This was a particularly good year for good metal, especially death metal. The hipster metal contingent had nothing going this time around, so now we’re seeing countless desperate lists on the flavor-of-the-week sites featuring airy crap that nobody knows or cares about, along with praise for the latest Megadeth album. It’s satisfying to see. Metal, much like the social climate of this stupid nation of ours, is getting back to brass tacks, and that is great news for the underground and Metalenema. We are using a plain text playlist this time so nothing gets overlooked. Enjoy!