Editor’s Note:  What an amazing year of music it was for us!  We got our contributor’s together to come up with a list of top song of the year, top album of the year, and top live show of the year for Madness To Creation in the annual “Madness To Creation’s Bangers of the Year”.  This is strictly based off our opinion:

Banger Live Show of the Year:

Live Show of the Year according to John Nelson:  Slipknot Live at the Iowa State Fair

Live Show of the Year according to William Zimmermann:  Static-X

Crystal Lake picked by Madness To Creation

Mark Dean:  Marillion live at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, United Kingdom

Mike Victorick:  Reignwolf

Christopher James Ryan:  Bloodywood live in Manchester

Glenn Fernetti:  Slipknot live at the Iowa State Fair

Shawn Doyle:  The Devil Wears Prada

Will Wight:  In Flames live in Oklahoma City


Banger Album of the Year:

Michelle Barron:  “Under The Sun” by Blacktop Mojo

Madness To Creation:  “Atonement” by Killswitch Engage

William Zimmermann:  “Exorcisms of Eroticism” by Her Despair

Richard Lepre:  “Our Mouths To Smile” by Home Is Where

Mark Dean:  “In The End” by The Cranberries

Mike Victorick:  “Fear Inoculum” by Tool

Christopher James Ryan “Disguise” by Motionless In White

Glenn Fernetti:  “Sudden Sky” by Crown The Empire

Shawn Doyle:  “The Simulation” by Born of Osiris

Will Wight:  “Neotheater” by AJR

John Nelson:  “We Are Not Your Kind” by Slipknot

Song of the Year:

Mark Dean:  “Outnumbered” by Dermot Kennedy

Will Wight:  “100 Bad Days” by AJR

Madness To Creation:  “Brother” by Saul

Mike Victorick:  “The Signal Fire” by Killswitch Engage

“Pneuma” by Tool

Damian Gibson:  “Popular Monster” by Falling In Reverse

Christopher James Ryan:  “That Sound” by Sam Fender

Glenn Fernetti:  “The Jester” by Badflower

Shawn Doyle:  “Behold The Crown” by After The Burial

“Norman fucking Rockwell” by Lana Del Ray

Can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store for us!

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