The Music 2015 Writers' Poll: Chris Maric

23 December 2015 | 2:04 pm | Chris Maric

album of the year

  1. My Dying Bride — Feel The Misery
  2. Gods Of Eden — From The End Of Heaven
  3. Deafheaven — New Bermuda
  4. Chvrches — Every Open Eye
  5. Def Leppard — Def Leppard
  6. Caligula's Horse — Bloom
  7. Gin Wigmore — Blood To Bone
  8. Fear Factory — Genesis
  9. Daemon Pyre — Daemon Pyre
  10. Bullet For My Valentine —  Venom

song of the year

  1. Parkway Drive — Crushed
  2. My Dying Bride — Feel The Misery
  3. Five Finger Death Punch — Wash It All Away
  4. Bullet For My Valentine —  You Want A Battle (Here's A War)

artist of the year

  1. Abbath 
  2. Devin Townsend
  3. King Parrot
  4. Daemon Pyre
  5. Taylore Swift 

international artist performance

  1. Behemoth/Watain
  2. Def Leppard
  3. Judas Priest
  4. Motley Crue
  5. Devin Townsend

australian artist performance

  1. King Parrot
  2. Ne Obliviscaris
  3. Caligula's Horse
  4. Gods Of Eden
  5. Aimee Francis

top tv show

  1. The Layover With Anthony Bourdain
  2. Vikings
  3. Doctor Who
  4. Madam Secretary
  5. Limitless

top movie

  1. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  2. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  3. Terminator: Genesis

top website 

  1. Sydney Morning Herald
  2. Airbnb
  3. Heavy Mag
  4. London Real
  5. Pinterest

2015 highlight of the year

Melbourne Soundwave — I was walking with Rob Halford, The Metal God — from the dressing room to the media tent. A massive clap of thunder boomed over head and he turned to me and said "that's fookin' heavy metal Chris, that's an omen, today is going to be a good day."

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prediction for 2016

A lot more Aussie heavy bands will make solid inroads into overseas markets. The war on terror will get worse before it gets better 'cause the assholes in charge are in charge and maybe, just maybe, the aliens might come down and smack some sense into us.