releases
 Puls (2013)

Support
 Port Noir Store

PORTNOIR.COM

7. Iridescent by Majora

Location
Newcastle (AU)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
Iridescent (Live in Studio)

Support
Bandcamp

 

 


6. Stellar Circuits by Stellar Circuits

Location
North Carolina (USA)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
Penny Dreadful

Support
Bandcamp
Merch Store

STELLARCIRCUITSMUSIC.COM

5. Hats, Gloves, and Grandfather Clocks by Forecast Tomorrow

Location
Sydney (AU)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
Despondent Become

Support
Bandcamp

 


4. Latitudes by Red Light Sound

Location
Adelaide (AU)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
Latitudes

Past Releases
Signals Fade
(2011)

Support
Bandcamp


3. ‘I’ III I III by To Whom It May

Location
Galveston, TX (USA)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
Bypass
Ghost

Support
Bandcamp
To Whom It May Store

TOWHOMITMAY.NET

2. Collide by No Transitory

Location
Aukland (NZ)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
Vessel (Lyric Video)
Wingspan (Acoustic)

Support
Bandcamp

 


1. Caripito by Miosis

Location
Gothenburg (SE)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
Scotoma

Past Releases
Konvolut
(2007)
› Albedo Adaption
 (2009)

Support
Bandcamp
Miosis Store

MIOSIS.SE

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Top 30 of 2013 • LP Edition

Where to begin… I have had a lot going on this last year and have repeatedly pushed my blog aside. I’ll get straight to the punch though; last year was an incredible for heavy progressive/alternative music. Below is a list of my favorite albums released in 2013. Originally I had started an overview section for each album, like I included with the EP Edition, but after much consideration and procrastination, I simply decided to leave it out this time around. It would have ended up being another year before this was released had I added the same amount of detail for each band.

As always, it was a very long process putting this together and incredibly difficult coming to a final decision about the order to place these albums with my continuously-evolving preferences. There will probably be days I’ll wish I’d done something differently, but it just came time I quit with the edits and got the article out there. So enjoy! I hope to release my top EP & LP lists of 2014 by January of next year. Without further hesitation, I give you my top 30 albums of 2013!


30. Emergent // Emergent


Emergent - EmergentLocation:

  • Minneapolis, MN (USA)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Dead Letters
  • Erode
  • Reflect to Forget

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

Support:


29. Dayshell // Dayshell


Location:Dayshell - Dayshell

  • Southern California (USA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Share With Me
  • Not Coming In
  • I Owe You Nothing

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

Support:


28. A Thousand Wings // White Moth Black Butterfly


Location: White Moth Black Butterfly - One Thousand Wings

  • Nottingham (UK)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Paradise
  • Omen
  • Reluctance

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support:


27. Endorphinia // Follow the White Rabbit


Location:Follow the White Rabbit - Endorphinia

  • Moscow (RU)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • War Song
  • Zzz(Zzz)
  • All Night and Day

Music Videos:

  • N/A

Other Releases:

  • N/A

Support:


26. Rescue & Restore // August Burns Red


Location:August Burns Red - Rescue & Restore

  • Lancaster, PA (USA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Fault Line
  • Creative Captivity
  • Spirit Breaker

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support:


25. Inside/Out // Sleep Parade


Location:Sleep Parade - Inside:Out

  • Melbourne (AU)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Inside/Out
  • Devil’s Door
  • 2:09

Music Videos:

  • N/A

Other Releases:

Support:


24. The Grieving // Shreddy Krueger


Location:

Shreddy Krueger - The Grieving

  • Kelowna, BC (CA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Hazel the Apparition
  • In Ruin
  • Empress

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support:


23. Blacklistt // Blacklistt


Location: Blacklistt - Blacklistt

  • West Auckland (NZ)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Red Hush
  • Icon
  • Always

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

[ as Blindspott ]

Support:


22. Kingdom of Fear // Agent


Location:Agent - Kingdom of Fear

  • London (UK)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Dark Dreams
  • Vondelpark
  • Kingdom of Fear

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

Support:


21. Anthropocene // Being


Location:Being - Anthropocene

  • Orlando, FL (USA)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Air Atlantic (feat. Spencer Sotelo)
  • Cosmonaut (feat. Misha Mansoor)
  • Arcane Academic (feat. Gabriel Riccio, Travis Orbin & Justin Gosnell)

Music Videos:

  • N/A

Other Releases:

  • N/A

Support:


20. Dethroned & Uncrowned // Katatonia


Location: Katatonia - Dethroned & Uncrowned

  • Stockholm (SE)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Hypnone
  • The Racing Heart
  • Lethean

