Sunday, December 6, 2015

Best Of 2015: Staff Picks

Another year is coming to a close, as always we'll be throwing down our staff picks for "Best Of 2015". As was the theme in every year past, these are 100% opinion based, so don't stomp your feet and whine if some of your favorite releases of the year aren't listed. Thank you for supporting Toxicbreed's Funhouse for yet another great year. If all goes as planned, 2016 will bring more physical releases and more of the same old downloads/reviews/interviews you've grown to either love or hate.

Wayne's (Toxicbreed) Picks
xRepentancex- The Sickness of Eden
Gag- America's Greatest Hits
Cult Leader- Lightless Walk
Old Wounds- The Suffering Spirit
Total Abuse- Excluded
Freedom- USA Hardcore
Axis- Show Your Greed
Blistered- The Poison of Self Confinement
Cowards- Rise To Infamy
No Tolerance- You Walk Alone

EP's / Demos:
Eightball- Demo
Firewalker- Demo
Foundation- Turncoat
Vexx- Give & Take
Sheer Mag- II
ICE- Demo / 4 Songs (Counting two releases as one)
Yautja- Songs Of Lament
Culture Abuse- Spray Paint The Dog
Ajax- S/T

Honorable Mentions:
Vaaska- Todos Contra Todos
Royal Headache- High
Of Feather And Bone- Embrace the Wretched Flesh
Ceremony- The L-Shaped Man
Genocide Pact- Forged Through Domination
Drug Church- Swell
Envy- Atheistʼs Cornea
Title Fight- Hyperview
The Body & Thou- You, Whom I Have Always Hated


Eliot's Picks
Kendrick Lamar- To Pimp A Butterfly
Cult Leader- Lightless Walk
Axis- Show Your Greed
Drug Church- Hit Your Head
Loma Prieta- Self Portrait
Earl Sweatshirt- I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside
Death Grips- The Powers That B
Vince Staples- Summertime '06
Blacklisted- When People Grow, People Go
Heat Dust- S/T LP


Brett's Picks
Chvrches- Every Open Eye
Failure- The Heart Is A Monster
Old Wounds- The Suffering Spirit
Axis- Show Your Greed
Drake- If You're Reading This...
Blistered- The Poison of Self...
Turnover- Peripheral Vision
Foundation- Turncoat
Cowards- Rise To Infamy
Julien Baker- Sprained Ankle


Jeremy's Picks
1. Adventures – Supersonic Home
2. G.L.O.S.S. – Demo
3. Old Wounds – The Suffering Spirit
4. Sorority Noise – Joy, Departed
5. TWIABP – Harmlessness
6. Touché Amore / SDF – Self Love
7. Ex Youth – Ex Youth
8. Noisem - Blossoming Decay
9. Axis – Show Your Greed
10. Free – Demo 2015

Honorable Mentions:
The Banner/Old Wounds – Only the Dead Know Jersey
Weekend Nachos – Weezer Nachos
Yautja – Songs of Lament
Sweet Jesus – You Destroy Yourself
Dr. Dre – Compton
Cult Leader – Lightless Walk
Loma Prieta – Self Portrait