I'm not going to try to be comprehensive, but just list some of my favourite albums released this year. In no particular order:Kannibale
- Das Ich
Just an EP with only two original songs, but a great release nonetheless.Memorias Atras
This is really a high for Hocico. And I own quite a few of their albums to compare it against. Sorry, 99% of Hocico fans, but this is better than the old stuff, and that includes Odio Bajo El Alma and Cursed Land. A Fatal Desire and About a Dead are some of the best tracks they've done.Made of Fire
- Control Alt Deus
Okay, it's just a demo. But honestly, this is one of the best and most solid EBM releases I've ever heard. The drum'n'bass influences on You Are Dead, the pounding trance beats of Shut You In The Dark and Stalker, and the moodier, slower Control and (She Is) Made of Fire make for a release with incredible variation for such a short album in such a cliched genre. Sadly, Control Alt Deus broke up shortly after releasing this excellent album.