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support:


19. aXiom // Boil


Location:Boil - aXiom

  • Aarus (DK)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Darkest
  • Equilibrium
  • Vindication

Music Videos

Other Releases:

Support:


18. Between Here and Lost // Love & Death


Location:Love and Death - Between Here and Lost

  • Various

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Chemicals
  • Whip It
  • My Disaster

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

[as Brian “Head” Welch ]

Support:


17. The Isolation Process // The Isolation Process


Location:The Isolation Process - The Isolation Process

  • Stockholm (SE)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • The Dead End
  • Victims of the Masses
  • Underneath It All

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

Support:


16. Vol 3… Panthalassa // Helm


Location:Helm - Panthalassa

  • Gold Coast, QLD (AU)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • To the Wolves
  • Drag the Anchor
  • Cull

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support:


15. Cornerstone // This Misery Garden


Location:This Misery Garden - Cornerstone

  • Geneva (SE)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Mr. X (Was Right)
  • Crowded Hallway
  • Holy Clutch

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support:


14. Asymmetry // Karnivool


Location:Karnivool - Asymmetry

  • Perth (AU)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • We Are
  • Aeons
  • Sky Machine

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support:


13. Puls // Port Noir


Port Noir - Puls

Location:

  • Södertälje (SE)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Index
  • Sun dé Man
  • Thorns

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

Support:


12. Shrine of New Generation Slaves // Riverside


Riverside - SONGS Location:

  • Warsaw (PL)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Escalator Shrine
  • Deprived (Irretrievably Lost Imagination)
  • The Depth of Self-Delusion

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support:


11. Black Out the Sun // Sevendust


Location:Sevendust - Black Out the Sun

  • Atlanta, GA (USA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Black Out the Sun
  • Decay
  • Faithless

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support:


10. Emerge & See // Vain Velocity


Location: Vain Velocity - Emerge & See

  • Thessaloniki (GR)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Lanthanum
  • Bona Fides
  • Vinegar
  • Junkie Spoon
  • Choreography

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support:


9. Passing Through the Zer0s // Temple of Thieves


Location: Temple of Thieves - Passing Through the Zeros

  • Atlanta, GA (USA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • The Discovery of Something Greater Than Kelsie Grammar
  • Mr. Hixx
  • Parasite
  • Soul Inside
  • Reaping

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

Support:


8. Lux // Gemini Syndrome


Location:Gemini Syndrome - LUX

  • Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Resurrection
  • Mourning Star
  • Pleasure and Pain
  • Basement
  • Take This

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

Support:


7. The Living Infinite // Soilwork


Location: Soilwork - The Living Infinite

  • Helsingborg (SE) 

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Parasite Blues
  • Long Live the Misanthrope
  • Rise Above the Sentiment
  • Tongue
  • The Living Infinite I & II

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support:


6. Nothing More // Nothing More *


Location:Nothing More - Nothing More

  • San Antonio, TX / New Orleans, LA (USA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Take A Bullet
  • Jenny
  • This is the Time (Ballast)
  • The Matthew Effect
  • God Went North

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support:

 * [ Note – For those wondering why Nothing More is on this list rather than next year’s… It was released independently by the band in the summer of 2013; then in 2014 it was re-released after NoMo was signed to Eleven Seven Music. ]

5. Infinitas // Circles


Location:Circles - Infinitas

  • Melbourne (AU)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Verum Infiniti
  • Radiant
  • Erased
  • Visions
  • Another Me

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support:


4. Living Mirrors // Disperse


Location:Disperse - Living Mirrors

  • Kraków (PL)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Choices Over Me
  • Unbroken Shiver
  • Message from Atlantis
  • Profane the Ground
  • Butoh

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Journey Through the Hidden Gardens (2010)

Support:


3. Altered State // Tesseract


Location:Tesseract - Altered State

  • Milton Keynes (UK)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Of Mind – Nocturne
  • Of Mind – Exile
  • Of Matter – Retrospect
  • Of Matter – Resist
  • Of Energy – Singularity

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support:


2. The Catalyst Fire // Dead Letter Circus


Location:Dead Letter Circus - The Catalyst Fire

  • Brisbane (AU)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Kachina
  • Lodestar
  • I Am
  • The Cure
  • The Veil

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support:


1. The Tide, the Thief & River’s End // Caligula’s Horse


Location:Caligula's Horse - The Tide, The Thief & River's End

  • Brisbane (AU)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Into the White
  • A Gift to Afterthought
  • Water’s Edge
  • Dark Hair Down
  • All is Quiet by the Wall

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

Support: