The end of the year is connected with the classic “best of” lists for the past 12 months. What we have here is something similar focusing on the best albums released in 2015 (although some went beyond that) as chosen by 24 artists Greeks and international, singers, guitarists, bassists and drummers… We asked them to choose their 5 albums they enjoyed the most (although someone came up with 6! we know how hard it is to chose, so we allowed it!) in random order and here are the results. Enjoy…


 Lips (Anvil)




Saxon – Battering Ram

Motorhead – Bad Magic

Raven – Extermination

Girlschool – Guilty as Sin

U.D.O. – Decadent

Johan Nunez (Firewind, Gus G)



Stratovarius – Eternal

Bumblefoot – Little Brother Is Watching

Soilwork – The Ride Majestic

Papa Roach – F.E.A.R.

Conchita Wurst – Conchita

Jack Starr (Burning Starr)



Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls

RiotV – Unleash The Fire

Queensrcyhe – Condition Human

Symphony X – Underworld  

Scorpions – Return To Forever

Marta Gabriel (Crystal Viper)



Enforcer – From Beyond

Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls

Amorphis – Under The Red Cloud

W.A.S.P. – Golgotha

Huntress – Static

Christopher Caffery (Trans-Siberian

Orchestra, Savatage)



Symphony Χ – Underworld

Iron Maiden – Book Of Souls

Anthrax – For All Kings

Megadeth – Dystopia

Halestorm – Into The Wild Life

 Pelle Saether (Grand Design)



Whitesnake – The Purple Album”

Toto – XIV

The Darkness – Last of our kind

UFO – Conspiracy of stars

Motörhead – Bad Magic

RD Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy,

Devil’s Train)



Symphony X – Underworld

Slayer – Repentless

Lynch Mob – Rebel

Shinedown – Threat to Survival

W.A.S.P. – Golgotha

Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ)





Shining-Ix/Everyone,Everything,Everywhere Ends

Pentagram-Curious Volume

Tsjuder –Antiliv

Babis Papanikolaou

(Planet Of Zeus)



Turbowolf- Two hands

Night Knight – God’s a motherfucker

Ghost- Meliora

Clutch – Psychic Warfare

Paradise lost – The Plague Within

Manolis Tsigkos (Innerwish,

Rock’n’roll Children, Saints & Sinners)



Beth Hart – Better Than Home

Winery Dogs – Hot Streak

Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls

Thunder – Wonder Days

Nightwish – Endless Forms Of Beautiful

Elias Loginides (Spitfire)



Saxon – Battering Ram

Lande/Holter – Dracula

Slayer – Repentless

Gus G – Brand New Revolution

Diviner – Fallen Empires

 Angelos Perlepes (Mystery)



Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock – Spirit

on a Mission

Graham Bonnet Band – Escape From Alcatrazz/

Alive in Japan (digital)

Europe – War of Kings

Praying Mantis – Legacy

Andreas Staier, Freiburger Barockorchester –

J.S.Bach: Harpsichord  Concertos

Aliki Kostopoulou (Scarblade)



Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls

Diviner – Fallen Empires

Kamelot – Haven

Battle Beast – Unholy Savior

Five Finger Death Punch- Got Your Six




Saxon – Battering Ram

Def Leppard – Def Leppard

Dream Theater – The Astonishing

Faith No More – Sol Invictus

Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls

Kelly Blake (Jailcat)



Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor

Backyard Babies- Four By Four

Bullet For My Valentine- Venom

Tremonti- Cauterize

Disturbed- Immortalized

George Giannakis (Wild Machine)



The Darkness – Last Of Our Kind

Michael Monroe – Blackout States

Raven – Extermination

Prince – Hit’n’run Phase One

Rush – R40 Live

Christianna (Elysion)



Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls

Diviner – Fallen Empires

Endomain – Step In The Machine

Disturbed – Immortalized

Lamb Of God – Vii Sturm Und Drang

George Maroulis (4Bitten, Diviner,




Symphony X- Underworld

Motorhead- Bad Magic

Paradise Lost- The Plague Within

Iron Maiden- The Book Of Souls

Annihilator- Suicide Society

Elias Koskoris (Dark Nova)



Ghost – Meliora

Leprous – The Congregation

Symphony X – Underworld

Ιron Maiden – The Book Of Souls

Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Iliana Tsakiraki (Enemy Of Reality)



Paradise Lost – The Plague Within

Periphery – Juggernaut Omega

Jaded Star – Memories From The Future

Ιron Maiden – The Book Of Souls

Nile – What Should Not Be Unearthed

Invoker (Dimlight)



Leprous – The Congregation

Swallow The Sun – Songs From The North I, Ii & Iii

Paradise Lost -The Plugue Within

Lamb Of God- Vii: Sturm Und Drang

Melechesh – Enki

Nasos Kavathas (Joker)



Devin Townsend – Ziltoid Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Scorpions – Return To Forever

District 97 – Vaults

Von Hertzen Brothers – New Day Rising

Def Leppard – Def Leppard

Toto – XIV

Yiannis Papadopoulos (Wardrum)



Battle Beast- Unholy Savior

The Agonist – Eye Of Providence

Jaded Star – Memories From The Future

Periphery – Juggernaut A&Ω

Kamelot – Haven

Iraklis Mpouziotis (SixForNine,




Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase.

Motorhead – Bad Magic

Lamb Of God – Sturm Und Drang

Clutch – Psychic Warfare

Finger Death Punch – Got Your Six Five