As the year comes to a close, it’s a perfect time to look back at some of the best albums from 2015. The band released If Life Were a Book, I’d Skip This Chapter earlier this year, a pop-punk/melodic vibe that dives into metal. The Reading, PA band packed out the Kevin Says Stage at Warped Tour this past summer.

I am Alive in Everything I Touch

Silverstein is a monumental band, still bringing incredible music to the table.  This release was one that definitely did not disappoint.

The Dying Things We Live For
Like Moths to Flames

Right now, some bands are going lighter with their sound, but LMTF keeps that heaviness and angst, breaking the mold.

Found in Far Away Places
August Burns Red

This album has so many things that hits home. Lyrical messages of being a better human and different riffs implemented give you different feels from different places in the world.  Having toured a lot, they really give you a feel of how years on the road shape you and open your eyes to everything.

Miss May I

This album has a lot of great melodic moments, but still maintains the heaviness and in your face instrumentals of Miss May I.

To Those Left Behind

Every song is structured very well both instrumentally and lyrically.  This is a very well put together album that we jam a lot.

We Came as Romans
We Came as Romans

They kept some of their original routes while switching their style up a little bit with involving more of Dave’s clean vocal work.  This album is proof that this band can adapt to evolving and that new style definitely works for them.

Hate Me
Escape the Fate

This album has a lot of catchy melodies and the lyrics are very powerful.  No matter the audience, there is almost guaranteed to be at least one song that you could connect with.


This album is a plethora of catchy vocals, heavy breakdowns, great guitar work and many other elements definitely making this a top pick.

Beating a Dead Horse
Jarrod Alonge

This album is full of cliché lines from various genres. It brings a fresh, humorous vibe into the scene.

Duality: Stories Unplugged
Set it Off

Though this is a re-release of a 2014 album (but done acoustic), this still makes our Top Ten list. With all of us being fans of the original Duality, this one was a no-brainer for us to pick. Already having great lyrics in the songs, the acoustic remakes are very powerful and portray strong messages to all the listeners.


The Undertaking 2021

Quite The Undertaking

Frenzied. Chaotic. Punk. The Undertaking!, San Diego's newest wild bunch, is about to release their debut album, and, if their live show is a premonition of any kind, the world will be opening up to one heck of a party with them. Contributing writer Andrew Voigt talks to vocalist Austin Visser about the band's new album, the reality of their music, and how they've been able to embrace their creative freedom.


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